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    "American Beauty' Blooms With Eight Oscar Noms

    "American Beauty," a cynical take on a dysfunctional suburban family from a first-time director, dominated the nominations for the 72nd annual Academy Awards. The film garnered a total of eight nods including Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress for its leads Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening, and Best Director for ...

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    British Equity Dispute Could Halt TV Commercials

    British Equity has instructed its members not to accept work on television ads after Sept. 26. The union is also fighting with theatrical management about actors' fees in commercial regional theatres.

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    SUMMER EVENTS

    Throughout the summer, Back Stage will be listing events around New York that are free and open to the public. What follows is a partial listing of events in the five boroughs for the week of July 31-Aug 6. Although we're pressed for space at times and can't ...

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    Show League

    Following are the Broadway Show League scores for the games played Thurs., Aug. 7: Phantom of the Opera 12, Blue Man Group 8; Les Misrables 17, The King and I 2; The Life 17, Forum 0; Jujamcyn 4, Jekyll and Hyde 2; Jujamcyn 8, Defending the Caveman 3; Bermuda Avenue ...

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    $25 Million Donated to Lincoln Center - Dedication of Josie Robertson Plaza Honoring Philanthropist, Pioneer

    On Sept. 15, the Fountain Plaza at Lincoln Center was renamed the Josie Robertson Plaza in honor of the esteemed wife of philanthropist and financier Julian Robertson. The dedication recognized the magnitude of the $25 million gift, the single largest contribution ever given by an individual to the Lincoln Center ...

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    SCAM ALERT

    This story is the first in an ongoing Back Stage investigation of scams

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    Parnell Wins ATCA Award

    Playwright Peter Parnell has received the top New Play Award from the American Theatre Critics Association for his "The Cider House Rules, Part II," adapted from the novel by John Irving.

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    Fed Dismisses Equity Complaint

    The federal Labor Department has dismissed a complaint filed by two Equity members, regarding the 1998 national council