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    Battle for Circle Lease Takes Few Steps in Place

    The fight over the rights to the defunct Circle In The Square theatre's lease has spun a few more circles. Judge Tina L. Brozman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan last week rejected a request by the theatre's many creditors for a hearing to require the ...

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    SAG Revoking Talent Agency's Franchises

    The Screen Actors Guild is in the process of revoking the franchise for talent agency Ambrosio/Mortimer & Associates' New York office, which closed its doors in

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    "Shakespeare" Edges Out "Ryan" at 71st Oscar Bash

    It was the brawl between the Bard and the battlefield with the former winning at the 71st annual Academy Awards on Sunday March 21. "Shakespeare in Love," John Madden's comedy of Elizabethan theatrics, edged out its nearest competitor "Saving Private Ryan," Steven Spielberg's World War II epic, winning ...

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    Examining Your Singing Goals

    Out with friends at a club one night, a singer has an epiphany: what she wants more than anything is to be the next Janis Joplin. Unfortunately, she just spent five years learning arias with a classical voice teacher, developing her richest, highest tones. Her sweet, clear soprano voice won ...

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    CENTERSTAGE: Broadway Then and Now Share the Bill at National Theatre Confab

    When it comes to researching Broadway plays and musicals, one immediately thinks of the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. But there's another resource that can serve you just as

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    SAG Earns $1.5B in '99 Contracts

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Active members of the Screen Actors Guild earned a record $1.52 billion under SAG contracts in

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    CENTERSTAGE: Our Features' Scope for 1999

    All over the world, people are busy preparing for Y2K and beyond, while I'm at my desk wracking my brain trying to prepare a schedule of feature stories for the mere next eight months of Back Stage. But my anxieties are worth it because I've come up with ...

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    Sardi's Rolls Back Prices for 75th

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    What's the Value of a Tony Award?

    A new study by Audience Research & Analysis (ARA) confirms that American theatregoers are nearly twice as eager to see Broadway shows after watching the award telecasts. Unsurprisingly, the interest mounts as productions rake in the awards. This year, for example, prospective audiences' desire to see the Michael Frayn play "Copenhagen ...

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    INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: New "Perspectives"

    "Primary Perspectives" is a series of symposia, each one attempting to explore the issues and societal implications of a play currently appearing at Off-Broadway's Primary Stages. The panels consist of both theatre people and those with more sociological and political views. As explained by Tricia McDermott, Primary Stages' literary ...