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    SUMMER EVENTS

    By T.M.

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    SAG Responds To Anti-Mergerites And WIPO

    Actors signing a petition opposed to the SAG-AFTRA merger "are misinformed," according to John Sucke, executive director of the Screen Actors Guild's New York office. Sucke rebutted the document's major implications in a Back Stage interview on Mon., Feb.

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    Broadway Box Office High for Holidays

    Broadway box offices had a white-hot Christmas this year, grossing $14,090,973 for the holiday week. The figure is up 18% from last week's tally. Despite the fact that top ticket prices climbed to $80 for Broadway shows this year, the figure falls just short of last year ...

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    SAG Honors Benigni, Paltrow

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES‹Life was beautiful for Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow on Sunday as they emerged big winners during the fifth annual Screen Actors Guild

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    Equity Rejoins Actors' Federation: After Nine-Year Hiatus, A Return to International Fold

    Equity has rejoined the Inter-national Federation of Actors (FIA) nine years after withdrawing from the Geneva-based organization due, primarily, to budgetary

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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