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    Artists Eye Stage Smoke

    Actors' Equity Association and the musicians of Local 802 are both currently working to assure members' safety when they're exposed to Broadway stages' smoke and fog. Each union is combining its efforts with the League of American Theatres and

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    SAG/NY's Prez, Chair Discuss Nominees

    Last week, Back Stage published an article about seven actors running as an independent slate for the New York and national boards of Screen Actors Guild. We received several phone calls and letters from candidates responding to the article. To assure a balance, this week we'll discuss SAG/NY ...

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    DANCE DIARY - All-Balanchine, All-NYC Ballet

    During the first week of its winter season, New York City Ballet featured an all-Balanchine program consisting of "Ballo della Regina," "Kammermusik No. 2," "Sonatine," and "Brahms-Schoenberg

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    Liza Minnelli To Pinch-Hit On Broadway Again

    For the second time in her career, Liza Minnelli will pinch-hit for a major Broadway star when she takes over the title role of "Victor/Victoria" for four weeks, Jan. 7-Feb.

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    BISTRO BITS: With One Look

    Making her official Cafe Carlyle debut, Betty Buckley once again proves why she remains one of today's most popular drawing cards‹on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at all points in between. Always a force to be reckoned with, this time out Buckley has chosen a mixed bag of tunes and ...

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    "Buckley's Finest Hour" Arrives

    The New York premiere of "Lord Buckley's Finest Hour," a biographical play about the late humorist, will be performed at Robert's, 50th Street and 10th Avenue, on Sat., Dec. 21, at 8:30 pm, and Tues., Dec. 31, at 9:30 pm. Tom Calagna and the Jazz Orchestra ...

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    BREAKOUT TALENT: Todd Louiso Embracing Fortune

    When asked how he managed to land such a plum role in High Fidelity, the new Stephen Frears-directed film starring and produced by John Cusack, Todd Louiso shrugged, blushed, and gushed, "I don't know. I got so

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    Guilds Remember Blacklist Era

    Four major entertainment industry guilds are planning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the blacklist era with a special event, "Hollywood Remembers The Blacklist." The commemoration will be held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills On Oct.

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    CastingOuch!

    As a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced any suspicious occurrences during the auditioning process, please call the Back Stage West casting line at (323)

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    STAGE & SCREEN by Tom Provenzano

    Opportunity Knocks From Jiminy Cricket to Jack Benny, television to stage, Eddie Carroll lets any opening be his