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    "Ragtime" Star May Sue City

    Alton Fitzgerald White, the leading actor in Broadway's "Ragtime" who was wrongfully arrested by New York City police last weekend, told Back Stage that he is "leaning closer and closer toward a lawsuit," against the city for violating his civil

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    Michael Emerson Takes the Stand--And the Stage--in "Gross Indecency"

    Just hinting at the effete, actor Michael Emerson's self-consciously fussy Oscar Wilde evokes a man who is playing a role in order to disguise the truth behind the role. His is a cultivated persona: elongated vowels, pursed lips, wide-eyed stare, and languid

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    DCA Will See Full Funds

    New York City's arts organizations reportedly will soon begin to receive their full funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs

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    Ex-Samuel French Employee Charged With Larceny

    A former clerk of the venerable play publisher Samuel French, Inc., has been charged by the Manhattan District Attorney's office with grand larceny, forgery, and criminal possession of a forged

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    ACTOR'S TAXES: Before the Ax Falls... If you can't get your taxes done on time, don't panic. There are always options.

    There's less than a week to go before the end of the tax season. If you haven't filed yet, don't put it off until the last day. More mistakes are made in the last few days than at any other time. Even professionals can make errors on ...

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    Cabaret Panel Airs Friday

    Metro Channels cable will air last month's Back Stage panel discussion, "Success Stories: Cabaret Artists Talk on How They Got Where They Are," on Fri., April 21 at 1:00 pm. The program will be shown on Channel 70 in New York City and Channel 16 outside New York ...

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    TALENT BEAT

    Michael Ovitz, once powerful agent to the stars and co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, has established Artists Management Group, according to the Los Angeles Times (12/11/98). Other Hollywood talent agents setting up shop as managers include Marty Bauer, co-founder of United Talent Agency, Emily Gerson Saines and Brian ...

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    DAVID'S BROOD: Director David Cronenberg sees things in actors they've never shown before.

    While Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is reluctant to give a label to the kind of actors he prefers to work with, he acknowledges that there is common bond shared by most of the performers he seeks out for his

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    6/6 from 12-4PM at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 161 W. 56 St.,

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