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    Alliance Contract Extended Again, As Unions Linger

    The League of American Theatres and Producers, still occupied by the overflow of last year's crowded agenda of union negotiations, has extended the Broadway Alliance contract for a second

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    Our Nov. 16 winner: We asked readers to connect Pr

    Our Nov. 16 winner: We asked readers to connect Primal Fear's Laura Linney to Fear's Mark Wahlberg and received... not a single response. What? Has there been some breakdown in the U.S. Postal Service? Surely this was not a hard one. Here's our link-up: Laura Linney ...

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    Wendy Phillips & Jean Shelton

    Like mother, like daughter. After many years in film, including Bugsy (as Warren Beatty's wife) and Midnight Run (as Robert De Niro's wife), and on TV (starring in Falcon Crest, Savannah, Promised Land, A Year in the Life, Homefront, and The Robert Guillaume Show), stage-trained Los Angeles actress ...

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    Arts Advocates Outline Actions For 105th Congress

    Americans for the Arts has provided position papers outlining important actions needed for promoting not-for-profit arts to the 105th Congress. The actions include pushing for increased and extended funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), supporting "enlightened tax policy" for nonprofits, and opposing censorship of advocacy

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    "AT&T"

    Roberto Rodriguez (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for AT&T, a 35mm sync-sound spec commercial for Art Center. Two-day shoot starts Mar. 16. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    What Actors Look Performers Rap on Representation

    Mary Elizabeth O'Connor entered the East Side recording studio for the first time and immediately realized how instrumental her agent had been in laying the groundwork for her voice-over. Advertisers for a tooth-whitening paste, the product clients, were already convinced she was

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    Arts Advocates Gather in D.C. March 15-16

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein will present the 12th annual Nancy Hanks Lecture at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on March 15. The high-profile presentation helps kick off the two-day Arts Advocacy Day, organized annually by Americans for the Arts, the D.C.-based advocacy

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    Obituaries

    Robert Harris Blaisdell, 58,

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    Head of the Table - In the musical-chairs world of entertainment, Lynn Redgrave now finds herself controlling the game.

    When she enters a room, the gracious Lynn Redgrave exudes an aura of aristocratic poise, but it quickly becomes evident that she is also a lady of tremendous sincerity and warmth. In a recent interview with Back Stage West/Drama-Logue at the coffeeshop in Santa Monica's Shutters Hotel, this ...

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    Pearls of the Perilous - San Francisco's Magic Theatre helps silenced voices to be heard with its Festival of Playwrights in Danger.

    San Francisco's Magic Theatre-the Bay Area's prime purveyor of new plays-is on a roll with a series of popular "festivals" that showcase the work of important, often marginalized playwrights. This month, the 33-year-old mid-sized theatre takes on its most ambitious project yet: a Festival of Playwrights in Danger ...