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    Blackburn Awards Finalists Announced

    Eve Ensler and Annie Weisman are two of the five American women listed among the 11 finalists for the 23rd Susan Smith Blackburn Awards, given annually to women deserving of recognition for plays written expressly for the English-speaking theatre.

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    Policeman Shot Actor in Back

    A policeman who killed an actor—a Screen Actors Guild member—who was holding a realistic fake gun at a Halloween party shot the man in the back of the head and in the back, an autopsy report showed.

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    Of Sound Minds: NEA, TCG Expand Program

    Sound designers who have been left out of the annual National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Guild (NEA/TCG) Career Develop-ment Programs for Directors and Designers have reason to celebrate. The next round of the program, with its $17,500 grants, will be opened to sonic designers as well ...

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    Society Saves Singers Who Send Out SOS

    The little known Society of Singers (SOS) is a high note when a singer hits a low note, metaphorically speaking.

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    nj rep., "Piaf in Vienna"

    New Jersey Repertory Company is seeking an actor, 30s-40s, very attractive, plays piano very well, for the world premier of "Piaf in Vienna" by Brad Korbesmeyer. Rehearsals begin Nov. 13; runs Dec. 7-31 at the NJ Rep Company in Long Branch, NJ (SPT Tier II contract). Then it moves to ...

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    open, m dancers, "phantom"

    2/20 at 3PM (sign-up begins at 2:30PM) at City Center Studios, 130 W. 56 St., 4th fl., NYC.

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    Preserving Broadway Dramas of Record

    It's going to take some adjustment for theatre fans who buy the first Broadway cast recording released by the new record label Fynsworth Alley. It won't have an overture. Or an entr'acte. Or any dance music, reprises, or, for that matter, songs.

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    Williams Tries Equity Dodge

    Seeking to avoid sanctions by the performers' unions, actor Barry Williams has employed a little-known maneuver to star in a non-Equity tour of "The Sound of Music." However, he may have failed to make the maneuver in time.

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    SAG's Daniels: Back to Table, New Proposals

    In a conversation last week at his modest Studio City home, a sober but unbowed William Daniels—the Screen Actors Guild's national president—reflected on the commercial contract strike that began May 1. It will likely stretch at least until mid-October, if the next round of talks with the ...