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    Sir John Gielgud Dies at 96: Final Exit for Actor, Director, Writer, and Theatre Namesake

    Sir John Gielgud, an actor whose name has been synonymous with acting excellence for more than half a century, died Sun., May 21 at his home west of London. He was

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    Quinn Critical Of Board's New Rent Increases

    Christine Quinn represents Manhattan's District 3 on the New York City Council. Running on the West Side roughly from 60th Street to Canal Street, District 3 is the area where most of the city's performing artists work, and many live. With that in mind, Quinn is critical of ...

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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ An American Romance, presented by and at the Road Theatre in the Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood. Through Oct. 27. (818)

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    SAG/NY Slips Past Suit

    A runoff candidate for the national board of directors was prepared to file a lawsuit Wednesday against Screen Actors Guild/New York over election procedures. But a last-minute SAG fax to her attorney moved a possible legal action to the back

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    DANCE DIARY - Glorious Dance in NYCB's "Coppelia"

    Balanchine always claimed that New York City Ballet's Coppƒlia, which he and Alexandra Danilova staged in 1974, was based on memories of the Marius Petipa production of their youth. He also claimed that "authenticity" was never in the exact sequence of steps but rather in the spirit and style ...

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    L.A. AFTRA Boss Ousted by Board

    Susan Boyd, president of the Los Angeles AFTRA local, has been ousted from her post by the local's board of

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    By any number of collaborations over the years, co

    By any number of collaborations over the years, connect the names of two performers or creators who have never worked together, and receive a Back Stage West T-shirt. Weekly winners are chosen by the creativity, cleverness, and brevity of their connections.

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    "Cats' Stamp Unveiled

    An unexpected-and yes, theatre-icon of the 1980s was honored on Wed., Jan 12, when the United States Postal Service unveiled a new commemorative postage stamp featuring the Broadway musical "Cats." The ceremony was held at the Winter Garden Theatre, where the smash musical is still playing. It's part of ...

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    ACTORS' TAXES: Same Time, This Year - Since the Y2K bug failed to wipe out the IRS computer system, it's once again time for taxes.

    Wow, we made it! And, of course, as predicted, the Earth opened up, continents were swamped with giant tidal waves, Jupiter collided with Mars, Los Angeles slid into the Pacific Ocean, and the Dow-Jones plummeted to pre-1900 numbers. Unfortunately-and the saddest news of all is-the Internal Revenue Service withstood all ...

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    Livent, Ontario Postpone Canada "Rent" Court Date

    Canadian production company Livent, Inc. and the Ontario Heritage Foundation, which for the past few weeks have battled over the Toronto premiere of "Rent," postponed their July 8 court date in favor of hammering out their differences