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    Equity, League Ending Talks on Production Pact

    Actors' Equity Association and the League of American Theaters and Producers were expected to wind up their five months of production-contract negotiations Tuesday. But at press time, both sides appeared to be meeting into early morning.

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    open call, "pirates..."

    2/14 from 10AM-1PM and 2-6PM at Nola Studios, 250 W. 54 St., 11th fl., NYC.

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    Actorfest Career Conference is Upon Us!

    It's still not too late to sign up for Actorfest, that unique one-day conference, where you can learn about the business of show business. Sponsored annually by Back Stage, Actorfest offers a series of informative career seminars that help you negotiate the pitfalls of a life in the theatre ...

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    Chinese Dramatist Wins Nobel Literature Prize

    In the first 98 years after the prestigious Nobel Prize for literature was established, the honor was rarely given to playwrights, and never to a Chinese writer. This year's recipient, Gao Xingjian (also spelled Xingjiang; pronounced "Gow Seen-gen"), is both.

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    The Komen New York Race for the Cure, an affiliate

    The Komen New York Race for the Cure, an affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, will present its tenth annual race—a 3.1 mile run/walk—in Central Park on Sun., Sept. 17 at 9:00 am. With over 30,000 runners expected, it will have ...

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    Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" and Meredith Willson's

    Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" and Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" are the latest Broadway offerings to play performances to benefit The Actors' Fund of America. "The Best Man," starring Elizabeth Ashley, Charles Durning, Christine Ebersole, Spaulding Gray, Jonathan Hadary, Michael Learned, and Chris Noth, will have its ...

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    epa, "Love, janis"

    2/9 from 10AM-1:30, 2-5:30PM at Raw Space, 529 W. 42 St., NYC.

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    At the center of the arena is, of course, the poet

    At the center of the arena is, of course, the poetic and punishing Russell Crowe as the general who became a slave... well, you know the rest. But filling the stage of this revenge tragedy is a cast of players most notable for the personae each brought to the project ...

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    2001 Larson Awards Announced

    The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation recognized eight emerging music theatre authors and two producing organizations with awards and $50,000 in cash grants at a luncheon Thurs., Feb. 8. The foundation, formed to honor the memory of its namesake, the late "Rent" composer-lyricist, provides financial assistance and encouragement to ...

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    Print Work Is Taxable

    One day last season, we prepared the return of an actor and, after recording his W-2's, we asked if there was any other income. He replied he earned about $18,000 doing print work, but had been told, "It's not taxable." This actor is an extremely bright guy ...