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    Franklin Classes

    Ruth Franklin, a New York voice-over instructor and performer, will start her 18th year of spring, eight-week master classes in March. Franklin has done thousands of voice-overs for national television and radio commercials, plus cartoon voices for many series. Class is held in a recording studio. A different facet 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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    CRITIC'S PICKS

    € Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, presented by the Denver Center Company at the Ricketson Theatre, Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, 14th and Curtis Streets, Denver. Through Mar. 4. (800)

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    AFTRA Delays Recommending SAG Merger Some Leaders Concerned Over Balking, Budget, and Health Plan

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) hopes to decide in October whether to recommend that its 30,000 members merge with the 90,000-member Screen Actors Guild (SAG). AFTRA's national board met in plenary session last weekend, agreeing to a joint SAG-AFTRA national board meeting in ...

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    "Playbill" Exits "Cabaret," Returns As "Showbill"

    Come to the "Cabaret," but don't come with a program. That was the wish of British director Sam Mendes, who--in his quest to preserve the verisimilitude of his current Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Kander-Ebb musical--instructed ushers to hand out Playbills at the end of the show, rather ...

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    TDF Executive Director Jack Goldstein - Puts Theatre Development First

    Now a full year into his role as executive director of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF), Jack Goldstein speaks with a proactive, positive tone. His words reveal how his analytical skills and supportive management strategy make him well-suited to run this complex organization.

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    SAG Nods: Nicholson, Hunt, NBC

    Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt were once again told that their big screen performances were "As Good as It Gets" at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild awards, while "The Full Monty" surprised the crowd with an underdog win for best ensemble

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    LONDON CALLING : The Good News First

    A £56 billion increase in public expenditure, announced July 14 by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, targets health and education (and is intended, according to cynics, to encourage voters to return the Labor government for a second term). Evidently in response to widespread criticism of Labor's apparent neglect ...

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    Ex-Tony Voters File Action

    Three disenfranchised members of the League of American Theatres and Producers have filed a petition in New York State Supreme Court to obtain league corporate records for their inspection. The petitioners, Stephen G. Wells, Gail Berman-Masters, and Seth L. Schapiro, had first requested the records Sept. 9, in connection with ...