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    Obies Honor Off-B'way: 'Waste,' Eileen Heckart, 'Jitney' Cast & Director Among Winners

    The best of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway were honored at the 45th annual Obie Awards, presented by the Village Voice at Webster Hall on Mon., May 15. The Obies have no nominees and set categories. Former Obie winners Claudia Shear and Mary Testa who was subbing for an ailing Patrick Stewart ...

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    Stevenson Honored

    Isabelle Stevenson, president of the American Theatre Wing, has received the Elizabeth Chapin Award for Volunteers in the Arts. She was honored at the New Yorker for New York Awards annual benefit dinner gala on Feb. 12 at the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. The gala raises more than ...

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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 ...