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    SAG/NY's Prez, Chair Discuss Nominees

    Last week, Back Stage published an article about seven actors running as an independent slate for the New York and national boards of Screen Actors Guild. We received several phone calls and letters from candidates responding to the article. To assure a balance, this week we'll discuss SAG/NY ...

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    DANCE DIARY - All-Balanchine, All-NYC Ballet

    During the first week of its winter season, New York City Ballet featured an all-Balanchine program consisting of "Ballo della Regina," "Kammermusik No. 2," "Sonatine," and "Brahms-Schoenberg

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    Liza Minnelli To Pinch-Hit On Broadway Again

    For the second time in her career, Liza Minnelli will pinch-hit for a major Broadway star when she takes over the title role of "Victor/Victoria" for four weeks, Jan. 7-Feb.

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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 ...