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    Shuberts Taking Steps Toward ADA-Compliance

    More than ten years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed by former President George H. W. Bush, the Shubert Organization, Broadway's largest landlord with 16 landmark-protected theatres in its care, is nearing completion of physical modifications to its playhouses in order to make them compliant with ...

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    A Funny Thing Happened...Before the Audition

    I received a call from my agent to go to a commercial audition where they were casting "geisha-looking women." They cancelled, but later my agent called and said they rescheduled [the audition] for the following day. My agent said, "go all out"—wardrobe, makeup, etc.—so I bought face paint ...

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    Free Eye Screening

    The Artists Forum will be hosting its fifth eye-health screening program on Wed., Oct. 1, from 1:30-4 pm, at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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    HOLA Honors Banderas, Cruz

    The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) will honor Antonio Banderas, currently starring in the Broadway revival of "Nine," and Nilo Cruz, who captured the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play "Anna in the Tropics," when the group gives out its annual awards for excellence on Mon., Sept. 22 ...

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    ATA Reports Three Actor Arbitrations

    The Association of Talent Agents has reported to its members a list of three arbitrations between actors and agents decided so far this year.

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    Toys in the Attic

    "Toys in the Attic," presented by and at the Colony Theatre, 555 North Third St., Burbank. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Aug. 16-Sept. 14. $26-32. (818) 558-7000.

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    Silver Lake Fest Honors Reilly

    The fourth annual Silver Lake Film Festival has announced a lineup that includes more than 200 films and is highlighted by the presentation of the annual Spirit of Silver Lake Award to Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly.

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    For 'Shame,' Ullman Joins Dirty Waters

    Tracey Ullman is getting down and dirty with camp auteur John Waters.

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    AFTRA Ups Member Dues

    As expected, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has raised members' dues, along with initiation fees and levying a special assessment, to shore up the union's finances.

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    Met Opera Guild Teachers Strike

    The teaching artists at the Metropolitan Opera Guild (MOG), the fundraising organization for the Metropolitan Opera, went on strike this last Tuesday, Back Stage learned at press time. Teachers voted unanimously to authorize a strike for July 22 if MOG management did not grant union recognition to the American Federation ...