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    Abundance of Character

    He's the quintessential character actor: You recognize his face, he's consistently great in whatever he does, and yet most of you don't know his name. That's just the way Stephen Root prefers it.

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    New To L.A.?

    If you are an actor who is new (within the past year) to the Los Angeles area and you'd like to share your experience with Back Stage West for its Jan. 22 "Welcome to L.A." issue, please contact

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    A Funny Thing Happened...In a Musical

    I was playing an Aggie football player in the national tour of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" starring Ann-Margret. We were in the Oriental Theatre in Chicago when two funny things happened in one week.

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    Reporting Income

    Here we are in the second week of the new year. The holidays are a pleasant memory and probably the last thing on your mind is taxes. Unfortunately, the yearly deadline for filing your income tax return looms just a few weeks away. Although you haven't received any documents ...

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    Compagnie Maguy Marin

    The best adjective defining Compagnie Maguy Marin's production of "Les Applaudissements ne se Mangent Pas (One Can't Eat Applause)" might be "beige," though "bland" would do just as well, and "repetitive" even better.

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    Dealer's Choice

    "Dealer's Choice," presented by Birdman Productions, in association with Old Country Productions, at the Third Stage, 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. Sept. 14-Nov. 2. $15. (818) 842-4755.

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    2003 SAG Actor Awards: SAVE THE DATES

    SAG Actor Awards Schedule

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    'Urinetown' Closed for Repairs

    Too much water at "Urinetown"?

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    "Of all the publications we used, Back Stage West

    "Of all the publications we used, Back Stage West drew the most appropriate responses for featured extras and stand-ins for the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. Back Stage West's staff paid close attention to our needs, which resulted in an extensive, wonderfully suitable array of prospects. I would energetically ...

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    NEA and TCG Support a Dozen Legit Newcomers

    Fully half of the 12 recipients of this year's National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Guild (NEA/TCG) Career Development Programs for Directors and Designers are from the New York City area, the organizations announced in September.