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    Fiddler Falls From Roof

    Two days after BackStage.com ran a feature on Giocomo's Classic Dinner, owner Jenny Giocomo called it quits.

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    Pre-Vote Battle Highlights SAG-AFTRA Merger

    As the June 9 date approaches for ballots to go out on the proposed consolidation of SAG and AFTRA, opponents continue to fight for a foothold to get their positions known to members.

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    Time Zones Impact Live Television

    In an age where a few nanoseconds can mean the winning edge, many TV viewers are stuck hours behind.

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    Patrick Quinn Remains Actors' Equity President

    Patrick Quinn—who ran unopposed—has been re-elected to a second term as Actors' Equity Association president, receiving more than 88.8% of the votes cast in the secret mail referendum concluded on May 16.

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    2001 REGIONAL/RESIDENT THEATRE PROFILES

    Diversity is rife on the nation's stages as the 2001-'02 regional/resident season begins. In Back Stage West's eighth annual special section profiling theatres across the country, the menu of acting, directing, design, and stage management opportunities ranges from the traditional to the avant-garde. Seventeen theatres are ...

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    Golda's Balcony

    "Golda's Balcony," presented by the Wadsworth Theatre and Geffen Playhouse at the Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Brentwood. Tue.-Thu. 7:30 pm, Fri. 8 pm, Sat. 4 & 8 pm, Sun. 3 & 7 pm. (Also Fri. 4 pm, Feb. 4; dark Feb. 6-8). Feb. 2-20. $20-64. (213) 365-3500.

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    Royal Shakespeare Co. Plans Theater

    The Royal Shakespeare Company outlined plans Thursday for a $150 million new waterfront theater complex on the site of its 69-year-old theater by the river in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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    SAG, AFTRA Okay TV/Theatrical Pact

    Voting members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have decidedly approved a new $200 million TV/Theatrical contract.

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    Politician Slams Runaway Production

    Rep. Diane Watson has asked MPAA chief Jack Valenti and his member companies to step in and thwart the trend of runaway film and television production to foreign locales.

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    Beach Radio

    "Beach Radio" supposedly takes place on the Jersey shore in 1989, but this boucy, silly musical seems more aligned with the naive innocence of the early '60s Funicello/Avalon pictures.