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    Actorfest Success; The "Les Miz" Controversy

    My two-week vacation abroad turned out to be a three-month leave of absence from this column. When I returned to the office in mid-September there were so many projects that I needed to attend to right away that I just put "CenterStage" on hold for awhile. (A habit that I ...

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    NEW YORK NOTES: "No Bull" Market - The artificial Tonys go belly up, but the value of honest Off-Broadway family shows rises.

    Well, all I can say about the Tonys is it was probably more fun being in the pressroom listening to the reporters making caustic comments-like the robots on Mystery Science Theatre 3000-than being in the Gershwin Theatre having to keep a respectful silence. During that weird reader's theatre play-montage ...

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    "Surviving HIV" Conference

    "Surviving Multiple Losses from HIV/AIDS: Sustaining Creative Energy," a day-long conference sponsored by HIV Arts Network, the Actors' Fund of America, and Dancers Responding to AIDS, will be held on Thurs., May 22, 10 am-4:30 pm, at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th St ...

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    Shawn Magnuson (dir.) is accepting submissions for After the Affair, a film for LMU. Prod. Kristin Kelly. Shoot starts Apr. 2. There is no pay.

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    Unions Blast "Racist" Ad From RSA

    The actors strike against the ad industry turned ugly Thursday as union leaders and their supporters expressed outrage and horror at a "blatantly racist and sexist" ad taken out by directors Tony and Ridley Scott's commercial production company, RSA USA. The Scott brothers issued a sincere apology last Thursday ...

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    Homeless, HIV+ Star in Housing Works Musical

    In conjunction with World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), the Theatre Project at Housing Works will present "Every Beat Face Ain't Beautiful," a new musical written and performed by "homeless and formerly homeless men, women, and queens living with

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    New SAG Staffers Bring Hope, Concern

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    SDCF Panel Takes on Property Rights

    Intellectual property rights: It's a thorny issue in the theatrical community, one that has drawn staggered battle lines involving producers, playwrights, directors and choreographers. So, on Thurs., Jan. 21, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) hosted a panel discussion on how these rights affect directors and choreographers. Designers ...

  • News Gives Indie Filmmakers New Marketplace

    Warner Bros. uninterested in distributing your latest project? Disney not returning your phone calls?, one of the world's largest online retailers, claims it has the solution to the dilemma faced by just about every budding film director or frustrated movie

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    Free 4th of July Concert at Battery Park

    Three blues greats will be playing in Battery Park, NYC, at a free afternoon concert on Saturday, July 4, at 3:30pm. The Battery 4th of July Festival, presented by the Alliance for Downtown New York and SANYO, hosts Keb'Mo', Charlie Musselwhite, and John Hammond. There are no chairs ...