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    Due to the Christmas/Hanukkah, and New Year's

    Due to the Christmas/Hanukkah, and New Year's holidays, there will be no issue of Back Stage on Dec. 28. Back Stage will close its offices on Christmas Day, Tues. Dec. 25 and New Year's Day, Tues. Jan. 1, 2002. The deadline for the Jan. 4, 2002 issue ...

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    THE CRAFT: Putrid in Pink - Can the color your character wears improve your performance?

    A few years ago at a book fair, I ran into an old acquaintance, mystery novelist Julie Smith. I hadn't seen her for years, but the first thing I said to her was, "You look great! Did you have your colors done?" A natural redhead, Julie looked fabulous in ...

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    BISTRO BITS: Comings & Going

    Consider this the hail-and-farewell column. Actually, two hails and a farewell-with the farewell up first. In a show at Arci's Place, called "Another Final Farewell Appearance," Kaye Ballard explains, "I ruined my voice singing in the only keys Arthur Siegel could play." Okay, she brought up the voice thing ...

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    Sam Seeks Short Play Scribes

    Samuel French, Inc. is seeking plays for its 22nd annual Off-Off-Broadway Original Short Play

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    Damon Raises Money for Idaho Theater

    Actor Matt Damon came into town to promote his latest film and to try and boost a local theater.

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    AFTRA, Agents: Secret Talks Leave Questions

    Since Oct. 22, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has been in secret negotiations with talent agents regarding their agency regulations agreement. Two sides honoring secrecy in contract bargaining is nothing new.

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    Mad Job

    Dear Tombudsman: I am a pissed-off out-of-work actor. I haven't had an audition in who knows how long and haven't worked since March. I take it personally when I don't audition and, more important, book jobs. I take my career aspirations seriously and don't buy into ...

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    The Fourth Sister

    In Janusz Glowacki's absurdist comedy, Chekhov's trio of sisters has made it to Moscow--and all three are now dreaming of Brighton Beach.