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    Strike Talks to Resume on Oct. 19

    The chief negotiators for the striking actors unions said on Oct. 2 that commercials made for the Internet remain a key stumbling block to an agreement that would end the 5-month-old strike against the advertising industry. Numerous industry observers, however, said the unions are prolonging an already too-long strike over ...

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    Peter Sarsgaard Takes Wing in 'The Seagull'

    Peter Sarsgaard, a newcomer to the production, is making his Broadway debut in an adaptation of "The Seagull" alongside Kristin Scott Thomas at London's Royal Court Theatre.

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    "HEY ANITA"

    Bob Ballantyne (prod.) will hold auditions for Hey Anita. Recording starts late Feb. There is pay.

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    "Hairy" Union Problems Solved

    The New Victory Theatrical Union Coalition has reached a collective bargaining agreement with Frederick Zollo and other producers of the Wooster Group's mounting of Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape" at the Selwyn Theatre on 42nd

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    ASCAP Foundation Supports Musical Theatre in Two Ways

    It must be obvious to just about everyone by now that the East Coast is not the only place where successful musicals are built, which explains why the ASCAP Foundation and the Disney entertainment juggernaut underwrite musical theatre workshops in the Los Angeles area. Applications are currently being accepted for ...

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    BC/EFA Helps Make HIV Struggle Bearable

    Here are the bear facts: Every year Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS holds an annual event called "Broadway Bears," which should not be confused with another of the organization's annual events, "Broadway Bares." The difference is that the latter involves removing clothing to wild applause; the former (scheduled for ...

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    'Bent' Defunded in St. Louis

    When legislators and theatre companies butt heads, it's usually the theatre company that finishes second. Here recently—in a morass of mishaps and a great amount of backing and filling, blushing and going, "Aw, shucks!"—an anonymous Missouri state legislator and the Missouri Arts Council forced a small St ...

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    Off the Bookshelf - How-To Times Four

    How-to books frequently combine an unendurable smugness with psycho-babble. A virtual model of that repellent coupling is one of the four books reviewed here: Smart Actors Foolish Choices--A Self-Help Guide to Coping with the Emotional Stresses of the Business (Back Stage Books, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, softcover, 176 pgs ...

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    Dinner With Friends

    "Dinner With Friends," presented by the Globe Theatres in the Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park, San Diego. Tues.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. Apr. 5-May 6. $35-45. (619) 239-2255.

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    SAG lists main strike issues

    When the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists begin negotiations for a new film and TV contract, the unions' main issues will focus on residuals, salary compression, industry consolidation, diversity, digital technology and the Internet.