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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.

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    DGA Board Approves New Film-TV Pact

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-The Directors Guild of America board of directors has unanimously approved a new three-year film and TV contract that includes pay raises and gives directors more control in the critical areas of postproduction editing schedules and director's

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    CORRECTIONS

    The photo caption accompanying a recent review of The Lark (Back Stage West, 7/1/99) misspelled the name of the actor Robert Macklin. Back Stage West regrets this

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    Creative fundraising will be the name of the game

    Creative fundraising will be the name of the game at "Nocturnal Commissions," a play auction to benefit New Dramatists. Playwrights will be both on hand and online (by phone, fax, and e-mail) to create new works on the spot for the highest bidders.

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    Some Take Five actors discover things slow down in late spring.

    Was it hard to hear about Lemur Kingdom?

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    500 Due at NY Arts Day

    Arts advocates expect some 500 of their brethren to rally Tues., March 16, in Albany to seek increased arts funding from the New York State

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    AFTRA OKs Network Code plans

    Several key decisions were made at the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists' national board meeting, which took place Wednesday and Thursday at the Radisson Hotel in St. Paul, Minn.