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    SAG Earns $1.5B in '99 Contracts

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Active members of the Screen Actors Guild earned a record $1.52 billion under SAG contracts in

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    CENTERSTAGE: Our Features' Scope for 1999

    All over the world, people are busy preparing for Y2K and beyond, while I'm at my desk wracking my brain trying to prepare a schedule of feature stories for the mere next eight months of Back Stage. But my anxieties are worth it because I've come up with ...

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    Sardi's Rolls Back Prices for 75th

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    What's the Value of a Tony Award?

    A new study by Audience Research & Analysis (ARA) confirms that American theatregoers are nearly twice as eager to see Broadway shows after watching the award telecasts. Unsurprisingly, the interest mounts as productions rake in the awards. This year, for example, prospective audiences' desire to see the Michael Frayn play "Copenhagen ...

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    INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: New "Perspectives"

    "Primary Perspectives" is a series of symposia, each one attempting to explore the issues and societal implications of a play currently appearing at Off-Broadway's Primary Stages. The panels consist of both theatre people and those with more sociological and political views. As explained by Tricia McDermott, Primary Stages' literary ...

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    TrueMyth

    Examine the art of David Wojnarowicz, the subject of "TrueMyth," by browsing the Blue Heron Arts Center gallery before the play.

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    Governor Okays Broadway Sales Tax Exemption

    Gov. George Pataki has signed into law the bill exempting Broadway producers from New York City's four percent share of the state sales and use tax. The law could save producers as much as $1 million a

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    Curtain Up on Broadway Opening

    Black ties and red, white and blue ribbons came out Thursday for Broadway's first opening of the fall season and its first musical--"Urinetown," an unlikely comic entertainment about a dastardly company that controls a city's public toilets.

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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS: Authority Figures - Interns in adminstration and management leave their egos, and clear job descriptions, at the door

    Although perhaps no longer in its infancy, theatre management and administration as an academic major, as compared to other areas of theatre arts, is certainly pre-adolescent. That translates into both advantages and disadvantages for those looking for summer internships that will teach the ins and outs of development, audience services ...

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    CORRECTIONS

    In the "How Do I Join the Unions?" section of our Welcome to L.A. feature (BSW, 7/26/01), it was mistakenly written that AFTRA offers a discount in dues if the performer wishing to join is already a member of another actors' union. Parent union discounts have not ...