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    Casting Ouch!

    In a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced these or any other suspicious occurrences, please call the Back Stage West/Drama-Logue casting line at (323)

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    St. Clare's Offers New Services

    St. Clare's Hospital, which has served the Broadway community for 64 years, continues its commitment with a variety of new services, upgrades and new

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    ETM as ATM: Broadway Ticket Machines

    It's clearly an idea whose time has come: the possibility of purchasing theatre tickets at shopping malls and supermarkets and other convenient outlets nationwide. The 10-foot tall kiosk, with a sound dome on top, will function very much like a bank ATM. A theatre-goer chooses a region of the ...

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    Everybody Loves Doris

    Doris Roberts knows from TV series. An Emmy award winner, she has been a regular on four such series: Remington Steele, St. Elsewhere, The Boys, and currently the beloved CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Who better to sit on the 9 a.m. ActorFest panel titled "The Actor's Series ...

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    Finalists for Blackburn Prize Announced

    Twelve plays have reached final nomination for the 22nd Susan Smith Blackburn Awards, which are given annually to women who are viewed as worthy of recognition for having written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theatre. Seven of these nominations went to

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    Giuliani Proposes Slashing Arts Funds

    New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's preliminary fiscal 1998 budget proposes chopping 35% from monies available for small theatres and other not-for-profit arts groups. The plan would also reduce funds for the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) by 15%. The mayor would also cut the city's $2.25 million ...

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    "B'way Bares" Reaps Record

    The steamiest charity event in town brought in record-breaking cash for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS this year. "Broadway Bares IX: Calendar Girl" raked in $240,000, which eclipsed last year's record by $80,000.

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    TALENT BEAT

    Casting is under way for Things Behind the Sun, a drama, prod. Dan Hassid, Leon Falk, dir. Allison

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    Franklin Voice-Over Class

    Voice-over instructor and performer Ruth Franklin will offer two eight-week master classes in New York, beginning Thurs., Feb. 27, and Sat., March

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    BISTRO BITS: Falling in Love Again

    Renowned Welsh actress Sian Phillips, best known in America for her Tony-nominated performance as Marlene Dietrich in "Marlene" in 1999, recently completed a three-week run at The FireBird. There the audience witnessed great sophistication and a sense of lofty theatricality that recalls another