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    NEW YORK CITY PRODUCTION LISTINGS

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater New York area.

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    Measure For Measure

    Camino Playhouse

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    Preparing Your Own Return

    Every year, I caution people to be careful about preparing their own tax returns. Coming from a tax preparer, this advice may appear self-serving, but it isn't. Just the other day, something happened that called into question the idea, so heavily promoted in TV ads, that doing your own ...

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    NewsWire...

    Castnet Files Chapter 11

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    Casting Suggestion, Directing Direction

    "Is there any way I can gracefully, directly or indirectly, suggest to the directors that they audition my friend?"

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    Stuck in Rep, Pay to Play

    "It was with a mix of relief and sadness that I recognized the agent in question in your recent column ["Arrivederci A******," Oct. 29, 2009]. Because, unfortunately, I'm signed with him."

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    Oscar Night Offers Few Surprises

    Meryl Streep's Best Actress win was the evenings biggest surprise, while Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer both landed expected wins.

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    Summer Shakespeare in the City

    Al Pacino will play Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" in a production directed by Daniel Sullivan that will run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater alongside "The Winter's Tale."

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    Pvt Wars

    Hollywood, CA

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    Just Say 'NO'

    An actor new to Hollywood can often greatly benefit from a can-do attitude—a willingness to do what is asked of you. However, knowing when to sport a "cannot do" attitude may help even more. Need examples? Read on.