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    On-Set Etiquette

    As actors we are schooled in dance, Chekhov, Scorsese, diction. We are trained in all aspects of the performing arts. So, hopefully, when opportunity comes a knockin' we can say, "Yeah, I can do that. Easy." What we are not privy to during all the Shakespearean training, archery lessons, and ...

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    Traffic Alert

    The musical revue, once a staple form of cabaret musical that spawned theatre stars, is now a rarity in Manhattan. But with "Everything the Traffic Will Allow—The Songs and Sass of Ethel Merman," running at Danny's Skylight Room, and "That's My New York" at Judy's Chelsea ...

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    Shaken, but Not Stirring

    The earth moved, to the tune of 6.8 on the Richter scale, during the Feb. 28 Seattle earthquake. The damage estimates reached the multimillion-dollar level, but Seattle theatre and theatre facilities weathered the quake fairly well. Though the venerable 5th Avenue Theatre sustained some structural damage, and the cast ...

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    Chaitovitz Takes New Post at AFTRA

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has named Ann Chaitovitz to the newly created post of national director of sound recordings. Greg Hessinger, AFTRA's national executive director, made the announcement, saying, "As the development of new technologies continues to drive fundamental change in the economies of ...

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    SAG Awards Get Political

    by Laura Weinert

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    Managers Directory Fills Void

    The shelves of Samuel French boast several guides to agencies and casting directors, with names, addresses, and other contact information. But how to put together a reliable list of personal managers—a group that's not regulated or licensed, and whose ranks are far larger than agents' and growing every ...

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    Tonys Categorize Actors

    As has become customary in the weeks before the Tony nominations are announced, the people behind the awards are staying as mum as possible. From the administrative committee to press representative Keith Sherman, information is scarce about who might be included in this year's list, and where on that ...

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    State of the Union

    Let's assume you're trained and talented—now you want to make a living as an actor. Where do you start, and where do you go from there? This seminar, led by working actors Susan Cash (veteran of umpteen commercial campaigns) and Michael Horton (busy TV guest star and ...