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    By Michle LaRue

    "I've done theatre and musical theatre, and my teaching certificate is in music, so I know the performance end of things. But the intensity of production in the summertime is a lot different," says Tonya Myers, gamely seeking the right word to describe her exhaustive introduction to

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    HEIGHTS PLAYERS, 'ROMEO AND JULIET'

    2/13 & 12/14 at 7PM at 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn,

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    Whence SAG's $6M Debt? Union Calls for Dues Hike to Cover Shortfall

    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), in calling for its first proposed dues increase in 12 years, has projected a $6 million deficit for fiscal 1999. The guild leadership has indicated it will have to cut services if members don't approve the dues

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    Old Lot Gets a New Face

    The American Academy of Dramatic Arts West finally has a place to call home. From its temporary location in the Pasadena Playhouse, the Academy recently moved into the gleaming white hallways of a renovated building on the old Charlie Chaplin lot on La Brea. Along with this new central Hollywood ...

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    TOMBUDSMAN: Back to Reality

    OK, summer is practically over and the annual work drought is thankfully waning. To the calendar, it is still summer, but to us actors, it's already the fall. Your agents are finally getting their money's worth on the Breakdowns, so wake up, get back in class, print some ...

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    Dana Plato, "Diff'rent Strokes" Star, Dead from Overdose at 34

    Actress Dana Plato, who starred on the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," died of an apparent drug overdose at the home of her fianc , Robert Menchaca, in Moore, Okla., on Sat., May 8. Plato has a 14-year-old son, Tyler Lambert, of Tulsa, Okla., from a previous

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    DOES LIFE BEGIN WHEN YOU "MAKE IT"? Constructing a Creative Life Now

    What is it that makes a life satisfying? What gives life meaning? These questions have been posed for as long as the human race has had words with which to pose them, and the answers have ranged all the way from "everything" (we are one, one is all) to "nothing ...

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    PBS Vows Fund Fight: Net Says Privatization Defeats Purpose

    (BPI) WASHINGTON-Public broadcasting executives are vowing to fight for their federal funds despite threats from Republican lawmakers to slice their budget because some stations have shared donor lists with the Democratic

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    Drama Desk Throws a "Party' - MTC Version of Jazz-Age Poem Nets 13 Nominations

    The Drama Desk loves a party, especially one "Wild Party," but not another. Two separate musicals based on the same Joseph Moncure March poem about a debauched, Jazz Age soiree opened this season. The first version, which recently closed at Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway, garnered a total of 13 nominations ...