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    SAG, AFTRA Stalled on Pension Issues Leaders Polarized Over Whether They Should Merge

    After years of debate and planning, leaders of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists now appear to be at loggerheads over the proposed merger of their

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    TEXAS: Staging a Living in Texas

    Theatre talk in Texas is generally upbeat. The established houses like Houston's Alley Theatre and Theatre Under the Stars, the Dallas Theater Center, or Austin's Zachary Scott Theatre Center--amidst a still-booming Texas economy, rapid population growth, and an upsurge of interest in the arts--broadcast an air of optimism ...

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    "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST"

    Cavan Hallman (dir.) will hold auditions for Beauty and the Beast, a school tour. Performances run Oct. 6-Dec. 8 throughout Texas. Travel and lodging provided. There is pay.

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    P.A., UNTITLED DIGITAL

    C.A.S. Rao (dir.) is seeking a P.A. for an untitled DV short. Shoot starts Apr. Copy and credit provided. There is some pay. Send resumé to 375 Central Ave., #45, Riverside, CA 92507.

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    SAG's Last Gathering? Guild's Jan. Annual Meetings Precede Historic Merger Vote Count

    The Screen Actors Guild national board of directors meets in committees and plenary session Jan. 10-17 in Los Angeles. Depending on the results of a late January vote count, it could be the last gathering of SAG's leaders under their guild's 60-year-old

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    Tony Forecast

    It's been a banner year for Broadway. Box-office receipts top last year's figures, attendance is way up, and the Broadway houses are practically all lit. And, despite the fact that people in the industry are complaining that, critically, it's been a mediocre season (sure, not every one ...

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    PSM, "PERFECT CRIME"

    Poet-Star Visual is hiring a production stage manager for the long-running Off-Broadway thriller "Perfect Crime," on an Off-Broadway C Contract paying $616/week. Position would begin ASAP. Seeking someone with strong directorial as well as technical skills. Fax (212) 779-2394, or drop off a resume to: Catherine Russell, General Manager ...

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    On the Road: "Funny Girl" Is Broadway Bound

    "Funny Girl" opened in Pittsburgh, PA, on Oct. 1, launching a 30-city national road tour ideally culminating in a Broadway opening this spring. This is the first major mounting of the famed Jule Styne-Bob Merrill show since the mid-1960s when the smash musical hit Broadway, ran for three years, and ...

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    Bessies Bestowed on Downtown's Best

    The audience howled with delight as dancer-choreographer Doug Elkins masterfully mimicked Mark Morris, gallivanting about the stage in a long, curly wig, attempting to stage movements for aria-singing Varla Jean Merman (the creation of drag artist Jeffrey T. Roberson). Later, Elkins had spectators convulsing with laughter as he swatted the ...