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    And the Winner Is

    A while back I wrote about the preliminaries for the second Bud Light "Ladies of Laughter" comedy series. Since there are far fewer outlets for women to shine in comedy (let alone opportunities involving large cash prizes), I wanted to keep you posted. One hundred women performed in the preliminary ...

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    Ballet Tech in NoTCRACKER Season

    Come the holidays, Eliot Feld, artistic director of Ballet Tech, has avoided any trace of those perennials, The Nutcracker and Cinderella. He has, however, perhaps in opposition, given us a NoTCRACKER season, which is so highly spirited and entertaining that those others will not be missed. You may, in fact ...

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    Comics Who Get My Vote

    Comics Who Get My Vote

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    Print Work Is Taxable

    One day last season, we prepared the return of an actor and, after recording his W-2's, we asked if there was any other income. He replied he earned about $18,000 doing print work, but had been told, "It's not taxable." This actor is an extremely bright guy ...

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    2001 Larson Awards Announced

    The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation recognized eight emerging music theatre authors and two producing organizations with awards and $50,000 in cash grants at a luncheon Thurs., Feb. 8. The foundation, formed to honor the memory of its namesake, the late "Rent" composer-lyricist, provides financial assistance and encouragement to ...

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    At the center of the arena is, of course, the poet

    At the center of the arena is, of course, the poetic and punishing Russell Crowe as the general who became a slave... well, you know the rest. But filling the stage of this revenge tragedy is a cast of players most notable for the personae each brought to the project ...

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    As Talks Seesaw, Where Sit WGA, SAG, and AFTRA?

    The entertainment unions, eyeing 2001 negotiations with film studios and television networks over new feature film-TV contracts, seem to remain on the squeaky seesaw.

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    Women Directors: Reinventing the Wheel and Rolling It Uphill

    Women in the arts have had their surges in popularity, but few of them have remained in the documented history of theatre, so we have been denied not only the experience of their work, but the knowledge of their very existence. Because of this, each new generation of women artists ...

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    Black, Latino Roles Up, Say SAG Figures

    Current employment statistics released last week by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) revealed an increase in roles going to African-American and Latino performers in 1999. SAG's figures also showed more roles going to men than women, and to younger performers under 40 years of age.

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    african-american dancers

    Diverse dance company is seeking proficient African-American dancers. Must be interested in community outreach in addition to performing. If interested, fax resumes to Shari Houtman at (212) 757-4198; or email shari@michaelmaodance.org . Pay. NON-UNION PERFORMERS.