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    Equity Wins Salary Rise in Off-Broadway Deal

    Members of Actors' Equity can look forward to a 4% salary increase in each of the four years of their union's newly signed contract with the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers. Talks between producers and union officials concluded Oct. 30, though the details of the agreement were only ...

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    "Back Stage" Offers Stage/Tech Section

    Starting this week on page 41, Back Stage begins offering a regular new advertising section to run every other week: "Stage & Tech Services." Designed to market theatrical products and services ranging from lighting and scenic design to ticketing software, the section will run near the regular staff and tech

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    Actorfest Success; The "Les Miz" Controversy

    My two-week vacation abroad turned out to be a three-month leave of absence from this column. When I returned to the office in mid-September there were so many projects that I needed to attend to right away that I just put "CenterStage" on hold for awhile. (A habit that I ...

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    Lifetime Achievement Award to Miller

    Playwright Arthur Miller, who is enjoying a great deal of renewed interest in his work this season, received a Lifetime Achievement Award on Mon., May 4 at the Lucille Lortel Awards ceremony in New York City.

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    VEGAS SHOW

    Gregg Smith Casting will hold an open call for a musical extravaganza. Prod. Angelo Medina, Alberto Perez, art. Dir. Jamie King. Rehearsals start Nov. 20. Six-month contracts start Feb. 1 at a major Las Vegas resort hotel. There is pay.

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    Laughing Matters - Up and Be the Leader

    ONE OF THE GREAT MYSTERIES that not even those Time Life books can explain, is why some comics are their own worst enemies when it comes to follow-up. For example: When press, industry, or a booker asks you to send a press kit or tape, if you don't have ...

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    TALENT BEAT

    Emmy-winning casting director Marc Hirschfeld will join NBC as executive vp of casting, according to The Hollywood Reporter (4/29/99). As co-founder of Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting, he cast such series as Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun, The Larry Sanders Show, and Party of Five. Hirschfeld will oversee casting ...

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    Young Performers Seminar at Equity

    Actor's Equity is holding a free seminar for young members, Sat., Nov. 21, from 10 am to 2:45 pm, Young performers and their families will be educated about the business. Rebecca Luker, Star of Broadway's "Sound of Music," will speak at 11:30 am. Other events include ...