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    Equity Council Okays Split-Week Salaries

    Actors' Equity Association's national council has set guidelines under which full-week, low-guarantee musical tours use split-week salaries. The new contract is included under Equity's bus & truck production

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    Broadway Show League Softball Scores

    In the first week of the Broadway Show League softball season, The "Nightingales" squad proved it is "not about" offense, as it fell to "Sideman," 14-5. "Annie" got her gun and put "Les Miz" in misery, 18-8. The "Charlie Brown" team played like the good man himself was on the ...

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    Bistro Bits : Quelle Surprise

    PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEING TOM POSTILIO FOR the first time in his current engagement at the Algonquin's Oak Room are in for a treat. They are getting an hour of excellent songs, both classic and new, performed with grace, charm, and an attractive voice reminiscent of the young Sinatra ...

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    Not Just Stand-in' Around: "Second Team" Players Who Stand In for the Stars

    "Stand-ins" are actors who, among many other things, do indeed quite literally stand in the physical places where the principal actors in feature films, filmed episodic television series, and other types of television programs will stand during the actual shoot or

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    Auditions at a Glance

    In order to help Back Stage readers better manage their time, we're providing this day-to-day calendar of walk-in auditions for the coming week.. Complete details appear on the pages indicated. For all mail-in, by appointment, and future casting, refer to the casting pages beginning below.

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    Southern California Playwrights Groups

    The following is a list of groups in Los Angeles dedicated to playwrights and public readings of work. In some cases, submissions are accepted from outside. In most cases, the playwright has to become a member of the group, through submission of a play or by recommendation from a group ...

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    Bistro Bits- Risky Business

    THE PROLIFERATION OF HIGH-VISIBILITY, high-cover-charge rooms in Manhattan over the past few years has led to serious booking problems. Only so many acts are reasonably certain to draw an audience, and those acts are spread very thinly among these rooms. Top stars certain to draw are, in general, more interested ...

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    Mid-Coast CUES - Tribute to Douglas Hartzell

    Chicago lost a controversial and colorful figure with the unexpected July 19 death of Douglas L. Hartzell, 38, from complications due to hepatitis. Producer, director, flamboyant publicist and iconoclast, Hartzell always took aim at the status quo. Spiritual kin to John Waters, Hartzell loved shock/schlock theatre and produced or ...

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    Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

    The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts (LES), now in its third season, is a series of free theatre, music, dance and other performances that may become known the way the Halloween Parade is in the West