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    PLACES, PLEASE: The Associations

    Actors' Equity Association represents stage managers, though, as in acting, there are non-union stage managers who work with non-union productions. Bob Bruyr, executive assistant for communication and education, is Equity's liaison to stage managers, who receive all of the benefits of union membership‹contractual protection and meetings concerning their ...

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    Estate Tax Change May Reduce Giving

    The President and Congress' recent balanced budget agreement includes estate tax relief. Arts advocates feel that could spell trouble for not-for-profit organizations.

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    "Triumph" in Orange County - Broadway Star Mounts Premiere at Alma Mater

    Most Broadway musicals, when moving to Los Angeles, get big, flashy openings and long runs at such theatres as the Ahmanson and the Shubert. That's what makes the arrival of the musical adaptation of Marivaux's Triumph of Love all the more surprising: Its West Coast premiere has landed ...

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    LYRICISTS - THEY WRITE THE SONGS THAT MAKE US WANT TO SING: Musical Theater Workshops

    Each of the following organizations hosts musical theatre workshops or classes. Contact them to find out what how they'll help you get started on a career in musical

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    CastingOuch!

    As a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced any suspicious occurrences during the auditioning process, please call the Back Stage West casting line at (323)

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    Roth Theatre To Open with Flying Colors

    Daryl Roth has produced some of the most successful and memorable plays in New York theatre over the past few years. "How I Learned to Drive," "Three Tall Women," "Old Wicked Songs," and "Camping with Henry and Tom" are just a few of the critically acclaimed and highly decorated plays ...

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    Hamlet on Wheels

    Somebody recently came up to Christopher Thornton after seeing his performance of Hamlet at the Lillian Theatre and asked, "Is playing Hamlet in a wheelchair hard?" To which he replied, "Playing Hamlet is hard. I've got the wheelchair

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    Chalfant, Haimes Join TCG Board

    The Theatre Communications Group (TCG) recently announced the election of six new board members-including Kathleen Chalfant and Todd Haimes-selected from a pool of about 100 nominees from all over the United States.