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    Equity Details Tour Pacts

    Six former and current Broadway musicals may go out on the road soon as non-union productions, according to information supplied to Back Stage this week. Big League Theatricals, the non-union division of Dodger Theatricals, is rumored to be readying tours of "Miss Saigon" and "The Music Man"; NETworks has placed ...

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    Classical Acting Awards Announced

    Actors' Equity honored three classical actors Thurs., Dec. 7, with the announcement of the annual St. Claire Bayfield Award for an outstanding performance in a Shakespeare play, and two Callaway Awards for excellence in a play written before 1920.

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    To Rake, Perhaps to Harm

    Randolph W. Evans has performed a feat on both Broadway and London's West End that no professional has done before. Not Olivier, not Gielgud, not Bankhead.

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    Soul-Searching the Jewish Theatre

    What is taboo in Jewish theatre? Which plays are not "kosher"? Should Jews be portrayed on stage as less than righteous?

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    2000 Artios Awarded in New York

    On Thurs., Nov. 9, The Casting Society of America honored its own in New York during the East Coast ceremony of the 2000 Artios Awards. Already presented to its West Coast recipients on Wed., Nov. 1 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, CA, the awards honor the achievements ...

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    Culture Reigns, Uptown and Down

    The Midtown Theatre Festival ended this week, but never fear. Whichever direction theatre fans head next week, uptown or down, they will find shows to take in. The Eighth Annual Downtown Arts Festival promises theatre, "performances" (distinct from theatre), dance, screenings, music, exhibitions, and other events all over lower Manhattan ...

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    ASCAP Foundation Supports Musical Theatre in Two Ways

    It must be obvious to just about everyone by now that the East Coast is not the only place where successful musicals are built, which explains why the ASCAP Foundation and the Disney entertainment juggernaut underwrite musical theatre workshops in the Los Angeles area. Applications are currently being accepted for ...

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    The Screen Actors Guild has established CastSAG, a

    The Screen Actors Guild has established CastSAG, a password protected online version of a service provided for many years to producers and casting directors known as Actors to Locate.

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    "Broadway Jazz II," an informal Monday evening of

    "Broadway Jazz II," an informal Monday evening of Broadway performers singing jazz, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Hosted this year by Kevin Chamberlin of "Seussical," the event will open with The Jonah Egan Quintet at 8 pm, followed by the David Budway Trio at 9 pm. The Trio ...