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Friday, September 14, 2007

Stagehand Showdown

"I think the old-timers in the room have a sense of where things are. But all the corporate producers and trust-fund babies - who don't even bother to learn the names of the people who work on their shows - have no idea what's going on with the stagehands."

So says an anonymous stagehand-source to Michael Riedel in today's column--bearish on the hopes for avoiding a Big B'way Strike next month. Check it out. Especially the part where someone from Spring Awakening panics and pleads that said tuner is "too important to close."

Also catch at the bottom, the backstage gossip on Claire Danes' Eliza Doolittle. Why is that not a surprise. Did anyone realize what a huge part that is? And it takes more than a funny accent...

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