The New York Times
Date: 2008-11-22
Author: JOY GOODWIN

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Author, JOY GOODWIN
Mentioned, Edward Albee
Mentioned, Craig Lucas
Mentioned, Peter Franklin
Mentioned, Richard Nelson
Mentioned, John Weidman
Mentioned, Lynn Nottage
Mentioned, Michael Ritchie
Mentioned, John Breglio
Mentioned, Paula Vogel
Mentioned, The New York Times
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... and Paula Vogel. They give him a standard contract, nonnegotiable and they take 2.5 percent. Then the play goes on to Mid-City Rep in a major city. So we have to peel off another 5 percent for them. Then the play makes it to New York Institutional ...


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