August is over and gone and with it, the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival, which ended its 11-day stand on Aug. 29. Those artists and actors who missed the chance to be part of this year's fest can take heart: applications are already available for the 2000 event, set for Aug. 16-27, 2000. The Fringe powers that be intend to program 2,000 artists for the upcoming bash, and, by doing so, conjure up 2,000 hours of entertainment. For applications, call (212) 420-8877, or write: Fringe NYC, 196-198 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002; or visit the Fringe website at http://www.fringenyc.org.
Applications are due Feb. 5, 2000.
-- By Robert Simonson