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    N.C. Theatre Cancels "La Cage"

    North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh, which for 12 years has offered the state's capital city lavish productions of Broadway musicals featuring Equity actors, surprised both the theatrical and political communities last week when its board voted to drop "La Cage aux Folles" from next season's schedule to avoid

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    Equity, Producers Negotiate Expanding Off-Broadway Field

    The Actors' Equity Association and the League of Off-Broadway Theatres are currently enmeshed in negotiations, working toward a new contract that would govern how actors work in New York's myriad Off-Broadway theatres. The existing four-year deal is due to expire on Nov. 2. The current spate of talks began ...

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    L.A.'S THEATRE WEEK

    L.A.'s theatre week has arrived. The Edge of the World Festival offers 49 shows in 20 venues throughout Los Angeles over eight days, Nov. 7-14. This is your chance to sample the unique and vibrant theatre scene around town-and cheaply! Purchase a festival passport for $10 from David ...

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    Obituaries

    Joseph Cates, 74, TV/Stage

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    "Titanic" Ties Oscar Record of 14 Noms

    "Titanic," the three-hour epic of the famous 1912 maritime disaster, has raked in a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations. Among its citations are best picture, actress (Kate Winslet), supporting actress (Gloria Stuart), and director (James Cameron). This past week it climbed the list of box-office hits to secure the No. 4 ...

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    Andrews Spurns Tony Nom, Spurs Media Circus

    Broadway veteran Julie Andrews' mantlepiece does not hold a Tony, and, as things looks now, it will remain that way. In a speech delivered from the stage of the Marquis Theatre after the May 8 Wednesday matinee of "Victor/Victoria," Andrews declined her Tony nomination for best actress in a

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    PLAYS

    The Fritz Theatre is seeking plays for its 8th Annual Fritz Blitz. For information call Christopher White at (619) 231-8384 or access www.fritztheater.com.

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    Spot Pact Talks Rev Up Feb. 14

    Negotiators for two of the nation's major performers' unions and television commercial producers will gather on Valentine's Day. But, to quote one union national president, "It won't be a love-in." They'll begin bargaining a new commercials contract which has brought members of the Screen Actors Guild ...

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    Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to Sponsor Grants - Applications Available for ArtsCONNECT and ArtsEmerge

    The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced the immediate availability of 1999-2000 performing arts grants guidelines and applications for the foundation's ArtsCONNECT and ArtsEmerge

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    GEARWEAR SPOT

    Janet English (prod.) is accepting submissions for a swimwear commercial for GearWear. Shoots late Feb. There is pay.