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    Press Pros Push Play Publicity

    A panel of five professional press agents and publicists is ready to provide theatre companies, independent producers, and individual performing artists with the keys to obtaining publicity for their shows. The quintet will appear at "Getting Your Play Press: Advice From the Pros," on Thurs., June 13 from 5:30 ...

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    Analysis: Is PBS Shooting Other Foot with Canadian Bullet?

    The Public Broadcasting System announced this week a new $40 million block of children's animated programming based on titles by top authors. While the pact is educationally commendable, it could create a quagmire for PBS, which has already reaped Congress' ire by sharing donors' mailing lists with political groups ...

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    David Craig, Singing Instructor,

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    BISTRO BITS : Knowing Who You Are

    IN THE WORLD OF CABARET, IT IS IMPORTANT that you understand who you are. As a performer, you must be comfortable with yourself if your act is going to work.

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    BLUE MAN GROUP

    Blue Man Productions will hold an open call for Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway, non-verbal, musically driven production. Performances run in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Boston. There is pay.

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    ATPAM Boycotts Tony "Playbill"

    The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) has withdrawn an ad which it had reserved in the Playbill of the 1997 Tony Awards. The action was taken in objection to the ceremony's being held at Radio City Music Hall, a venue where ATPAM is not

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    Bit Parts - Northern Lights

    If a big bomb had dropped on Toronto this past weekend, the New York theatrical community would have been very much the poorer. The powers that be headed north to attend the opening of the Livent musical "Ragtime" on Dec. 8, and many of them also caught a performance of ...

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    "GIRL MEETS BOY"

    Byron Crowley (prod./dir.) will hold auditions for Girl Meets Boy, a digital film about drug addiction. Shoot starts Feb. 24. Credit provided. There is pay.

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    NEW YORK NOTES: Here's to the Ladies... and the Gents - Broadway's wealth of roles is non-gender-specific this season.

    So far this New York season, we've seen numerous outstanding performances by actresses. Add Linda Lavin in Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Cherry Jones in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, Veanne Cox in Nicky Silver's The Altruists, and Eileen ...

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    Equity, Troika Still Negotiating "Jolson" Contract

    Actors' Equity has taken the unusual step of using the media to caution members who are negotiating for work on the tour of "Jolson" with the non-Equity-affiliated Troika