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    Theatre District Rezoning Endures CPC Review

    The controversial city plan to re-zone the theatre district, which will come before the full City Council this summer, is still with the City Planning Commission and was scheduled for another hearing on Wed., May 27 just as Back Stage was going to

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    NEW YORK NOTES: Ladies' Nights - Off-Broadway is currently host to a number of strong performances by members of the fairer sex.

    Several larger-than-life ladies are currently holding forth Off-Broadway-Marian Seldes as the English stage star Mrs. Patrick Campbell in Dear Liar at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Twiggy as musical comedy legend Gertrude Lawrence in If Love Were All at the Lucille Lortel, Priscilla Lopez as the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR

    Emotional Makeup"In the 1950s, especially in Britian, people did not talk about their feelings," said English actress Julie Walters during a recent discussion of her darkly comic work in the film Intimate

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    Downtown Arts Festival Flies

    You want theatre? Dance? Music? You want poetry and fiction? Film and video? Digital media? Then hop to downtown N.Y.C. from Sept. 11 through 21 where you can catch more than 350 performances, exhibitions, and special presentations at the Downtown Arts Festival

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    BREAKOUT TALENT: Kirsten Dunst - Natural Transitions

    Few 17-year-olds can boast a 14-year career, not to mention one that has provided audiences with such an impressive variety of interesting work. But more remarkable than the longevity of Kirsten Dunst's career is the actress' almost seamless transition from child star into mature young actress. Though many child ...

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    Face to Face: Bill Russell Writes a "Side Show" for Broadway

    Loosely based on the kinky lives of the Hilton Sisters-- Siamese twins who made a splash on the vaudeville circuit in the 1930s--Broadway's "Side Show" is a dark, at moments Dickensian, treatment of the freak. It's a daring concept, to be played out on Oct. l6, when the ...

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    "Wise Guys'Off, "Ragtime' House for Sale

    "Wise Guys," Stephen Sond-heim's latest musical, with a libretto by John Weidman, will not open in April, as previously announced. The producers, Roger Berlind, Dodger Theatricals, Scott Rudin, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, confirmed the cancellation last week after completion of three weeks of work-in-progress presentations ...

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    LORT SALARIES

    The following are the minimum weekly salary scales for actors, stage managers, assistant stage managers, and professional theatre interns with repertory or non-repertory companies, under various LORT contracts, effective March 3, 1997 to March 1, 1998. LORT categories are based on a theatre's average weekly gross box-office figures over ...