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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ An American Romance, presented by and at the Road Theatre in the Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood. Through Oct. 27. (818)

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    Quinn Critical Of Board's New Rent Increases

    Christine Quinn represents Manhattan's District 3 on the New York City Council. Running on the West Side roughly from 60th Street to Canal Street, District 3 is the area where most of the city's performing artists work, and many live. With that in mind, Quinn is critical of ...

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    Sir John Gielgud Dies at 96: Final Exit for Actor, Director, Writer, and Theatre Namesake

    Sir John Gielgud, an actor whose name has been synonymous with acting excellence for more than half a century, died Sun., May 21 at his home west of London. He was

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    Name That Musical Director: Everything is Rosie since John McDaniel became a household word.

    Musical directors and conductors are the unsung heroes of musical theatre. Diehard Broadway buffs can easily rattle off the names of stars and songwriters-and sometimes even directors-but few have the names of musical directors on the tip of their tongues.

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    BTI Awards

    Rosemary Harris will host the annual presentation of The Broadway Theater Institute's Awards for Excellence in Theater on Mon., May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Club New York, 252 West 43rd St.,

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    NLRB May Probe Equity Election

    Two candidates in a recent Actors' Equity Association national council campaign have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding a union election official who distributed a letter personally criticizing them and other candidates.

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    Smith, Jesurun Win "Genius" Grants

    Playwright and performer Anna Deavere Smith, director and writer John Jesurun, and dancers Eiko and Koma Otake are among this year's 21 MacArthur

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    Gov. Davis Opens Runaway War Chest

    California Gov. Gray Davis joined the battle against runaway production on May 15, unveiling a proposed budget that includes the allocation of more than $50 million during the next three years "to stem the loss of jobs and production in the entertainment industry to other states and

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    Georges Shortens Key West Fest

    Hurricane Georges has played havoc with the Lower Keys. Ten days after it paid its ominous visit, several areas of Key West were still without electricity and those lucky enough to have power were suffering serious brown-outs. All this has created chaos with the scheduled (Oct. 8-18) Seventh Annual Key ...