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    Songs at St. Paul's

    Arts and Artists at St. Paul's begins its 1997-98 season of "Songbook Series" on Sept. 30 at Donnell Library Theater, 20 W. 53rd St. The series, in which composers and lyricists present their new musical theatre songs, will feature the work of Mark Kressel and the songwriting team of ...

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    AFTRA Pensions More Accessible

    AFTRA pension trustees have approved a more flexible pension plan that provides for quicker vesting, allows members to begin receiving full retirement benefits at age 55, and permits access to funds in "hardship" cases. Last Wednesday, trustees of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists' Health & Retirement Fund unveiled their ...

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    Ott Named Seattle Rep Artistic Director

    Sharon Ott, who has led the Berkeley Repertory Theatre for the past 12 years, has been named the new Seattle Repertory Theatre artistic director. She will assume her role in July 1997, succeeding Daniel

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    Shakespeare Auditions in NYC

    Actors planning to "brush up their Shakespeare" this summer, can audition for the National Shakespeare conservatory on April 4, in New York City. Each year, 50 actors from throughout the U.S. are invited to train in this intensive summer program, located in the Catskill Mountains.

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    Actors' Fund Benefit Attracts Dozens of Stars

    The Actors' Fund of America will pull out the stops Mon., June 12 for a benefit concert to raise money for its Catastrophic Care Program and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Many of the theatre's biggest stars have agreed to perform at the one-night-only "First You Dream" event, to ...

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    Theatre Row Expands Horizons - Shuberts, A.R.T./NY See Small Theatre Cos., Broadway Benefiting

    Theatre Row, considered a wasteland just 20 years ago, may soon become the site of a major new development that could serve as a welcome boost to New York's not-for-profit

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    LAUGHING MATTERS

    A Winning Recipe For the Perfect Anniversary

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    Obolensky Wins 1998 Kesselring

    Kira Obolensky, who penned "Lobster Alice," has won the prestigious 1998 Joseph Kesselring Prize for Playwriting. The National Arts Club, administrators of the prize, will host the presentation, Nov. 22-23, which will include a Nov. 22 reading of her play on the stage at the legendary Players Club, just next ...

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    ACTORS' TAXES: Yearly Review

    Let's review a few of the professional deductions that are most asked about by actors preparing their own returns. They are professional gifts, business meals and entertainment, professional clothing, stage makeup, and gym