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    Play With Gay Christ Criticized

    BOCA RATON, Fla. Several state lawmakers threatened to cut state funding of Florida Atlantic University programs because its theater department is staging a play featuring a gay Christ character.

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    Silvercup, NYPA Take Queens Power Struggle to Court

    Silvercup Studios and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) went to court Wed., March 14 as Back Stage went to press, trying to find a solution to their dispute over waterfront property in Long Island City, Queens.

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    William Hammerstein Dies at 82

    William Hammerstein, director, producer and a member of the fourth generation of a family prominent in the American theater for more than a century, has died. He was 82.

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    Cabaret

    Despite the fact that it's about Nazis, corruption, and amorality, "Cabaret" is still generally thought of as razzle-dazzle, good-time entertainment.

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    Actor Goes To Market

    Actor's Actor: He's emerged as one of most intriguing leading men working today, largely on the strength of one role: that of the intense, uncompromising defense attorney Bobby Donnell on ABC's hit series The Practice. But as this in-depth one-on-one discussion with acting teacher John Ruskin will ...

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    STAGE AND SCREEN

    Break Down and Build Up - Performers who've found success often find self-doubt, addiction, and the need to give something back as

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    "Runaway' Fears Unfounded? L.A. Film-TV Industry Employment Hit Record High in '98

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Despite the recent wave of concern about the loss of U.S. jobs to runaway production, several key indicators show that employment in California's film and TV industry hit a record high in

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    Arts Journalism Fellows Selected

    The National Arts Journalism Program, funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, has announced its 1996-97 fellows. They include: Julia Klein, arts reporter (Philadelphia Inquirer); Cheryl Kushner, entertainment editor (Cleveland's The Plain Dealer); Douglas McLennan, arts writer (Tacoma's News Tribune); John Horn, entertainment ...

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    ATPAM Votes Option to Strike Nederlander

    A vote by the members of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) has given the union's board the authority to call a strike against the Nederlander