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    BISTRO BITS

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    Stage West Closes But Springfield Mayor Is Seeking New Tenant

    Stage West, a theatre that has stood for 20 years in Springfield, Mass., closed its doors on May 24 after years of operating at a

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    MAC-HAYDN SEASON AND JOBBING

    Mac-Haydn Theatre, a 350-seat professional, non-Equity theatre in the round in Chatham, NY, is accepting resumes now for performers for its 29th season, May 29-Sept. 7. Resident company, limited jobbing. Shows are "Godspell," "Gigi," "Annie Get Your Gun," "La Cage Aux Folles," "State Fair," "How to Succeed," and "Oklahoma!" Seeking--Strong ...

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    Laughing Matters

    Listen Up THIS COLUMN IS DEDICATED to a few tips and helpful hints. Things that, at first glance, may seem simplistic, but for that very reason are easy to overlook. Some of them I overlooked myself when I was doing stand-up. Others I learned along the

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    Gypsy of Year-a Winning Year

    The 11th Annual Gypsy of The Year Competition raised a whopping $2,080,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), beating last year's record of $1,751,

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    Free Readings

    Starting Tues., Feb. 24, Applause Books will be presenting bi-monthly free readings open to the general public. The readings take place every other Tuesday at 7:30pm. Located at 211 W. 71st St., Applause will offer West Side Repertory Theatre's presentation of Niccolo Machiavelli's comedy "La Mandreagola" on ...

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    More NYC Musical Development Resources

    For all composers, lyricists, and librettists desiring development support, Back Stage has updated the following information from New York-based organizations that support and help to shape the work of those who write musicals. Many of these groups may be interested in receiving your submissions. Organizations that we may have inadvertently ...

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    ALONE TOGETHER: As Samantha Mathis and Linda Lavin attest, a two-hander, like any successful relationship, teaches actors to rely on their partners, while recognizing their individual journeys.

    Sitting down with Samantha Mathis and Linda Lavin to discuss their respective L.A. stage debuts in Donald Margulies' two-hander Collected Stories at Geffen Playhouse, it's immediately apparent this show has been well cast.

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    Bit Parts -Great Scot!

    The Scottish Play has emerged as the theatre community's Shakespeare of the moment, making the upcoming season one of the most fearless in memory. Enjoy the Zulu Macbeth recently presented as part of the Lincoln Center Festival? Try it in Japanese! "A Man Called Macbeth"--a contemporary yakuza version ...

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    New Encores! Season Announced

    City Center's Encores! series has announced its first post-Walter Bobbie