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    Michael Boyd's 'Troilus' Calls Actors To Task

    As Shakespeare quickly acknowledges in his prologue to "Troilus and Cressida," "the play starts in the middle." That perfectly suits Michael Boyd, director of the Royal Shakespeare Company production currently at the Long Wharf Theatre in New

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    CASTING NOTICE POLICY

    Casting deadlines are Tuesdays at 12noon for the issue which is on the newsstand on Thursday, but we strongly urge you to bring your notices to us by 4PM Monday. Note: The deadline for the July 5 issue will be Monday at 12

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    Alley Eliminates $2.5M Debt Early

    In 1995, the Alley Theatre faced a debt of $2.5 million that had been accumulating for a decade. The Houston theatre has come out of the 1996-97 season, which marks its 50th anniversary, in the black because of a performance schedule and marketing plan that grossed over $2

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    Brit Backlash at Tonys - Shuttered "Parade" Leads the Pack

    A pack of British dramas were left out in the cold as the nominees for the 53rd Annual Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards were announced this

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    Improv Retreat Dedicated to Del Close

    A weeklong, intensive improvisational retreat will be held July 18-25, at the Sunny Oaks Hotel, in the Catskills Mountains. The retreat will dedicate its work to Del Close, the recently deceased improv master. Three of Close's long-time associates-Gary Austin, Michael J. Gellman, and Jeffrey Sweet-will join acting coach Carol ...

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    Empire State Grants Combine Arts, Ed.

    Twenty-three arts organizations have received the first $226,000 in Empire State Partnership (ESP) grants designed to promote arts education throughout New York State. Several of the grants include plans for integrating theatre and other performing arts into the

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    Sardi's Rolls Back Prices for 75th Anniversary

    In commemoration of its 75th anniversary in business, the renowned theatrical eatery Sardi's rolled back prices to 1921

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    "Funk," "Chicago" Tap Into Inaugural

    The casts of the Broadway hit musicals "Chicago" and "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk" will join a host of other performing artists who will bring in 'Da Pres at the 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala, Sun., Jan. 19, at the USAir Arena, in Landover,

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    Berman May be Ally on Copyright

    (BPI) WASHINGTON‹Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., an entertainment industry ally, is likely to fill the Democratic leadership post on the House of Representatives' intellectual property panel in the 106th Congress that convened

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    Concert Musicals Hit L.A. Via Reprise!

    New York still has some things L.A. doesn't have; but an all-star series of Broadway musicals in concert is no longer one of