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    "Cats" Breaks Ground on Video - PolyGram Films in London For Mass Market

    The entertainment industry is witnessing a new groundbreaking. Seven-time Tony-winner "Cats," the longest-running Broadway musical and a worldwide phenomenon, is coming to home

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    New German Voices

    A series of seven contemporary plays will be presented as staged readings by German Theater Abroad, Inc. (GTA), a non-profit theatrical production company. These plays, which have never been performed in New York, will be performed at the Cherry Lane Theatre, every Mon. evening until Nov. 30. The plays will ...

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    Bistro Bits - Hitting the Ground Running Literally

    I WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY THE PAST FEW weeks, but not far away from cabaret. I caught Andrea Marcovicci at London's Pizza on the Park, where she recently completed a four-week run with David Lewis on piano. Her Jerome Kern evening was simply splendid. (She told me that ...

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    Defining Deductions

    We promised you last month that we would delve into the differences between Standard and Itemized Deductions. Since we explained the Standard Deduction in a previous column, this time let's explore

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    BISTRO BITS

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    Bit Parts - "Rent" to Go West

    The Ordway Music Theatre in Saint Paul, Minn. will be the site of the Midwest premiere of "Rent," the smash rock musical by Jonathan Larson that has already conquered New York and

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    NLRB Sits Down to Auditions Question

    Time's up on the question of Equity-only auditions, and the possible end of eligibility is in sight. A 45-day waiting period, during which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) accepted comments on a proposed ruling to create separate Equity and non-union auditions, ended on April 14. The board will ...

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    DANCE DIARY

    Ferri in Flourishing

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    Broadway Flea Market Set for Fall

    Whether you want to appear on Broadway, meet a Broadway star, or merely bring home some Broadway memorabilia, the 11th annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction has what you need. This year's market will be held on Sept. 27 at Shubert Alley and W. 45th Street in Manhattan ...