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    Broadway B.O. Hits Half a Billion $$

    Broadway attracted nearly 10.6 million paying customers during the 1996-97 season, generating record box office receipts of nearly half a billion dollars, according to figures recently released by the League of American Theatres and

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    U.S. Mayors Support Arts Funding

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors has made federal arts funding one of its top four priorities for

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    Going Through Changes

    Coming home on the plane from the Actors Theatre of Louisville's New Play Festival last month, I happened to be sitting near the agent of one of the produced playwrights. When I asked him to explain the author's intention in a couple of scenes which didn't quite ...

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    Pew Eyes Nat'l Culture

    The Pew Charitable Trusts plans to spend some 40% of its $50 million budget over the next five years to shape a national cultural

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    "CURRENCY"

    Leona Whitney Beatty (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Currency, a 16mm film for LMU. Three-day shoot starts Mar. 9. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Spanish Directors Program Now at Repertorio Espanol

    Repertorio Espa"ol is kicking off its new program for young directors with a presentation of six plays directed by New York City residents under age

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    Unions Hit Victory From New Direction

    The theatrical union coalition which has been picketing the New Victory Theatre for the past six months has worked out what its organizers term an "unusual union recognition agreement" with Theatre for a New Audience, which handed the nearly one-year-old 42nd Street theatre its first clear success as producer of ...

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    ACTORS WE LOVE - Derek Jacobi: Valorous Vanya

    Chekhov's Uncle Vanya is one of the toughest roles in the classic repertoire. Like many of the characters created by the playwright, Vanya is defeated by life. He has intellectual aspirations, but is stuck managing a Russian farm due to family obligations. His frustrations and anger focus on his ...