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    In Memory of Marty

    A few years before Marty Schaeffer began writing the "Bistro Bits" column in Back Stage, I interviewed him for my column and asked him what made cabaret so special for

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    STAGE & SCREEN: Taking "No" for an Inspiration Los Angeles performers turn closed doors into opportunities to do it themselves.

    If at first you don't succeed... try something even harder. This is the philosophy that has kept actor/comedian/writer/ director/distributor Bill Kalmenson tightly connected to the entertainment industry, even when all outward signs seemed to be telling him to get out. Instead of listening to naysayers, this ...

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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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    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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    BISTRO BITS

    Excellence and

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    FREE- FOR- ALL EVENTS

    Throughout the summer, Back Stage will be listing events around New York that are free and open to the public, and what follows is a partial listing of events in the five boroughs for the week of Aug. 13-19. We would love to hear about other freebies, although we are ...

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    LONDON CALLING

    Powerful New Drama

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    $120M Times Square Hotel Funded

    Developers have received funding for a new $120 million, 25-story Doubletree Hotel, which will stand atop one of the three major business elements within the $1.5 billion 42nd Street redevelopment

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    CABARET CROSS-COUNTRY

    The following is a comprehensive listing of cabaret rooms in selected cities across the country. They range from small clubs that book up-and-coming performers to more renowned clubs that book only well-known, established acts. When contacting the booking agent, be sure to check booking policy (auditions, appointments, open mike nights ...