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    Obolensky Wins 1998 Kesselring

    Kira Obolensky, who penned "Lobster Alice," has won the prestigious 1998 Joseph Kesselring Prize for Playwriting. The National Arts Club, administrators of the prize, will host the presentation, Nov. 22-23, which will include a Nov. 22 reading of her play on the stage at the legendary Players Club, just next ...

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    LAUGHING MATTERS

    A Winning Recipe For the Perfect Anniversary

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    Theatre Row Expands Horizons - Shuberts, A.R.T./NY See Small Theatre Cos., Broadway Benefiting

    Theatre Row, considered a wasteland just 20 years ago, may soon become the site of a major new development that could serve as a welcome boost to New York's not-for-profit

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    Actors' Fund Benefit Attracts Dozens of Stars

    The Actors' Fund of America will pull out the stops Mon., June 12 for a benefit concert to raise money for its Catastrophic Care Program and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Many of the theatre's biggest stars have agreed to perform at the one-night-only "First You Dream" event, to ...

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    Face to FaceCumming to the "Cabaret" Alan Cumming Chills as Emcee

    If Alan Cumming wins the Tony Sunday night, it'll be the crowning award in a series including the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. His stellar turn in "Cabaret" has made him a New York sensation--and it's all the more stunning to the Scottish-born 33-year-old performer "who ...

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    "Titanic" Ices Golden Globe Competition

    In a repeat of last season's Tony awards, a vehicle about the sinking of the Titanic scuttled the competition and swept the Golden Globe Awards, presented Sun., Jan. 18 in a televised ceremony. "Titanic," a multi-million-dollar epic, unrelated to the Broadway musical except in subject matter, won prize for ...

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    Don't Leave Home Without It:

    What Keeps Four Performers Happy on the Road Don't Leave Home Without

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    AFTRA Pensions More Accessible

    AFTRA pension trustees have approved a more flexible pension plan that provides for quicker vesting, allows members to begin receiving full retirement benefits at age 55, and permits access to funds in "hardship" cases. Last Wednesday, trustees of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists' Health & Retirement Fund unveiled their ...

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    Songs at St. Paul's

    Arts and Artists at St. Paul's begins its 1997-98 season of "Songbook Series" on Sept. 30 at Donnell Library Theater, 20 W. 53rd St. The series, in which composers and lyricists present their new musical theatre songs, will feature the work of Mark Kressel and the songwriting team of ...

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