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    Hail A Ride!

    Rod Gill's "Tall Taxi Tales," a play which "exposes the bizarre encounters in rear seats as only New York City hacks can tell it," will be performed in a free reading on Mon., June 16 at the John Houseman Theatre Studio Too, 450 W. 42nd St. Information: (718)

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    DANCE DIARY - Two Tragedies From Italy's Aterballetto

    Aterballetto, currently on an extensive tour of the U.S., recently came to Brooklyn College's Whitman Hall, offering as its main attraction Artistic Director Amedeo Amodio's "Suite From Romeo and Juliet." The company bills itself as Italy's only permanent ballet outside of those attached to opera

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    PROVIDENCE, R - IIt's not a mess of pottage, exactly. But Alias Stage, a 16-year-old leader of Providence's lively "Off Trinity Rep" theatre scene, has just completed its name

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    NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES BROADWAY SHOWS

    Jean Ann Ryan (prod.) will hold auditions for Smokey Joe's Café, Guys and Dolls, and A Cameron Mackintosh Salute. Six-month contracts run on Norwegian Cruise Lines. There is pay.

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    LETTERS: A Few Weeks Ago

    Last week we listed a bit part we're casting in Back Stage West/Drama-Logue for the TV pilot The Aqua Girls (8/6/98). We have gone through Breakdown Services, Ltd. exclusively to cast the rest of the show, but since this is a nice part for a newer ...

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    - DANCE DIARY Pilar Rioja: Enthralling Spanish Dance

    Wherever in the world would you find a Spanish dance soloist who can return to New York for 24 seasons and not only hold audiences enthralled, but manage a two-month

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    Lortel Off-B'way Awards Scheduled for May 3

    The League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers will present the 14th annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, at 7 pm, on Mon., May 3, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, in Greenwich Village, NYC.

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    Clinton Veto Threat Will Aid NEA

    An arts advocacy stalwart has predicted that President Clinton's veto threat will help the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) not only survive, but maintain its present funding

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    Obituaries

    Robert Nachtmann,

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    New "State Fair" Equity Contract Drops Pay 50-75%

    Actors' Equity Association has specified a heavily reduced pay scale for the "potentially groundbreaking special agreement"--including wages, health and pension contributions--for "State Fair" 's controversial national