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    "Passion" to Air on PBS's "Playhouse"

    The Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, "Passion" will be broadcast on PBS's "American Playhouse" on September 8, from 9-11 pm. The deal was in negotiations for almost two years before a settlement was reached.

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    Fire Department Dims House of Candles

    Moments before the curtain was scheduled to rise on the maiden performance of the 2nd Annual NY International Fringe Festival, the NYFD shuttered The House of Candles, one of the Festival's 17 performance venues, to the surprise of theatre owner and Festival co-founder Aaron Beall, citing the location as ...

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    CENTERSTAGE: A True Dance Devotee: Jennie Schulman

    This week's feature focuses on dance and five of its well-known choreographers. But I'd like to turn the spotlight over to someone whose whole life has been dedicated to dance and the related arts, and who has been writing for Back Stage since its very first issue, on ...

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    SAG Members Eye Insurance Issue

    A state Labor Department official met with Screen Actors Guild/New York members recently, explaining the new unemployment insurance eligibility law, noting that maximum benefits had increased and informing them that actors' favorite Midtown DOL branchlocated on w. 54th St., will

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    "THE LAST KENNEDY"

    Andreas Riedler (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for The New Generation, a 35mm film about young people in New York nightlife. 20-day shoot starts Mar. 10 in New York. Copy, credit, meals, travel, and lodging provided. There is pay.

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    By any number of collaborations over the years, co

    By any number of collaborations over the years, connect the names of two performers or creators who have never worked together, and receive a Back Stage West T-shirt. Weekly winners are chosen by the creativity, cleverness, and brevity of their connections.

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    Masur, Citing "Factionalism,' Seeks 3rd Term

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Launching his campaign for a third term as president of the Screen Actors Guild, Richard Masur lashed out at the "divisiveness and factionalism" that has split the guild's board in recent

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    Corporations Reduce, Refocus Arts Funding

    Not-for-profit organizations will receive less corporate funding this year, probably due to a drop in earnings growth, while company mergers are reshaping nationwide methods of giving. Too, philanthropy appears to be turning more toward education and away from other endeavors, such as the

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    Tonys Announce '97 Nom. Committee

    The Tonys have announced a new economy-sized nominating committee for 1997, boasting 28 members--a 100 percent increase from last year's 14-member