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    Helen Hayes Displays "Passion" For Signature

    There was a great deal of "Passion" on display at the 1997 Helen Hayes Awards, which honor theatre in the Washington, D.C. area. The Signature Theatre production of the Stephen Sondheim musical walked away with five trophies, including wins for best direction of a musical (Eric D. Schaeffer), best ...

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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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    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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    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 ...

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    Cabaret 'S Wonderful At San Fran Confab

    San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown proclaimed the week of June 5-11 Mabel Mercer Foundation Week in honor of the Third Annual West Coast Cabaret Convention, produced (and hosted) by the foundation's executive director, Donald Smith.

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    Better Business Bureau Offers "Giving Guide" to Arts Groups, Other Charities

    Now that Santa Claus has entered Macy's following his ride down Broadway during the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, the last holiday season of the century has officially begun. And individuals as well as corporations who are considering giving a Yuletide gift to charity have an official guidebook to help

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    NEW YORK NOTES: Antiquated Antics - Old-style Broadway monkeyshines can be fun, when they aren't too musty.

    After numerous delays, the New York Shakespeare Festival revival of On the Town has finally made the transfer from Central Park's Delacorte Theatre to Broadway. It's essentially the same show we saw outdoors more than a year ago, with George C. Wolfe's imaginative staging breathing fresh life ...

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    I STAND BEFORE YOU NAKED

    In some cases, baring one's soul can be infinitely more revealing than baring one's flesh. The nakedness referred to in Joyce Carol Oates' provocatively titled I Stand Before You Naked is the former. In this intermissionless series of vignettes, five actresses play 10 disparate women who express their ...