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    On the Road: "Funny Girl" Is Broadway Bound

    "Funny Girl" opened in Pittsburgh, PA, on Oct. 1, launching a 30-city national road tour ideally culminating in a Broadway opening this spring. This is the first major mounting of the famed Jule Styne-Bob Merrill show since the mid-1960s when the smash musical hit Broadway, ran for three years, and ...

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    PSM, "PERFECT CRIME"

    Poet-Star Visual is hiring a production stage manager for the long-running Off-Broadway thriller "Perfect Crime," on an Off-Broadway C Contract paying $616/week. Position would begin ASAP. Seeking someone with strong directorial as well as technical skills. Fax (212) 779-2394, or drop off a resume to: Catherine Russell, General Manager ...

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    Tony Forecast

    It's been a banner year for Broadway. Box-office receipts top last year's figures, attendance is way up, and the Broadway houses are practically all lit. And, despite the fact that people in the industry are complaining that, critically, it's been a mediocre season (sure, not every one ...

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    SAG's Last Gathering? Guild's Jan. Annual Meetings Precede Historic Merger Vote Count

    The Screen Actors Guild national board of directors meets in committees and plenary session Jan. 10-17 in Los Angeles. Depending on the results of a late January vote count, it could be the last gathering of SAG's leaders under their guild's 60-year-old

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    BIT PARTS - Getting The Word Out

    Sherry Eaker, Editor in Chief of Back Stage, joins a group of other communications pros to help NYC theatres solve the problem of "Getting the Word Out." They'll instruct theatre execs on how to get noticed, especially if producing on a limited

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    "THE PASSING"

    Earl Berman (prod.) is seeking a D.P./camera operator, art director, production manager, sound engineer, gaffer, grips, makeup artist, set decorator, wardrobe person, and P.A.s for The Passing, a digital film. Shoot starts Apr. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is deferred pay. Send resumé by Mar ...

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    First Time's a "Beauty" - Writer Alan Ball's experience with his first produced screenplay, American Beauty, couldn't have been better.

    Alan Ball realizes he's been extremely fortunate. After all, most writers, especially those having their first film script produced, are not able to participate in the project once their screenplay has been optioned. Ball is one of those rare exceptions. As the Oscar-nominated writer of American Beauty, he not ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    ROCKIES/SOUTHWEST - Meanwhile in Cedar City, USF has mounted six alternating productions (June 23-Aug. 30). In Hamlet on the indoor Randall stage, Martin Kildare plays the haunted Prince flat out. The Danish storm troopers guarding Elsinore with carbines immediately establish director Howard Jensen's choice of a contemporary

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    The Language Barrier

    Mark Twain called us two peoples separated by a common language. In the theatre, too, Brits and Yanks "talk different." For