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    FACE TO FACE: Theodore Bikel - A Star

    At first, actor Theodore Bikel says audience makeup does not determine the acting challenges. On second thought, he admits there is a potential pitfall in playing Gabe, an elderly Jewish Holocaust survivor, for a largely Jewish audience at Off-Broadway's Jewish Repertory

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    Ethnic Groups See NYSCA Grants

    Several ethnic theatre and dance companies and presenting organizations received funding in the latest round of grants in the field of Performing Arts from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Most of the grants were awarded in the categories of general operating support or artists' fees, although ...

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    Elizabeth Marvel Creates A New Woman in "Misalliance"

    After crash-landing onto the set, a family home, in George Bernard Shaw's "Misalli-ance"--just opened at Broadway's Roundabout Theatre Company--co-pilot Lina Szczepanowska (Elizabeth Marvel) says absolutely nothing. It's pure defiance. Hands on hips, bust thrust forward, and unabashedly unapologetic--this is an early 20th-century feminist--she just watches. Her ...

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    Home is Where the Actors' Hearts Are

    Good news for older performance professionals who are finding it difficult to surmount the problems of high rents and solo living: The Actors' Fund of America operates two residences in Englewood, NJ that are now accepting applications from prospective

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    Roundabout Tables "Cabaret" Till 1998

    The Roundabout Theatre Company and British director Sam Mendes have decided to postpone their production of "Cabaret," originally planned for January 1997, until the spring of

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    ACTORS' DIALOGUE: Georg Stanford Brown & Kathryn Dora Brown

    "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders," wrote author James Baldwin in Nobody Knows My Name, "but they have never failed to imitate them." The relationship of Cuban actor Georg Stanford Brown and his daughter Kathryn Dora Brown (whose mother is actress Tyne Daly) proves no ...

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    Check Yourself: LL Cool J left his confrontational rap star image at the door to become a humble actor learning his craft.

    The name LL Cool J still triggers images of the pumped-up boast-rap prince who broke onto the scene at age 16, clad in his trademark Kangor hat and white Pumas, thick gold chain over a bare chest, rocking the mic with sex-charged rhymes. Always oozing innuendo, his music took surprising ...

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    Musical Will Go Directly to Vegas

    "Notre Dame de Paris," a popular French musical closely based on Victor Hugo's "Hunchback of Notre Dame," will go directly to Las Vegas from Europe instead of making the traditional stop on Broadway. The show will begin an open-ended run this January at the new Paris Las Vegas Casino ...

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    Correction

    In last week's report on the Drama Desk Awards, we omitted the winner in the category of Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play: Alfred Molina for his performance in "Art." He is also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play and he and his fellow ...