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    Witness Predicts Long-Playing "Lion"

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Jeffrey Katzenberg's chief expert witness gazed into his crystal ball again last week and predicted that "The Lion King" stage play will run in London through the year 2010, though there's really no way of knowing because the play won't open there until next

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    Actors Ask, We Answer

    At the panel discussions that I moderated at Back Stage's Actorfest last November, I asked audience members to write down questions for the guest speakers. Unfortunately, many of those questions never got asked because of time constraints, but I did promise those attending that I would address them in ...

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    NEA Grants For NY Down By 50 %

    The National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) fall and spring grant monies to New York's arts organizations have dropped nearly 50 percent between fiscal 1997 and FY98. Grants for not-for-profit theatre projects also have fallen, but by a lesser

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    NEWSWIRE Off the Wire

    ARIZONA-- The Phoenix-based theatre company Actors Workout, Inc. has announced plans for the Theatre of the New Millennium, a state-of-the-art underground, stacked, solar-powered theatre/sound stage. The project, which is targeted to be completed by the year 2000, will be designed by architect Kamal Amin, who worked with Frank Lloyd ...

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    TO THE POINTE - Whether dancing, singing, or acting, Bebe Neuwirth applies the same discipline and focus.

    Back Stage West/Drama-Logue recently spoke with New York-based triple-threat Bebe Neuwirth, whose versatility has enabled her to bounce back and forth between stage and screen. Highly acclaimed for her recently ended long run on Broadway as Velma Kelly in Chicago, Neuwirth was accorded the 1997 Tony award for best ...

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    SAG Awards a "Beauty" Pageant

    "The joint is an observatory tonight," remarked Whoopi Goldberg in her introduction to the sixth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last Sunday night, "We're looking at people who get restless in their own skins, and have to step into someone elses." Her words set the tone for an evening ...

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    CHORUS CALLSSINGERS, MUSIC CIRCUS

    2/20 at 10AM & 2PM at the AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., Studio D,