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    "Lion" Second King Of New Amsterdam

    Disney Theatrical Productions has announced a stage musical version of the animated film "The Lion King" as the first full production to be mounted at the New Amsterdam Theater. Set to open in the fall of 1997, the show will succeed another royal tuner, a concert presentation of the new ...

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    Spanish Directors Program Now at Repertorio Espanol

    Repertorio Espa"ol is kicking off its new program for young directors with a presentation of six plays directed by New York City residents under age

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    RAGTIME

    In Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, the 1997 musical Ragtime is raked over the coals in an uproarious parody called "Gagtime," playing off the complaints that the show's contingent of detractors heaped upon it. But lest the naysayers rejoice, the self-dubbed "meany" Alessandrini admitted to us in a recent ...

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    A Room of His Own: Black Actor Settles with Broker over Bias

    Christopher Walker happens to be an African-American. He also happens to be an actor. He felt those two qualities led a New York City real estate broker in 1997 to discriminate against him. So he sued. The company settled, and Walker last month received the last of four checks totaling

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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 ...