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    GIVE THEM A REASON TO HEAR YOU: CHOOSING THE RIGHT MATERIAL

    Countless thousands of songs have been written. You're going to do a cabaret show and you've got to pick a dozen of them. How do you choose? A song may be quite wonderful, but is it right for you? Or for your

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    "VICTOR/VICTORIA"

    The American Musical Theatre will hold Equity and non-Equity auditions for Victor/Victoria, a Broadway musical. Dir. Seth Reines. Non-Equity rehearsals start Apr. 9. Equity rehearsals start Apr. 30. Performances run May 17-June 3. There is pay for non-Equity performers.

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    "Young, Gifted and Black" Off-Broadway

    A Place in the Sun Productions is presenting "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," by Robert Nemiroff, directed by Victoria Ward, for an Off-Broadway run at the Victoria 5 Theater in Harlem, Feb. 7-March

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    Tony Nominations Are Pro-"Life"

    The press conference announcing the 1996-97 annual Tony Award nominations was full of "Life"--12 nominations full, in fact. "The Life," the musical about prostitutes and pimps plying their trade in a pre-Disney Times Square, reaped a dozen nods from the Tony Nominating Committee--the most of any production this season.

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    "Fantasticks" Nears 16,000; Seeks Alums

    On Fri., Dec. 18, "The Fantasticks," the show billed as the world's longest running musical, will celebrate its 16,000th performance. While his publicity office is seeking to gather the production's acting alumni for a media event, producer Lore Noto took time this week to reflect back on ...

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    B'WAY to Hold Annual Free "Spring Health Fair"

    Better Wellness and You (BWAY) will hold its free Spring Health Fair on Thurs., May 6, from noon to 5:30 pm, in the Audition Center of the Equity Building, 165 W. 46th St., 2nd fl.,

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    PLAYWRIGHTS' CORNER - Conflicting Roles Within Relationships

    In past articles, I've discussed the dramatic implications of a character using different voices because of encountering other characters with whom he or she has contrasting relationships. I've suggested that scripts could be built out of people torn between their loyalties to two or more different people. Certainly ...

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    LONDON CALLING: Tempers Flare in Ads Dispute

    It is unclear why the media has been ignoring British Equity's dispute with the advertising industry, but because of the unofficial news blackout, the public has been unaware until recently that most actors have been refusing work in TV commercials since last September. The strike suddenly hit the front ...

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    RSC's "Tantalus" Links Denver, UK

    The Denver Center Theatre Company and England's Royal Shakespeare Company will mount a $6 million, 15-hour production of "Tantalus," by John Barton, as part of its 2000-1 theatre season.