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    NABET Rejects ABC Contract

    The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) has rejected the most recent contract offer by the ABC Television Network, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. The "no" vote represents a wide majority of the union's membership. It is the first major development in the protracted labor ...

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    REVIEWS

    THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF

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    Bessies Bestowed on Downtown's Best

    The audience howled with delight as dancer-choreographer Doug Elkins masterfully mimicked Mark Morris, gallivanting about the stage in a long, curly wig, attempting to stage movements for aria-singing Varla Jean Merman (the creation of drag artist Jeffrey T. Roberson). Later, Elkins had spectators convulsing with laughter as he swatted the ...

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    Tax Exemption for B'wy Producers Stalls in Senate

    Proposed state legislation which could exempt Broadway producers from a city sales tax, approved by the Assembly on Aug. 4, has evidently stalled in the Senate. Unless the Senate reconsiders the bill in a special session later this year, the legislation--which could save producers as much as $1 million a ...

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    Franks' Ballpark

    Jerry Franks knows the talent business from both sides: He worked for a time as an agent for Metropolitan Talent, though he's best known as the award-winning casting director of Bagdad Caf and as the former head of talent at 20th Century Fox

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    SUMMER EVENTS

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    SAG Responds To Anti-Mergerites And WIPO

    Actors signing a petition opposed to the SAG-AFTRA merger "are misinformed," according to John Sucke, executive director of the Screen Actors Guild's New York office. Sucke rebutted the document's major implications in a Back Stage interview on Mon., Feb.

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    Broadway Box Office High for Holidays

    Broadway box offices had a white-hot Christmas this year, grossing $14,090,973 for the holiday week. The figure is up 18% from last week's tally. Despite the fact that top ticket prices climbed to $80 for Broadway shows this year, the figure falls just short of last year ...