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    Curtain Closes On Costly "Capeman" Caper

    After 10 years of work, 59 previews, four directors, and umpteen bad notices, the Paul Simon musical, "The Capeman," has posted a closing notice. The show will leave the Marquis Theatre on March 28. The show's $11 million price tag makes it the most costly failure in Broadway

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    Oh, the Things We Do

    So this is me: an actor, living in a world supported by dreams that is hard to understand, harder to explain, and hardest—but far grander than all other options—to live in. It is a lifestyle fueled by the ridiculous. But for those of us in the know, it ...

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    Lars Hansen to Head Theatre

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    Actors We Love: John Allsopp - Edgy All-American

    An actor with All-American good looks and a nice-guy disposition is often envied by his colleagues because he gets first crack at those coveted leading-man roles. But an actor who has the aforementioned virtues, and can also knock off second-banana and character roles with equal aplomb, seems especially enviable. One ...

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    SUMMER EVENTS

    By T.M.

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    DCA in Funding Struggle - Handcuffed by Mayor, Agency Still Reaching Out to Arts Groups

    New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)‹shackled by a budget-cutting mayor who's battling a generous city council‹has been suffering its chains with grace, still trying to offer a limited helping hand to arts

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    Actors We Love: Maggie Cheung - Enigma Variations

    Though she has been discovered and re-discovered by Hong Kong and international audiences time and again, it seems that Maggie Cheung will never be fully revealed. As frenetically comic in the stylishly hyberbolic action films that made her home-town industry famous as she is dramatically compelling in foreign art-house fare ...

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    Money Matters

    The Actors' Fund of America invites show-biz pros to attend five free Monday evening seminars covering money management issues for

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE: CASTING DEADLINE WILL CHANGE

    Beginning next week, the deadline for all casting notices submitted to Back Stage West/Drama-Logue will be Monday at 6 p.m. if sent by fax or mail for that Thursday's issue. In other words, the casting deadline for the issue of Thursday, Aug. 6 will be Monday, Aug ...

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    Morris Dance Group To Build Brooklyn Center: $5 Million, 3-Story Facility To Include Theatre, Low-Rental Studios

    The Mark Morris Dance Group is constructing a $5 million center in Brooklyn to include a large studio convertible into a 100-to-200-seat theatre, two small rehearsal studios that will also be available to outside groups for low rents, and a school in which Morris will teach dancers "interested in longer