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    Sir John Gielgud Dies at 96: Final Exit for Actor, Director, Writer, and Theatre Namesake

    Sir John Gielgud, an actor whose name has been synonymous with acting excellence for more than half a century, died Sun., May 21 at his home west of London. He was

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    Quinn Critical Of Board's New Rent Increases

    Christine Quinn represents Manhattan's District 3 on the New York City Council. Running on the West Side roughly from 60th Street to Canal Street, District 3 is the area where most of the city's performing artists work, and many live. With that in mind, Quinn is critical of ...

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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ An American Romance, presented by and at the Road Theatre in the Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood. Through Oct. 27. (818)

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    SAG/NY Slips Past Suit

    A runoff candidate for the national board of directors was prepared to file a lawsuit Wednesday against Screen Actors Guild/New York over election procedures. But a last-minute SAG fax to her attorney moved a possible legal action to the back

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    SAG's Daniels, In New York, Reflects Full Circle

    William Daniels, the Screen Actors Guild's national president, has moved back to New York.

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    Hail A Ride!

    Rod Gill's "Tall Taxi Tales," a play which "exposes the bizarre encounters in rear seats as only New York City hacks can tell it," will be performed in a free reading on Mon., June 16 at the John Houseman Theatre Studio Too, 450 W. 42nd St. Information: (718)

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    DANCE DIARY - Two Tragedies From Italy's Aterballetto

    Aterballetto, currently on an extensive tour of the U.S., recently came to Brooklyn College's Whitman Hall, offering as its main attraction Artistic Director Amedeo Amodio's "Suite From Romeo and Juliet." The company bills itself as Italy's only permanent ballet outside of those attached to opera

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    PROVIDENCE, R - IIt's not a mess of pottage, exactly. But Alias Stage, a 16-year-old leader of Providence's lively "Off Trinity Rep" theatre scene, has just completed its name

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    NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES BROADWAY SHOWS

    Jean Ann Ryan (prod.) will hold auditions for Smokey Joe's Café, Guys and Dolls, and A Cameron Mackintosh Salute. Six-month contracts run on Norwegian Cruise Lines. There is pay.

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    LETTERS: A Few Weeks Ago

    Last week we listed a bit part we're casting in Back Stage West/Drama-Logue for the TV pilot The Aqua Girls (8/6/98). We have gone through Breakdown Services, Ltd. exclusively to cast the rest of the show, but since this is a nice part for a newer ...