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    DANCE DIARY 1 - 998: The Year to Compete

    You may well ask, "Since the USA International Ballet Competition doesn't take place until June 13-28, 1998, why tell us about it now?" Well, the competition will accept approximately 100 dancers, and since professional dancers and amateurs will be coming from all over the world, if you want to ...

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    Lincoln Center Waives Rent For Small Groups

    Lincoln Center's Community Arts Project (CAP), an outreach program to assist New York's smaller arts organizations, is waiving basic Alice Tully Hall rental charges for eight organizations--representing theatre, music, and dance--chosen from throughout the

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    Merrick Dies in London

    At press time, Back Stage learned that Broadway producer David Merrick died in London on Tues., April 25. He was

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    RANDOM SIGHTINGS: Circle of Friends

    Those of us who love live theatre know it probably will never have the press, publicity, paparazzi, and fan following that film and TV enjoys (and sometimes doesn't). The annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for distinguished theatre achievement poses no popularity threat to the annual Oscars, nor ...

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    Stevenson Hospitalized: Theatre Wing Chair Collapses After Tonys

    Isabelle Stevenson, chair of the American Theatre Wing, spent more than a week in intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery a few hours after the conclusion of the June 4 Tony Awards ceremony.

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    Seldes Wins Evans; Margulies Wins Kingsley

    The 2000 Madge Evans-Sidney Kingsley awards, named for the actress-author couple who established them, were presented Tues., June 27 to Marion Seldes and Donald Margulies.

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    Non-Union "Ape" At Selwyn Irks Labor

    The coalition of theatrical unions formed to coax the new 42nd Street theatres into collective bargaining now has a new focus of concern: The Wooster Group's mounting of Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape" at the Selwyn

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    Herman Receives Hammerstein Award

    Carol Channing presented composer Jerry Herman with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for "Hello, Dolly!," in celebration of that show's 27th anniversary. The award, given annually by the York Theatre Company, was presented at Saint Peter's Church at 619 Lexington Ave. on Mon., May 6. Leslie Uggams, Jane Connell ...

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    GODSPELL

    The flower-children musical Hair (1968) and its G-rated counterpart Godspell (1971) seem to be frequently revived these days, perhaps in reaction to the success of the more recent rock musical phenomenon Rent and its unavailability for licensing. With its amorphous mix of hippie lovefest, vaudevillian camp, and religious themes (adapting ...