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    Larson Heirs Sue, "Rent" Dramaturg Moves to Dismiss

    The heirs of "Rent" author Jonathon Larson have filed suit against a now-familiar opponent, "Rent" dramaturg Lynn Thomson. Thomson, meanwhile, has asked the court to dismiss the suit in a motion for summary

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    Mason Entertains At Voices Party

    Karen Mason and performers from the Broadway and cabaret worlds will perform at a Hearts & Voices party for the raffle drawing of the 1996 Four Corners of the World Sweepstakes at Tatou, 151 E. 50th St., NYC, from 8-11 pm. General admission is $25 in advance, $35 at the door ...

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    LONDON CALLING

    Whither the

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    "Back Stage West," Gina Keena Win BPI Awards

    Back Stage West has won The Donaldson Award, BPI's highest honor given annually for editorial quality and service. Gina Keena, manufacturing and operations director for Back Stage, Back Stage West, and Shoot, has been named a winner of BPI's President's Award for commitment and

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    "Scarlet Pimpernel' Musicians Don't Want to Downsize: Show's Move to Smaller Theatre Would Cut Orchestra by Four

    Local 802, the Association of Musicians of Greater New York, and the producers of "The Scarlet Pimpernel" are crossing swords over the size of the pit orchestra when the downsized musical resumes at the Neil Simon Theatre, Sept. 10. Radio City Entertainment and Ted Forstmann are the "Pimpernel"

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    Learning How to Play the Game How Actors Cope With Casters

    When it comes to commercials, the actors who book consistently understand the importance of building relationships. They also know that managing stress and understanding human nature is as important as anything else when working with casting directors. In short, the actors who book frequently have simply learned how to play ...

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    New York's Fringe Festival: Expect the Unexpected

    To the sound track of "The Exorcist," skaters whirl about in bell-bottoms and halter tops. The glides and leaps serve as both backdrop for and commentary on the pitfalls of growing up--you guessed it--repressed and inauthentic. The usual suspects are at it again: school, church, and

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    Broadway Show League

    In the second week of Broadway Show League Softball action, some teams are already emerging as forces to be reckoned with. The "Ragtime" squad, now 2-0 and leading the league in total runs with 41, beat "Blue Man Group," 20-15. "Side Man" be-bopped and skatted its way to a 2-0 ...

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    Memorial Services

    A memorial service will be held for Jerome Robbins on Mon., Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm at the New York State Theatre at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 63rd Street. Doors open at 7