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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 ...

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    BMI Workshop Seeks Future Harts, Rodgerses, Larsons

    The BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, a popular two-year residency program which brings together composers and lyricists to work under the guidance of experienced professionals, is accepting

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    LAUGHING MATTERS: Up From the Ashes

    When Catch a Rising Star closed a few weeks ago, some talented performers had to start from scratch and quickly race to find other venues. Rather than let the setback stop them, I'm happy to say some of these very funny and talented performers have landed on their feet ...

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    LONDON BY GEORGE

    The actress' lot was not a happy one when, by a royal decree issued in 1669, they were first allowed to perform onstage. Acting certainly wasn't respectable, and by and large was not profitable; these vulnerable women worked for short wages, were sexually exploited, and were often reviled as ...

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    NY NOTES : OUT OF TOWN - Rebel Redux

    Theatrical triumphs and judicial disappointments mark the beginning of the dog days in the Baked

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: Dylan Baker - Pursuit of "Happiness"

    Let's get one thing straight. Dylan Baker is not the same man you see on-screen in Todd Solondz's Happiness, an alternately comedic and highly disturbing film in which Baker portrays Bill Maplewood, a seemingly normal family man who does the unthinkable when he begins sexually molesting his 11-year-old ...

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    DANCE DIARY - The Ailey: First-Time "Fin de Siecle"

    Donald Byrd's "Fin de Siecle" (end of the century), was given its world premiere by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, during the company's recent season at City Center. Did this work ever turn out to be a

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    Bistro Bits - Honor, Truth, and Artistry

    I A RECENT COLUMN, I MAINTAINED THAT SONGS should be performed with the writers' original lyrics. Good lyricists expend a lot of time and talent to get it right; if you think a song is worthy of being performed, the least you can do is honor the work and judgment ...

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    DCA's Chapin Keeps the Faith

    Schuyler Chapin has made one thing clear: he's a political optimist. In the first five months of 1999, the chairman of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs has walked the positive road even while seeing his agency bombarded from both sides of city