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    The Festivals: Stratford and Shaw

    Though they're not geographically in Toronto, the Stratford and Shaw festivals are an important part of Toronto theatre life. Operating from April through November, the festivals--each a few hours' drive from Downtown--amount to our classical rep companies.

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    Theatre District Rezoning Endures CPC Review

    The controversial city plan to re-zone the theatre district, which will come before the full City Council this summer, is still with the City Planning Commission and was scheduled for another hearing on Wed., May 27 just as Back Stage was going to

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    Director Clubs "Caveman" for Share of the Hunt

    Rob Becker is defending more than just the caveman these days.

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    On the Road: "Funny Girl" Is Broadway Bound

    "Funny Girl" opened in Pittsburgh, PA, on Oct. 1, launching a 30-city national road tour ideally culminating in a Broadway opening this spring. This is the first major mounting of the famed Jule Styne-Bob Merrill show since the mid-1960s when the smash musical hit Broadway, ran for three years, and ...

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    PSM, "PERFECT CRIME"

    Poet-Star Visual is hiring a production stage manager for the long-running Off-Broadway thriller "Perfect Crime," on an Off-Broadway C Contract paying $616/week. Position would begin ASAP. Seeking someone with strong directorial as well as technical skills. Fax (212) 779-2394, or drop off a resume to: Catherine Russell, General Manager ...

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    Tony Forecast

    It's been a banner year for Broadway. Box-office receipts top last year's figures, attendance is way up, and the Broadway houses are practically all lit. And, despite the fact that people in the industry are complaining that, critically, it's been a mediocre season (sure, not every one ...

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