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    Dolginoff's 'Body' of Work Heading to Broadway

    A forthcoming musical about Jesse "The Body" Ventura has a very important moral to impart: Success often hinges entirely on a person's stubborn refusal to be intimidated by long odds. Not only is that message apparent in the central story of Ventura, the iconoclastic wrestler-turned-Minnesota-governor, but it is just ...

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    Menzel to Take '42' from Connecticut to Ohio

    One person's loss is another person's gain. Such is also the case with shows.

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    males, de mille's "rodeo"

    Doreen Cafarella, dir. is seeking male dancers for Agnes de Mille's "Rodeo." Northern Ballet Theatre (formerly Granite State Ballet Company), prod'r. Rehearses March 6-24; runs March 24, April 7, and April 20 in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Competitive salaries. Contact Doreen Cafarella at (603) 889-8406; or email gsballet ...

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    epa, "fever" nat'l tour

    11/17 at 10AM & 3PM at Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26 St., 6th fl., NYC.

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    So What Else Can You Do?

    There's a phenomenon occurring right now that is hitting summer theatres nationwide: there is a dearth of production people available for hiring this spring. Which leads the clever actor to ponder: How can I use this to my advantage?

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    Invigorating the Text

    Rewriting a classic fable (not simply readapting it) is treading dangerous territory, director Darko Tresnjak concedes. And he'd certainly be in a position to know, having done just that. His re-tooled "Princess Turandot," by 18th century Italian playwright Carlo Gozzi, bowed Off-Broadway at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre on Dec ...

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    The Story's the Thing, Book Musicals Are Back

    Storylines are back! Last season's big Broadway hits were pretty thin in that department. The hottest offering was Contact, a "dance-play" with a slight plot, nary an original song, and not even an orchestra. The rest of the schedule was studded with all-dance shows like Swing and Riverdance, revivals ...

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    "Grease," euro tour

    11/17 at 10AM, 12noon, and 2PM at Stepping Out, 1780 Broadway, 4th fl., NYC.

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    epa, "42nd street," B'way

    11/10 from 10AM-6PM at Carson Studios, 250 W. 54 St., 10th fl., Studio C, NYC, and 11/13 & 11/14 from 10AM-6PM at Nola Studios, 250 W. 54 St., 11th fl., Studio D, NYC.

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    Bargaining Means Flexibility

    William Daniels, Screen Actors Guild national president, in this week's Back Stage exclusive interview, says that the unions will go back to the bargaining table in mid-September with "new proposals."