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    Broadway Box Office High for Holidays

    Broadway box offices had a white-hot Christmas this year, grossing $14,090,973 for the holiday week. The figure is up 18% from last week's tally. Despite the fact that top ticket prices climbed to $80 for Broadway shows this year, the figure falls just short of last year ...

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    SAG Honors Benigni, Paltrow

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES‹Life was beautiful for Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow on Sunday as they emerged big winners during the fifth annual Screen Actors Guild

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    Equity Rejoins Actors' Federation: After Nine-Year Hiatus, A Return to International Fold

    Equity has rejoined the Inter-national Federation of Actors (FIA) nine years after withdrawing from the Geneva-based organization due, primarily, to budgetary

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    Battle for Circle Lease Takes Few Steps in Place

    The fight over the rights to the defunct Circle In The Square theatre's lease has spun a few more circles. Judge Tina L. Brozman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan last week rejected a request by the theatre's many creditors for a hearing to require the ...

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    SAG Revoking Talent Agency's Franchises

    The Screen Actors Guild is in the process of revoking the franchise for talent agency Ambrosio/Mortimer & Associates' New York office, which closed its doors in

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    CLEVELAND, OHIO - The Cleveland Play House International Theatre Exchange recently played host to the Hungarian National Theatre in Miskolc and the American premiere of Hungarian playwright Pƒter M†ller's Gloomy Sunday, June 5-7. In turn, The Play House will visit Miskolc and Budapest in June 1999, to perform Steve ...

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    Theatre Befriends Computers

    Time-pressured Designers See a Metamorphosis in the

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    Ms. Smith Goes to Washington

    The performance artist Anna Deavere Smith is continuing work on a performance piece and a book about the White House press corps and the presidency in the wake of a minor media flap caused by her presence on Air Force One.

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    NEWS - From Bad to Diverse SAG Prez Masur on the Guild's Minority Stats

    "We're not saying that Screen Actors Guild employment rates among ethnic minorities, seniors, or women have to reflect their precise numbers in the population," said SAG president Richard Masur in a recent intervew. "But we are concerned that these groups are not seeing themselves in a meaningful way--in some ...

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    LAUGHING MATTERS : Make Mine Group Steps

    I'M REALLY EXCITED at the number of performers who have been paying their dues for the past four or five years who are now starting to get their big breaks. Most of them I first saw in group shows or contests. I prefer group shows because they provide a ...