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    92nd St. Y Offers Professional Discount to 'Broadway Talks'

    Putting together a stage show for a New York audience must be a wonderful, exhilarating experience, right? But if that's the case, why is it so often described as a horrible torture? Panels of theatre professionals will attempt to answer that question this spring in a new series at ...

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    comedy contest

    Stand-Up New York is holding a variety of comedy contests: funniest lawyer, doctor, teacher, gay & lesbian, etc. Top prize includes paid booking at Stand-Up New York. For contest information, call Bob Anzell at (212) 877-4766.

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    A new reading series at the Blue Heron Arts Center

    A new reading series at the Blue Heron Arts Center, produced by Back Stage contributor Leslie (Hoban) Blake, will introduce New York theatregoers to characters and themes of Canada.

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    RSC's Henry VI Is Black

    Black actors in Shakespeare? Hardly a revolutionary concept. African-Americans were in Richard III in New York in 1821. Nevertheless, there has been more than a ripple of interest in the Royal Shakespeare Company's decision to cast David Oyelowo in the title role of Henry VI, which opens in Stratford-upon-Avon ...

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    New York Announces Governor's Arts Awardees

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote and Ballet Master Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet will be among the recipients of the 2000 Governor's Arts Awards, to be presented Mon., Nov. 20 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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    Eq, "sesame st. live," ut

    11/10 at 1PM at Capital Theater, 50 W. 200 S., Salt Lake City, UT.

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    Actors' Equity Honors Rosetta LeNoire

    Veteran actress Rosetta LeNoire will receive the Paul Robeson Award presented annually by Actors' Equity Associ-ation. The award honors those artists who are committed to the struggle for social justice and equality. Throughout her career, spanning close to 75 years, LeNoire has fought against racial discrimination.

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    cross-gender "guys & dolls"

    2/11 from 11AM-5PM and 5-7PM at Harlequin Studios, 203 W. 46 St., NYC.

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    The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

    Reviewed by Victor Gluck

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