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    "CREATURE," MUS'L READING

    Casting for a staged reading of "CREATURE: An Alternative 'Frankenstein.' " Tobin James Mueller, music and lyrics; Tobin and Richmond Shepard, book. This will be the first staged reading of a new musical slated for a large Off-Broadway theatre, March 1997. Readings will be at The John Houseman Theatre, Mon. Dec ...

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    Our Oct 12 winner: We asked readers to connect Mor

    Our Oct 12 winner: We asked readers to connect Morgan "Easy Reader" Freeman to Dennis "Easy Rider" Hopper and received a number of responses from readers who could do it in one link. Our favorite was from Daniel McCoy of Los Angeles. His link-up: Dennis Hopper starred in Apocalypse Now ...

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    CENTERSTAGE

    How Do You Get To Be an

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    CHICAGO CUES

    A "Moon" Well

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    DANCE DIARY - A Merry, Crowd-Pleasing "Widow"

    Ronald Hynd's evening-length ballet The Merry Widow, which is based on the Franz Lehar operetta, was originally staged for The Australian Ballet in 1975. The production has since been acquired by The National Ballet of Canada, The Vienna State Ballet, and The La Scala Ballet in

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    Broadway Season '98-'99 Sets Box Office Record

    This past year on Broadway began somewhat inauspiciously. Shortly after the season's start in June, just a month after the League of American Theatres and Producers released Broadway's record-breaking box office and attendance figures for '97-'98, a freakish construction accident at Four Times Square forced the closure ...

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    Film Festival Features World Premieres

    The 35th annual New York Film Festival will feature 28 films, some of which are world premieres. The festival opens Sept. 26, and will run through Oct. 12 at Lincoln

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    Juilliard Halfway to $100M Goal

    Juilliard's five-year, $100 million capital campaign, the largest in the history of performing arts conservatories, has already raised $51 million. The monies will be used for a series of initiatives, including increasing scholarship aid and faculty salaries, commissioning and producing new works, and renovating the school's building at ...

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    Doris Duke Doles Out $11.5 Million

    The New York City based Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Center/African Diaspora Institute won $1 million grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to solidify its role as a leading commissioner, producer, and presenter of traditional and contemporary artists of African descent by creating an

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    Callaway Awards

    Actors' Equity has awarded its 1998 Joe Callaway Awards to Zo" Wanamaker and Liev Schreiber. Presented on Jan. 8, prizes honor the best performances in a classic play, and carry a $1,000 cash