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    A Life in the Theatre: Recalling 20 Years of Back Stage

    Let me open by wishing all of you a very happy New Year. And, begging a bit of self-indulgence, wishing myself a hearty congratulations! Friday, January 3, 1997, marks my 20th year as editor of Back Stage. Twenty years may seem like a long time in one position, but you ...

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    Notable Passings

    In 1996 the performing arts community bade farewell to its own, from Jonathan Larson, 35, to George Burns, 100. We will also miss:

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    Encores! Scores a Fund Via Weisslers

    Barry and Fran Weissler, producers of the current revival of "Chicago"-- the first City Center Encores! production to transfer to Broadway--have created a fund to ensure that that show won't be the last unearthed musical to benefit from the popular

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    Goodman Optimistic About Tax Break For Broadway

    State Sen. Roy Goodman (R-Manhattan) said last week that he was optimistic about proposed legislation which could exempt Broadway producers from New York City's 4% share of the state sales and use

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    "XIRA"

    Colin Plank (prod.) is accepting submissions for Xira, a digital short about four teen popstar superhero girls who kick ass and rock. Four-day shoot starts Mar. 9. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAYS

    LJMI Productions is seeking feature-length comedy, thriller, and horror screenplays, one location preferred, also seeking writer to develop concept for future production. There is deferred pay. Send script or writing sample to P.O. Box 461075, L.A., CA 90046.

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    Bistro Bits - Then and Now

    I FIRST SAW MARCIA LEWIS IN THE SHORT-LIVED 1972 Off-Broadway show "God Bless Coney," in which she played a character called Toula Gefilte. I have very fond memories of that performance, a brilliant musical comedy turn. A few years later, she did a virtuoso cabaret act at several clubs around ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

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    SAG-AFTRA Act On Merger Road

    Repre-sentatives of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists met this week in Nashville to further discuss a proposed merger of the two