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    Broadway B.O. Hits Half a Billion $$

    Broadway attracted nearly 10.6 million paying customers during the 1996-97 season, generating record box office receipts of nearly half a billion dollars, according to figures recently released by the League of American Theatres and

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    NEWS WIRE - SAG Supports "Brent's Rule"

    The Screen Actors Guild's national board of directors unanimously passed a motion vowing to work with other labor unions in the entertainment industry to establish a maximum 12-hour workday.

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    OPINION: "West Side Story" Rouses Democracy In Liberal Amherst

    A group of students and parents in Amherst, Mass., last week called for their regional high school to cancel its production of "West Side Story." They argued that the 1957 Stephen Sondheim-Leonard Bernstein musical demeans Puerto

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    U.S. Mayors Support Arts Funding

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors has made federal arts funding one of its top four priorities for

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    DANCE DIARY

    Celebrating American

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    Going Through Changes

    Coming home on the plane from the Actors Theatre of Louisville's New Play Festival last month, I happened to be sitting near the agent of one of the produced playwrights. When I asked him to explain the author's intention in a couple of scenes which didn't quite ...

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    Pew Eyes Nat'l Culture

    The Pew Charitable Trusts plans to spend some 40% of its $50 million budget over the next five years to shape a national cultural

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    Helen Hayes Displays "Passion" For Signature

    There was a great deal of "Passion" on display at the 1997 Helen Hayes Awards, which honor theatre in the Washington, D.C. area. The Signature Theatre production of the Stephen Sondheim musical walked away with five trophies, including wins for best direction of a musical (Eric D. Schaeffer), best ...

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    "CURRENCY"

    Leona Whitney Beatty (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Currency, a 16mm film for LMU. Three-day shoot starts Mar. 9. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.