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    Bit Parts - Roxie's Curse

    People of a superstitious bent have grounds to believe that the role of Roxie Hart in the Kander & Ebb musical "Chicago" carries with it a certain amount of bad luck. Shortly after the show originally opened on Broadway in 1975, co-star Gwen Verdon had to miss a month or so of performances because of throat problems; she was replaced as Roxie for that period by Liza

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    Fed Forsees Royalty Pact; SAG Remains Cautious

    Screen Actors Guild officials returned Friday from Geneva after a series of meetings on international royalties for actors. The guild execs were brief and cautious in their remarks on a possible new pact, while a federal official who attended forsees an agreement some time next

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    Kit Kat "Klubs" Roundabout, Durst

    The Kit Kat Klub, the original home of Broadway's 1998 hit revival of "Cabaret," has filed a lawsuit against the Durst Organization and the Roundabout Theatre, claiming breach of contract. The Kit Kat Klub is said to have wanted to extend "Cabaret"'s run there, while Roundabout maintains it ...

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    Three Theatres, Offering Intimate Settings, Re-open

    Three newly refurbished theatres are inaugurating their seasons, each house reflecting a widening and diverse audience for live entertainment in small, intimate spaces. They are the West Bank Caf 's renovated downstairs stage, renamed The Laurie Beechman Theatre in honor of the late cabaret singer; the Educational Alliance's Mazer ...

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    Ovitz Selling Troubled Talent Firm

    One-time Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz, whose attempt at a comeback was a multimillion-dollar failure, is selling his troubled talent management company.

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    Actors Make Movies, Too: Sound Judgments

    Ever since 1927, when "The Jazz Singer" wowed audiences by combining sound with picture for the first time, filmgoers have demanded better and higher quality sound for their dollar. Today, viewers expect stereo—if not a 5.1 digital surround mix—as a given when they see a movie. For ...

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    Out of Thin Air

    Performers often rely on makeup, wigs, sets, props, lights, music, or even fellow cast members to help create a world onstage. But what if you have too little of that?

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    What Dreams May Come

    Tracy Young and Chris Wells leave the Actor's Gang to mount Dreamplay--and to dream of new theatrical forms.

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    AFTRA vs. AFTRA

    Union Takes On Pension & Health Trustees