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    'Practice' May Get ABC Spinoff

    A remark by a top ABC executive at the end of the network's February sweep conference call Tuesday set the town abuzz about a possible offshoot from its veteran legal drama "The Practice."

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    Don't Be a Pigeon! Tips on How to Avoid Scams

    Perhaps theatre con artists don't use the word "pigeon" to describe a target who's ripe for a scam. But the concept is alive and well. And "pigeon" is, regrettably, precisely what many less-seasoned actors become at the hands of the unscrupulous trickster preying on the vulnerabilities of the ...

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    SHOWCASES

    The following acts require booking in advance by submissions or auditions.

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    'Vegas,' 'Dreams' Hit Jackpot at NBC

    NBC has given an early pickup to dramas "Las Vegas" and "American Dreams" for next fall, giving both shows full-season, 22-episode orders.

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    The Skinny

    Schools are back in session, and production has begun in earnest, but that doesn't mean you still can't take time out for yourself.

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    AFTRA Soils Federal Decency Bill

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has challenged Congress' attempt to place heavy fines for indecency on broadcasters and on-air artists, calling the proposed legislation "unconstitutional."

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    Those Ubiquitous Play Readings: Friends or Foes?

    It's seven o'clock on a July evening, and some 40 people have escaped the garment district heat to gather in an air-conditioned space in a loft building on West 36th Street.

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    Wilder

    Loaded with images, "Wilder" at Playwrights Horizons is a whimsical, poetic, atmospheric, sometimes lovely, sometimes just sweaty remembrance of things past.

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    Flynt to Open Upscale Sex Shop in Fla.

    Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is expanding his pornography empire to South Florida, opening an upscale sex shop despite opposition from this city's mayor and others.