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    BISTRO BITS: With One Look

    Making her official Cafe Carlyle debut, Betty Buckley once again proves why she remains one of today's most popular drawing cards‹on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at all points in between. Always a force to be reckoned with, this time out Buckley has chosen a mixed bag of tunes and ...

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    SAG/NY's Prez, Chair Discuss Nominees

    Last week, Back Stage published an article about seven actors running as an independent slate for the New York and national boards of Screen Actors Guild. We received several phone calls and letters from candidates responding to the article. To assure a balance, this week we'll discuss SAG/NY ...

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    Artists Eye Stage Smoke

    Actors' Equity Association and the musicians of Local 802 are both currently working to assure members' safety when they're exposed to Broadway stages' smoke and fog. Each union is combining its efforts with the League of American Theatres and

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    BISTRO BITS

    'Da Noise, 'da Talent, 'da

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    Mid-Coast CUES- Lyric Opera's Krainik to Retire

    Ardis Krainik, the brilliant general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago for 15 years, will retire next April 30 at the conclusion of Lyric Opera's 1997 fiscal year. Krainik, who underwent surgery last summer, cited reasons of health for her voluntary

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    "Playbill" Exits "Cabaret," Returns As "Showbill"

    Come to the "Cabaret," but don't come with a program. That was the wish of British director Sam Mendes, who--in his quest to preserve the verisimilitude of his current Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Kander-Ebb musical--instructed ushers to hand out Playbills at the end of the show, rather ...

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    DANCE DIARY

    The Artistry of

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    AFTRA Delays Recommending SAG Merger Some Leaders Concerned Over Balking, Budget, and Health Plan

    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) hopes to decide in October whether to recommend that its 30,000 members merge with the 90,000-member Screen Actors Guild (SAG). AFTRA's national board met in plenary session last weekend, agreeing to a joint SAG-AFTRA national board meeting in ...

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    CRITIC'S PICKS

    € Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, presented by the Denver Center Company at the Ricketson Theatre, Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, 14th and Curtis Streets, Denver. Through Mar. 4. (800)

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    SAG Nods: Nicholson, Hunt, NBC

    Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt were once again told that their big screen performances were "As Good as It Gets" at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild awards, while "The Full Monty" surprised the crowd with an underdog win for best ensemble