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    Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert

    The enormously popular series of Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert is beginning its fourth season at City Center under the aegis of a new artistic director, Kathleen Marshall. And one of Marshall's chief duties, it would seem, is to field myriad questions about where the series is

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    STAGE & SCREEN: Functional Dysfunction

    Del Shores, Olivia Newton-John, and Delta Burke bring their Sordid Lives to the screen as a family of

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    OPEN MIKES AND SHOWCASES

    A survey of clubs, theatres, and other venues that are "open" to unsolicited comedy acts in varying degrees. Most allow performers to sign up on the night of performance; some require submissions and/or auditions, often well in advance of

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    Nadler Foresees Floor Battle to Save NEA

    Calls Speaker Newt Gingrich's Anti-Arts Stand a "Bluff"By Roger

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    Bit Parts: Brian Murray Watch

    For a while there, it looked as though there'd be no spring show starring the omnipresent Brian Murray. "Mud, River, Stone" came and went at Playwrights Horizons last December with no announcement as to the actor's next gig.

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    Tonys to Mull Eligibility of "Cabaret" Revival

    The travails of the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Cabaret" are not yet over. After a nearly two-year search for an appropriate home, which finally landed the musical at the former Henry Miller Theatre on 43rd Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, the Broadway company's production may not ...

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    Casting Changes...

    Cherry Jones will return to the New York stage in March when "Tongue of a Bird" comes to the Public Theater. She is currently starring in the Los Angeles Mark Taper Forum production of the play with Marian Seldes and Diane Venora. Her co-stars will not reprise their roles on ...

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    Unity Fest Presents One-ActsFestival Meeting

    Theater Resources Unlimited is sponsoring an upcoming meeting, "The Artistic Reasons and Economic Realities of Play Festivals" on June 25 at 7:30 pm., at Plays For Living, 505 8th Ave. (at 34th), 22nd floor. The evening will feature several representatives from such venues as the New York International Fringe ...

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    PROFILE: Weill's Body - Kurt Weill wrote songs that laugh to keep from crying. The orphaned Happy End inspired some of his best.

    I hate playing favorites and composing "best of" lists, and I studiously avoided the temptation last year to engage in such fast-food journalism as a new century and a new millennium supposedly dawned on us (that's next year, if you

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    Memorial Services

    A memorial service will be held for Jerome Robbins on Mon., Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm at the New York State Theatre at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 63rd Street. Doors open at 7