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    Tony Forecast

    It's been a banner year for Broadway. Box-office receipts top last year's figures, attendance is way up, and the Broadway houses are practically all lit. And, despite the fact that people in the industry are complaining that, critically, it's been a mediocre season (sure, not every one ...

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    PSM, "PERFECT CRIME"

    Poet-Star Visual is hiring a production stage manager for the long-running Off-Broadway thriller "Perfect Crime," on an Off-Broadway C Contract paying $616/week. Position would begin ASAP. Seeking someone with strong directorial as well as technical skills. Fax (212) 779-2394, or drop off a resume to: Catherine Russell, General Manager ...

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    On the Road: "Funny Girl" Is Broadway Bound

    "Funny Girl" opened in Pittsburgh, PA, on Oct. 1, launching a 30-city national road tour ideally culminating in a Broadway opening this spring. This is the first major mounting of the famed Jule Styne-Bob Merrill show since the mid-1960s when the smash musical hit Broadway, ran for three years, and ...

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    Bessies Bestowed on Downtown's Best

    The audience howled with delight as dancer-choreographer Doug Elkins masterfully mimicked Mark Morris, gallivanting about the stage in a long, curly wig, attempting to stage movements for aria-singing Varla Jean Merman (the creation of drag artist Jeffrey T. Roberson). Later, Elkins had spectators convulsing with laughter as he swatted the ...

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    NABET Rejects ABC Contract

    The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) has rejected the most recent contract offer by the ABC Television Network, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. The "no" vote represents a wide majority of the union's membership. It is the first major development in the protracted labor ...

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    Strike's New Targets: Pickets continue as feds arrange N.Y. meet.

    At the request of federal mediators, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists will send their chief negotiators to New York on June 13 to meet with ad industry representatives for the first time in two months. SAG president William Daniels, however, has cautioned that ...

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    First Time's a "Beauty" - Writer Alan Ball's experience with his first produced screenplay, American Beauty, couldn't have been better.

    Alan Ball realizes he's been extremely fortunate. After all, most writers, especially those having their first film script produced, are not able to participate in the project once their screenplay has been optioned. Ball is one of those rare exceptions. As the Oscar-nominated writer of American Beauty, he not ...

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    "THE PASSING"

    Earl Berman (prod.) is seeking a D.P./camera operator, art director, production manager, sound engineer, gaffer, grips, makeup artist, set decorator, wardrobe person, and P.A.s for The Passing, a digital film. Shoot starts Apr. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is deferred pay. Send resumé by Mar ...

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    BIT PARTS - Getting The Word Out

    Sherry Eaker, Editor in Chief of Back Stage, joins a group of other communications pros to help NYC theatres solve the problem of "Getting the Word Out." They'll instruct theatre execs on how to get noticed, especially if producing on a limited