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    PROFILE: Security Risk - Director John Boorman goes out on a limb for the performing and production teams he assembles.

    Director/writer/producer John Boorman has made movies about subjects as diverse as a calamitous river-rafting journey through the American backwoods in Deliverance to the ancient myth of King Arthur in Excalibur to an autobiographical child's-eye view of WWII in Hope and Glory. With The General, he branches out ...

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    Creating a Successful Cabaret Show

    A cabaret show is the product of many elements: direction, musical direction, theme, choice of material, venue, technical direction, how you present yourself (what you wear, flyers, photos), and marketing (attracting an audience). In a successful cabaret show, none of these can be

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    Unfinished Silvercup Adds "Riverside' to TV Schedule

    "Riverside," ABC-TV's hour-long, second season replacement series for January, has begun production at Silvercup Studios East, even before the facility's five new soundstages have been completed. "Riverside," set in a fictional New York City hospital, joins "Now and Again," the new primetime dramatic series produced by Paramount for ...

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    Critic's Picks

    - ACME Schmacme, presented by and at the ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. Through July 25. (213)

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    VOTER - Don Nelson's Busy Year

    Between Sept. 1, 1996 and Aug. 31, 1997, 250 theatre productions in Los Angeles County registered for Ovation consideration. Ovation voter Don Nelson saw 202 of them. Roughly calculating, that means Nelson saw an average of four shows a week--sometimes all on the weekend, in various matinees and occasional morning ...

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    A.R.T./NY Offers Grants for Small Theatres

    The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./NY) has received a first-year gift of $40,000 to create a new fund for general operating grants to small

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    GOD'S GIFT: Acting is in F. Murray Abraham's bones, but he still takes it with a grain of salt.

    If any actor belies the myth of the overnight success, it must be F. Murray Abraham, who received a Best Actor Oscar for his searing performance as Salieri in 1984's Amadeus but soon returned to the grind of being a busy character actor onstage and in films and

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    - DANCE DIARY Pilar Rioja: Enthralling Spanish Dance

    Wherever in the world would you find a Spanish dance soloist who can return to New York for 24 seasons and not only hold audiences enthralled, but manage a two-month

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    LETTERS: A Few Weeks Ago

    Last week we listed a bit part we're casting in Back Stage West/Drama-Logue for the TV pilot The Aqua Girls (8/6/98). We have gone through Breakdown Services, Ltd. exclusively to cast the rest of the show, but since this is a nice part for a newer ...