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    Jerome Foundation Assists 16 NYC Institutions

    The Jerome Foundation recently allotted grants to 16 New York City arts institutions. The grants range from $7,500 to $80,000, and will support projects in theatre, dance, cyber-arts, music, playwriting, poetry, visual arts, multi-media, and

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    "Fantasticks" Nears 16,000; Seeks Alums

    On Fri., Dec. 18, "The Fantasticks," the show billed as the world's longest running musical, will celebrate its 16,000th performance. While his publicity office is seeking to gather the production's acting alumni for a media event, producer Lore Noto took time this week to reflect back on ...

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    Tony Nominations Are Pro-"Life"

    The press conference announcing the 1996-97 annual Tony Award nominations was full of "Life"--12 nominations full, in fact. "The Life," the musical about prostitutes and pimps plying their trade in a pre-Disney Times Square, reaped a dozen nods from the Tony Nominating Committee--the most of any production this season.

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    "Young, Gifted and Black" Off-Broadway

    A Place in the Sun Productions is presenting "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," by Robert Nemiroff, directed by Victoria Ward, for an Off-Broadway run at the Victoria 5 Theater in Harlem, Feb. 7-March

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    "VICTOR/VICTORIA"

    The American Musical Theatre will hold Equity and non-Equity auditions for Victor/Victoria, a Broadway musical. Dir. Seth Reines. Non-Equity rehearsals start Apr. 9. Equity rehearsals start Apr. 30. Performances run May 17-June 3. There is pay for non-Equity performers.

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    ACTORS' TAXES: Deducting Taxes and Interest

    Last week we began to talk about Itemized Deductions by explaining the medical deductions available to you. This week we'll continue with Itemized Deductions by discussing the deductibility of certain

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    "DOWNFALL"

    Jay Robert Jennings (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Downfall, a 35mm film about the rise and fall of a Hollywood producer. Five-week shoot starts Feb. 25. Copy and credit provided. There is no pay.

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    "THE VIAGRA MONOLOGUES"

    Gary Blumsac (prod.) is accepting submissions for The Viagra Monologues, a play giving the Adam answer to Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues". Dir. Dan Studney. Rehearsals start Feb. 17. Performances run Mar. 15-Apr. 15 at the Hudson Backstage.

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    PLACES, PLEASE: The Stage Manager's Job in the Theatre

    When a performance goes well it all looks so easy to the audience. Even in the most elaborate Broadway musical, scenery whirls out of view, the lighting changes, performers make their entrances and exits, oh so "effortlessly." No one knows that fact better than the people in charge of making ...

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    RSC's "Tantalus" Links Denver, UK

    The Denver Center Theatre Company and England's Royal Shakespeare Company will mount a $6 million, 15-hour production of "Tantalus," by John Barton, as part of its 2000-1 theatre season.