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    Theatre District Rezoning Endures CPC Review

    The controversial city plan to re-zone the theatre district, which will come before the full City Council this summer, is still with the City Planning Commission and was scheduled for another hearing on Wed., May 27 just as Back Stage was going to

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    Drama Desk Offers Free Panel on "Revisals'

    The Drama Desk will host a panel on reworking old shows. Titled "I've Heard That Song Before: Revivals, Revisals & Revusicals," the event will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at New Dramatists, 424 W. 44

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    Broadway Box Office Blasts Off After Tonys

    This year's Tony Award telecast may have scored lower on the Neilsen TV ratings than last year's, but the broadcast seems to have had an effect. Grosses rose for 27 shows on Broadway in the week ending June 11, and remained virtually flat for three other productions. Only ...

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    Playwriting Is Kids' Stuff

    This time of year means one very special thing to many schoolkids-graduation-but some lucky students have something even more exciting to anticipate. It is the season when young playwrights will be honored for their

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    "Wise Guys'Off, "Ragtime' House for Sale

    "Wise Guys," Stephen Sond-heim's latest musical, with a libretto by John Weidman, will not open in April, as previously announced. The producers, Roger Berlind, Dodger Theatricals, Scott Rudin, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, confirmed the cancellation last week after completion of three weeks of work-in-progress presentations ...

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    Face to Face: Bill Russell Writes a "Side Show" for Broadway

    Loosely based on the kinky lives of the Hilton Sisters-- Siamese twins who made a splash on the vaudeville circuit in the 1930s--Broadway's "Side Show" is a dark, at moments Dickensian, treatment of the freak. It's a daring concept, to be played out on Oct. l6, when the ...

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    BREAKOUT TALENT: Kirsten Dunst - Natural Transitions

    Few 17-year-olds can boast a 14-year career, not to mention one that has provided audiences with such an impressive variety of interesting work. But more remarkable than the longevity of Kirsten Dunst's career is the actress' almost seamless transition from child star into mature young actress. Though many child ...