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GINGRICH BOOKS KEEP ON COMING

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Just when the publishing biz seems to be newtered to death by two books from House Speaker Newt Gingrich, still another Gingrich book is in the offing. This one, by his lesbian half-sister Candace…

SUMMER B.O. STILL WILTING

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Broadway continued its slide during Week 6 (July 3-9) of the season, with receipts dropping 11.5% to $7,767,382, and paid attendance falling 10.3% to 177,343. “The Play’s the Thing” opened and saw a…

OZ ‘BEAST’ A BEAUTY

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The first offshore production of Disney’s hit musical “Beauty and the Beast” has opened in Melbourne to standing ovations and mostly laudatory notices, while Cameron Mackintosh is in Sydney…

CRITICS’ TALLY

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“Chronicle of a Death Foretold” opened June 15,1995, at the Plymouth Theater to four favorable reviews (Canby, NY. Times; Kuchwara, AP; Sommers, Newhouse Papers; Stearns, USA Today); seven…

H’WOOD’S SOCKO SUMMER

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There were plenty of fireworks at the box office for the Fourth of July holiday frame. Universal’s “Apollo 13″ blasted off with close to $40 million in its first five days of release, and the top…

B.O. falls off

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Receipts and attendance fell during Week 5 (June 26 to July 2) of the season. Total receipts were $8,776,984, down 4.3% from $9,175,174 during Week 4. Paid attendance was 197,778, a 3.4% drop from…

The ‘Fame’ game

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“Fame, the Musical” may indeed be lame (see review, page 44)- the Observer’s Michael Coveney called it “a shame” – but it’s shaping up to be the first really commercial new musical the West End has…

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