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Disney's darlin' 'Aida'

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A contemporary version of “Aida,” the 1871 Verdi opera about the doomed love of an enslaved Ethiopian princess and the Egyptian general who conquered her people, is very much on the front burner as…

ANOTHER OPENING…

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Meanwhile, “Beauty and the Beast” opened Aug. 8 in Toronto, where Disney has booked the 1,964-seat Princess of Wales for five years. The C$17 million ($13 million) production, with its C$88 ($67.67)…

CAPTAIN'S LOG

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We wouldn't think of sending Noises Off to Toronto without dropping in on Garth Drabinsky to pester him about “Show Boat.” So far, the producer has pushed back the date he believes the show will…

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SEPARATED AT WORTH

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Hollywood works on hype, so the best way to land a job is to spread the word that you're landing a job. If you want the rumor mill to start disseminating the news that you're in line for a post at…

RAIDERS OF THE SONG CATALOGS

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Freddie Gershon and Stephen Swid, who with Allen & Co. own the upstart performing rights organization SESAC, have already surprised ASCAP and BMI by swiping Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan. Gershon has…

Street still slumbering

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The summer dol-drums lingered on Broadway during Week 10 of the season (July 31-Aug. 6), with receipts down a slight 2.2% to $7,539,798, and paid attendance down 1.6% to 165,474. Only five shows made…

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