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A Novella Idea

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Composer Bob Telson hasn't been on Broadway since “The Gospel at Colonus” in 1988, and that's too long, but he'll be back soon. Telson has collaborated with director/choreographer Graciela Daniele on…

Webs Wheeze Over License Fees

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The major networks are seeing red – or rather, worrying about seeing it on their financial statements – over the license fees paid to renew long-running hit series, an issue that's quietly become one…

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The Deputy

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Music Theater Intl. chairman Freddie Gershon has moved quickly to replace his irreplaceable lieutenant, Greg Smith, who died in late January, and the choice was the most logical one: Stephen Spiegel…

Call Her 'Madam'

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The sophomore season of City Center's “Encores!” series – semi-staged concert versions of neglected musicals – kicked off Feb. 16 with a lively reading of Irving Berlin, Howard Lindsay and Russel…

Biz Gains; 'Beast' 648g

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With two new on board, the slate's take jumped during Week 37 (Feb. 6-12). Receipts totaled $6,190,973, a 5.9% hike. Attendance for the 19 shows totaled 145,348, a 12.4% improvement. Almost every…

Wayne And William

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Wayne Wang, who opened his new Miramax film “Smoke” at the Berlin Film Festival, used the time to land a star for his next film, “The Big Nowhere” for United Artists. Among the cast members taking…

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