Monday, January 14, 2002 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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'Fantasticks' Will Trip the Lights No More by JAMES BARRON

After 17,162 performances, "The Fantasticks" closed on Sunday night. Now theatergoers can only try to remember. And to stop spelling words that end in "istic" with a K.

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METRO MATTERS

Leaving Art to Critics, Not Mayors

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Greenberg plays usher in SCR venue

Opening night will culminate a month of opening celebrations
South Coast Repertory will close its second theater and usher in its new 336-seat venue with two new plays by Richard Greenberg, the company's most produced contemporary playwright.

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Archive Import - Comment

Last night's performance of The Fantasticks was held dearly by all in attendance. There was a lot of coverage on it, but what was not said was that this show is so important to so many careers in many ways. There are many Matts and Luisas who got their Equity card on Sullivan Street. There are many actors who at times were in between jobs and popped back into the show for a few weeks to get some pocket money and their health benefit weeks. That's the kind of producer Lore Noto is. The Fantasticks was a business... but it was a family business. And the world is a little sadder today, but grateful that we had 42 years to cherish it.

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Canon to open 'War Letters'

World premiere based on Carroll's bestselling book

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'Women' taped for PBS

Roundabout Theater Company's production to air May 29

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Durable, & Funny To Boot

It's a 1915 comedy about an 1880s family that's mustier than a boot-shop cellar. Yet this latest revival of Harold Brighouse's "Hobson's Choice" is a delightfully entertaining period piece …

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ROBBINS' TWOFER BY NYCB by CLIVE BARNES

JEROME Robbins may have been a king on Broadway but with New York City Ballet he was never more than a crown prince. But what a crown prince!

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Attenborough leaves RSC for top job at Almeida

[Thanks to Leanna for the link!]

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