Monday, June 28, 2004 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Tony Winner Assassins to Close Early, July 18

The musical revival had been booking through September 12. At the time it closes, the production will have played 26 previews and 93 performances.

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CDs: Sister Act by Ken Mandelbaum

ANKLES AWEIGH (Decca Broadway)

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NEW DRAMA IN BROADWAY STRIKE TALKS By MICHAEL RIEDEL and ED ROBINSON

Call it an intermission.
Talks between and Actors' Equity and Broadway producers broke down late last night, putting strike talks in limbo.

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Biz off; 'Big River' 348g

Road grosses dropped 2.8% to $13,040,925 during Week 3 (June 14-20), which isn't bad considering the week was without "Urinetown," which ended on June 13, and one of the "Mamma Mia!" compani…

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Doris Dowling, Actress Known for Classic Films of 40's, Dies at 81 By WOLFGANG SAXON

Doris Dowling made an impression as a husky-voiced character actress in movies such as "The Lost Weekend," "The Blue Dahlia" and "Bitter Rice."

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LETTERS

Theaters: The Heart and Soul of Times Square

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Peter Filichia's Diary

How many of the American Film Institute's 100 greatest movie songs can trace their roots to Broadway?

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Doc Ock is in By HENRY CABOT BECK

Here's how the producers of "Spider-Man 2" convinced Alfred Molina, distinguished star of stage and screen, to play a cartoon bad guy with four huge mechanical arms:
They asked.

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Minnelli reinvents her favorite songs BY CHARLES EINSTEIN

Same old material?
"Not to me it's not," Liza Minnelli says. Back in Atlantic City for the first time in three years, she'll be headlining in the new 1,232-seat Concert Venue at Harrah's this weekend.

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THE FRESH AIR FUND

Leguizamo, at 8, Rode Into the Unknown By LILY KOPPEL
As an 8-year-old boy, boarding a bus to stay with a Fresh Air Fund family in Rhode Island, John Leguizamo was petrified.

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A remade 'Shade' By Don Shirley

The 1963 Broadway musical's evolution continues in Pasadena.

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Sunny, chance of rain By Rob Kendt

Director David Lee gets Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' openhearted 1963 musical version of 'The Rainmaker' just right at the Pasadena Playhouse.
With Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley and Adam Wylie.

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'A Very Old Man' fails to take flight BY PETER FILICHIA

As the angel goes, so goes the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings."

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It's as tap-happy as ever by Howard Kissel

There is, of course, no intellectual content to "42nd Street." It is pure entertainment - and the happy news is that three years after this revival opened, it is in tip-top shape.

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TAUT MORALITY TALE VEILED AS COMING-OF AGE DRAMA By DONALD LYONS

FOUR army brats have a life- changing summer at a military base far from home. That's the premise of Gregory Burke's "The Straits," a new play showing at the Brits Off-Broadway Festival at t…

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Musical has teeth and'tude BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

Folks aware of "The Threepenny Opera" simply as the source of Bobby Darin's swingy hit recording of "Mack the Knife" may be surprised by the musical's bitterness.

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It's De-Pressing! By RICHARD SCHICKEL

A new Cole Porter biopic plays the great songwriter's life in a minor key

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Ashley Judd finds latest project is totally 'De-Lovely' BY CINDY PEARLMAN

Was that the first time Judd has sung in public?
"Sober!" she whoops.

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Fashion

That '30s Look and Now? It's Like Night and Day By Robin Givhan

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Truth is the first casualty of the 'Hollywood version'

In reality, Cole Porter was a slight, balding, goggle-eyed genius with a strong fondness for young men and an exceedingly flexible marriage to an older Southern belle.

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