Television: Box-Office Box

Getting up from the dinner table one evening last week, a family in suburban Toronto could break out the Remy Martin, drop three fifty-cent pieces into a coin box and watch Menotti's opera The Consul. It was a superb production, prepared especially by a Broadway company with Patricia Neway in her original role.

On Easter Sunday, the same family (one of 5,820 subscribers) can watch Carol Channing in Broadway's musical Show Girl, to be fo)1-" ,,ed later in the season by ten other top productions.

While Toronto's 13-month-old pay-TV experiment was thus moving from movies and sports to more ambitious programs,...

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