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    Warming up to cold readings means looking at them as little

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    Bit Parts - Amas' "Babies"

    A winner of the 1997 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre comes this month to Amas Musical Theatre. "Barrio Babies" is a musical comedy chronicling adventures of Latino actors and writers trying to break the Hollywood mold of stereotyping ethnic artists. With music by Fernando Rivas and book and lyrics ...

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    LAUGHING MATTERS: Fabulous Females

    I definitely hit the group show jackpot in April, catching some of the funny female shows that are out there. The first show I ever reviewed in this column, that used funny females as its theme, was produced by Sunda Croonquist, who has featured many comics. I'm glad to ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    CLEVELAND, OHIO - The Cleveland Play House International Theatre Exchange recently played host to the Hungarian National Theatre in Miskolc and the American premiere of Hungarian playwright Pƒter M†ller's Gloomy Sunday, June 5-7. In turn, The Play House will visit Miskolc and Budapest in June 1999, to perform Steve ...

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    Theatre Befriends Computers

    Time-pressured Designers See a Metamorphosis in the

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    Ms. Smith Goes to Washington

    The performance artist Anna Deavere Smith is continuing work on a performance piece and a book about the White House press corps and the presidency in the wake of a minor media flap caused by her presence on Air Force One.

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    NEWS - From Bad to Diverse SAG Prez Masur on the Guild's Minority Stats

    "We're not saying that Screen Actors Guild employment rates among ethnic minorities, seniors, or women have to reflect their precise numbers in the population," said SAG president Richard Masur in a recent intervew. "But we are concerned that these groups are not seeing themselves in a meaningful way--in some ...

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    LAUGHING MATTERS : Make Mine Group Steps

    I'M REALLY EXCITED at the number of performers who have been paying their dues for the past four or five years who are now starting to get their big breaks. Most of them I first saw in group shows or contests. I prefer group shows because they provide a ...

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    Curtain Closes On Costly "Capeman" Caper

    After 10 years of work, 59 previews, four directors, and umpteen bad notices, the Paul Simon musical, "The Capeman," has posted a closing notice. The show will leave the Marquis Theatre on March 28. The show's $11 million price tag makes it the most costly failure in Broadway

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    Oh, the Things We Do

    So this is me: an actor, living in a world supported by dreams that is hard to understand, harder to explain, and hardest—but far grander than all other options—to live in. It is a lifestyle fueled by the ridiculous. But for those of us in the know, it ...