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    OBITUARIES

    Lionel Bart, 68, Composer and Lyricist, Was Noted Creator of "Oliver!"

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    THE BRITISH ALTERNATIVE: BEYOND LONDON - £AMDA $tipend: Go to London, Gain a Few Pounds

    One lucky American will find it easier to study at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts this year. The school will award a $5,000 stipend to a deserving student from The Colonies, courtesy of the Laura Pels

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    AFTRA Says Soaps Lack Minorities

    Employment of minority actors on daytime dramas has decreased steadily during the past five years, according to the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists. There are about a dozen daytime soap operas airing on the Big Three networks, but AFTRA has found that there are few roles for black, Hispanic ...

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    COLLEGE GUIDE TO THE PERFORMING ARTS: U/RTA Programs - A Link Between the Educational and Professional Theatre

    "There are no other routes to go in terms of capturing several universities at the same time, in the same place," advises Scott L. Steele, executive director of the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA). Since 1967 the association has been providing practical services to University graduate training programs, through ...

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    BISTRO BITS: Personal Bests

    Several performers are currently doing their best work ever. Singer Teri Lynn Paul has been a popular face on the cabaret scene for a number of years, but in the last year or so, her talent has blossomed. She has found her artistic voice‹as an emotionally sensitive, intensely focused ...

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    Commercial Strike Sees Actors "Up,' 500 Interim Pacts

    The on-location setting wasn't the most romantic: the sidewalk at Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street in front of the Bell Atlantic building. And no cameras rolled to record the some 25 picketing actors. But, dressed in their union strike T-shirts, and carrying signs, they kept repeating their rhyming lines ...

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    Equity, League: Offer Proposals

    The hush-hush world of negotiations have opened somewhat on the production contract between Actors' Equity Association and the League of American Theatres and Producers. Equity placed its summaries of both sides' proposals on its website late last

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

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    THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE

    There wasn't a more lauded theatrical production in all of the 1980s than playwright/director Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, which served as the ultimate vehicle for Wagner's multitalented life partner and collaborator, Lily Tomlin. Fifteen years later, Tomlin has ...