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    THE LAST LAUGH

    TV writers Arnold Margolin and Mady Julian know the insane sitcom world of which they write in The Last Laugh, situated in the office of Jay Coffman (Brad Parker), executive producer of the decidedly lame Crime of Your Life, which is the touching story of a private detective and his ...

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    "JITTERS"

    Tom Pankratz (dir.) is accepting submissions for Jitters, a Super 16mm film about a young architect's plan to fulfill a fantasy with his fiancé, which goes awry, jeopardizing his wedding plans. Shoot starts late Feb. in San Francisco. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is some pay.

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    The City God and Godot Peninsula Classics Callback Sacramento 'Tis the Season

    Amidst the frenzy of national politics, San Francisco's theatre companies, like the Energizer bunny, just keep going. And audiences, for the most part, keep coming, thank goodness, although I've been to a few of the smaller houses lately where actors outnumbered patrons.

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    "TARGET: DOWN"

    Kit Davlin and Alex Van Amburg (prod.) are seeking a D.P./camera person, sound crew, makeup artist, and script supervisor for Target: Down, a digital action comedy series for Internet broadcast about a hitman with a conscience and a hacker with a vendetta. Shoot starts early Mar. Copy, credit ...

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    Bologna and Bermuda Perfect Triangle

    "Bermuda Avenue Triangle" brings to life comic monsters that are at once relentlessly funny and just slightly shocking. The spirit is light opera buffoonery with a touch of Grand Guignol. Co-authored by and co-starring Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, the play, opening at the Promenade May 11th, details the metamorphoses ...

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    IN SHORT : Town Hall Appoints New Development Director

    Town Hall, a major venue for the performing arts in New York, has recently announced the appointment of Susannah Sard as the Director of Development. Sard replaces Aria Edry, who resigned to embark on a six-month tour of Europe, India, and Southeast Asia. She plans to renew her work as ...

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    Jonathan Larson's Family Sues Two NY Hospitals

    Jonathan Larson's untimely death could have been prevented, says his family, if two New York hospitals had detected his aortic aneurysm in time. The late composer's father, Allan Larson, and his sister, Julie Larson McCollum, have filed a $250 million malpractice suit against Cabrini Medical Center and St ...

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    The Year in News: All the performance news that was fit to print in 1999.

    From SAG upheavals to scam bills galore, it's been an exciting year for West Coast actors. The following is a condensed version of many of the stories Back Stage West covered over the year, as part of its ongoing mission to keep our readers up-to-date on everything that concerns ...

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    BC/EFA "Playwrights" Raise

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    "Lawyers" in Session at the Emelin

    Kevin Conway and Keir Dullea star in an original new play, "Lawyers," by Henry G. Miller, which opens Thurs., May 28, for a three-week run at the Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY. John Berry is the director. Produced by the Emelin in arrangement with Producer Arthur Cantor, the show will move ...