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    Bikel Reelected Four 'A's President

    Actor-singer Theodore Bikel has been elected to a fifth two-year term as president of the Associated Actors and Artistes of

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    Anti-NEA Senators Push To Scrap Agency

    Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and other conservative senators took their best shot at ending the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) this week. The Senate was expected to vote on bills to scrap the agency by the week's

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    The Edinburgh Experience

    This was my fifth visit in a row to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The festival takes place for three weeks in August and last year celebrated its 50th anniversary. Why do I keep going back, you ask, especially when New York City recently played host to its own International Fringe ...

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    Stage Manager as Guru Reading the Director's Mind and Fulfilling the Vision

    What does a director want from a stage manager? "The stage manager should be able to read my mind," laughed Joel Bishoff, director of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," and of "Over the River." He was speaking as a member of the panel on "The Role of ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    In a move that comes as a surprise to most of Boston's theatre community, Peter Altman has announced his resignation as producing director of the Huntington Theatre Company, a position he has held since the company was founded in 1982. His resignation seems to be an amicable one. Altman ...

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    In Chicago, Actors Strike Ain't Toddlin'

    "The American labor movement started in Chicago," said Norm Woodel in a tone signifying that Chicago union actors are determined to carry on a sacred

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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ Accidental Death of an Anarchist, presented by New Crime Productions at the Evidence Room, 3542 Hayden Ave., Culver City. Through Dec. 20. (310)

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    CASTING NOTICE POLICY

    Casting deadlines are Tuesdays at 12noon for the issue which is on the newsstand on Thursday, but we strongly urge you to bring your notices to us by 4PM Monday. (Note: Back Stage will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May

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    Lloyd Webber Crew Poised for Land Grab

    (The Stage) LONDON-Andrew Lloyd Webber's £87.5 million takeover of the Stoll Moss West End chain is the start of a massive expansion that will see his Really Useful Group battle with entertainment giants such as SFX for venues in the domestic, European, and American markets.

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    Hell's Kitchen Kids "Playing with Fire"

    Ten children from the Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) neighborhood will collaborate with professional actors and writers this summer. Each child, aged eight to 10, will star in an original play written especially for him/her in "Playing With Fire--The Danger Plays," part of the 52nd Street Project's One-on-One