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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

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    CENTER STAGE : A Preview of Back Stage's Fall Season

    Is it my imagination, or are announcements about the upcoming theatrical fall season being made earlier and earlier each year? I began getting press releases regarding the new season in July, and I'm even getting press releases now for shows scheduled to open in February

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    Obituaries

    Bob Trow, 72, of 'Mister

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    Eight Hall of Famers Named

    The Theater Hall of Fame has announced its 1998 honorees, who will be ceremonially inducted at the Gershwin Theatre on Feb