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    - ACME Schmacme, presented by and at the ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. Through July 25. (213)

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    Unfinished Silvercup Adds "Riverside' to TV Schedule

    "Riverside," ABC-TV's hour-long, second season replacement series for January, has begun production at Silvercup Studios East, even before the facility's five new soundstages have been completed. "Riverside," set in a fictional New York City hospital, joins "Now and Again," the new primetime dramatic series produced by Paramount for ...

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    GOD'S GIFT: Acting is in F. Murray Abraham's bones, but he still takes it with a grain of salt.

    If any actor belies the myth of the overnight success, it must be F. Murray Abraham, who received a Best Actor Oscar for his searing performance as Salieri in 1984's Amadeus but soon returned to the grind of being a busy character actor onstage and in films and

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    Our recent Garland awards issue (Back Stage West, 1/20/00) contained a few oversights and errors. For one, Gina Angelique was mistakenly praised for Choreography for the San Diego Rep's The Illusion, while Michael Roth was lauded for Sound Design on the same show. In fact, Angelique did ...

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    Taylor Wins Theatre Critics Award - "Oo-Bla-Dee' Takes Best New Play, Hatcher and Knee Also Cited

    The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has bestowed its newly renamed American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award on Regina Taylor for "Oo-Bla-Dee," which was first staged by Chicago's Goodman Theatre last year. The award, presented over the weekend during the 24th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays ...

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    The listing for Rick Von Schnier was omitted from last week's list of Acting Schools and Coaches. It reads as follows: RICK VON SCHNIER is a private coach who focuses primarily on audition preparation (monologue, scene work, and cold reading). Rick has specific training and experience in Stanislavski, Meyerhold ...