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    Bit Parts - Kissel Off

    Legendary newsman and novelist Pete Hamill may not have been editor of The Daily News long enough to see his first Christmas (he resigned Sept. 4), but he was boss sufficiently long to replace long-standing chief theatre critic Howard Kissel with Fintan O'Toole, a former culture and political writer ...

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    "CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD"

    Art McDermott (dir.) is accepting submissions for Children of a Lesser God. Prod. Patti Strickland. Performances run Aug. 3-Sept. 9 at the Elite Theatre Company. There is no pay.

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    AFTRA Dues Ballot Due July 6

    Members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have until July 6 to return ballots on the proposed new uniform national dues

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    FREE FOR ALL EVENTS 'ROUND TOWN THIS WEEK

    Throughout the summer, Back Stage will be listing events around New York that are free and open to the public. What follows is a partial listing of events in the five boroughs for the week of July 29-August 4. We would love to hear about other freebies, although we are ...

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    Jeff Committee Announces Citations

    Pegasus Players' staging of Robert Schenken's "The Kentucky Cycle" led the list of nominees for the 24th annual Joseph Jefferson Citations Wing presentations, slated for June 9.

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    THE ACTOR'S WAY: Rate of Exchange - As dean of UCLA's theatre and film school, Gilbert Cates worked to bridge the two media. As the Geffen's artistic director, he's a leading voice from the stage side.

    Once in a while in this business, you meet a person you wouldn't mind having as part of your family‹a person with the warmth and kindness that leave you feeling better about yourself when you leave his

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    "RAZOR BURN"

    Rob Powell (prod.) is accepting submissions for Razor Burn, a non-sync-sound 16mm extreme Razor scooter mockumentary for USC. Dir. Michael Buckner. Two-week shoot starts Feb. 22. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    INTERNSHIPS

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    STAGE AND SCREEN

    Off the Map - Performers in it for the long haul, find that their planned paths are rarely the real roads they

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    High Court: Marquez v. SAG

    On the first day of a its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an actress' lawsuit which could nationally impact collective bargaining agreements; refused to kill a copyright infringement lawsuit against Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber; and tossed out a suit by Fred Astaire's widow ...