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    VOTER - Don Nelson's Busy Year

    Between Sept. 1, 1996 and Aug. 31, 1997, 250 theatre productions in Los Angeles County registered for Ovation consideration. Ovation voter Don Nelson saw 202 of them. Roughly calculating, that means Nelson saw an average of four shows a week--sometimes all on the weekend, in various matinees and occasional morning ...

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    Critic's Picks

    - 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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    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

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    "Viewpoints" on Theatre Studied at Confab

    About 300 professional directors, actors, and theatre educators gathered recently to define and analyze "Viewpoints": a new approach to experimental

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    Ballet Hispanico Re-Joyces

    During its Joyce Theater season (Nov. 30-Dec. 12), Ballet Hispanico, under the artistic direction of Tina Ramirez, offered the world premiere of "Guajira," by Pedro Ruiz and the New York premiere of David Rouss've's "Somethin' from Nothin'." We saw these on Dec. 11, along with "Bury Me Standing ...

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    MUSIC CIRCUS SEASON

    The California Musical Theatre is seeking a costume designer/coordinator, scenic designer/coordinator, lighting designer, technical director, rehearsal pianist, prop master, costume shop manager, costume craftspeople, wardrobe supervisor, cutter/draper, first hands, stitchers, and P.A.s for its 2001 season. Season to include: My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the ...

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    SUMMER STOCK"OLIVER!," "JOSEPH ," "FUNNY GIRL"

    5/8, 5/9, & 5/10 at 7PM; 5/11 at 11AM at Henderson Theatre, 850 Newman Springs Rd., Route 520, Lincroft,