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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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    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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    "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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    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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    Corrections

    Oops! In our "Where to Study" listing last week (Sept. 12, p. 54), Deborah Kym's phone number was incorrectly listed. She can be reached at (212)

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    Legendary Nerve: Elaine Stritch has never allowed anyone to give her less than she deserves.

    What becomes a legend most? In the case of Elaine Stritch, it's humor, candor, charisma, and one of the most diverse and extensive careers in American theatre, including musicals, dramas, stage, screen, and

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    RANDOM SIGHTINGS: Dysfunction Junction

    900 Oneonta was a play that had to be written. David Beaird had to write it. 900 Oneonta-not just the play, but the story of how it finally arrived onstage at the Odyssey-qualifies as some kind of

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    Performers, Take Note:

    The theatres and play development groups listed are a rich source of potential work for actors. Many maintain troupes which perform the work of several playwrights during the course of a year. Others maintain talent files which are open to directors, playwrights, and potential producers.