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    AGENCY UPDATE

    Last week's "Agency Update" included partially incorrect information about Renƒe Glicker, now with Abrams Artists & Associates, 420 Madison Ave., S1400, New York, N.Y. 10017. Ms. Glicker only represents stand-up comics for TV, radio, and

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    PROFILE: A Lot of Night Music - Prolific director/actor Randy Brenner brings much musical style to L.A. stages.

    Some 13 years ago, Philadelphia-born director/actor Randy Brenner moved to Los Angeles, ending his 10-year career tenure in New York. In a recent interview at Solley's Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, Brenner told Back Stage West: "In New York, I often went up against Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander ...

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    Fifty Years for Frankel

    For Gene Frankel, a life in the theatre has been as exciting and rewarding as a love affair. After 50-some years as a director and a teacher, he continues the honeymoon daily in a small workshop on Bond Street in Noho,

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    Buckley Class

    Betty Buckley will be returning to the T. Schreiber Studio for a six-week Scene Study Intensive. The course begins on Thurs., Nov. 19. Class size is limited, and enrollment will be determined by

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    OBITUARIES

    Hobe Morrison, 95, Variety Theatre

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    Chicago Landmark Theatre Roosevelt University Wins Control of Auditorium's $5 Million

    CHICAGO‹Roosevelt University and its president, Theodore Gross, have won control of the Auditorium Theatre and its bank accounts, including surplus funds of $5 million.

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    Denver, Primus Announce New Prize

    The Denver Center Theatre Company and the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation have announced a new playwrighting prize. Called the Francesca Primus Prize, after the late theatre critic and Back Stage columnist, the honor will carry a $3,000 cash award for the winning

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    FACE TO FACE: Alfred Uhry - After the "Ballyhoo"‹Comes the "Parade"

    Playwright Alfred Uhry suggests there's an irreconcilable gap between being Southern and being Jewish. "If you're a Southerner you're a Southerner for the rest of your life, whether or not you're living in the South anymore. In fact, southern Jews define themselves as Southern first, American ...

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    Elton Revisits Revised "Aida' Composer Lauds Show 10 Days After Hissy-Fit Walkout

    Elton John returned to the Palace Theatre last Thursday to re-preview his new Broadway musical "Aida" and declared the production, which is scheduled to open March 23, "an 11 on a scale of one to 10." This was only 10 days after the composer, who collaborated on "Aida" with lyricist ...

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    SAG-AFTRA Panel Set to Fight Ageism

    One of the more insidious aspects of discrimination is the way it frequently makes victims feel, or come to feel, that it's inevitable. People who face increasingly common incidents of ageism may feel embarrassed and, even worse, helpless. But they don't have