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    Brian Bedford Defines "Courtly" In Roundabout's "London Assurance"

    Brian Bedford's Sir Harcourt Courtly is an arthritic old stiff who fancies himself a sexually dashing lad about town. Over-rouged and sporting a loathsome black wig, he is equally uproarious when wincing (he seems to smell a foul odor throughout); attempting to uncramp his abruptly locked thigh muscles; or ...

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    ObituariesPhil Leeds, 82, Stage/Screen Comic

    Phil Leeds, veteran funnyman of stage, screen, and television, who once told an interviewer, "I'm not pretty, but I'm warm and feisty," died Sun. Aug. 16 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 82.

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    CORRECTIONS

    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 ...

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    Mid-Coast CUES - Starting Over

    It's back to square one for the $36 million Chicago Music and Dance Theatre, which has abandoned its proposed Cityfront Center construction site. The concept of a 1,500-seat shared home for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Chicago, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theatre, Old Town School of ...

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    BISTRO BITS: Mon Coeur S'Ouvre Ta Voix

    Australian singing star Judi Connelli, making her first local cabaret appearance in over a year, is currently in residence at The FireBird Cafe nightly, through Nov.

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    Tonys Endure Slings & Arrows of Outraged Showmen

    The Broadway theatre community's reactions to the Tony Award nominations--ranging from boycotts to lawsuits--have continued

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    Forum Offers Acting Technique for Singers

    Singer's Forum now offers Acting Technique for Singers, a class with Josephine Abady (former artistic director of Circle In The Square, Berkshire Festival), focusing on improvisation, monologues, cold readings, and audition techniques. The class is held Wednesdays at 4 pm. The Musical Theatre Workshop with Lynda Wells (manager for ...

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    Kennedy Center Grants $132,500 To Theatres, Writers

    Three American plays, all centering on multi-cultural themes, and the theatres that will premiere them have received $132,500 in grants from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays.