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    AUDELCO Nominees Announced

    "Jitney" and "The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin" are the two big AUDELCO nominee winners, garnering eight and 10 nominations, respectively. The 28th annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO (Audience Development Committee) Recognition Awards are presented for excellence in Black Theatre.

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    epa, casa manana, tex.

    2/21, 2/22, & 2/23 from 9:30AM-1PM and 2-5:30PM at Shetler Studios, 939 Eighth Ave., NYC.

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    Wing Takes Flight with Seminars in Oct., Nov.

    The American Theatre Wing will begin its annual fall symposia series with a focus on "Playwrights, Directors, and Choreographers," Tues., Oct. 31 from 11 am to 1 pm.

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    At the End of the Year, A Special Thanks

    Compliments and congratulatory phone calls on our 40th anniversary issue continue to pour in, with most readers saying how much they enjoyed reminiscing—or even learning about—the various trends and events that occurred in and affected the entertainment industry during the four decades of Back Stage's existence.

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    Life Upon the British Stage

    George Bernard Shaw once said America and England are two countries separated by a common language. Like most epigrams, there's a strong element of truth in his statement. The British live on the other side of The Pond, drive on the other side of the road, and do things ...

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    GOtham comedy club

    Voted "Best Comedy Club in Manhattan" by the New York Press, Gotham Comedy Club is seeking new comics for its Friday and Saturday early evening shows. Can arrange for owner/booker to evaluate performance. Exceptional comics invited to perform in other shows. Must bring at least three audience members for ...

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    No "Stranger" to The Stage

    No "Stranger" to The Stage

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    vh1, "I want to be a diva"

    VH1 is seeking a singer who also possesses diva-like qualities for a new TV pilot, "I Want to be a Diva." Lizz Winstead, prod'r; Paul Mettes, dir. No pay, but opportunity for exposure. Send videotape ASAP, by Nov. 24, to "I Want to be a Diva," 1633 Broadway, 5th ...

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    "pink elephants," new musical

    Back It Up Productions is casting for a new musical comedy set in 1950s Manhattan. John Paolillo, choreo. Rehearsals begin Feb. 20; runs weekends April-May at the Slipper Room, NYC. Seeking—Cunningham: 30-40s, classic Sam Spade-type; Sylvia: early 40s, femme fatale, manipulative, Joan Collins-type; Grant: 30s, attractive, "central casting" leading ...

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    Loretta Young, actress, 87 (Aug. 12)

    Loretta Young, actress, 87 (Aug. 12)