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    Lifetime Achievement Award to Miller

    Playwright Arthur Miller, who is enjoying a great deal of renewed interest in his work this season, received a Lifetime Achievement Award on Mon., May 4 at the Lucille Lortel Awards ceremony in New York City.

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    VEGAS SHOW

    Gregg Smith Casting will hold an open call for a musical extravaganza. Prod. Angelo Medina, Alberto Perez, art. Dir. Jamie King. Rehearsals start Nov. 20. Six-month contracts start Feb. 1 at a major Las Vegas resort hotel. There is pay.

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    Laughing Matters - Up and Be the Leader

    ONE OF THE GREAT MYSTERIES that not even those Time Life books can explain, is why some comics are their own worst enemies when it comes to follow-up. For example: When press, industry, or a booker asks you to send a press kit or tape, if you don't have ...

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    TALENT BEAT

    Emmy-winning casting director Marc Hirschfeld will join NBC as executive vp of casting, according to The Hollywood Reporter (4/29/99). As co-founder of Liberman/Hirschfeld Casting, he cast such series as Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun, The Larry Sanders Show, and Party of Five. Hirschfeld will oversee casting ...

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    Young Performers Seminar at Equity

    Actor's Equity is holding a free seminar for young members, Sat., Nov. 21, from 10 am to 2:45 pm, Young performers and their families will be educated about the business. Rebecca Luker, Star of Broadway's "Sound of Music," will speak at 11:30 am. Other events include ...

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    Production Photos: Bringing Good Coverage Into Focus

    Photographer-publicist Jonathan Slaff is setting up a pre-production shot of "Hide Mother in My Heart"--a new play to be mounted by Theater for the New City (TNC), Sept. 25-Oct. 12. To the uninitiated, it's an oddball event. Slaff is photographing actors who have not yet rehearsed. Indeed, they ...

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    1999 IN REVIEW: Notable Passings

    James Hammerstein, producer-director, 67 (Jan.