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    The Breadwinner

    Keen Company, tracer of lost plays, brings us "The Breadwinner," a comedy-drama by W. Somerset Maugham, produced in London and New York in the early 1930s and pretty thoroughly forgotten since.

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    SKiNNY

    What could be more tempting in the dead of winter than the prospect of a week in sunny Italy? La MaMa E.T.C. is offering a retreat for playwrights in that idyllic setting. There's also a summer Shakespeare intensive at the Public Theater. But for right now, a ...

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    Networks: Take Risks for Ratings

    The best time to take chances on risky programming is when a network's ratings have slipped significantly.

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    Poll: 1939 Was Greatest Year in Hollywood

    British filmgoers consider 1939 -- the year of "Gone With the Wind," "Wuthering Heights" and "The Wizard of Oz" -- as the greatest year in Hollywood history, according to an Internet survey.

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    As Is

    "As Is," presented by the Blank Theatre Company at the 2nd Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. (Sundays only, beginning Feb. 8.) Jan. 24-Feb. 29. $20. (323) 661-9827.

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    Nat'l Orgs Join Americans for the Arts

    Two national arts groups, the State Arts Advocacy League of America (SAALA) and the National Community Arts Network (NCAN), have agreed to be folded into Americans for the Arts.

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    Teens Base Musical on Winona Ryder Trial

    In the latest example of art imitating life, a group of high school students has created a musical based on Winona Ryder's shoplifting trial.

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    NYU Acquires Richard Foreman's Papers

    Richard Foreman, a central figure in the world of experimental theatre, has donated his papers to the Fales Collection of New York University's Bobst Library.

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    Rethink Your MO, Says SRO

    The big news at the second annual SRO Theatre Conference, held June 2-3 on the USC campus, was that the conference sponsor, Theatre LA (Theatre League Alliance), will soon be extinct—well, not exactly extinct, but that corporate moniker is a goner.

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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