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    Whither the Musical?

    Case study #1: American composer/lyricist. Born March 22, 1930. Gay. Writes material that is often critically heralded, but commercially unviable. His musical theatre mentor is Oscar Hammerstein II of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame.

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    LEAGUE OF RESIDENT THEATRES

    The following is a list of theatres operating under Equity's LORT (League of Resident Theatres) contract. They are listed alphabetically according to state, by city within each state, and by theatre within each city. The letter that follows the name of each theatre (A, B, B+, C, D, or ...

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    Branch Leaders Speak Out on SAG Governance

    Leaders at three of Screen Actors Guild branches have responded to the current controversy regarding the guild's proposed new governance plan. Basically the plan presented to SAG's national board of directors would have originally reduced the number of SAG branches, and cut the board from 107 members to ...

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    Terrorist Attacks Postpone Musical

    The Broadway production of "Assassins," the Stephen Sondheim musical about presidential violence in America from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinkley, has been postponed by the Roundabout Theatre Company because of the terrorist attacks against America.

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    9-11: B'way Shuts Down

    Also on that flight were David Agnell, who created the sitcoms "Frasier," and "Wings," and his wife, Lynn. Barbara Olson, a frequent political commentator on CNN's "Larry King Live," was on the flight that crashed into the Pentagon.

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    Kennedy Center Awards Go to Andrews, Nicholson

    Actors Julie Andrews and Jack Nicholson are among the first crop of Kennedy Center Honorees to be presented during the George W. Bush presidency, the national performance arts center announced Wed., Sept. 5.

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    It's Stro Time at SDCF

    The Stage Directors and Chore-ographers Foundation (SDCF) will present its annual"Mr. Abbott" Award to the highly acclaimed director-choreographer Susan Stroman Oct. 8. Stroman and SDCF will use the occasion to launch a new fellowship named for her late husband, director Mike Ockrent.

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    London's Almeida Duo to Go

    LONDON With the race for successor to Trevor Nunn as artistic director of the National Theatre entering its final stages, with final interviews taking place this week, another top job has unexpectedly opened up, with Jonathan Kent and Ian McDiarmid, the dynamic director/actor partnership that have run the powerhouse ...

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    Young Playwrights Deadline Sept. 29

    Young Playwrights Inc. (YPI) is now older than most of the people who participate in it.

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    9-11: WTC Disaster Shuts Down B'way

    For once, the shows did not go on.