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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS: Design for Living - Interns take to the shops for stage design and tech.

    If you never got beyond hemming a skirt in home economics class or building a breadbox in shop, you have far to go toward a career in costume or set design. One way to make up for lost time is by taking on a summer internship. You have plenty to ...

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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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    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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    Jerome Foundation Assists 16 NYC Institutions

    The Jerome Foundation recently allotted grants to 16 New York City arts institutions. The grants range from $7,500 to $80,000, and will support projects in theatre, dance, cyber-arts, music, playwriting, poetry, visual arts, multi-media, and

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    "Fantasticks" Nears 16,000; Seeks Alums

    On Fri., Dec. 18, "The Fantasticks," the show billed as the world's longest running musical, will celebrate its 16,000th performance. While his publicity office is seeking to gather the production's acting alumni for a media event, producer Lore Noto took time this week to reflect back on ...

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    Tony Nominations Are Pro-"Life"

    The press conference announcing the 1996-97 annual Tony Award nominations was full of "Life"--12 nominations full, in fact. "The Life," the musical about prostitutes and pimps plying their trade in a pre-Disney Times Square, reaped a dozen nods from the Tony Nominating Committee--the most of any production this season.

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    "Young, Gifted and Black" Off-Broadway

    A Place in the Sun Productions is presenting "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," by Robert Nemiroff, directed by Victoria Ward, for an Off-Broadway run at the Victoria 5 Theater in Harlem, Feb. 7-March

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    "VICTOR/VICTORIA"

    The American Musical Theatre will hold Equity and non-Equity auditions for Victor/Victoria, a Broadway musical. Dir. Seth Reines. Non-Equity rehearsals start Apr. 9. Equity rehearsals start Apr. 30. Performances run May 17-June 3. There is pay for non-Equity performers.