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    Ring Them Bells: Now that Parade has passed by, actress Carolee Carmello swings into L.A. for the Reprise! production of Bells Are Ringing.

    The ambitious new Harold Prince/ Alfred Uhry/Jason Robert Brown musical Parade prematurely closed at New York's Vivian Beaumont Theatre last month, after dividing the critics and generating disappointing box office results. But there appears to be universal agreement about the incandescence of Carolee Carmello's performance in the ...

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    Bonney Offers Meisner Intensive

    Jim Bonney is offering a three-week Meisner-Plus summer intensive acting class at Theatre Row Studios, 412 W. 42nd St., in July. The program combines emotional/body work grounded in the traditional Meisner technique. Information: (212)

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    Alexander Cohen Speaks at New Dramatists

    Theatre and television producer Alexander H. Cohen will address "The Producer's Changing World" before the New Dramatists Alumni on Thurs., March 11, at 7 pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Lindsay and Crouse Studio Theatre of New Dramatists, 424 ...

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    CHICAGO CUES : Keeping the Flame An uneven

    Second City show, Bogosian's bleak "Griller,"and a small, soaring "Spider

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    Face to Face: Director Christopher Ashley Opens New "Doors''

    Whether it's poignant time travel as farce or sci-fi meets life choices, Alan Ayckbourn's "Communicating Doors''‹which opened Off-Broadway at the Variety Arts Theatre, Aug. 20‹presents a daunting task for the director. Defining the genre, admits director Christopher Ashley, is the bottom

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    TCG Rewards Collaborations

    Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced its latest round of Extended Collaboration Grants, awarding $20,000 to support the work of four theatres and 18

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    Back to School

    Returning Pros Crave

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    SAG/NY Heads Try Truce

    "I definitely am going to meet with the SAG/NY staff, and I definitely am going to have a working rapport," Lisa Scarola, the Screen Actors Guild/New York's president-elect had told Back Stage following her victory last

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    TALENT BEAT

    Since Sir Peter Hall offered his opinion in the L.A. Times (3/13/99) that American actors can do Shakespeare well, caster Stanley Soble has received a number of calls from hopeful actors trying to get an audition. Hall, acclaimed theatre and opera director and well known for his ...