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Jerry Herman’s “Dear World” will get a second reading from the Roundabout Theater Co., which is considering reviving the tuner for Broadway. The readings have featured Chita Rivera, Debra Monk and Alfred Molina, among others.

A source close to the project said that Scott Ellis, the director of the Roundabout’s “1776,” has been helming the readings, and is mulling changes. Neither the Roundabout nor Ellis would comment.

Walter C. Miller, the exec producer of the 9 p.m. CBS portion of the Tony Awards, is reportedly doing something novel for this year’s June 7 ceremony: reinvolving the straight plays in a show recently dominated by numbers showcasing musicals.

That means the public will be treated to soliloquies from “Freak” scribbler John Leguizamo, “Golden Child” father David Henry Hwang, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” playwright Martin McDonagh and “Art’s” Yasmina Reza.

“It won’t be scenes done out of context,” said Miller. “Instead we’ll let each nominee personally tell the audience what their play is about.”

Brian Parks has departed New York magazine to become senior theater editor of the Village Voice, effective immediately.

Lee Meriwether will make her Off Broadway debut in “Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral” on May 29 at the SoHo Playhouse.

“Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story” will close after 147 performances on Sunday, May 31, at the John Houseman Theater. Despite winning the Outer Critics Circle for best Off Broadway play, the edgy, homoerotic, sociopathic plot scored few points with the critical tour bus and passport crowd.

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