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A CHANGE OF ATTITUDE

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Director Deborah Warner’s psychological scalpel was everywhere in evidence in her Glyndebourne Festival Opera staging of “Don Giovanni,” which runs in repertory through Aug. 27 – and will be telecast…

NEW ‘TIMES’ NEWS

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Further on the Weldon front: Look for an Off Broadway transfer later this autumn of Julie Christie in “Old Times,” in which the producer would be partnered with Emanuel Azenberg. Weldon says the…

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SATIRICAL TEMPLE

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Casual theatergoers here tend to think of Second City as an old reliable, turning out revue after revue with a comforting sameness and attracting hordes of tourists, suburbanites and college kids. It…

NORMA GOES DOWNTOWN

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Add Petula Clark to the list of Norma Desmonds. The recent “Blood Brothers” star will take over the London production for six weeks Sept. 4 through Oct. 14 while Elaine Paige is away. Paige, in turn…

GOLIATHS REEL AT DISNEY DEAL

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Summer vacation ended early for the entertainment industry. In the space of a few searing weeks, when most media moguls were slipping on topsiders, Disney CEO Michael Eisner caused more commotion on…

Hometown heroes

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Illinois takes pride in its record of service as a location for big-budget feature and television productions. But when the Hollywood crews pack up and go home, are there any filmmakers left behind…

BUZZINGS

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The Rolling Stone photo book about Jerry Garcia mentioned in last week’s column will be published by Rolling Stone Press; the deal was brokered by Sarah Lazin… How to explain the surprisingly high…

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