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January 29, 2006 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
DRESSED to the nines in film noir-era fashions, actors lounge in the little lobby of an unprepossessing rehearsal studio in North Hollywood, indulging in opinions about new musicals and gossip about whether a certain musical theater star has recently worked with a plastic surgeon. Cast members of the Reprise! revival of "City of Angels" are waiting for their turns at a publicity photo session in the adjacent room.
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January 29, 2006 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
DRESSED to the nines in film noir-era fashions, actors lounge in the little lobby of an unprepossessing rehearsal studio in North Hollywood, indulging in opinions about new musicals and gossip about whether a certain musical theater star has recently worked with a plastic surgeon. Cast members of the Reprise! revival of "City of Angels" are waiting for their turns at a publicity photo session in the adjacent room.
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January 16, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
Veteran L.A. theater producer Susan Dietz has been named producing director of Reprise! Broadway's Best, the troupe that revives musicals at UCLA. She replaces Jim Gardia, who is moving out of the area. Dietz previously has been affiliated with L.A. Stage Company, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills. She also has been a producer of Broadway productions, earning three Tony nominations.
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October 15, 2005 | Don Shirley
Marcia Seligson, the founding producing artistic director of Reprise!, is leaving the organization that has produced vintage musicals, mostly at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, since 1997. Seligson said her departure is "very friendly and amicable" and that she is working on "a big new project" in theater, but she declined to reveal more information. Board President Robert Wunsch would not comment on what he called a "separation." Reprise!
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May 21, 2007 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Tony Award-winning stage and screen veteran Jason Alexander is taking on a new role: artistic director of Reprise! Broadway's Best. The actor widely recognized as George on the "Seinfeld" TV series has big plans for Los Angeles-based Reprise, a not-for-profit theater known for stripped-down versions of vintage musicals such as "Company," "Kismet" and "Pippin."
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September 2, 2008 | Karen Wada, Special to The Times
"Once on This Island," a tale of love and redemption in the Caribbean, marks a new beginning for L.A.'s leading presenter of old musicals. "Island," which opens Wednesday at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, is the first show of Reprise Theatre Company's first full season under artistic director Jason Alexander, who is busily reimagining the 12-year-old organization. "After more than a decade, we need a radically different vision," says the actor-director, best known for playing George Costanza on TV's "Seinfeld."
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