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July 7, 1994 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actor Robert Mandan is on his way to putting a lock on the role of Andrew Wyke in Anthony Shaffer's unique thriller "Sleuth." At least in Southern California. Mandan opens in his third production of the play tonight in Fullerton and will be repeating the performance this fall in Lancaster, at Pepperdine University, in Palos Verdes and in Palm Springs. "And then," says Mandan, "there's a production down near San Diego."
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August 4, 2006 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
The alchemy by which a Shakespearean actor transforms dialogue into character is a fascinating one. It's not simply a matter of eloquently reciting lines with a knowledge of their meaning. (If that were all it took, English professors would immediately form a repertory company and rack up all the awards.) The challenge lies in converting words into the expression of personalized thought and feeling.
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February 4, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Change Upon Change: It looks as if Robert Mandan will replace an ailing John Randolph as the old man in "Prelude to a Kiss," opening at La Mirada Theatre later this month. Randolph himself had been a replacement for the initially announced Tom Poston, who is on tour.
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September 29, 1996 | Susan King, Susan King is a Times staff writer
A familiar face in the world of TV comedy, Robert Mandan is best known as the womanizing, pompous businessman Chester Tate on the cult 1977-81 ABC comedy series "Soap." He's also played equally bombastic characters on the comedy series "Private Benjamin" and "Three's a Crowd." In person, however, the veteran of such Broadway shows as "Applause" is polite and rather soft-spoken--apologizing for being tardy for an interview, taking pains to accommodate those around him.
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June 24, 1996
Theatre InSite's "Summer Fundraiser," hosted by actor Robert Mandan, will be held at the CBS Studio Center, Stage 18, in Studio City on June 29 at 7 p.m. The evening features dinner, dancing, auctions and live entertainment and will benefit Theatre InSite's 1997 productions and its community outreach.
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September 29, 1996 | Susan King, Susan King is a Times staff writer
A familiar face in the world of TV comedy, Robert Mandan is best known as the womanizing, pompous businessman Chester Tate on the cult 1977-81 ABC comedy series "Soap." He's also played equally bombastic characters on the comedy series "Private Benjamin" and "Three's a Crowd." In person, however, the veteran of such Broadway shows as "Applause" is polite and rather soft-spoken--apologizing for being tardy for an interview, taking pains to accommodate those around him.
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August 4, 2006 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
The alchemy by which a Shakespearean actor transforms dialogue into character is a fascinating one. It's not simply a matter of eloquently reciting lines with a knowledge of their meaning. (If that were all it took, English professors would immediately form a repertory company and rack up all the awards.) The challenge lies in converting words into the expression of personalized thought and feeling.
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February 12, 1998
* Theater. Anne Meara's comedy "After-Play," with Beatrice Arthur, Paul Dooley, Robert Mandan and Marian Mercer, opens Feb. 17 at the Can~on Theatre, 205 N. Can~on Drive, Beverly Hills, playing Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Also Feb. 26, 2 p.m.; dark Wednesdays until March 4. $25-$42.50. (310) 859-2830. * Theater. "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde," by Moises Kaufman, opens Feb. 19 at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave.
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April 5, 2002 | JOHN ANDERSON, NEWSDAY
During the Oscar telecast, Nathan Lane delivered a crack about the Weinstein brothers of Miramax and then mock-apologized. "The rich and powerful," he said. "We make fun of them because we love them." Maybe it's true, because there's a whole lotta love in "Teddy Bears' Picnic."
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July 22, 1999 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An African American girl has been waiting for months for a heart transplant. A bright and promising student, the only child of her doting, anguished mother, she is currently stable but could deteriorate at any moment. Meanwhile, a beloved but boozy old celebrity who has abused his body for decades must receive an immediate heart transplant or die. When a heart becomes available, to whom does this life-giving organ ultimately go?
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June 24, 1996
Theatre InSite's "Summer Fundraiser," hosted by actor Robert Mandan, will be held at the CBS Studio Center, Stage 18, in Studio City on June 29 at 7 p.m. The evening features dinner, dancing, auctions and live entertainment and will benefit Theatre InSite's 1997 productions and its community outreach.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1994 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actor Robert Mandan is on his way to putting a lock on the role of Andrew Wyke in Anthony Shaffer's unique thriller "Sleuth." At least in Southern California. Mandan opens in his third production of the play tonight in Fullerton and will be repeating the performance this fall in Lancaster, at Pepperdine University, in Palos Verdes and in Palm Springs. "And then," says Mandan, "there's a production down near San Diego."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Change Upon Change: It looks as if Robert Mandan will replace an ailing John Randolph as the old man in "Prelude to a Kiss," opening at La Mirada Theatre later this month. Randolph himself had been a replacement for the initially announced Tom Poston, who is on tour.
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May 7, 1998
Theater "After-Play," Anne Meara's hit comedy about what happens when two middle-aged couples get together for dinner after a Broadway show, ends Sunday. Beatrice Arthur, Paul Dooley, Robert Mandan and Marian Mercer headline at the Can~on Theatre, 205 N. Can~on Drive, Beverly Hills. Today-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 and 7 p.m. $25-$42.50. (310) 859-2830.
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August 4, 2001
Re "Despite Efforts, Soap Operas Lose Ground" (by David Bauder, July 31): As a young actor, I cut my teeth on the now-defunct soap "Search for Tomorrow" (as did some other thesps such as Jill Clayburgh, Robert Mandan, Olympia Dukakis).No other genre represents such a cross-section of artists, whether it's 50-year veteran Mary Stuart ("Guiding Light"), young Christopher Walken, Susan Sullivan, Christopher Reeve and Dustin Hoffman, stars past their supposed prime like Dame Judith Anderson ("Santa Barbara")
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