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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2006 with 100 to follow.
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Theater producer Hambleton dead at 94

BALTIMORE, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New York theatrical producer T. Edward Hambleton, who founded the Off Broadway Phoenix Theater, has died in Baltimore at age 94.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2005 with 100 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2004 with 100 to follow.
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Anna Paquin cast in an Off-Broadway comedy

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Actress Anna Paquin, who won an Academy Award at age 11 for her performance in "The Piano," is making her stage debut in New York in "Roulette."

Analysis: Touring theater thrives in U.S.

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Two New York-based touring companies are keeping a great American theatrical tradition alive, bringing the classics and new works to audiences in cities across the nation, many without theater companies of their own.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2003 with 100 to follow.
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Nothing escapes 'Capitol Steps' satire

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- It is difficult for a satirical stage show such as "Capitol Steps" not to risk being labeled unpatriotic for targeting the Iraq War and its aftermath. But it's
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'Zanna, Don't!' lovable musical about love

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- "Zanna, Don't!," a new Off-Broadway musical, is a thoroughly delightful concept about love in an upside down world performed by the most electric cast of newcomers since "Rent" established itself on Broadway.
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'Little Ham' sets Langston Hughes to music

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- "Little Ham," a new Off Broadway musical that tells how a Harlem neighborhood got rid of the mob-run numbers racket in the 1930s, is a lively, endearing show in
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John Houseman
NYP2001082201 - 22 AUGUST 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: The Australian art of genital origami is coming to New York City Off Broadway theatre district with the production "Puppetry of the Penis" which stars Simon Morley (seated) and David Friend the show creator. The production which has received rave reviews in Australia, England and Canada will begin New York performances at the John Houseman theatre on September 25, 2001. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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John Houseman (September 22, 1902 - October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born American actor and film producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of Citizen Kane. But he is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the TV series The Paper Chase and for his commercials for the brokerage firm Smith Barney. In 1973, he won an Oscar for his Supporting performance in The Paper Chase. He had a distinctive Mid-Atlantic English accent, in common with many actors of his generation.

Houseman was born Jacques Haussmann in Bucharest in 1902, the son of a British mother of Welsh and Irish descent and an Alsatian-born Jewish father of Romanian ancestry who ran a grain business. He was educated in England at Clifton College, became a British citizen and worked in the grain trade in London before emigrating to the United States in 1925, where he took the stage name of John Houseman. He became a citizen of the U.S. in 1943. Houseman died of spinal cancer in 1988 at his home in Malibu, California at age 86.

Houseman produced numerous Broadway productions, including Heartbreak Hotel, Three Sisters, The Beggar's Opera, and several Shakespearean plays, including a famous "Blackshirt" Julius Caesar directed by Orson Welles in 1937. He also directed Lute Song, The Country Girl, and Don Juan in Hell, among others.

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