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L.A.’S ‘Moses Of Theater’, Mark Taper Forum Founder Gordon Davidson, Dead At 83

“Starting in 1967, Davidson’s artistic vision, professional connections and business savvy were indispensable in transforming L.A. from a passive backwater where theatergoers largely consumed the Broadway touring shows to a wellspring for new works that won Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prizes.”
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