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FEELING TOO YOUNG TO BE SO HONORED

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Harold Prince used to be a pillar of the theater world. Now he's an entire building.

Officials of the American Music Theater Festival, which develops new musicals, Thursday unveiled plans to spend $10.8 million to renovate a movie house in downtown Philadelphia and call it the Harold Prince Center for American Music Theater.Prince, who won a Tony for best director in June for his work on "Show Boat" (to add to his 19 other Tonys) and was one of five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors last year, gets the sort of prizes most people win on game shows. Two weeks ago he received the Japan Musical Award. It came with a $10,000 check, a sculpture, a silver Tiffany's bowl and two round-trip tickets to Tokyo.

"It's an age thing," Prince, who is 67, said of the rush to honor him. "The trouble is, I'm too young for this." - Peter Marks