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  • Use the calendar above to find the clippings for a specific day, or use the list to the right to go to a specific group of clips. The site's updated 3-4 times a day generally. For you convenience, links below will take you to ATWTopNews (a quick listing of links to some of the day's top stories) and to ATWOriginals (original news and feautres from ATW).

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1/17/09 AM Clips - UK

Financial Times

The healing power of theatre
Max Stafford-Clark talks to Sarah Hemming about returning to directing plays and revisiting a favourite subject after his recovery from a stroke that put him in hospital for five months

The Times UK

McAvoy is a hard act at the West End
Actor James McAvoy can play the Glasgow hardman or the cerebral thespian. Hugo Rifkind enjoys meeting both

The Guardian

Q&A
Actor Alison Steadman on the evils of plastic and her dream dinner party with David Attenborough

In praise of ... Rumpole of the Bailey
Editorial: Of all the late John Mortimer's achievements undoubtedly the greatest was creating Horace Rumpole

Simpatico, Old Red Lion, London
Sam Shepard's big ideas are less impressive than his love of life's heroic oddballs writes Michael Billington

Theatre preview: A View From The Bridge, London
Duke Of York's Theatre, WC2, Fri to 16 May

Theatre preview: Sub Rosa, Glasgow
Citizens, Mon to 31 Jan

Theatre preview: Hotel Paradiso, Newbury, London
Corn Exchange, Newbury, Wed; Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1, Fri to 25 Jan

Theatre preview: Company Along The Mile Leeds
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Thu to 24 Jan

Theatre preview: A Voyage Around My Father, Newcastle-under-Lyme
New Victoria Theatre, Fri to 14 Feb

Theatre preview: Bouncers, Hull
Hull Truck Theatre, to 14 Feb

The Guardian Performing Arts Blog

Julia Pascal: Time to bury Fagin
It's not just this latest hook-nosed rendition of Oliver! that offends - it's wrong to revive it at all

Daily Telegraph

Dreyfuss play postponed
World premiere at Old Vic, directed by Kevin Spacey, has been postponed amid claims that actor has been unable to learn his lines.

 

1/16/09 - Late Afternoon Clips

New York Times ArtsBeat Blog

Hoffman Gets Turn at Director's Chair on the Big Screen
Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, as Jack and John Ortiz as Clyde in the Labyrinth Theater Company production of the play "Jack Goes Boating" at the Public Theater in 2007. (Sara Krulwich/The New York Times) Adding another feather to his cap, Philip Seymour Hoffman will make his movie directorial debut with an adaptation of Bob Glaudini's play ...

Boy George Sentenced to Jail
Boy George performing in London in 2008. (Joel Ryan/The Associated Press) Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail in East London on Friday, The Associated Press reported. The former lead singer of the 1980s hit band Culture Club, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort by...

Los Angeles Times Culture Monster Blog

Theater artistic directors defend the need for L.A. critics

L.A. Weekly

Theater Reviews: You, Nero, Hangin' Out, La Ronde
Also, Around the World in 80 Days, Far From an Angel's Gaze, and more

Stage Raw: L.A. Stage Alliance Approaches L.A. Weekly
L.A. Stage Alliance Approaches L.A. Weekly over job cut News of L.A. Weekly's elimination of its Theatre Editor staff position, which I held until Wednesday -- as well as that of film critic Ella Taylor -- spread across the...

Houstonist

Daily-ist Friday: The Puppet Show

Phillyist

Phillyist Reviews... Exit, Corpse

Playbill

* McKechnie Will Reveal Her Soul for Louisiana Troupe on Jan. 28
* Tony Winner White to Perform at Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC
* Things to Ruin Company to Gather at Midtown Pub Jan. 16

TheaterMania

* Arthur French to Star in Leslie Lee's The Book of Lambert at La MaMa
* Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Simon Callow, Ronald Pickup to Star in West End Waiting for Godot
* Mike Burstyn to Participate in Off-Broadway Panel at Borders

nytheatre.com

Review: Soul of Shaolin

Bitter Lemons

LA Theatre Rumbles
Check out news of the “rumblings” here at Stage Raw. Nothing of substance to report yet. But let’s keep up the pressure and see what happens. Action, people, action

Artistic Directors Speak Out
Over at LA Times Culture Monster blog check out the letter from Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Sheldon Epps and Gilbert Cates to the recent eliminations of Theatre Editors at LA Weekly, Daily Breeze and Daily News. Don’t really have an opinion on this at the moment, but I guess it’s a good thing overall. The [...]

The Anatomy of a Good Review
In my gathering of reviews for Bitter Lemons I came upon this review of “La Ronde” from Pat Taylor at the Tolucan Times. Now I don’t find it to be the best writing in the world, nor do I find it to be the most sophisticated of reviews. But what it is, in...

The Critical Condition

FridayRoundup: Sexylinks!

The Hub Review

Children of the Corn

The Mirror up to Nature

The Mirror up to Nature
[he forgot a headline - so go to the blog for a post about online critics]

On Theatre and Politics

Romeo and Juliet
Okay, so I was watching Saturday Night Live a week or so ago with Pammy and they had, as a musical guest, the apparently inert gas known as Taylor Swift. She is your standard fare pop waif with non-existent pipes and three chords at her disposal.