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  • AmericanTheaterWeb NewsClips

  • 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).


1/16/09 AM Clips - Independent Blogs

About Last Night

TT: Five sisters
The spirit of Anton Chekhov is omnipresent throughout today's Wall Street Journal drama column, in which I review the Florida Repertory Theatre's production of Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa, a play deeply influenced by the Russian...

TT: They don't do Wagner
David Stern, the Israeli Opera's new music director, announced the other day that he won't be programming the operas of Richard Wagner in Tel Aviv. The resulting ...

TT: Almanac
"For me, it is as though at every moment the actual world had completely lost its actuality. As though there was nothing there; as though there were no foundations for anything or as though it escaped us. Only one thing, however..."

TT: Between life and art
I was checking my e-mail yesterday afternoon when I got this message from a friend of mine who had just returned to his home in North Carolina from a visit to New York: ...

Bitter Lemons

“Is this Okay?”
A hilarious example of how the next generation just really doesn’t give a shit about sexual orientation. These boys are straight. Prop 8? You’re runnin’ on fumes.

“Hangin’ Out”: 0% Bitter
BITTER Unfortunately, a conceit that once came across as fresh and slightly daring now feels contrived and passé. A strong six-member performing ensemble and Gerald Sternbach’s lively music direction and piano accompaniment ...

The Critical Condition

It’s Time to Celebrate the Obama Drama!


amazingland is amazingtastic.
i think its not running anymore. but it will be back. hell yeah. like i suspected amazingland at HERE was amazing. when they finish making this show and it opens for real it is going to be huge. H-U-G-E...

the nytheatre i

Life After the Zipper
The sudden closing of the Zipper Factory Theatre (announced in the New York Times and elsewhere yesterday) caught lots of people by surprise. But the folks who make indie theater are nothing if not resourceful, and so I'm happy to pass on word from two of the shows scheduled to be at the Zipper Factory about their brand new, alternate plans.

Plays and Playwrights

Plays and Playwrights 2009 Update
Plays and Playwrights 2009 is off to the printers and, all going well, we should have books in hand early in February. This gives us some time to start getting acquainted with the plays and with the playwrights.

Superfluities Redux

From the Archives
"The Death of Tragedy." As if to say, at the beginning of 2007, that tragedy is no longer necessary? Accessible? Possible? As with most "death of ..." tropes, it represents wishful thinking more than anything else...


1/16/09 AM Clips - UK

The Independent

The Diary: Anglo-Indian cinema; Carl Orff's Carmina Burana; George Bush's memoirs; Nasser Azam; The History Boys
The Golden Globe success of Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire', about an Indian Oliver Twist who strikes it lucky on 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?' on Mumbai TV, could kickstart an Anglo-Indian cinema trend

First Impressions: 'The Woman In White', Olympic Theatre, London (1871)
It is rather late in the day to recommend people to go and see The Woman in White at the Olympic Theatre, but those who have not witnessed the piece have a real treat in store for them.

Financial Times

Oliver! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London
The story’s dark truth is missing from this vivid, energetic production, writes Sarah Hemming

The Guardian

Gothic Circus/Plug'n'Play, Shunt, London
An installation of kinetic sculptures and an 'end of civilisation' cabaret don't impress Lyn Gardner much

Pick of the week: Theatre
Scotland and Ireland: Be Near Me The Man Who Had All The Luck How Long Is A Piece Of String? Sub Rosa Macbecks

Pick of the week: Theatre
South: The Convict's Opera The Idiot Colony Hotel Paradiso A Christmas Carol August: Osage County

Pick of the week: Theatre
London: A Little Night Music August: Osage County La Cage Aux Folles Twelfth Night Sunset Boulevard

Pick of the week: Theatre
North: Great Expectations Re:Play Festival 2009 Bouncers Company Along The Mile How Long Is A Piece Of String?

Pick of the week: Theatre
Central: Tons Of Money A Voyage Round My Father Simply Cinderella The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

The Stage UK

Victoria Palace Theatre and London Underground settle redevelopment dispute
The long-running dispute between the Victoria Palace Theatre and London Underground over a proposed redevelopment scheme of Victoria Station has finally come to an end, after an 11th hour agreement was struck.

The Stage UK - Blogs

Newsblog: Is the National ready for its close up?
You could be forgiven for thinking that going to the theatre and going to the cinema are almost the same experience: in both audiences sit in a darkened room, silent, and watch people perform. But this is not the...


Hicks, Gale & Stephens Among New RSC Ensemble
Greg Hicks, Darrell D'Silva, Mariah Gale, Noma Dumezweni and 2009 Whatsonstage.com Award nominee Katy Stephens are amongst the names in the Royal Shakespeare Company's new “long ensemble”, which will work through to 2011. The f...

Simpatico, Old Red Lion
The geography of a horse dreamer is a string of small towns spread out along the San Bernardino Freeway, running east from Los Angeles towards the Mojave desert. Sam Shepard’s landscape is dotted with characters like Vinnie and Carter, two old friends who shared a woman and a horse racing scam fifteen years ago.

Love in (3) Parts, Southwhark Playhouse
Lost Dog describe Love in (3) Parts as “a (quite) romantic play.” While this is in part down to its slight and grounded subversion of happily ever after, it is also a world away from the high-blown epics of the romance genre. Eyes don’t meet ...