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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).


1/15/09 - Late Afternoon Clips

New York Magazine Vulture Blog

George Steel Already Here, General Managing at City Opera


Globe to Cut 50 Staffers...
Bostonist can be bratty about the Globe, but we also like to face facts. The Globe is where we get our news, our links, and the inspiration for our snark.

Miami Herald Drama Queen Blog

Reading, clowning and shutting down
GableStage is host to two theater events early next week. First up, on Monday at 7:30 p.m., is a staged reading of WOPS by Richard Janaro. Based on what happened to four generations of the playwright's Italian-American family, the play's...


* Quartermaine's Terms Set for 2009 Williamstown Theatre Festival; Aitken Directs
* Edward Albee's Occupant, With Kate Alexander, Plays Florida Studio
* PHOTO CALL: Soul of Shaolin Arrives on Broadway
* Katz, Louizos and Ettinger to Discuss Women Designing for Theatre at NYPL
* Monumental Evening, with Lewis, Kritzer, Caplan, Case, Will Now Play Ars Nova
* Emmy Winner Baldwin to Host "New York Philharmonic This Week" Broadcasts


* Nathan Lane, Anika Noni Rose, Marcia Gay Harden and More to Help Vineyard Theatre Honor Marian Seldes at Annual Gala
* John O'Hurley to Star in LA Spamalot at Ahmanson
* Jonathan Hogan, Saxon Palmer, and More Set for The Marrying of Ann Leete Reading
* Cast Announced for Ripe Time's Fire Throws at 3LD
* Spacey's Old Vic Production of Complicit Delays Opening to January 28
* Clark, Christy, Gunn, Mann, Rees Set for Collegiate Chorale's The Firebrand of Florence
* Tony Braithwaite and Peter Pryor to Star in The Odd Couple
* Custom Made Theatre Announces A Delicate Balance Cast and Creative Team


* Waiting for Godot Pushes Up Broadway Previews to April 3


Review: The Whale

lies like truth

Brothers In Arms: Les Yeux Noirs Rock Yoshi's
Les Yeux Noirs, a six-piece, French Gypsy/Yiddish music band fronted by the virtuostic, fiddle-playing brothers Eric and Olivier Slabiak, have visited San Francisco 12 times to date. I'm ashamed to say that I only got around to experiencing their sound for the first time last night.

The Rob Kozlowski Chicago Theater and Vintage Film Medicine Show Blog

One night of Abe Lincoln in Illinois
City Lit Theater will present a concert reading of Robert E. Sherwood's Pulitzer-prize winning play Abe Lincoln in Illinois on the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, according to a news release. It is a one-night-only event and will cleverly cost audience members $5.01, a Lincoln dollar and a Lincoln coin.

The Times UK

Four Quartets, Donmar Warehouse, WC2
Stephen Dillane's performance of these four great T.S. Eliot poems is an austere expression of compressed passion


1/15/09 - Mid-Afternoon Clips

Blog Stage - Back Stage

Dan Lehman: Join 'American Idol' Finalist Diana DeGarmo in 'Oz'


Pencil This In
THEATER: Vividly staged theater/dance/cabaret hybrid The Judgment of Paris is inspired by that Greek myth about the first beauty contest (which led to the Trojan War) and informed by the stage directions of Baroque opera The Judgment of Paris ...
[May I second this? - Andy]


Bombs Bursting in Air
Edmund White takes on the Oklahoma City bomber and Gore Vidal in Terre Haute

Edge New York

Review: Cranked
With the hip hop infused "Cranked," an affecting portrait of a teenager’s struggle to overcome crystal meth addiction, The New Victory Theater remains 42nd Street’s most invaluable tenant.

Orange County Register The Arts Blog

Edgy Rude Guerilla: edging out San Diego’s Cygnet for a SoCal premiere! (but getting edged out?)
News has filtered down that Santa Ana’s Rude Guerilla Theatre Company (RGTC) is planning some major changes, splitting into two separate companies—one artistically pragmatic, the other characteristically not, if I understand it correctly.


* Waiting for Godot Will Arrive at Studio 54 One Week Early
* Chad Allen and Valerie Harper Will Bring Bankhead's Brio to Arena Stage in May
* Haviland Morris Cast in Long Wharf's Mounting of Rebeck's Bad Dates
* NPR to Broadcast "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration"
* New York City Opera Selects Steel as General Manager
* Casting Now Complete for Broadway's reasons to be pretty
* Times Square Virgin Megastore Will Close; Tourists Will Have to Hunt for Show Tunes
* Elba Is New Hire for NBC's "The Office"


* Roundabout's Waiting for Godot to Now Begin April 3
* Haviland Morris to Star in Long Wharf's Bad Dates
* Emmy Nominee Matthew Cowles to Star in THIRST: a spell for Christabel
* Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale Join Piper Perabo, Thomas Sadoski in reasons to be pretty
* About Face Theatre Announces Stupid Kids Cast
* Village Players Announces Cast and Creative Team for Amadeus
* Smock Alley Theater Announces The Quiet Man Tales Cast and Creative Team

* Kooza, New Cirque du Soleil Show, Sets New York Dates


Review: Pataphysics Penyeach
Review: Wickets

amNY New York City Theater

Times Square Virgin Megastore to Shutter in April

The Clyde Fitch Report

Alliance for the Arts Releases New Study: "Culture Builds New York"
Into the dismaying sea of relentless bad news for the arts comes an interesting and -- dare we say it -- encouraging new report from Alliance for the Arts. Culture Builds New York: The Economic Impact of Capital Construction at New York...

Everything I Know I Learned from Musicals

Toxic Avenger Musical to Play Off-Broadway
I remember back in the 1980s when there was this spate of body-switching comedies, such as "Like Father, Like Son" and "Vice Versa." All were lame, which created lowered expectations for a little sleeper of a movie called "Big," which went

Frank's Wild Lunch

Steven Leigh Morris
...has some good sentiments about local theater in his LAWeekly thank-you note here. He also name-drops me, which is most appreciated, especially considering the light posting on here lately. It's even jump-started me to slap up a bunch of things I've been thinking of posting for quite some time.

The Mirror up to Nature

Boston Theatre - Herald Freelance Stable
Jenna Scherer must be on vacation at the Herald, the last few reviews, (The Duchess of Malfi, The Cherry Orchard and ARTiculation,) have each been by different reviewers.

Performance Monkey

Nothing to lose but self-respect
Verbatim theatre continues to be a productive development on British stages. Black Watch, Gregory Burke's searing account of soldiers in Iraq, is the most prominent of shows that draw their text - sometimes literally - from interviews ..

The Playgoer

Patrick McGoohan
I must pause to honor the memory of Patrick Magoohan the star and co-creator of the milestone super-mod series The Prisoner, who died Monday. The Prisoner was a mainstay of my youth and probably more than anything else made me the paranoid curmudgeonly outsider I am today. So thank you, Number 6..

The Producer's Perspective

My press agent told me not to do this.
And then it got mentioned in the Times. :-) (See more about it here.)

The Guardian Performing Arts Blog

Chris Wilkinson:Noises off: A theatre is more than bricks and mortar
This week, bloggers have been weighing up the value of a theatre's building


Gossip: Tito Jackson Jets in for Thriller Live???
Michael Jackson may be keeping his public appearances to a minimum at present, but older brother Tito is happy to fly the family flag. Tito, the eldest of the Jackson 5, is jetting into town this week to attend the opening of Michael Jackson tribut...

Whatsonstage.com - Off West End & Fringe

Waiting for Romeo, Pleasance Theatre
"O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?" Perhaps one of Shakespeare’s most quoted is also one of his most misunderstood lines. Juliet was far too savvy to spend hours worrying over where her Romeo had got to, plumping for the much more intriguing philosophical enquiry ...