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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 AM Clips - UK (part 2)

Daily Telegraph

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in 'Trojan' predicament on Broadway
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has had to change the name of the horse character Trojan in the Broadway version of Equus because it is the name of an American condom brand.

The Guardian

What to say about … Oliver!
With an artful dodge, pick a paragraph or two from the critics and pretend you've seen Rowan Atkinson's Fagin

The Guardian Performing Arts Blog

Lyn Gardner: Theatre's role in understanding Gaza
Plays can't fix the world, but maybe they can help change it. How should drama engage with such crises?

The Stage UK

Farr to direct RSC’s The Winter’s Tale
Former Lyric Hammersmith artistic director David Farr is to direct The Winter’s Tale for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Levene to head Grand Order of Lady Ratlings
Theatre charity the Grand Order of Lady Ratlings has appointed Susannah Levene as Queen Ratling.

Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group expands into video games
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is looking to expand its portfolio to video games.


WOS TV: Oom-pah-pah All Round at Oliver! Opening
Seven months after winning I'd Do Anything, the "people's Nancy" Jodie Prenger claimed her prize last night (14 January 2009) when ...

1st Night Photos: I'd Do Finalists Reunite for Oliver!

London Theatre Guide

Bush loses dignity this summer
The Bush theatre is looking for people to go public with their tales of everyday embarrassments and humiliations to inspire a new production to be staged at the West London venue in the summer

First Night Feature: Oliver!
It is only the second week of January and already the West End has seen one of the biggest first nights of 2009, as the hugely anticipated revival of Oliver! opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.


1/15/09 AM Clips - California, Pacific Northwest

Los Angeles Times Culture Monster Blog

Review: 'Annie' at the Kodak Theatre
They came in updos, tulle, tiaras and pink. They sat on laps and sang along. If the hordes of young girls who showed up for Tuesday's opening night of “Annie” are any indication, the show, playing through Sunday at the Kodak Theatre , is a hot ticket for the under-12 crowd.

'Spamalot' coming to the Ahmanson Theatre
At Culture Monster, we like to think we always look on the bright side of life. So we were delighted to learn today that the Monty Python musical "Spamalot" will kick off the new season at the Ahmanson Theatre. It will run July 7 through Sept. 6.

Edge Los Angeles

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men Enjoys 40th Anniversary Production
A seminal play about the African-American experience gets a star-studded new production this week which is also designed for radio broadcast later this spring.

Los Angeles City Beat

More sex & violence please
‘Nero’ and ‘Hangin’ Out’ just fiddle

Currently playing
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Back Stage

Review: Hangin' Out
In 1998 Robert Schrock fashioned an irresistible in-the-buff revue, Naked Boys Singing. He attempts to revisit his idea in a heterosexual context. Unfortunately, it now feels contrived and passé.

Review: Love Song
John Kolvenbach's poetic 2006 dramedy examines romantic love through the prism of the insanity of its main character, Beane.

Review: The Sermons of John Bradley
There is no better way to flesh out the demons of a conflicted childhood than to turn difficult memories into art and share them with theatregoers.

Review [critics pick]: The Sermons of John Bradley
There is no better way to flesh out the demons of a conflicted childhood than to turn difficult memories into art and share them with theatregoers.

Review: La Ronde
Director Larry Biederman seems obsessed with gimmicks, and he apparently decided to inflict as many as possible on Arthur Schnitzler's 1900 play about sex, love, hypocrisy, and hedonism in Old Vienna.

Review: Buried in Sophie's Tomb: My Barking Dog Log to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Dept.
Turn pesky problems into art is what a writer-performer has the opportunity to do, right? That way we can all understand -- even enjoy a piece of -- the misery, then share in the hope of resolution.

Review [critics pick]: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
A perfect antidote for the recession-era blues, Cabrillo Music Theatre's West Coast premiere rendition of this new jukebox musical is an immensely enjoyable confection.


Actor Ricardo Montalban Has Died

San Jose Mercury-News

Six Sketchfest shows to see

SF Sketchfest: Big laughs

Contra Costa Times

Curtain Calls -- No shortage of well-known productions

San Francisco Weekly

Trenchcoat in Common explores loss of privacy in a Web-connected world
There comes a time in every blogger's life when she discovers an alarming truth: People actually read her words. I started blogging partly out of...

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San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Trench" mouth
The blog that ate San Francisco! Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's new play takes on the neighbors. Plus: The best of Sketchfest

Sacramento Bee

Theaters to show 'Secret' discussion
Whether you're an Oprah Winfrey fan or not, this is true: When she name-drops, people act.

Pulsating 'Wild Party' raises the roof with Sacramento premiere
Runaway Stage Productions kicks off its 2009 season with the most unexpected, unnerving, audacious and overtly sexual musical imaginable.

San Diego Union-Tribune

Playbill: Chasing a dream
'Plays by Young Writers' is just the most visible part of a project to spark creativity

Seattle Times

Theater review Commedia dell'arte meets vaudeville in "The Servant of Two Masters"

Seattle Weekly

Clowntime’s Not Over
I have an ongoing argument with a buddy who believes that what was funny 20 years ago is painfully dated today. His evidence? Everything from the...

Mime’s A-Wastin’
The first frame of the film Shakes the Clown depicts a dog lapping up leftover pizza in a dowdy apartment, with Florence Henderson sawing logs on...

The Stranger

Theater Review Revue
Satire, de Sade, and a Sexed-up Opera