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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 - Online Theater Resouces


* Giron's Emilie's Voltaire Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 15
* A Pregnancy Spans 150 Years in CA World Premiere, Battle Hymn, Jan. 15
* "Lyrics by Hammerstein" Examined by Chapin & Asch in NYPL Chat Jan. 15
* Old Globe's Six Degrees of Separation, With Ziemba, Opens Jan. 15
* CTG/Deaf West's Pippin, with Arden, Gettelfinger, Giordano, Harris, Begins Jan. 15
* American Premiere of Blackburn-Winning Mammals Begins Previews in CA Jan. 15
* Woolf's Freshwater Flows Off-Broadway Beginning Jan. 15
* Waters and Chambers Take a Ride Off-Broadway Starting Jan. 15
* Soho Rep Presents World Premiere of Sixty Miles to Silver Lake Jan. 15-Feb. 8
* Kung Fu Spectacular Soul of Shaolin Opens on Broadway
* Richard Nelson's New Wild Duck Takes Wing in Chicago Jan. 15
* Dim Sum Meets Soul Food in World Premiere Po Boy Tango, Opening Jan. 15


Will Ferrell's Back in the Bush League!
The former Saturday Night Live star and collaborator Adam McKay discuss the new Broadway show You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush.

Review: Sessions
A tremendously talented cast enlivens this problematic musical about a therapist and his equally troubled patients.

* Judy Kaye to Star in A.C.T.'s Souvenir
* Ron Bohmer, Carter Calvert, Norm Lewis, and More Set for 100 Years of Broadway
* Cast Announced for 40 is the new 15, Part of Monday Night Musicals
* Cast Announced for Spanish Musical Luisa Fernanda
* Odyssey Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for Taking Steps


* Westport Country Playhouse Announces Schedule Changes
* Attention Psychics! Broadway's Blithe Spirit Wants YOU

Photos: William H. Macy roars back to Broadway in Speed-the-Plow

1/15/09 AM Clips - Independent Blogs

About Last Night

TT: So you want to see a show?
Here's my list of recommended Broadway, off-Broadway, and out-of-town shows, updated weekly. In all cases, I gave these shows favorable reviews (if sometimes qualifiedly so) in The Wall Street Journal when they opened. For more information, click on the title.

TT: Almanac
"There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation." Eugène Ionesco, Present Past Past Present

An Angry White Guy in Chicago

Rest in Peace in Corinthian Leather

Between Productions

* Zipper Factory closes
* RIP Ricardo Montalban

Poetry, prose for prez
Toward International Peace through the ArtsStanley Eugene Tannen, Founder and Director

Bitter Lemons

* “Around the World in Eighty Days”: 66% Sweet
* “You, Nero”: 0% Bitter
* “La Ronde”: 50% Bitter

The Age of Abstraction
Tom Loughlin has an interesting post over at his A Poor Player site. His thesis, as far as I can read it, is that in this time of instant information through the internet, the buzz that surrounds a theatrical production (he calls it “metadata”) often gets more attention than the actual theatrical production itself...

The Critical Condition

Sounds Like a Plan: Dirty Roommates (and Jealous Friends)

The Fortress of Jason Grote

The Acousmatic Theater Hour's Top Ten Plays of 2008

The Globe and Mail - Theatre

Dispatches from the commentariat
Comments are a popular topic of conversation among the journalists at The Globe and Mail. Does this reader-generated content help make the website more interesting and interactive, or does the often mean-spirited atmosphere in the comments chase readers away?Personally, I love comments, but I've enjoyed ...


Infinite Jestation: A Blogthrough (Pages 87-109)

The Mirror up to Nature

Felon Felines! Now Onsale
The Superheroine Monologues, directed by Greg Maraio and written by Boston's funnymen John Kuntz and Rick Park, is a parody of famous female crimefighters, and I will be playing some small roles in support of the wonderful cast of Boston actresses ...

the nytheatre i

Indie Theater Directors Answer Your Questions!
Coming up on February 11, 2009: our first ever nytheatrecast where we will take questions from our listeners/readers!


Habits, Bad and Otherwise
Isaac asked about habits here and this really landed for me. I'm coming back to writing and theatre after a pretty long layoff. Though, the more I think about it, the more I realize that the layoff, in and of itself...

On Theatre and Politics

Sam French Blog! Sam French Blog!

The Playgoer

Off Broadway Deathwatch: The Zipper

The Producer's Perspective

It could be worse. And it could be a lot worse.
I got back from my trip to Korea to see My First Time on Monday (the bus was awesome). Waiting for me in my inbox was a very exciting email from my ...

The Rob Kozlowski Chicago Theater and Vintage Film Medicine Show

Zona de Guerra
Written between 1914 and 1917, Eugene O'Neill's Sea Plays are based on his experiences as a young merchant marine, certainly the earliest examples of his work with which modern audiences...


Movie version of PASSING STRANGE
On December 6th, the LA Times announced that Spike Lee is making his Sundance Film Festival debut with a filmed version of the Broadway show, Passing Strange. The movie will premiere in the Jan 15-25 noncompetitive Spectrum...

Steve On Broadway

Soul Opens In Heart Of Broadway
Despite the dozen Broadway shows that have already closed this year, one new show is actually opening this evening. Granted, this limited run show is not your typical Great White Way fare, but it is an opening nevertheless.

The Wicked Stage

Zipped Up?
This would be a real loss.