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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).


1/14/09 - Noontime Clips

Associated Press

Jennifer Hudson to Sing at the Super Bowl
Jennifer Hudson is using sports' grandest stage -- the Super Bowl -- to make her return to the spotlight following the slayings of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.


Times Square Virgin Megastore to close

Q&A: Motown songwriter Dozier headed for Broadway


California's Magic Theatre Raises $450,000, Tops Goal, Saves 43rd Season
San Francisco’s Magic Theatre, which needed to raise $350,000 by last night to avoid canceling its 43rd season, said today it met its goal and more, raising the full amount plus another $100,000 from a challenge grant.

Los Angeles Times Culture Monster Blog

Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- Playwright David Hare accuses the BBC of lacking imagination, saying the corporation should devote more resources to dramas.


* L.A. Actors' Gang to Stage Anti-War Drama The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
* Actors' Equity to Present Free Performance of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory with De Shields * Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces First Light 2009 Line-Up
* San Francisco's Magic Theatre Exceeds Emergency Fundraising Goal; Show Will Go On
* Hytner Will Direct Bennett Play, and Still Will Direct Nation at London's National
* Ferrell's You're Welcome America to Offer Actors Fund Performance
* Jasmine Guy to Star in Miss Evers Boys at True Colors Theatre Company
* Joan Rivers to Test New Material at The Slipper Room in Manhattan


* Alec Baldwin to Host New York Philharmonic Broadcasts; 2009-2010 Season Announced
* Nancy Anderson, Gregg Edelman, Martin Moran to Star in MCNY's Deux Amours
* Dionne Warwick, Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored at Amas Gala
* The Actors' Gang Announces Cast for The Trial of the Catonsville Nine


Photos: Going on the record with the stars of Shrek the Musical

Superfluities Redux

Joy. There are some who would consider the provision of joy to be the mission of theatre or art, to its audience or to its practitioners. Most also believe that government should subsidize this...

The Wicked Stage

Enter "Exit"
Times are tough, so why not bring Ionesco to Broadway? Specifically, a new production of his enigmatic Exit the King, starring Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, to open in March. Well, why not? I still recall with a mix of fondness and

The Guardian

Let's Twist again
Gallery (11 pictures): Consider yourself at home with Oliver Twist? As Lionel Bart's musical is revived in the West End, take a look at the luckless orphan's many faces

Daily Telegraph

Dame Helen Mirren to spearhead National Theatre's invasion of cinemas
Dame Helen Mirren is to feature on screen at the same time as appearing on stage when the National Theatre beams live performances into UK cinemas.

The Stage UK

National Theatre to broadcast live shows in 50 cinemas nationwide
National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner has revealed that the NT is to offer live broadcasts of its shows at cinemas across the country from this summer.


Bennett's Latest, Pratchett & Kureishi Premiere at NT
The National Theatre’s 2009 programme will culminate in November with the world premiere of a new play by Alan Bennett, directed by N...

Whatsonstage.com - Off-West End & Fringe

Michael Coveney: Nick and Nina take the spotlight
I’ve just seen two virtuoso solo turns: today, Nick Hytner announced that the NT would broadcast “live” performances by satellite into cinemas around the country and abroad (America, Canada, probably Scandinavia, possibly Australia) starting with his own production of Racine’s Phedre starring Helen Mirren on 25 June.

London Theatre Guide

The Big Interview: Blythe Duff
She may be best known for ITV’s Taggart, but as she prepares to return to the London stage in Be Near Me, actress Blythe Duff tells Caroline Bishop that theatre remains her first love

Bennett, Pratchett and Kureishi further National’s ambitions
A new play by Alan Bennett (pictured) and adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s Nation and Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album are among the latest shows to join the National Theatre’s 2009 line-up.

Second chance for restored church-turned-theatre
Hampstead landmark St Stephen’s church, which has lain derelict since 1977, will re-open in March following a £4 million restoration with a season of shows by emerging theatre company Antic Disposition.

1/14/09 - Mid-Morning Clips


* London's National Theatre to Go Live in Cinemas Around the U.K. and the World
* Lewis, Colella, Pittu and Foote Will Sing Amanda Green Songs at Birdland
* Ayers, Champlin, Howard, Jibson and Yazbeck Will Sing "New" Songs Jan. 26
* Kudisch, Zien, Osnes, Larsen and More Will Be Part of A Night with the Ladies Jan. 26


* Westport MTC Main Stage Announces Casting for Mothers & Sons
* Christopher Hampton to Write New Film Version of East of Eden


Review: The Judgment of Paris

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In this age of instantaneous information, one has to continually question what, exactly, are we truly interested in. Take theatre, for example. I enjoy creating theatre, but I also enjoy scanning the blogs and the newspapers and collecting information about theatre.

The Guardian

Austrian theatre announces plans for Josef Fritzl 'soap opera'
Enfant terrible of Austrian theatre to stage production detailing 'everything you ever wanted to know about the Fritzls'

The Stage UK

Sheffield Theatres chief executive resigns
Sheffield Theatres is to undergo a second major overhaul of its senior management team in two years, after chief executive Angela Galvin announced she will leave in March to pursue "other opportunities".

Church conversion creates £4 million London venue
A long-time derelict church in north London is to be relaunched as a venue for theatre and concerts, following a £4 million refurbishment and restoration project.


NT Launches Live Broadcasts with Mirren's Phedre
The National Theatre will for the first time this year offer live television broadcasts of its productions, commencing on 25 June 2009 with a performance of Phedre starring Helen Mirren, who will also spearhead a campaign to raise awareness...

Whatsonstage.com - Off-West End & Fringe

Amanda McLaren Starts the Fight
New writing theatre company, The Kamichi Plan, are dedicated to sparking passion in current political, social and international affairs. Their new play, When Do We Start Fighting? opens at The Courtyard Theatre on 3 February where it continues until 1 March. Cast member Amanda McLaren tells us a little about ...

The Dice House, Hen & Chickens Theatre
This is a great opportunity for those who missed Paul Lucas's The Dice House the first time around at The Arts Theatre in 2004. The play is inspired by Luke Reinhart's cult novel The Dice Man, and is described by the author himself as "a joyous...