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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).


6/29/09 AM Clips - California, Pacific Northwest

Orange County Register

Hollywood's 1970s hit films resurrected in Fullerton
The fundraiser is the first live show at the Fox Theatre in 50 years.

California Chronicle

Musical "Fellowship! at the Falcon Theatre
An award-winning musical parody of "The Fellowship of the Ring" with extraordinary comic appeal; more than a spoof, more than a lampoon, it's a festival of fun!...


SFist Tonight
THEATER: This month's Solo Sundays, a monthly series committed to presenting the very best up and coming solo performers as well as seasoned solo artists developing new shows, will feature Wayne Harris, Sigal Shoham, Pidge Meade, Jawad Ali.

San Diego Union-Tribune

Patrick Page's Cyrano fills the stage
Heroes aren't supposed to lie. But Cyrano de Bergerac fibs the way he lives: He lies hard. What's more, the namesake of Edmond Rostand's epic romance seems as perversely proud of the huge untruth at the center of his life as he does of the massive feature at the center of his face. (Maybe he figures his nose can't grow much bigger anyway.)

Seattle Times

Paramount replaces longtime silent-film organist
Dennis James, longtime organist for the Paramount Theatre's popular Silent Movie Mondays series, was replaced recently by Seattle Theatre Group, and it's unclear exactly why.


6/29/09 AM Clips - Midwest, Southwest, Mountain

Chicago Tribune

Another 'Up' touches the heart

Not a jolly holiday with 'Mary' on Saturday night

Chicago Tribune Theater Loop Blog

'Mary Poppins' breaks down in Chicago; Nanny stuck in no-fly zone

Chicago Sun-Times

His head in and out of the clouds
Bridget Carpenter wrote her play "Up" in 2002 -- well before the current economic upheaval upended so many lives and forced people to rethink a whole lot of things about money, family, dreams, security, insecurity and all the rest.

Computer glitch sends 'Poppins' fans packing
Although Mary Poppins, that irrepressible English nanny, makes claims of being practically perfect, the computer system that drives the production now at the Cadillac Palace Theatre can't be quite as boastful.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

MN Fringe to venture into St. Paul

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Mu Performing Arts revives a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, 'Flower Drum Song'
When onetime Chinese opera purist Wang, Randy Reyes, takes the stage midway through Mu Performing Arts' "Flower Drum Song," the staid patriarch has donned a shiny white jumpsuit with the words Chop Suey stitched across it.


What is the Summit of Ensemble Theaters?
Sandbox Theatre Artistic Director Ryan Hill reports back from the San Francisco meeting of the national Network of Ensemble Theaters: ...

Pay my rent
It's never going to work as long as landlords get more grant money than artists.

Encore Michigan

A wonderful summer season returns to Canton
This past week, as the thermometer crested 90, the dog days of summer officially arrived in the Detroit area. While high temperatures and humidity mark the end of the year for most theaters, one young local company is embarking on its ...

TheaterJones (TX)

My Uncle, Preston Jones
This summer, Trey Birkhead acts in a Texas Trilogy play at CTD. Here, he remembers the late playwright.

Denver Post

"Over the River" tugs at heartstrings
"Over the River and Through the Woods" gets a strong if sentimental staging at Golden's Miners Alley Playhouse that suffers only from coming so soon after last year's too similar, and similarly cast, comedy, "Beau Jest."