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9/15/08 AM Clips - Select Blogs

About Last Night

TT: Words to the wise
In case you missed my previous posting on the subject, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will be telecast on WNET this Thursday at nine p.m.

The Critical Condition

Trailer Scaler: Doubt
The Movie: Doubt (opening December 12)

CultureBot

Soho to L.I.C. to Philly and Back Again

Extra Criticum

Critic on the Spot: Carrie Rickey v.5

The Mirror up to Nature

Theatre is About Community - Just Don't Bother the Neighbors
The Getty estate constucted an outdoor theater on the Villa property, and it turns out to provide a stunning and appropriate venue for Greek Tragedy.

On Chicago Theatre

Permitted Broadway?
As has been widely reported (well, in the theatre press at least) Forbidden Broadway, Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious revue parodying the best and worst of Broadway, will be closing in January of 2009. (The New York times has the best article on the subject.)

Parabasis

BURN AFTER READING...
Is not good. It's a clever concept-- a comedy wherein all of the characters think they're in a thriller and where the actual important life stuff (largely dealing with marriages falling apart) is relegated to the background so that a group of idiots can get involved with intrigue over information...

The Stage Blogs UK

Mark Shenton: Establishing the brand (and maintaining it)….
One of the joys of the theatre is that it never stands still. It’s a constantly evolving medium, with a turnover of venues, shows and personnel that can keep it fresh and surprising. And while some venues and artists...

Whatsonstage.com Blogs

Party in the park for Lloyd Webber
Better late than never, I suppose. Andrew Lloyd Webber collected his bus pass last March, and the BBC marked the occasion last night with a concert in Hyde Park which goes out on Radio 2 on Friday 10 October.

9/15/08 AM Clips - UK

The Independent

Adventures in Theatreland: Plays get serious again
Not enough straight plays in the West End? Not so, says Paul Taylor – a new version of Pirandello's 'Six Characters' is starting a serious revolution

The Times UK

Kenneth Branagh - don't call him luvvie
As he takes on “credit-crunch Chekhov” at Wyndham's Theatre, the actor explains why his celebrity reputation is misplaced

Mother Courage and her Children, Dundee Rep
If ever a play was never going to date, Brecht's assault, not so much on war but on the business of war, is surely it

Now or Later, Royal Court, London
Home truths for American dreamers in a production by Dominic Cooke that is effervescent with wit and intelligence

The Guardian

My trauma in London, by former Royal Opera chief
Michael Kaiser's new self-help book gives ten basic rules for failing arts organisations

Tony and Twizzle, Lowry, Salford
Comedy duo Lip Service's latest spoof aims for an obvious target , says Alfred Hickling

Fleeto, Tron, Glasgow
Paddy Cunneen's drama never loses the attention of a young audience, says Mark Fisher

Daily Telegraph

On the road: Woman in Mind, The Dresser and Crooked Wood
Dominic Cavendish reviews shows from around the country.

Whatsonstage.com

* Opening: Characters, Ivanov, Riflemind & Rain Man
* WOS Radio: Weekly Theatre Briefing - 15 Sep 2008

Simon MacCorkindale On ... The Captain & Harry
Simon MacCorkindale is best known to British TV audiences for his role as Harry Harper in the long-running BBC drama series Casualty. He has...

Tales of Philip Seymour Hoffman
The winner of numerous awards, Philip Seymour Hoffman is as prolific on stage as an actor and director as he is in the movie studio. As his ...

Whatsonstage.com Blogs

Michael Coveney: Party in the park for Lloyd Webber
Better late than never, I suppose. Andrew Lloyd Webber collected his bus pass last March, and the BBC marked the occasion last night with a concert in Hyde Park which goes out on Radio 2 on Friday 10 October.

Whatsonstage.com - Off-West End & Fringe

The Casa Theatre Festival - Part 1, The Union Theatre
The Casa Theatre Festival is an admirable undertaking crouching expectantly in the stylishly rundown warehouse space of the Union Theatre. Aiming to bring Latin American theatre ...

The Stage Blogs UK

Mark Shenton: Establishing the brand (and maintaining it)….
One of the joys of the theatre is that it never stands still. It’s a constantly evolving medium, with a turnover of venues, shows and personnel that can keep it fresh and surprising. And while some venues and artists...