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Andy Propst

6/30/09 Early Evening Clips - Miscellany

New York Times

Theater for a New Audience Announces Season, With Room for More Shakespeare
The leaders of Theater for a New Audience said they were hoping to remount their recent acclaimed productions of “Othello” and “Hamlet” in the 2009-10 season.

On the London Stage: New York Theater Under the Knife
Gerard Alessandrini's 'Forbidden Broadway,' which spoofs shows playing on both sides of the pond, opens for the third time in London.

New York Times ArtsBeat Blog

'Little Mermaid' to Close
The musical adaptation of the 1989 Disney animated feature will close after its Aug. 30 performance.


Outdoor 'Tempest' makes for an island getaway

Time Out New York Upstaged Blog

Fish out of water: The Little Mermaid gets the hook
Disney's the Little Mermaid will close on August 30

Illyria overload: Stop the Twelfth Night madness!
Can we have a moratorium of productions of Twelfth Night?


Tucci to direct 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Actor to make Broadway helming bow with revival -- Stanley Tucci is expected to make his Broadway directing bow on a revival of Ken Ludwig's farce, "Lend Me a Tenor," to star "Grey's Anatomy" alum T.R. Knight.

Dukakis, Fricker set for 'Cloudburst'
Duo will star in forthcoming road-trip comedy -- Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker will star in road-trip comedy "Cloudburst" for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

Playhouse taps exec director
Stephen Eich to take post -- The Pasadena Playhouse has tapped Stephen Eich executive director.

'Little Mermaid' to close on Aug. 30
Broadway musical plans fall tour -- Broadway tuner "The Little Mermaid" will shutter Aug. 30, after a run of less than two years.

Laura Linney makes 'Time' for Broadway
Actress to star in Donald Margulies play -- Laura Linney will topline the Manhattan Theater Club production of Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still," a staging now bumped up to the org's Broadway space.


NYC's Diamond District Sparkles in New Musical
"Diamonds at 22 West," a musical comedy set in New York City's famed Diamond District, will take center stage next month at a New Jersey playhouse.

Speed Mouse reviewed by Lisa Jo Sagolla
Written, directed, and performed by David Collins and Shane Dundas, "Speedmouse: The Worst of the Umbilical Brothers" is a wonderfully wacky fusion of mime, slapstick, and standup comedy.

BackStage - BlogStage

* 'Little Mermaid' Closing August 30, Tour Planned
* 'Web Site Story' Spoofs Broadway, Internet


* Broadway's Little Mermaid to Close August 30; National Tour to Launch in 2010
* John Herrera, Christine Pedi, Faith Prince, et al. Set for York's Luck Reading
* Leslie Hall to Emcee and Perform in About Face's The Homo Show
* Musical Theatre West Announces 2009 Broadway in the Park Gala


* 39 Steps Talkback Features Michele Balan June 30
* Musical of Musicals (The Musical) Will Return for York Theatre Benefit July 8
* Davy Jones' Locker: Broadway's Little Mermaid to End Aug. 30; National Tour Planned


* The Little Mermaid to End Broadway Run August 30

Talkin' Broadway

Review: King Lear in D.C.

Boston Globe

'The Little Mermaid' sets its final Broadway swim
"The Little Mermaid" is set for its final Broadway swim. The lavish musical based on the Disney animated film will close Aug. 30 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York after a run of 685 performances.

Orlando Sentinel

* 'Little Mermaid' closing on Broadway
* 'Nutty Professor' headed for Broadway, and local boy's still involved
* Jobs available for NY Musical Theatre Festival in September

Miami Herald Drama Queen Blog

It's the Toners, bro
I felt like a spy from Babyboomerland when I went to the Toners in Time show in Coral Gables on Sunday. The creation of playwrights Marco Ramirez, Lucas Leyva and Alex Fumero (the guys behind the new Foryoucansee Theater company), Toners in Time was a brash creative attempt to get the club crowd to try theater. It worked, and not just because the tickets were only $10 each.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Culture Club Blog

St. Louis actress Tennessee-waltzes off
One of St. Louis’s most versatile young actresses, Magan Wiles, is leaving town to continue her education. Later this…

Los Angeles Times Culture Monster

* Jude Law, Laura Linney heading for Broadway


Pencil This In: Tiny Vaudeville @ the Echoplex, NewFilmmakers LA Screenings
THEATRE:Theatre West continues its new play reading series tonight at 8 pm featuring plays written by the company’s playwrights and performed by the company’s actors. On stage tonight is P.G. Sturges’ “Two Gentlemen of Manhattan.” Two life-long friends take to a life of crime and end ...


NYCeattleite: Louis Hobson, Starring in His First Broadway Show
Tacoma native and former Seattle theater stalwart Louis Hobson scored his first Broadway role this year, and it's a great one. Not just a great role, with turns comedic and dramatic, but one that's in a terrific and affecting show. Hobson plays Dr. Madden in the musical Next to Normal, ...


* Jersey Boys Gets A Royal Welcome in Raleigh
* KRISTINA in Concert Website Now Live
* Laura Linney to star in MTC’s TIME STANDS STILL

The Halcyon Blog

Question for Y'all
What are you willing to do/change to attract audiences? What are you unwilling to do/change?

Just Shows To Go You

Euan Morton at Castle On The Hudson
I’ve been nursing a mad man crush on Euan Morton’s voice ever since he starred as Boy George in Taboo, so I was especially pleased that he opened his delightful set at Castle On The Hudson with that show’s “Pretty Lies”. (Bonus for Taboo fans: Liz McCartney in the ...


Interesting Interview with David Adjmi
Can be found at Tablet, a new website about modern Jewish identity.


Backstage at Hair with Will Swenson
Join “Hair” star Will Swenson on an indepth backstage tour of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre!

The Stage UK

John Malkovich brings serial killer Jack Unterweger back to life on Vienna stage
Actor to star in The Infernal Comedy, an operatic depiction of the Austrian celebrity writer and murderer

The Guardian

Theatre review: The Hypochondriac Playhouse, Liverpool
Roger McGough's first attempt at turning Molière into a Mersey wit led to a giddy adaptation of Tartuffe that became one of the highlights of Liverpool's year of culture. Now he and director Gemma Bodinetz have teamed up again to apply the common touch to the playwright's final masterpiece.