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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).


5/28/08 AM Clips - Mid-Atlantic, New England

Washington Post

Backstage: Floodgates Open for the Source Festival
910 Works Offered For 10-Minute Slots; Renovated Venue To Reopen June 21

Everyman Theatre's New Season
Baltimore's Everyman Theatre will offer two Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays in 2008-09, plus the company's first world premiere by an African American playwright, Washington-based David Emerson Toney.

Baltimore Sun

'Art' paints complex picture
"Why do we see each other if we hate each other?" bemoans one of the characters in Yasmina Reza's comedy Art, playing at Everyman Theatre. It is a question that resounds in this witty and sophisticated piece.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

'Shear Madness' is sheer fun
"Shear Madness," the comedic murder mystery running at the CLO Cabaret, Downtown, takes its audience interaction seriously.

Mountain Playhouse's space to grow
Recent donations from three foundations have enabled the Mountain Playhouse, a Somerset County theater group, to purchase a nearby house and eight wooded acres.

Albany Times-Union

'I Am My Own Wife' a peculiar work - Barrington Stage production

5/28/08 AM Clips - Tri-State

New York Times

Connecting Philosophy, Sondheim and Seurat
Daniel Evans, currently in the running for a Tony Award for his performance in “Sunday in the Park With George,” is a student of philosophy in the real, cram-for-the-exam sense.

Audio Slide Show: Color and Light
Daniel Evans talks about performing in the Broadway revival of “Sunday in the Park With George.”

Big Bangs Don’t Always Require Long Fuses
The second installment of Marathon 2008 at the Ensemble Studio Theater is lively and diverse.

A Family and an Iraqi Vase, All of a Piece Yet Separate
“Artefacts,” the compelling bullet of a play in this year’s Brits Off Broadway festival, takes place on a smoky stage in the round that has the dark, hazy look of a bad dream.

After Seven Years Away, His Return Is Filled With Rage
A lot of well-acted rage by the three-member cast of “Blink” feels as if it’s bouncing off the walls rather than striking a target.

A Court Full of Chaos, a Trial Crammed With Questions
Richard F. Stockton, the author of “Prisoner of the Crown,” doesn’t entirely know how to boil a wealth of material down to a play.

ARTS, BRIEFLY; Hit Shows in Britain Suffer Body Blow
Out-of-context theater reviews in advertisements that make a theatrical turkey sound like...The prosecutors must prove that theatergoers were misled. Guilty theater operators could be fined as much as $9,900 and sent to prison for...

New York Daily News

All work and Broadway play
Laura Bell Bundy stars in the splashy Broadway hit "Legally Blonde: The Musical." When she leaves the production, she'll be replaced by the winner of MTV's "Legally Blonde: The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods."


Review: 'Good boys and True'
At first glance, the plot of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's drama "Good Boys and True," which concerns a sex tape that is found on the premises of an all-boys Catholic high school, feels less than shocking. After all, it's been four years since the online premiere of "One Night in Paris." Perhaps that is why the play is set in the late 1980's.

New York Post

Showbiz and pleasure mix nicely
Despite its off-putting title, Mike Daisey's new solo show, "How Theater Failed America," is a rollicking, entertaining evening that's as inspiring as it is cautionary. Daisey, who burst onto the scene with "21 Dog Years," his account of working at amazon.com, clearly knows the territory, having performed monologues at...

Village Voice

Conor McPherson and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Chase Their Tales by Michael Feingold

Two New Productions Rant and Roll by Alexis Soloski

A Public Meeting on the Future of the Provincetown Playhouse by Alexis Soloski

The Obies 2008 by Cary Conover and Andy Kropa

Hello, New Amsterdam! The Obies Honor Off-Broadway's Best by Garrett Eisler

Portraits of Six of Off-Broadway's Best by Staci Schwartz

New York Observer

Hindi-pendence Day! Meet the Parents, Indian-Style - 'Rafta, Rafta' review


Wrong notes make right music for 'Souvenir'
No one can accuse the Women's Theater Company of lacking a sense of humor.

Split decisions
Throughout its 14-year-history, the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township has been a home to genial comedies and pleasant musicals. Now, for the first time, it's challenging its audiences with an edgy drama.

Bergen Record

"Top Girls" star is no stranger to shocking performances