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  • 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 - UK

The Independent

Review: Rosmersholm, Almeida, London
First Night: Fat Pig, Trafalgar Studios, London
Review: The Cherry Orchard, Festival Theatre, Chichester
Review: The Revenger's Tragedy, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Financial Times

Marguerite, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Though Henshall is lovely and Ovenden is handsome and both are in excellent voice, their characters are not complex enough for you to care about their fate, writes Sarah Hemming

The Guardian

Meet Ben Whishaw
The actor is making a bid for the title of Britain's busiest thesp

Ringside at the revolution
My grandfather's life just had to be staged, says Stephen Poliakoff

Review: Fat Pig, Trafalgar Studios, London
Michael Billington cannot fault the acting or the storytelling, but wishes Neil Labute told us why America has become so tragically conformist

Review: Romeo and Juliet, Royal Opera House, London
From the moment the lovers meet, there is no doubt that they are lost, every kiss sucking them deeper into their mutual world, says Judith Mackrell

Review: The Sound of My Voice, Citizens, Glasgow
Mark Fisher enjoys a good-looking production about a family man's alcohol-fuelled midlife crisis

Daily Telegraph

Surprised by tears as painful truths are revealed
Charles Spencer reviews The Common Pursuit at the Menier Chocolate Factory.


Three Oliver! Boy Stars Confirmed, Nancy Finalists
Notes Marks Birthday with Five Years at Haymarket

5/27/08 Late Day Clips - All

Miami Herald - Drama Queen Blog

A classic season
Palm Beach Dramaworks has just spilled the details of its 2008-2009 season, and three of the four plays are by theatrical giants.

Orlando Sentinel - Attention Must Be Paid Blog

On conversations between theaters and audiences

More show titles for Theatre Downtown

Chad Jones' Theater Dogs Blog

‘Mama,’ Meryl, musings

Chicago Tribune - Theater Loop Blog

'First Breeze of Summer': life, and no regrets, in the bones

'A Steady Rain' to end its fall


Broadway Boys Perform Show Tunes With Pop Twist

Associated Press

Leslie Uggams stars in `First Breeze of Summer'


PHOTO CALL: Chita Rivera and George Hearn Pay D.C. a Visit
Blum Is Roger in Broadway's Grease
Broadway Grosses: May 19-25
Gypsy's LuPone, Benanti and Gaines to Perform on "Good Morning America"
Celebutant: Don't You Know Who I Think I Am? to Play Club Café in Boston
Broadway Belter Sengbloh to Makes a Splash June 9
ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: A Tale of Two Seths
Epstein, Richards, Feldman and More to Join Riedel for Tony Talk 2008
Acosta, Canavan, Grant, Gottesman and Puzzo to Star in LAB's Penalties & Interest
Casting Announced for Other Side of Newark at NJPAC
League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Awards June 12 at Sardi's
Dilly Joins Streep, Adams and Tucci in "Julie & Julia" Film
Stewart, Downie and Ford-Davies Will Join Tennant in RSC's Hamlet
Freeman to Reprise I'm Every Woman at the Cutting Room June 13
Auberjonois Is Imaginary Invalid in DC June 10-July 27; Baxter Directs
Darragh, Narciso and Weixler Will Play It Safe Off-Broadway
Sydney Pollack, Hollywood Film Director, Is Dead at 73
LaBute's Fat Pig, with Marshall, Page and Webb, Opens in London May 27
Attorney for the Damned Will Play Open-Ended Run at the Kraine
Wong, Warren and Zbornik Will Join Adding Machine's Blair at the Zipper
New European Directive Outlaws Misquotes of Critics


Review: EST Marathon 2008 Series B
Strong entries from Neil LaBute, David Zellnik, Taylor Mac, and Anne Washburn highlight this solid line-up of one-acts.

Review: A Chorus Line
The legendary musical's national tour is likely to delight both old fans and new audiences.

Full Casting Announced for Intiman's Streetcar and Little Dog Laughed
Mathison and Shepherd to Co-Host Daytime Emmy Awards; Hansis, Kerwin, Kitt, Tartaglia Among Nominees
Jonathan Kent to Stage Santa Fe Opera's Marriage of Figaro
Full Cast, Creative Team Set for Prince Music Theater's Jamaica
Canavan, Grant, Puzzo, et al. Cast in LAByrinth's Penalties & Interest
Passing Strange Recording Gets iTunes Release on May 27
Downie, Stewart, Tennant, et al. Set for RSC's Hamlet


FIRST PERSON: David Javerbaum: Dear Tony Voters...

Broadway Grosses: In the Heights Still Climbing; Macbeth Takes Final Bow
Those 13 Tony nominations continue to help the grosses of In the Heights, which climbed above 91% of capacity at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, bringing in $80,000+ over the previous week in the process. Of course, awards aren't everything, as the folks at Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which jumped

Fierce! Project Runway's Christian Siriano Will Design Whoopi's Tony Gown
Project Runway winner Christian Siriano has his next star-studded assignment: dressing Whoopi Goldberg for her hosting duties at the 2008 Tony Awards. The 22-year-old wunderkind designer showed off sample sketches on a Whoopi paper doll during the May 27 broadcast of ABC's The View.

Talkin' Broadway

Review: 'The Internationalist' at Studio Theatre, DC
Review: 'The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore' at Hartford Stage
Review: 'Jersey Boys' in Cincinnati
The Siegel Column: Musical Revivals and Encores!


Review: 'Prisoner of the Crown'


Review: 'The Hiding Place'


Review: 'Taking Steps
Review: 'The Hiding Place'
Review: Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet

The Times UK

Review: Fat Pig, Trafalgar Studios, London
Bloated prejudice and everyday cruelties exposed in a touching portrait in Neil LaBute's latest offering

Review: Lifecoach, Trafalgar Studios, London
Amy Darcy is wonderfully watchable as she turns from tremulous klutz into confident and capable young woman


Patricia Routledge Dons Crown, Joins WOS Network
New European Directive Outlaws Critical Misquotes
Full Casting Announced for Tennant’s RSC Hamlet
Three Oliver! Boy Stars Confirmed, Nancy Finalists

London Theatre Guide

Bogosian’s SubUrbia staged in Southwark
Eric Bogosian’s gritty drama of small town dreams, SubUrbia, is to be staged by LOST Theatre at the Southwark Playhouse in June.

Rivers celebrates birthday with London show
American comedy icon Joan Rivers will celebrate her 75th birthday by making her London acting debut in a self-penned autobiographical play in September.

National revives War Horse with Sunday schedule
War Horse, the National Theatre’s hit family show of Christmas 2007, is to be revived in autumn 2008, when it will become the first show at the National to feature Sunday performances.