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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).


5/27/08 AM Clips - National, Industry

Financial Times
Good Boys and True, Second Stage, New York
Setting a gay-teen story at an all-boys academy lacks originality, but playwright Aguirre-Sacasa displays a refreshing feminist consciousness, writes Brendan Lemon

Associated Press

Director Sydney Pollack dies at 73 in Los Angeles
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy ''Tootsie'' and the period drama ''Out of Africa,'' has died. He was 73.

Dick Martin, ‘Laugh-In’ Comic, Dies at 86
Mr. Martin was the zany half of the comedy team whose “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” took television by storm in the 1960s.


U.K. theater banners to go legit
Out-of-context review quotes to be banned

Musical tours on Great Green Way
Clark Transfer aims to cut emissions

Review: Oedipus Loves You
From its opening nudity, "Oedipus Loves You" is that kind of aggressively different show that makes Off-Broadway nuthouse PS 122 either a) a ton of weird fun, or b) an exercise in how much crazy you can stand. On the one hand, the clothing-deprived gentleman mentioned above fellates the microphone and snarls his profane lyrics. On the other, some of the later songs in the classical-adaptation-cum-rock-set are terrific, and the show's mixture of domestic comedy and Greek tragedy occasionally approaches the sublime.

Review: A Chorus Line
Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch ... again. The touring A Chorus Line" carefully respects and duplicates the trappings -- if not always the tone -- of Michael Bennett's long-running, award-winning backstager in which 17 auditioning Broadway gypsies expose themselves (psychologically) to win a chance to dance.


Sydney Pollack Loved Movie Stars, Respected His Audience: An Appreciation
Sydney Pollack was a filmmaker of old- fashioned values and virtues. He believed in movie stars and story lines and entertaining his audience.

Tony Awards Will Pit Capitalists Against `Nonprofiteers': Jeremy Gerard That bellowing you hear these nights in the alleyways of Times Square is Frankenstein's monster yowling something a good deal stronger than ``Puttin' on the Ritz.'' Mel Brooks's green man, along with Walt Disney's warbling mermaid, have been all but shut out of Broadway's biggest event, the Tony Awards.

Wall Street Journal

Director Sydney Pollack Dies of Cancer
Director Sydney Pollack, who achieved commercial and critical success with the gender-bending comedy "Tootsie" and the period drama "Out of Africa," died of cancer at age 73.

Putting a New Spin on 'Carousel'
The Court Theatre's small-scale production of "Carousel" is played out on a near-bare thrust stage by a skeleton crew of 15 actors and accompanied by a frugal 10-piece orchestra. The result is a startlingly intimate "Carousel" that is all the more affecting for being so simple.

5/27/08 AM Clips - Online Sources