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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).

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4/2/09 - Late Night Clips

4/2/09 - Late Afternoon Clips

AmericanTheaterWeb

West Side Story Revival Cast Recording Set for June 2 Release

New York Times ArtsBeat Blog

Who Is the Villain of the 'Spider-Man' Musical?
It was curious enough when the producers of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" announced they would be holding open casting calls for Peter Parker and Mary-Jane Watson. Even curiouser was the casting description for a third character, whose name is given only as "Lead Female Villain

Hartford Courant Behind the Curtain Blog

Ensemble Theater Summit in Hartford
Leaders from ensemble theaters in the region are coming together in Hartford Sunday to talk about a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Long Wharf Not Worried -- Yet -- at Guv's Wavering
Mary L. Pepe, chairwoman of the board of trustees of Long Wharf Theatre, is keeping her cool.

At The Show, Wish You Were Here
We love the marketing campaign at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.

Time Out New York Upstaged Blog

Cheap Seat of the Day: Disney!
Disney offers our Cheap Seat of the Day

amNY New York City Theater

John Stamos, Gina Gershon, Bill Irwin Confirmed for 'Bye Bye Birdie'

Playbill

* Denver Center Opens Regional Premiere of Memory Play A Prayer for Owen Meany
* Perfect Crime's Russell Named Guinness Record Holder
* Disney to Publish Little Mermaid Broadway Companion Book
* PHOTO CALL: Legends! Benefit, with Busch and Lypsinka, at Town Hall
* Elaine Cancilla Orbach, Actor Jerry Orbach's Widow, Dies at 69
* Fat Pig, Speech & Debate and John Gabriel Borkman Announced for Aurora Theatre Season

TheaterMania

Review: Kelli O'Hara at the Cafe Carlyle
The Broadway star's new cabaret show is beautifully sung but lacks heat.

* Robert Foxworth, Melinda Page Hamilton Headline Old Globe's Cornelia; Updated Casting for The Price Announced
* Jenni Barber, Nick Blaemire, Stephen Bogardus, Lisa Brescia, Patti Murin Set for The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown
* New Broadway West Side Story Cast Album to Be Released June 2
* Leo Ash Evans, Jason Michael Snow, Barbara Walsh, et al. Set for Amas' Signs of Life
* Raul Esparza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, et al. Set for Atlantic Theater Gala
* Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark to Hold Open Casting Calls in Multiple Cities
* Easy Virtue, Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, to Get May 22 Release
* Sex and the City 2 to Get May 2010 Release
* Cast Set for World Premiere of Stephen Belber's The Muscles In Our Toes

Broadway.com

* Spider-Man Musical Seeks Stars at Open Casting Calls
* Toxic Avenger Cast Recording Release Dates Set

Talkin' Broadway

Review: Notes from Underground in CT

CurtainUp

Review: Exit the King
The translation itself could be credited as a star as it puts a snappy 21st century edge around Ionesco's mid 20th century text

The Halcyon Blog

Happens to the Best of Them
Over at the spiffy new Clyde Fitch Report, Leonard Jacobs posts the announcement of the 2009 ATCA Osborn New Play Award for and Emerging Playwright. This years winner is Yussef El-Gundi for Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat. While I wasn't a huge fan of the Silk Road production--it is a really good script. So congrats to Yussef El-Gundi!

Live Design Online

The Eyes Of Equus

The Mirror up to Nature

Note For Young Companies
For those young theatre artists forming companies here in Boston, thinking about what plays to do, maybe start with reading some of those in this post by Alexis Soloski in the Guardian:

How the Audience Breaks Down
Over on Broadway World, Joe DiPietro writer of the book and lyrics for the new Toxic Avenger musical has an amusing breakdown of a typical theatre audience.

The Playgoer

Warning: Gayness
Something cool about the new NYT.com "Global" edition (did you know the Times now has an online Global edition?) is more theatre coverage from overseas.

The Rob Kozlowski Chicago Theater and Vintage Film Medicine Show

And the winner is...
The League of Chicago Theaters has announced that the recipient of the 2009 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award is the side project! Congratulations Adam!

BBB-Blogger

* ROUNDABOUT ANNOUNCES STARS OF BYE BYE BIRDIE ON BROADWAY
* GET TO KNOW THE CAST OF THE NORMAN CONQUESTS: AMANDA ROOT
* EXIT THE KING RECEIVES A RAVE REVIEW IN THE ECONOMIST
* ROUNDABOUT ANNOUNCES THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG , JUNE 2009

Forty Days to Forty Plays

OOB ALUMNI INTERVIEW: THOMAS C. DUNN
Welcome to the first of a series of interviews with last year's winning Festival playwrights! This week features Thomas C. Dunn, author of The Thread Men.

The Stage UK

City funding injection opens way for £17 million Belfast theatre
Construction work on a new £17 million theatre and arts centre for Belfast will begin in May following a £550,000 cash boost from the city council.