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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).


6/30/09 Early Afternoon Clips - UK

Daily Telegraph

Avenue Q at the Gielgud Theatre review
This fun show about furry puppets living in an outer borough of New York is let down by its soppy ending.

Tom Tom Crew at Udderbelly on the South Bank review
Tom Tom Crew's mixture of acrobatics music and beatboxing make their show at Udderbelly a must see.

Crazy for You at Kilworth House Theatre review
A production of Crazy For You at a venue which is the bestkept secret in British theatre has rhythm music and more.

The Guardian

Theatre masterclass: Clare Higgins
The Olivier-winner explains why acting is like sex and extols the benefits of a kick up the bum from Jonathan Kent

The Stage UK

Chit Chat: Funeral chic with a twist
On to a very different type of grand dame of the stage - last week the passing of Danny La Rue was marked with a private funeral in north west London to celebrate the life of the late drag star. And, it would appear, female impersonators have their very own way of paying their last respects.

Law to play Hamlet on Broadway
Michael Grandage's production of Hamlet, starring Jude Law, is set to transfer to Broadway this autumn.

RSC opens education centre in Stratford-upon-Avon
The Royal Shakespeare Company has opened its first dedicated site for education and community work in Stratford-upon-Avon.

German choreographer Bausch dies aged 68
Pina Bausch, the world famous dancer and choreographer, has died at the age of 68.

Northern Ireland's oldest actors' agency handed government ban
The owner of Northern Ireland's oldest actors' agency has been banned from trading by an industrial tribunal in a case brought against him by the Department of Employment and Learning.

Fresh hope for former CragRats employees
Actors left out of work following the sudden closure of theatre company CragRats look set to benefit from a new business being formed by two ex-managers from the defunct organisation.

UK to host European youth circus conference
Youth arts organisation Albert and Friends Instant Circus has attracted a grant of 20,000 euros to host the UK's first European conference for youth circus companies, which will aim to develop a lobbying strategy for the sector across the continent.

Sherman Cymru awarded £4m for building revamp
South Wales' only producing house, Sherman Cymru, has been awarded a grant of £3.9 million to help transform its theatre building.

Armstrong and Freeman to lead cast of BBC4 computer drama
Martin Freeman and Alexander Armstrong are to lead the cast of a new comedy drama for BBC4 about the rivalry between real-life home computer creators Chris Curry and Sir Clive Sinclair.


Gossip: Iranian Twitterers Inspire New Drama???
In a late change to its schedule, the Royal Court is hosting a scratch performance of From the Tweets of Tehran in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs tomorrow evening (1 July 2009), as part of its Rough Cuts programme. Created by Royal Court associate ...

Gossip: Leicester Hosts Urinetown’s UK Premiere???
We’re not taking the piss. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Urinetown looks set to finally receive its UK premiere, albeit in Leicester rather than London. Inspired by author Greg Kotis’ experiences as a budget-conscious student encount...

Gossip: Michael Jackson Might Have Been Phantom???
Could you imagine the late Michael Jackson as theatre’s most famous masked man? Apparently he could. Since the singer’s sudden death last Thursday (25 June 2009), composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that Jackson approached him about starring...


6/30/09 AM Clips - UK (part 2)

The Stage UK

Clark stands down as Hampstead Theatre artistic director
Hampstead Theatre artistic director Anthony Clark has announced he will be leaving the north London venue in January 2010.

Complaints when Judi speaks rudely
Tabard was amused to read recent reports that "almost every time" Dame Judi Dench swears on film, the British Board of Film Classification receives complaints.


Gossip: Peter Pan Flies Back for Christmas Run???
It looks like Peter Pan won't be returning to Neverland for too long after the current run of JM Barrie's classic play, in a specially constructed tent in Kensington Gardens, closes on 30 August. Speaking to Whatsonstage.com recently, one of the s...