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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 AM Clips - California, Washington State

Los Angeles Times Culture Monster Blog

Stephen Eich named executive director of Pasadena Playhouse
Stephen Eich, the former managing director of the Geffen Playhouse, has been named executive director of the Pasadena Playhouse in partnership with Playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps. He will assume the new position on Wednesday.

A 'West Side Story' for the Twitter set
When the much-anticipated revival of “West Side Story” opened on Broadway earlier this year, one of the most-talked about aspects of the show was the translation of songs and scenes into Spanish. The change was designed to give more of a dramatic edge to the Latino characters 52 years after the Stephen Sondheim-Leonard Bernstein-Arthur Laurents musical first opened.

Review: 'Saint Joan of the Slaughterhouses' at Pacific Resident Theatre
For all of you questioning capitalists out there -- and who isn’t one these days? -- your doubts about the free markets will find immediate, invigorating release in Bertolt Brecht's 1930 play "Saint Joan of the Slaughterhouses." As finely staged by the Pacific Resident Theatre, Brecht's Depression-set satire lets no one off the meat hook, impaling everyone along the economic food chain from the filthy rich to the dirt poor.

Jerry Lewis, Marvin Hamlisch taking 'Nutty Professor' to Broadway


Pencil This In: Pete Wilson Discusses California's Problems; Japanese Street Fare @ Royal/T
THEATRE: The MET Theatre holds a workshop presentation of “M-16,” a new modern opera by LA artist-musician Robert Shaw tonight at 8 pm. And it's a doozy. Here's the synopsis sent our way: "A Sunday School teacher is raped, impregnated and gives birth to an M-16 assault rifle. She then..

L.A. Weekly

Stage Raw: Pigs' Life (St. Joan of the Slaughterhouses)
For a lucid analysis of the malfunctioning global financial markets, one could do worse than Bertolt Brecht. ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Theater review: 'Fayette-Nam'

Contra Costa Times

Curtain Calls: Local playwright casting one, presenting another
Local playwright Kathy McCarty certainly isn't taking it easy this summer. She has been casting her latest edition of "Rivets" and opening her newest work, "Maid & Matrons.

NCTC's Orange Flower Water Excites and Disappoints
Orange Flower Water (at ACT Theatre through July 20; tix $25) is the second play by hot local theatre group New Century Theatre Company (the first was last December's much-lauded The Adding Machine). With two shows under their belts, a pattern is emerging: For the second time, the company has worked wonders with an inherently weak script, on the strength of innovative...

5th Avenue Theatre Blog

Memphis is heading to Broadway!
We have been so busy here that until today I have not had time to blog about some very exciting 5th Avenue news.


6/30/09 AM Clips - Midwest, Southwest, Mountain

Chicago Tribune

'Boleros for the Disenchanted' at the Goodman is Rivera's tribute to mothers everywhere

'Fiddler' by design

Chicago Sun-Times

Dual roles create a singular sensation
Love, marriage, machismo, immigration, generational shifts, thwarted dreams, sickness, aging and death. These are all crucial ingredients in "Boleros for the Disenchanted," the profound romantic comedy by Jose Rivera now in a gorgeously rendered production at the Goodman Theatre. Yet this simple list of themes cannot begin to suggest the depth of feeling and insight that give this play its undeniable emotional power and heat.

Tony, Tina pause for '66'
After 16 years of heading to the altar, Tony and Tina are taking a honeymoon. But they'll be back. "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," the long-running show at Pipers Alley Theater, will close July 18 and resume performances in November. Running Aug. 17-Oct. 4 will be Route 66 Theater's production of "High Fidelity," the musical based on the Nick Hornby novel and film.

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Wilder Times
Kirby Bennett of Girl Friday Productions answers a handful of questions about the company's biennial production, Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth": ...

Encore Michigan

A FEW MINUTES WITH: Eric Parker of The Full Monty at the Barn Theatre

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Skylight's future might depend on the guy it dumped
The Skylight Opera Theatre continues to stagger under the weight of the public relations disaster in the wake of the firing of artistic director Bill Theisen on June 16. The social media, letter writing and e-mail campaigns to reverse that decision have maintained momentum.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lack of action means 'Heroes' can focus on character

Dallas Morning News

'The Neverending Story' at Dallas Children's Theater

Dallas Morning News Arts Blog

That's Broadway: where to eat around Broadway
It's finally summertime. Summer means vacations and vacations mean tourism.

The Boxer: One night only before it goes to New York
Matt and Kim Lyle moved to Chicago nearly a year ago, but they've stayed active with two new shows from Matt's hand at area theaters. Now they are reprising their hit The Boxer for one ...

Nickel tickets at Theatre Three
Since the current show in Theatre Three's basement, Woody Guthrie's American Song, is set mostly in the Depression, it's appropriate that the organization is offering people who ...

A little strip center with heart.
...My special strip center, my familiar, is that section on Mockingbird Lane near the Palomar Hotel.......the strip center occupied by Premiere Video and Pocket Sandwich Theater.


Brother, Can You Spare a Nickel?
Woody Guthrie sang about the down-and-out. Now Theatre Three wants those who are down to have a reason to go out.

Denver Post

Arvada Center dominates with 12 Henry Awards
The Colorado Theatre Guild's fourth annual celebration of the best in Denver-area theater turned into mostly a coronation of the Arvada Center's record-obliterating "Les Miserables" on Monday night at the Space Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.