By Andy Propst on Jun 14, 2009 | In Days Top News
New York Times
Cosmos of Kushner, Spinning Forward
Sixteen years after “Angels in America” established him as a major force in the theater, Tony Kushner continues his surgery on the American body politic in his new play.
Arts Groups Seek Safety in Numbers
Eleven diverse downtown arts organizations have come together to forge a collective and active response to the grim economic climate
New York Daily News
Backstage with the cast of 'The Wiz'
Before the actors in "The Wiz" can ease on down the road, they have to ease into character and their costumes.
Odd couples take over city cabarets
The odd couples are out in force at two of the city's finest cabaret spots. And the experiences are oddly different, to say the least.
New York Post
As Dorothy, Ashanti
How Britain became the toast of Broadway
Last week Billy Elliot won 10 Tony awards in New York, crowning a glorious year for British theatre at home and abroad. The following morning we caught up with Stephen Daldry, the award-winning musical's director, to talk about this theatrical renaissance, juggling stage and film projects - and his complex love life.
Enter the King, With New Rules
The tingling sensation in his right arm began one day in March, before he was to go on yet again as a brooding Richard M. Nixon on the Los Angeles leg of the national tour of "Frost/Nixon." Despite the warning his body was giving him, he did go on. Because that's the stage actor's reflex. And bec...
Raleigh News & Observer
June is Black Music Month and TV One is celebrating by reviving "UnSung," its documentary series. ... Tonight's subject is Melba Moore, a Tony-Award-winner for "Purlie Victorious." She grew up in a musical Newark, N.J., home, developing a four-octave voice with more power than her tiny frame seemed able to contain.
Bike, hike, swim, theater
Check out this list of performing arts festivals in beautiful places that you can reach easily. Enjoy your summer road trips more.
Detroit Free Press
It's easy to fit a lot into a Stratford weekend
[reviews of 'Caesar', 'Earnest' and 'West Side Story' in main post]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
5 Muny performers tell why they keep coming back
Like a giant magnet in the middle of Forest Park, the Muny pulls back its own.
Dallas Morning News
Stages announces its 2009-2010 season lineup
The acclaimed teens-in-turmoil comedy Speech and Debate and a drama about painter Pablo Picasso are among the eye-catching items in Stages Repertory Theatre's 2009-10 season.
Los Angeles Times Culture Monster
'Dirty Sexy Money' creator Craig Wright's next act
All good things must come to an end, including the deliciously decadent two-year reign of the Darling family on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money." As he awaits the airing of the series' final episodes this summer, "DSM" creator Craig Wright is keeping busy. He's directing his first play -- his own drama "The Unseen" -- which opens Friday at the Road Theatre Company in North Hollywood
San Francisco Chronicle
Early LGBT contributors to Bay Area culture - Theater crowd: Profiles
Close-up: Dylan Tighe
He's a busy man, Dylan Tighe. And he gets around a bit. If he's not in Belgrade recording a solo album of self-penned songs, he's acting or directing in Dublin, London or Budapest. Right now, the 31-year-old actor, musician, director and writer can be found at the Gate Theatre in London preparing his reworking of Medea, Euripides' 431 BC tale of lust, revenge and betrayal
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