By Andy Propst on Jun 21, 2009 | In Days Top News
New York Times
Theater: The Three Sisters of ‘Twelfth Night’
Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald and Julie White are starring in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of “Twelfth Night.”
If They’re Together, They Can Ease on Down Any Road
Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire, who collaborated on the musical “In the Heights,” are together again for the summer Encores! production of the “The Wiz.”
New York Times ArtsBeat Blog
Postcard From London: 'Phedre'
At the National Theater's production of Racine's "Phedre," starring Helen Mirren.
New York Daily News
Off-beat goes on in these city shows
The city's summer performance scene is overrun by offbeat, unbelievable, outlandish performances, from mind readings to turbocharged mime.
New York Post Theater Blog
Mid-June: It's time for outdoors Shakespeare, Off and Off-Off explorations, and Ben Brantley's monthlong trip to London.
New York Journal-News
Tonys' local connection
This month's Tony Awards held special meaning for Armonk's Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal") and longtime Purchase College faculty member Brian MacDevitt ("Joe Turner's Come and Gone").
Hartford Courant Behind the Curtain Blog
Legislators Should Learn From Long Wharf Slashes
Long Wharf Theater's announcement Friday that it was slashing its budget by 16 per cent, decreasing its staff by 10 per cent and cutting salaries was yet another wake-up call for state legislators and evidence that even the most famous Connecticut arts institutions are vulnerable in this economy.
A tribute to two music men
"In his 20s, he was a mega pop star," says Saltzman, author of the new musical "The Tin Pan Alley Rag."
* Dallas-based actor Akin Babatunde stars in comedy 'Obituary' at Jubilee Theatre
* 2009 National Black Theatre Festival MainStage Productions Announced
* New York Philharmonic Becomes First Orchestra With Its Own Apple iPhone Application
* Miller Theatre Announces Their 2009-2010 Season Line-up
Theater J Reinvents Anton Chekhov's 'The Seagull' in 21st-Century Form
"When I write a play I feel uncomfortable, as if somebody is poking me in the neck," Anton Chekhov once confessed. Theater J Artistic Director Ari Roth and his colleagues, too, have suffered twinges -- ...
Arts lovers can show support in many ways
Local arts-advocacy groups such at the Greater Pittsburgh Council for the Arts have been encouraging arts patrons and those who work in the arts to tell their legislators that art matters to them and that funding the arts is important.
Theater fell to a medley of misfortune
When Barry Ivan took charge of North Shore Music Theatre, he thought he knew what to expect. For 12 years, he had been a steady guest director at the 54-year-old Beverly institution, marshaling dozens of dancers and scores of singers in eye-popping musicals like “West Side Story’’ and “Les Miserables.’’ Just before taking the top spot in 2008, he had ...
Theaters woo North Shore's former patrons
When one curtain goes down, another one rises. Professional theaters north of Boston say they are saddened that the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly is dark, but it is not as if the theater’s financial troubles were not well-known and the June 16 closing unexpected.
Pell Awards honor Kevin Spacey
Arts lovers and the Newport elite gathered at the home of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell Saturday night to honor Pell for his leadership in the arts and to bestow a national Pell Award on actor Kevin Spacey.
Handelman: Who will step up now?
It wasn't all that long ago when the Asolo Repertory Theatre was in dire straits. In 1995, the theater was on the verge of shutting down, struggling to pay the bills and the actors, raise money and sell tickets.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Papatola: Drama that can compete with a summer sunset
Summers are so fleeting in Minnesota it can be mighty difficult to persuade audiences to venture indoors for even the most fascinating evening of classical theater. Realizing this, several companies again are offering the chance to catch a Shakespearean show as well as a sunset this summer...
Alice in Wonderland - with a Detroit flavor
A fantastical adventure awaits young and old alike this summer at the Hilberry Theatre. Join Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole into the magical world of Wonderland...
Swiss Diva Performs for Lyric Stage
Irving's Lyric Stage has a lot going on this week.
Award-winning plays part of MST’s new season
A new adaptation of Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel The House of the Spirits and Terrence McNally’s Tony-winning Master Class highlight Main Street Theater’s new season.
Founder of state's only black theater resigns
Jeffrey Nickelson, founder of Colorado's only black theater company, resigned Saturday after 12 years as executive artistic director. He cited mental, physical and emotional exhaustion.
Los Angeles Times Culture Monster
Fighter plane: 1; arts: 0
Score one for the Military Industrial Complex.
San Diego Union-Tribune
The artistic legacy of the moon landings
Close-up: Jessie Cave
Playing a young girl gifted beyond her years might be less a stretch for Jessie Cave than for most. Admittedly, unlike Thomasina, her character in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, currently enjoying excellent reviews in the West End, Cave has yet to ...
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