By Andy Propst on Jun 22, 2009 | In Days Top News
LATE DAY ADDITIONS
New York Times ArtsBeat Blog
A Bawdy Broadway Bares
Sutton Foster, Allison Janney and a parade of chorus boys and girls participated in the annual Broadway Bares benefit at the Roseland Ballroom.
Another Show-Stopping Moment (Not the Good Kind) From Patti LuPone
Ms. LuPone stopped in mid-performance on Sunday night during a performance at the Orleans hotel when she saw an audience member using an electronic device.
Postcards from London: A Fashion Report From the West End
I suppose you're dying to know what the well-dressed Danish royal is wearing this year.
'Twelfth Night' Rainout
Rain has threatened to shipwreck "Twelfth Night" since it started performances June 10 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, but, miraculously, the show has always gone on. Until Sunday night, that is.
New York Post Theater Blog
The big tease
I think I've seen enough buff chorus boys and busty chorus girls to last me quite a while. Yep, I went to "Broadway Bares," the annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, at Roseland last night. I know some people in the chat rooms are bemoaning what they see as the deterioration of the event created by choreographer Jerry Mitchell, but it was my first time and it didn't hurt at all.
Time Out New York Upstaged Blog
Two extensions: Next Fall and Stunning
Two of the city's best plays stick around a little longer
New York Magazine Vulture Blog
It’s Hard Out There for a Female Playwright, Study Finds
Lynn Nottage, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer for her play, Ruined, is frustrated. She says she has a question for the universe: "Why can this play sweep all the awards and be as popular as it has been — it was extended seven times — and still not find its way to Broadway?" she asked during a ...
It's been 30 years since Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone shared the stage in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Evita," which won them both Tony Awards.
* T. Scott Cunningham Dies at 47
* Laura Bell Bundy and Lauren Ashley Zakrin Step Into Legally Blonde Tour in Nashville
* Made in New York Benefit Honoring Henry Krieger, LaChanze, Melvin Van Peebles Postponed * Bruce Davison, Hector Elizondo, et al. Set for L.A. Theatre Works' The Physicists
* Philadelphia's Arden Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season
* Barbra Streisand's Love Is the Answer to Get September 29 Release Jun 22
* May 39th/May 40th, My Fabulous Sex Life, Titus X, et al. Set for Capital Fringe Festival
* New York City Venues Announced for NT Live Phedre Screening
* Bare Boned Theatre to Present World Premiere of The Hecubae
* David Bertolino's Deep Throat Sex Scandal to Premiere Off-Broadway...
Miami Herald Drama Queen Blog
Orsino woos a movie star
Raúl Esparza opens this week in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park. The Miami-raised actor and four-time Tony award nominee is playing Orsino, and he's part of an impressive cast that includesAudra McDonald, Jay O. Sanders, Hamish Linklater, David Pittu and Julie White. Oh, and a movie star making her New York stage debut: Anne Hathaway.
Theatre in Chicago
Lookingglass Theatre Celebrates Daniel Burnham Plan Centennial
Lookingglass Theatre announced the limited run of Our Future Metropolis: Mr. D.H. Burnham Presents a Plain Talk for the Development of Chicago, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member John Musial, featuring Ensemble Member Raymond Fox. ...
Skylight could have avoided firing debacle
As it stands, the Skylight Opera Theatre will go into its 50th season with no artistic director and no resident music director. What should be a big anniversary celebration is starting to look like a pit of poison.
Cleveland Plain Dealer On Stage Blog
* 'Evil Dead: The musical' extends again; what's dead stays that way at Lakewood's Beck Center
Los Angeles Times Culture Monster
Monster Mash: Josh Groban, Kiri Te Kanawa honored; T.R. Knight does theater in L.A.; job cuts at Art Institute of Chicago
Am stunned, and touched by 8th item...
Whoriskey: Intiman's next American Cycle may include works by John Irving, Richard Wright
Intiman Theatre's newly announced co-artistic director Kate Whoriskey, who will take over from the Tony-winning Bartlett Sher in 2011, says the next five-year American Cycle will include plays based on Richard Wright's "The Invisible Man" and John Irving's "The World According to Garp."
THE DAY'S FIRST TOP HEADLINES
New York Times
Arts Briefly: Footnotes
The Off Broadway fall lineup will include “The Deep Throat Sex Scandal,” a new play by David Bertolino. Performances will begin on Sept. 14 at the Ha! Theater on West 46th Street. ... St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Brooklyn performance space, will celebrate its 30th anniversary season by again hosting the Druid Theater Company of Galway, Ireland. The troupe’s “New Electric Ballroom,” ... Having left the television series “Grey’s Anatomy,” the actor T. R. Knight is turning to the stage. He will play Leo Frank in a revival of the musical “Parade” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Preview performances begin Sept. 25. ... To celebrate the release of the new cast recording of “Hair,” the show will host a “be-in” onstage at the Al Hirschfeld Theater following the 7 p.m. performance on Tuesday.
New York Times ArtsBeat Blog
Postcard From London: Sound On Stage and Off
Aural experiences during "Duet for One" and "Waiting for Godot" in London.
New York Post Theater Blog
The Trouble with "Stunning"
The mixed reviews that have welcomed David Adjmi's "Stunning" are troubling me. If you look at the handy Critic-o-Meter, you'll see that I'm the local critic who liked this production the best. Most of my colleagues have problems with the play being unrealistic, an issue enhanced by Anne Kauffman's decidedly stylized production.
New York Magazine
Her Enchanted Evenings
Anne Hathaway is both theater nerd and Hollywood starlet, do-gooder and glamour-seeker. And this summer, in Central Park, she is also both boy and girl.
Hartford Courant Behind the Curtain Blog
Get on the Bus -- and See a Show in New Haven
On Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be series of live performances on five bus routes in New Haven.
Nora Ephron: The Play's The Thing, But It's Not The Only Thing
If it ever stops raining, which I'm sure it will someday, I am going to celebrate by going to the greatest thing about New York - Shakespeare in the Park. This year the show is Twelfth Night (which I'm pretty sure I've never seen), with Anne Hathaway, Raul Esparza, Audra MacDonald and Julie White, but it almost doesn't matter who's in it because the experience...
'Memphis' set for Broadway run
Musical set for fall at La Jolla Playhouse
Ellen Richard exits Second Stage
Exec director leaves post at end of month
ATW Announces Last Weeks
[from Friday, but just in case...]
Theatre In Chicago
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Takes Audiences for a Magic Carpet Ride
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings Disney's Aladdin, an enchanting adaptation of the 1992 animated film, to the stage continuing CST's tradition of bringing family-friendly theater to Navy Pier all summer long. The production features Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice's ...
Los Angeles Times
Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest: It's a rap
Lin-Manuel Miranda sure is one busy guy.
Get Out: Pasadena Chalk Festival, Free Play Reading in Topanga, Hawaiian Music at Trader Vic's, Homo Hop
* Outdoor Play Readings: Botanicum Seedlings
The Times UK
Jerk: puppetry with blood on its hands
A glove-puppet show about a serial killer is reclaiming the artform’s roots as a vehicle for the unsayable — just like Punch and Judy
The Stage UK
Staunton and Peake-Jones to star in download-only audio play
Imelda Staunton and Tessa Peake-Jones are to star in a new download-only audio drama entitled Goose.
Lucas to star in new play about Joe Orton
Little Britain comedian Matt Lucas is set to star as actor Kenneth Halliwell in Simon Bent's new play about the life of Joe Orton, which will open at the Comedy Theatre this September following a regional tour.
Mark Shenton: The Wicked effect… and return to reality after Britain’s Got Talent…
I once wrote here of Wicked that “it’s no surprise that this phenomenal production has become such a phenomenon”. Though I prefaced it by saying that “it may be a little bloated and indigestible overall”, you only need to...
Michael Coveney: Young directors wise up at the Maly
There was a fascinating forum at the Young Vic on Friday afternoon when eight young directors who participated in a Master School in St Petersburg with Lev Dodin of the Maly Theatre reported back to an audience of even younger, less experienced directors.
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