By Andy Propst on Jun 23, 2009 | In Days Top News
Summer heats up Broadway sales
Nonmusical 'God of Carnage' nears $1 million
Morton toplines 'Caligula' reading
Glam rock musical is eyeing Broadway run
Cher joining Aguilera in 'Burlesque'
Musical will be first movie star role in a decade -- In what will be her first movie star role in a decade, Cher is set to join Christina Aguilera in "Burlesque," a contemporary musical for Screen Gems.
* T.R. Knight, Lara Pulver, Christian Hoff, Charlotte d'Amboise, Michael Berresse to Star in Mark Taper Forum's Parade
* Lanford Wilson Set for Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival; Line-Up Announced
* Reading of New Musical El Diva Del Voodoo Presented June 23
* PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Michael Urie
* O'Hara, Cerveris, Testa, Rubin-Vega and Scott Celebrate "Listen" CD June 23 at Barnes and Noble
* Rock of Ages Star Spanger on Vocal Rest; Will Return June 29
Theater Review: Peter Marks on 'King Lear' at the Shakespeare Theatre
When the misguided monarch presents his daughters with the keys to his kingdom in director Robert Falls's sensational, Slavic "King Lear," it's as if they unlock the gates of hell. In shockingly short order, his ...
BLANCHARD: A modern-day 'Lear'
Numbing tale of brutality and horror
Chicago Tribune Theater Loop Blog
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Mixed Blood to do Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Ruined' in new season
For the second time in six years, Mixed Blood Theatre will host the area premiere of the most recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
* A FEW MINUTES WITH: Playwright Carey Crim of Wake at The Purple Rose Theatre
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Condensed Shakespeare Festival lightens up the Bard
The Condensed Shakespeare Festival features three plays.
Big Changes at Theatre Arlington
B.J. Cleveland is no longer artistic director. Todd Hart to become executive producer.
New Season: Rover Dramawerks
The Plano-based theater company Rover Dramawerks has announced its 2009-10 season, it's 10th. The season is called "A Year of Premiere," and features mostly area premieres, with the notable exception of a rarely staged Edward Albee play that Rover produced early in its history.
Los Angeles Times Culture Monster
A spinoff (of sorts) to 'Marvelous Wonderettes'
Since it ran for nearly two years in Los Angeles, "The Marvelous Wonderettes" has become a certifiable stage franchise, with a production currently running off-Broadway in New York, and two others set to open in Chicago and Miami in the coming months.
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."
ArtsWest gets $50,000 grant from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Theater brief: ArtsWest has won a $50,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for its capital campaign, Full Speed Ahead.
The Times UK
Caroline Smith is hungry for your confessions
People confess their weirdest eating secrets to her and she turns them into theatre
Will free theatre tasters pay off? Hermione Hoby
Thousands of people enjoyed snippets from their favourite musicals at West End Live, but the event's popularity may not evolve into the moneyspinner organisers were hoping for
Spike Milligan: the stage version of his memoirs
Spike Milligan is part of our collective cultural DNA, so it's nicely appropriate that, nine years after his death, the cell bank is being boosted with a national tour of a stage version of his first volume of memoirs, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall.
The Stage UK
Mark Shenton: The year’s most eagerly awaited critical blog reports…
Blogs, of course, come in all shapes and sizes, and with different levels of frequency and detail. I write one myself every day, of course (on weekdays only - I have to give myself a break occasionally, and here’s...
Gossip: London Gets Pop Religion with Altar Boyz???
Dubbed “the PT Barnum of Off-Broadway” by the New York Times, US producer Ken Davenport is in town and apparently on the hunt for a London theatre home for one of his hits, most likely the long-running Off-Broadway musical Altar Boyz. W...
Gossip: Sixties Swing Anew in Carnaby Street Musical???
Shout!’s recent West End shout at the Arts Theatre may have been short-lived, but another new musical taking its inspiration from the Swinging Sixties may have more luck. We hear director Bob Thomson is signed ...
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