By Andy Propst on Jun 24, 2009 | In Days Top News
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New York Times ArtsBeat Blog
The Ohio Theater Gets Another 14 Months in SoHo
The Ohio Theater will remain at its longtime SoHo home through August 2010.
Festival Celebrates Arts Under Communist Rule
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday its schedule for a festival that will celebrate the role that the performing arts played in the decline of Communism in Europe.
'What I Wore' Is Tailor-Made for Off-Broadway Run
The play "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," which features an eclectic company of women telling stories about life and clothing, will receive an Off-Broadway run at the Westside Theater in the fall.
Billy Crystal Takes '700 Sundays' on the Road
Long Island is coming to Washington - and five other cities - this fall when Billy Crystal takes his one-man show, "700 Sundays," on a national tour.
Atlantic Theater unveils slate
Mamet, Shepard on sked for 2009-10 season -- A couple of David Mamet one-acts and the latest play by Sam Shepard are among the offerings on tap for the 2009-10 season at Off Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company.
Harvesting a Fertile Playground
Anne Kauffman adds "Stunning" to the list of new American plays she has directed.
Hartford Courant Behind the Curtain Blog
A New Tune for Gay Pride?
I was listening to Malcolm Gets' fine fine new CD, "The Journey Home" on PS Classics.
Key figure behind Hippodrome's restoration returns to theater
Jeff Daniel, a key figure in spurring the restoration of Baltimore s Hippodrome Theatre in the late 1990s, has returned to the theater in the newly created position of vice president of venues for Key Brand Entertainment. In this chief administrative post, he will be responsible for programming ..
* Scott Lowell, Brad Price, Jennifer Rhodes, et al. Set for Boston Court's The Pain and the Itch
* Will Chase to Join Billy Elliot on July 7
* New York City Venues Announced for NT Live Phedre Screening
* Jennifer Landon to Star in Pericles Redux
* Carolyn Castiglia, Austin Pendleton, Jonathan Prager, et al. Set for East to Edinburgh Festival
* Steve Blanchard, Austin Miller, Loretta Swit, et al. to Star in 42nd Street in Houston, Virginia, and Atlanta
* The Neo-Futurists Announce 2009-2010 Season
* Michael Puzzo's Lyric Is Waiting to Play Irish Repertory Theatre
* West End's War Horse Recoups and Gallops Onward Into 2010
* Evan to Debut The Rock Tenor in Philadelphia July 8
* Rattlestick Extends Dickey's The Amish Project Off-Broadway
* Stroman Directs New Kander & Ebb Musical Scottsboro Boys in NYC Reading; Cullum, Domingo Featured
Cleveland Plain Dealer On Stage Blog
A visit to Boise's Idaho Shakespeare Fest, sister company to Cleveland's Great Lakes Theater
Here's what I did on my summer vacation. Well, actually, late spring vacation. I went to Boise, Idaho, to do a free-lance story for American Theatre magazine (the September issue; wait for it) on the cooperative agreement between Idaho...
Great stage roles for grandes dames
Bad mothers, crazed lovers, histrionic queens ... Eight classic characters, as played by Helen Mirren, Kathleen Turner, Jessica Lange and others
The best stage roles for older women Karen Fricker
As actors and critics bemoan the parts currently being written for theatre's grandes dames, let's celebrate classic characters from Bernarda Alba to Lady Bracknell
The Stage UK
Four sites join theatre 'at risk' list
Blackpool's Winter Gardens complex and the Brighton Hippodrome are among four new entries listed on a register of the top ten most endangered theatre buildings in the country.
Historic Manchester venue in line for return to live performance
Manchester's oldest surviving performance venue is to get a theatrical revival after 88 years of use as a cinema, bingo hall and nightclub, if proposals by the city's Library Theatre company are given the green light.
7/7 Play Pornography Receives London Premiere
Last August, Simon Stephens’ play about the London Tube bombings Pornography received its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe; this August, it comes “home” to the capital with a limited season from 4 to 29 August at the Tricycle...
London Theatre Guide
Big Interview: Kacey Ainsworth
As she returns to the stage in Carrie’s War at the Apollo theatre, Kacey Ainsworth talks to Caroline Bishop about balancing her career with motherhood.
The Halcyon Blog
The Mission Paradox
A Key Principle
The Principle of Priority says:
The Producer's Perspective
The NEA has news for all of us. Spoiler Alert: it ain't good.
Five times over the past 25 years, the NEA and the US Census Bureau have surveyed adults in this country about their arts consumption and released the stats in what they call "the nation's largest and most representative periodic stuf of adult participation in arts events and activities."
Steve On Broadway
New York Times
Rethinking Gender Bias in Theater
A yearlong research project, conducted by a Princeton economics student, both confirms and upends assumptions about bias in the playwriting business.
New York Times ArtsBeat Blog
Postcard From London: The Passion in the Art
Trevor Nunn's new revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's "A Little Night Music" at the Garrick Theater.
The Stage UK
Exclusive: Live Nation's theatre empire up for sale
Live Nation, the UK's largest theatre operator, has put its entire stock of British theatrical venues up for sale, in a move which could see the biggest overhaul in UK theatre ownership in a decade
Focus: Live Nation
Michael Quinn takes a look at the company's history, its current situation and increasing interest in live music, plus the portfolio of UK theatres it is putting up for sale
New York Daily News
Grads' next act: 'King Lear'
The hardest part about high-school graduation? Tearing off your cap and gown, running across town and getting onstage in time to destroy a family, blind an accused traitor and expire in dramatic fashion.
Time Out New York
Preview: Twelfth Night
A guide to stars in the park.
Time Out New York Upstaged Blog
Q&A: Helen Mirren and Nicholas Hytner
Q&A with Helen Mirren at the National Theatre
* Nadia Bowers, Ron Cephas Jones, et al. to Star in Second Stage Uptown's Wildflower
* Robert Cuccioli, Kevin Earley, Fred Inkley, Ashley Spencer, et al. Set for Pittsburgh CLO's Les Miserables
* Justina Machado to Join Cast of Broadway's In the Heights
* Ari Graynor, Doug Kreeger, Peter Scanavino, Ally Sheedy, et al. Set for 2009 Summer Play Festival
* Pinkalicious Receives Cast Recording from Sh-K-Boom's Broadway Baby Records
* David Burnham, Jason Graae, Julia Murney, Sally Mayes, Lillias White Set for Rubicon's The Best Is Yet to Come
* Stephen Bogardus, Brynn O'Malley, Lewis J. Stadlen, Max von Essen, et al. Set for Muny's Meet Me in St. Louis
* Moises Kaufman, Mary Beth Piel, Matt Sax, Mary Zimmerman, et al. Set for Kansas City Rep Season
* Nick Adams, Jennifer Cody, Lorin Latarro Set for June 29 Installment of Erotic Broadway
* First Folio Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season
* AmEx Pre-Sale Begins June 24 for Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark
* Gwon's Ordinary Days, With New Orchestrations, Plays Adirondacks June 24-July 3
* 59E59 Theaters Announces East to Edinburgh Festival Productions
* Sondheim's Road Show Now Available at PS Classics Website; MTI Nabs Dramatic Rights
* Acclaimed Louis & Keely, the Musical Bio of Prima & Smith, Extends to Aug. 2
* Cousins Grimm, a GLTB Musical Twist on Classic Stories, to Play Chicago
* Streetcar, The Enemy and Madame LeMonde Set for Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
* Great River Shakespeare Fest Has Love's Labours, Tempest and Hamlet June 26-July 26
BackStage - BlogStage
Fostering Theater at the Ford
The Ford Theatre complex in Hollywood has once again scheduled a promising season for its [Inside] the Ford space, hosting three of L.A.'s finest itinerant theater groups. Commissioned to produce recent or debuting works in the second annual Winter Partnership Program, ...
Harry Potter! (The Musical)
For those jonesing for the next Harry Potter film to hurry up and open already, this should help to ease the symptoms somewhat. Vulture points to a group of students at the University of Michigan who recently produced a musical adaptation of the Harry ...
Patti LuPone Responds to NY Times Blogger
Patti LuPone has responded to yesterday's New York Times ArtsBeat blog post in which writer David Itzkoff -- referencing a report from the Las Vegas Sun -- described a recent Las ...
Backstage: Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive, Factory 449 and More
Things are looking up for the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive , a nonprofit group that makes video recordings of professional theater for posterity and for use by acting students and anyone else who's interested.
DC Theatre Scene
Interview: Forbidden Broadway’s Jennie Eisenhower
Dynamic duo collaborate on a musical
A lit-smart coming-of-age story where money, lust, suicide, and angst intertwine - this isn't an episode of Gossip Girl or a bad day on The Hills.
It's all about Shanley
Watching six plays by John Patrick Shanley at one time is no “Doubt’’ like hitting the jackpot. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s “Welcome to the Moon and Other Plays’’ is a collection of short plays about the human condition. The Uncommon Theatre Young Adult Company performances include “The Red Coat,’’ “Down and Out,’’ “Out West,’’ and “A Lonely Impulse of Delight.’’ ...
Mainstream life, good read
Miami Herald Drama Queen Blog
Farewell to a super critic
Lois Baumoel, a theater critic for more than 50 years, passed away a week ago. She had a wonderful, long life -- she was 93 when she died -- but losing someone special is always sad. And Lois was special.
the CLog - Arts
Theater is hot, hot, hot!
Dog eat dog? Not in Charlotte, as summer theater gets going at CP, Davidson, and Matthews with robust attendance despite the invasion of the touring Andrew Lloyd Webber behemoth at the Belk, The Phantom of the Opera. Nor have all these boffo Metrolina openings impacted on the big local hits already in mid-run.
Chicago Tribune Theater Loop Blog
TimeLine extends 'History Boys' for second time
TimeLine Theatre Company is extending its critically acclaimed production of "The History Boys" for a second time. Slated to close Aug. 2, the play, by Alan Bennett, will now run through Sept. 27 at the theater, 615 W. Wellington.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Theater 'Flower Drum Song' Reworked version of Rodgers and Hammerstein musical blooms at the Ordway out of longtime friendship
If it wasn't for David Henry Hwang, there would be no Theater Mu. OK, that's ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Be there too much Shakespeare?
North Texas is getting a big dose of the bard's plays, but is this narrow focus necessarily a good thing?
Los Angeles Times Culture Monster
Old Globe names Robert Foxworth as associate artist
Like the Jedi, the Old Globe doesn't add new members to its pantheon of deities very often. Highly selective and therefore meaningful, the theater's roster of associate artists comprises a group of professionals with an uncommon commitment to the company. ...
Chad Jones' Theater Dogs
Bernadette Peters’ music man: Marvin Laird
Behind every great diva there’s a hard-working, often brilliant musical director.
The Times UK
Carrie’s War heads for the stage
The death of her husband in the Potters Bar train crash seven years ago gave the novelist something to fight for
Margaret Tyzack: the accidental actor Lyn Gardner
At 77, Margaret Tyzack is scooping up awards – and about to help the National make theatre history. She reveals the secret of her success
Top five comedians who have made the switch to West End theatre
Theatreland has long enticed comedians keen to test their dramatic chops. As Matt Lucas pricks up his ears, James Kettle celebrates comics who tread the boards
How black box theatre came of age Natalie Abrahami
Don't dismiss venues with flexible spaces. They are still the perfect blank canvas for directors' creative flights of fancy
Everything Must Go: Soho theatre's economical response to the recession Lyn Gardner
While David Hare contemplates the credit crunch for an autumn play at the National, Soho theatre unveils a programme of bite-size plays about the financial crisis
The Stage UK
Evening Standard arts columnist Norman Lebrecht to leave paper
Norman Lebrecht, arts columnist and former assistant editor of the Evening Standard, has announced he is to leave the recently rebranded newspaper this week.
New pay offer may prevent theatre technician strike
The threat of a nationwide strike by theatre technicians appears to have been averted, after Bectu agreed to ballot its members on a revised pay offer from the Theatrical Management Association
Holcroft wins Tom Erhardt Award
Playwright Sam Holcroft has been presented with the second Tom Erhardt Award for up and coming writers
Wilton's Off, Derby On Theatre Trust's ‘Risk’ List
Wilton’s Music Hall in east London has been moved off the UK’s top ten list of endangered theatres in the Theatres Trust’s 2009 Theatre Buildings at Risk Register (TBAR), published today. Built by pub owner John Wilton in 1858, Wi...
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