By Andy Propst on Jun 25, 2009 | In Days Top News
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New York Times ArtsBeat Blog
Postcard From London: Problem Solving
I spent most of Wednesday at the National Theater watching people solve problems - or try to, anyway - with instructively different methods and results.
Theaters Take a Nimble Approach to Economic Blues
At the Utah Shakespeare Festival, there's an "Early Bard" special to entice theatergoers into buying tickets in advance — the farther in the future, the bigger the discount.
Noth Goes North
Was able to check out opening night of Farragut North at the Geffen Playhouse last night--or, as we've taken to calling it, A Tale of Two Chrises. Since the show stars Chris "Mr. Big" Noth and Chris "Kiiirrrrk" Pine, this was a hot ticket and it did not disappoint. A political satire about the employees of a presidential candidate trying to avert ...
New York Post Theater Blog
An overdose of Mamet
All signs point to 2009-10 being a Mamet season. To recap: starting September 9, the Atlantic will present a double bill of "Keep Your Pantheon" and "School," both new and both tagged as comedies.
Time Out New York Upstaged Blog
MC Raúl Esparza in the house
Raúl Esparza's mixtape
Here at Last
Lynda Carter finally hits the Billboard chart with At Last and The Story of My Life gets an original Broadway cast CD.
* Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts to Play Broadway's Music Box Theatre
* Lady With All the Answers With Judith Ivey to Open October 14 at Cherry Lane
* Skylar Astin, Leslie Kritzer, Deirdre O'Connell, et al. Set for Powerhouse Season
* Glory Crampton, Christian Hoff, Richard Kind, and Liz Larsen to Star in Ogonquit Playhouse's Guys and Dolls
* Dreamgirls National Tour Announces Full Casting
* Penny Arcade, John Kelly, Basil Twist, et al. Set for Dixon Place's HOT! Festival
* Farrah Fawcett Dies at 62
* Opera Singer Betty Allen Dies at 82
* Nicholas Rodriguez to Join Cast of ABC's One Life to Live
* Michael Jackson, King of Pop, Dies at 50
* Cast Announced for Regional Debut of 13 at Theatre Under the Stars
* Astin, Cassidy, Koch, Kritzer and Morris Will Be Part of Powerhouse Theater Musicals
* Will White Christmas Jingle Its Way Back to Broadway in 2009?
* Gaswirth Replaces Steggert in Mufti Knickerbocker Holiday
* Twain's Darker Side to Be Revealed in The Report of My Death
PLAY A JOURNAL OF PLAYS coming soon
Don’t miss out! The new book drops in September — get this collection of visionary writing delivered to your doorstep at the early-bird price of $15 (tax and shipping included)!
Stars of Vaudeville #24: Arthur Tracy
There is a tradition in American show business of the male singer being on some level a “bad boy”. Long before rock and roll, part of the image of the heart-throb was that he was a bit of a blade, a rake, a devil. There’d be a suggestion in his attitude of race tracks, of night clubs, ...
DC Theatre Scene
Top Reasons to go to DC's Capital Fringe Festival
The Capital Fringe Festival’s website contains a complete list of shows, their locations, dates, times, type of performance, and age appropriateness. This cuts time in half when deciding what to see a...
the CLog - Arts
Heading miles away
In preparation for On Q Productions’ upcoming performances of its newest production Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.) in New York (July 16-18) and in Edinburgh, Scotland at The Edinburgh Fringe ...
It's Not The End of August: Osage County
Tracy Letts’ epic August: Osage County will close its doors on Broadway this Sunday after 648 performances, making it one of the longest running plays in Broadway history. And while you might think we’re finally going to stop hearing about it now, you’re wrong.
Theatre in Chicago
High Fidelity to make Chicago Premiere at Pipers Alley Theater
After 17 years, Tony n' Tina are heading on their honeymoon. The Route 66 Theatre Company will present the Chicago premiere of High Fidelity...The Musical, in its first major production since its Broadway run in 2006. The show will preview August 7, 2009; open Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m ...
And more innovative uses of technology to increase theater attendence
The Guthrie (who certainly doesn't need the press from us we know but still) is participating in a new, worldwide initiative by the UK's National Theatre "to broadcast high-definition performances of its plays to more than 230 movie theaters and performing arts centers worldwide."
Los Angeles Times Culture Monster
Playwright Alice Tuan to take a leading role at CalArts
More changes to report from the CalArts theater school. Alice Tuan, the award-winning L.A.-based playwright, has been appointed as the head of the Writing for Performance Program. She will begin some of her duties this summer before fully starting the job in the fall semester.
Farrah Fawcett's onstage extremities
In all of the obituaries and appreciations about the late Farrah Fawcett hitting the news today, two fleeting details deserve special attention for her fans. Although she wasn't a stage animal by any stretch, Fawcett took time out during her career to act in two high-profile theatrical productions. One of them would prove to be a career high; the other was a notorious failure.
Saving theatres from the final curtain Mhora Samuel
They're vital for communities, but many venues are under threat. Find out which buildings are at risk
Outdoor theatre can embrace a world of possibilities Bradley Hemming
Drama can make truly epic statements outside traditional venues. You can even make the weather work in your favour
THE DAY'S FIRST TOP STORIES
New York Times
The Stars Are Aligned, and They’re Playing It Big
Several stars on stage in London’s West End are showing why they don’t require a camera’s close-ups to loom larger than figures on an Imax screen.
Hanne Hiob, Brecht’s Acting Kin, Dies at 86
Ms. Hiob was a German actress who was a daughter of the playwright Bertolt Brecht.
SITI Company trains new actors in special ways
No one has ever signed up for four weeks of theater training with Anne Bogart because they thought it would be easy.
Adirondack Theater Festival to premiere 'Ordinary Days'
David Mamet Sets World Premiere for Fall
New York is getting another David Mamet (MAM'-eht) world premiere.
Rosie O'Donnell to Host Satellite Radio Show
Rosie O'Donnell is returning to the airwaves.
Broadway's Hot Season Greets Tourists with `Closed' Signs: Jeremy Gerard
Walking through New York’s Theater District earlier this week, I was startled by the sight of more than a dozen dark theaters or posters advertising final performances.
Orchard to exit American Repertory
Exec director will step down at end of season
Microsoft CEO Predicts All News Content Online In 10 Years
Steve Ballmer, speaking at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, said he doesn't see a recovery for the news industry after the recession: ...
* Hess, Malone, Stern, Reynard Help Launch Theatre Aspen Season With Spelling Bee June 25
* De Shields, Lange, Brockington Star in Gospel-Filled Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe, Opening in NYC
* Jennifer Landon Joins Pericles Redux Cast for L.A. Run
* Birdie Star Stamos, Rock & Roll Jamboree Added to "Broadway in Bryant Park"
Roundabout's Tin Pan Alley Rag
The upcoming musical The Tin Pan Alley Rag by Mark Saltzman features the ragtime music of icons Irving Berlin and Scott Joplin. Located on 28th Street, between ...
Trinity Rep radio to perform before live audience
Trinity Rep tapes its popular radio hour on WRNI before a live audience on Aug. 6. The special live episode is a fundraiser for the radio series, and will take place at 6 p.m. at the Jane Pickens Theatre, 49 Touro St., Newport. Tickets are $50.
Penn & Teller's Showtime series returns
The array of shameless quacks and generally delusional true believers are such easy targets for Penn & Teller that it can feel like they're shooting guppies in a barrel with a missile launcher. But it sure is fun. The best part: They'll probably never run out of charlatans to roast.
Broadway in Chicago cuts 'Jersey,' 'Poppins' prices in half for some shows
To celebrate the Fourth of July, Broadway in Chicago today announced 1,776 half-price tickets to select performances of "Jersey Boys" and "Mary Poppins."
Time Out Chicago
In a new, larger storefront, Steep renews its commitment to small-scale epics.
'Boleros' close to director Godinez's heart
Henry Godinez has directed about 30 plays in his career from his days as a college theater student to his current role as ...
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Blog
Rachel Brosnahan: Above the Sounds of the Real World
I will never forget my first matinee. I got to miss a whole day of school to see Les Miserables in the city with my seventh grade humanities class. As we passed through the theatre’s giant glass doors, all sound seemed to fade away and everyone suddenly felt the need to whisper. ...
Ken Jones Explores Lincoln
Local playwright wins nationwide search to pen play about Abraham Lincoln
Stage Raw: Wednesday in Wroclaw
The legendary Russian theater director Anatoly Vassiliev of the Moscow Drama Theater put in an appearance in Wroclaw, Poland for the Stanislavsky ...
Contra Costa Times
San Francisco Mime Troupe turns 50
The very liberal political-theater group readies a new free production, 'Too Big To Fail
San Diego Union-Tribune
'Cyrano's' Page adopts an intense mental approach to embody his roles
Backstage at the 5th
Cohesive Ensemble by Mo Brady
Last week's rehearsals were about getting comfortable - but this week we began to delve deeper!
Dame Helen is live and in HD as National Theatre's Phèdre is beamed into cinemas worldwide
Tonight, when Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre production of Racine's Phèdre, starring Helen Mirren, is broadcast via satellite from the Lyttelton to 70 cinemas in the UK, and 200 around the world, a 21st-century solution will be provided to a perennial question. ...
West End girl: Elf in the workshop for Broadway Carrie Dunn
The Will Ferrell comedy is coming to the New York stage, while packs of nude and suited men head to London
The Stage UK
In the past, the Theatres Trust has set the bar high for what looks like becoming its annual conference. This year it once again cleared that bar with apparent ease with a full and interesting day at the Unicorn Theatre. Although, as before, the opportunities for contributions from the floor were fewer than the quality of the attendees might warrant.
Cowell and Green team up for global entertainment company
Pop guru Simon Cowell and Topshop owner Sir Philip Green – the UK's ninth richest man with a fortune of more than £4 billion – are to join forces to create an entertainment production company.
Musical Cast: Dallimore Close to Sun, Petticoats
Australian stage star Helen Dallimore, who made her West End debut in 2006 as the original Glinda in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria, returns to London to star as novelist Ernest Hemingway’s wife Mary in Too Close to the Sun, which has its world ...
West End Extensions: War Horse, Stomp, Oliver!
Three West End productions have recently announced extensions to their booking periods, including Cameron Mackintosh blockbuster Oliver! which is now setting out its stall at Drury Lane through to early 2011. At the New London, the National The...
Interview: Gerard Alessandrini On ... Forbidden Broadway Secrets
Gerard Alessandrini conceived, wrote, co-directed and originally starred in the cult satirical revue show Forbidden Broadway, which premiered in 1982 in New York, where it just finished its record-breaking 27-year run earlier this year. In the sho...
London Theatre Guide
War Horse charges on in West End
The Laurence Olivier Award-winning National Theatre production of War Horse, which trotted over to the West End’s New London theatre in March, has extended its booking period until February 2010.
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