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3/23/09

AmericanTheaterWeb

Digest - God of Carnage opens on B'way - read the reviews
* ATW Review: Adults Behaving Badly

New York Times

Arts, Briefly: Footnotes
Edward Norton and Tim Blake Nelson will be hosts of Soho Rep’s biennial Spring Gala on May 4. The evening will feature readings ... Michael Urie, below, who plays the catty, campy assistant on “Ugly Betty,” will star in “The Tempermentals,” a play by Jon Marans... Martha Byrne, Paolo Seganti and Tamara Tunie, all veterans of the daytime television drama “As the World Turns,” will participate in “As the Epic Turns,” a two-night benefit for the Epic Theater Ensemble on April 17 and 18

New York Daily News

Best role was that of mother and wife
The most incredible thing happened moments before Natasha Richardsons funeral Sunday. Clouds pushed forward over the sun as if to get a look, and a swirling flurry of snowflakes came down on her caske...

New York Journal-News

From Broadway to Cinderella's rags
Lila Coogan comes to "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" - at Ossining High School this week - having played Jane Banks in "Mary Poppins" on Broadway.

Hartford Courant Behind the Curtain Blog

A DVD Dance Feast: Jerome Robbins
I was riveted to "Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About," when it was broadcast last month on PBS's "American Masters" series, a gem of a documentary that illuminated a complex giant in the 20th Century musical theater and dance world.

TheaterMania

Peter Filichia's Diary: When the Show Had at Least 1776 Problems
40 years ago last week, one of Broadway’s most surprising smash-hits opened. Very few expected much from 1776, but it’s gone on to be a classic.

Minnesota Playlist

Young and new
What if your theater is so peculiar or so particular that you need to make the scripts before you can make the season?

Los Angeles Times

Susan Sarandon valiantly enters 'Exit the King'

Off-kilter is still Jeremy Irons' calling

Seattle Times

How are big-ticket theater shows faring in hard times?

Whatsonstage.com

Teachers Bower & Lance Premiere Ordinary Dreams
Former Teachers co-stars Adrian Bower and James Lance (pictured) will reunite in May for the world premiere of Ordinary Dreams, a new dark comedy by Marcus Markou which will have a limited season fron 14 May to 6 June 2009 (previews from 12 May...

The Times UK

Jonathan Pryce, finding freedom
The actor insists that he has finished with musicals and has taken on his most difficult role in years

Shochiku Grand Kabuki's Twelfth Night
The renowned Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa is trying his hand at the ancient traditions of kabuki to explore the sexual ambiguities in Twelfth Night

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