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Associated Press

Report: Richardson's Casket Taken to Upstate Home
A mahogany casket bearing Natasha Richardson's body was taken Saturday to the country home where she married Liam Neeson in 1994, according to a published report.

New York Times

The Alpha Males of ‘Carnage’
The high-voltage “God of Carnage,” by the French playwright Yasmina Reza, is a six-day-a-week mood energizer for the actors James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels.

Bearing Witness to the Chaos of War
“Ruined” and “Scorched” are two ambitious plays that take radically different aesthetic approaches to the subject of mass conflict’s human costs.

Isherwood: Natasha Richardson and the Redgrave Dynasty
Ms. Richardson’s death strikes with particular force because she was not merely a well-known actress but also a member of a great British theatrical family.


Linda Winer: Susan Stroman has the right moves
Dynamic director returns to theater with 'Happiness'

Hartford Courant

Hartford's Cultural Institutions Take Steps To Weather Economic Storm
With the national economy in crisis, Hartford's largest arts institutions are facing the greatest threats to survival. They are all experiencing shrinking endowments and declining contributions. But what most concerns their leaders is not their upcoming seasons, but their longer-term future.

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Judith Malina Receives Edwin Booth Award
Judith Malina, the co-founder (and still, after 60 years, the artistic director) of The Living Theatre, will receive the Edwin Booth Award from the Doctoral Theatre Students Association. The presentation will be on Wednesday, March 25 at 8pm at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave. ...

Philadelphia Inquirer

The playwright on genesis of "At Home at the Zoo."
Talking with Edward Albee

Culture clash in N.J. over budget
Arts groups have been singing the blues since Gov. Corzine pitched cutbacks to the tune of 25 percent.

DC Theatre Scene

Free Shakespeare Festival starts Monday
It’s called Willpower! Montgomery College is hosting the free week long Shakespeare festival March 23 thru 27th composed of lectures, workshops and performances. Among the highlights: KenYata Rogers and Sasha Olinick teaching a workshop on ‘Sound and Fury’, Ambassador Connie Morella speaking on ‘Did Shakespeare Hate Women? Love Them? … and Why Do We Care?’ and ...

Louisville Courier-Journal

Mee's 'Under Construction' reminds that America is always changing
Charles Mee's new work, an entry in this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays, looks at our country through the works of 20th century painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell and California installation artist Jason Rhoades.

Denver Post

The Wilson Cycle: History staged, history made
On Thursday, when Denver's Tony-winning regional theater company opens "Radio Golf," Hicks will become the first director in the world to have helmed August Wilson's entire 10-play, 10-decade exploration of the black experience in America for the same theater company.

San Francisco Chronicle

Of Epic Proportions
Lillian Groag is rehearsing the Trojan War for ACT's "War Music."

The Times UK

Desperately seeking Shakespeare
A retired Canadian intent on proving he owns a true picture of the Bard is now the subject of an intriguing documentary

The Observer

Get ready for the drag race
Why are the leading men of stage and screen suddenly rushing to squeeze themselves into women's frocks and frills? Ajesh Patalay investigates

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