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3/21/09

Associated Press

Jeremy Irons returns to B'way in 'Impressionism'
At first read, Jeremy Irons -- mulling a return to Broadway after 25 years -- was prepared to pass on "Impressionism." The Tony Award-winning actor didn't quite get Michael Jacobs' romantic comedy, which opens Tuesday in a production directed by Jack O'Brien.

Wall Street Journal

Turning Paris Into Brooklyn
Playwright Christopher Hampton translates the hit play "God of Carnage" for Broadway.

Variety

Can nonmusicals boost Broadway?
Flood of new shows tests uncertain market

Cherry Lane Theater expanding
New Cherry Pit will become its third stage

Playbill

* Actor's Obsession With Star Leads to Musical Cagney!, Premiering in FL March 21
* Garden of Earthly Delights to Bloom Through April 5 Off-Broadway
* Strickland Joins Cast of Mitchell's Las Vegas Peepshow

TheaterMania

* Rita Gardner, Susan Watson Set for William Inge Theatre Festival Salute to Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
* Arthur Acuna, Kim Martin-Cotton, Lisa Tejero, and More Set for Goodman's Ghostwritten

Hartford Courant

Stepping Out Of the Chorus And Into The Spotlight
Sebastian LaCause

Edge Boston

Dirty Dancers Push Cabaret Envelope
Members of the cast of "Dirty Dancing" move from the Opera House to the Stuart Street Playhouse this Monday night for a special benefit cabaret event that promises to push the cabaret envelope.

"Movin’ Out" finds new meaning for gay dancer
For "Movin’ Out" gay cast member and professional dancer Julius Caesar Carter, the road to his featured role has been a rocky one

St. Petersburg Times

American Stage announces new season for its new stage in St. Petersburg

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

'Grey Gardens' continues to fascinate
This story of two formerly well-to-do eccentrics continues to hold sway in the popular and artistic imagination. It opens this week at the Ordway Center.

Theatre Jones

Trunk: A Raisin in the Sun
As a local company reprises the Hansberry classic, we reach into the vault

San Francisco Chronicle

Close to Home
One of the Bay Area's best-known playwrights, Octavio Solis is now in rehearsals at Marin Theatre Company for his play "Lydia," which is a finalist for the 2009 Steinberg/ATCA (American Theatre Critics Association) new play award.

The Times UK

Neeson career in limbo as Richardson repatriated
Natasha Richardson began the journey to her final resting place as her husband withdrew from shooting for his latest film

Financial Times

Rediscovering bawdy musical comedy
The jig traces its roots to Shakespearean days, delighting in innuendo and rude gestures that offered a shameless antidote to serious theatrical fare, writes Lucie Skeaping

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