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11/11/08 [updated 5:06PM EST]

END OF DAY ADDITIONS

Time Out New York Blog

New York Actors See a Recessionary Silver Lining: 'It'll Provoke an Interesting Response Artistically,' Says Kevin Bacon
The New York Stage and Film Company held their Winter Gala at Capitale on the Bowery on Monday, a day of the week when theaters are traditionally dark. Actors gathered to raise money for its residency program...

Orlando Sentinel

Belatedly, a look at the arts-center plaza
A few days late, here's my story and a sidebar on plans for the area around Orlando's future performing-arts center -- on my OTHER blog.

Playbill

* Crane, Coppola, Koob, Lemenager and Isola Set for New House Under Construction
* Stormare, Reeder, Markle, Carey Join Broadway Hedda Gabler Cast; Tickets on Sale Nov. 15

TheaterMania

* Andrew Call to Replace Doug Kreeger in Signature's Les Miserables
* Full Cast Announced for Roundabout's Hedda Gabler

Broadway.com

First Person: Scott Ellis brings Vietnam home again in Rabe's Streamers

The Mirror up to Nature

The Race Is On...
What do you think?Will Boston get a production of Osage County before the movie comes out in 2011?

Anti-Gay Pastor Coming to the BCA

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LATE AFTERNOON ADDITIONS

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'Vanities' Sets a Feb. 26 Broadway Opening
''Vanities,'' a musical version of one of off-Broadway's biggest hits, has found a theater on Broadway and set an opening date.

Playbill

* Musical Vanities Will Play Broadway's Lyceum, Starting Feb. 2, 2009
* Sondheim and Rich Will Discuss A Life in the Theater in January 2009
* California Music Theatre Artistic Director Eckern Issues Apology Following Prop 8 Backlash
* Two-Time Tony Winner Larry Gelbart Will Receive PEN USA Lifetime Honor

TheaterMania

* Yando and Newsome to Star in Walkabout Theater Company's Goldbrick

The Playgoer

Le Deluge
Some glimpses, via ArtsJournal, of how the sinking economy is affecting local theatre and arts scenes: in Chicago, Cleveland, and, in New York, whither philanthropy?

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MID-AFTERNOON ADDITIONS

Los Angeles Culture Monster Blog

Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
--An artistic director's contribution to Proposition 8 leads artists, including "Hairspray's" Marc Shaiman, to call for a boycott of Sacramento's California Musical Theatre.
--The city of Milwaukee is sued for closing down a production of the revue show "Naked Boys Singing."

amNY New York City Theater Blog

Artistic Director Faces Uproar Over Prop 8 Contribution

New York Magazine Vulture Blog

Prop 8 Protesters Target Sundance
Following last week's inane passage of California's Proposition 8, which amends the state constitution to ban gay weddings (including George Takei's!), opponents are calling for a boycott of Utah tourism to punish the Mormon ...

Playbill

* Macy's Parade to Feature White Christmas, In the Heights, South Pacific and Mermaid
TheaterMania

* Barnes, Bergl, Bishop, Parisse, Sadoski Set for Second Stage's Becky Shaw
* Cast Set for Plaid Tidings at ArtsWest

The Stage UK

Surveys to discover impact of 'Saturday night TV effect' on West End audiences
Arts Council England and the Society of London Theatre have launched investigations into the so-called 'Saturday night TV effect' to determine whether programmes such as I'd Do Anything, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and Grease is the Word have attracted new audiences to the West End.

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NOONTIME ADDITIONS

Associated Press

Chicago Theater Community to Honor Studs Terkel
Actor David Schwimmer will be among members of Chicago's theater community honoring the late Studs Terkel next week.

New York Times ArtsBeat Blog

Seven Words You Can Say About George Carlin: He's Now a Mark Twain Prize Honoree

Chad Jones' Theater Dogs Blog

Patti LuPone: From Les Mouches to Madame Rose

AmericanTheaterWeb

A Hectic Schedule, but Time for the Delights of The Body Beautiful on Disc

Playbill

* Musical Kingdom to Have Public Theater and Queens Theatre Readings
* Tony Winner Menzel to Perform During Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

TheaterMania

* Actor Michael Higgins Dies at 88

The Mirror up to Nature

Theatre Reviewing - Honest Dialogue
In the Guardian, critic Lyn Gardner writes about the difficulty of pinpointing what went wrong in productions of new texts: ...

The Guardian Performing Arts Blog

Chris Wilkinson: Noises off: What Brand and Ross can learn from classic theatrical fops
This week, bloggers have been discussing the sartorial heritage of the scandal-hit broadcasters, and why laptops could wreck stage performances

The Stage UK

Henry to play activist Robeson in Radio 3 drama
Exclusive - Lenny Henry is to play American actor and activist Paul Robeson in a BBC drama that charts the performer's fall from grace.

Whatsonstage.com

Gossip: TV Writers Yearn for Theatre Respect???
While the majority of writing traffic seems to flow from theatre to television or film, it’s always encouraging to see the occasional reversal of direction. Ian Kennedy Martin - who, after decades of TV success with the likes of The Sweeney, Th...

Gossip: Liverpool Continues Once Upon a Time in London???
London theatregoers may soon have a chance to see the acclaimed Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse musical Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi::E8821215423826. Commissioned by the theatre as part of its programme celebrating the city’s reign as Eur...

Gossip: Sunset Boulevard Rises Again in December???
We’re still awaiting an official announcement, but we hear that I’s are being dotted and T’s crossed on the anticipated transfer of the Watermill Theatre’s recent revival of Sunset Boulevard

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MID-MORNING ADDITIONS

amNY New York City Theater Blog

David Pittsinger to Succeed Szot in South Pacific

AmericanTheaterWeb

Call For Submissions: Fifth Annual Berkshire Fringe

Playbill

* Tony Winner Cook Will Join Tunick at Birdland Nov. 24
*Weinstein Co. Acquires Worldwide August: Osage County Film Rights

On Theatre and Politics

Where you buy and what you buy
Just something I'm curious about...

The Guardian Performing Arts Blog

David Thomson: Ben-Hur at the O2 will be an epic farce
A planned stage adaptation can't hope to match the spectacle of Charlton Heston's famed Hollywood version

The Stage UK

Godley to star in Jones' Radio 3 play about man who fakes amnesia
Humble Boy writer Charlotte Jones has penned a new play for BBC Radio 3 about a man who fakes memory loss to help him rebuild his life.

The Stage UK - Blogs

Mark Shenton: The bad smell of musicals feeding on themselves…
Only the other day I wrote here about how there’s a line in the new Broadway musical 13 , set in Appleton, Indiana, that has one of the kids there referencing the fact that there’s a Broadway musical version...

Whatsonstage.com

Coward, Frayn & McGuinness Mark Hampstead 50th
North London’s Hampstead Theatre marks its 50th anniversary in 2009, and as previously tipped (See The Goss::E8821225740679, 3 Nov 2008), will kick off the year “celebrating half a century of new writing” with a revival of Private Lives, the classic ...

London Theatre Guide

Come Dancing with Sadler’s Wells
Four of the professional dance stars of BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing will show off their moves next spring as part of Sadler’s Wells’s new season.

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THE DAY'S FIRST TOP STORIES

AmericanTheaterWeb

Digest - Haidle's Saturn Returns opens at LCT - read the reviews

Updated Digest: 'Bury the Dead'

Updated Digest: 'Mindgame'

Associated Press

New Times Square Ball to Hang Around for Halloween
Next month, it'll be the famous New Year's Eve ball. Next year, it could be the Great Pumpkin.

Gay arts group sues Milwaukee for discrimination

Sacramento Bee

Prop. 8 gift gets theater's leader in a ruckus
Gay and lesbian artists called Monday for an artistic and audience boycott of California Musical Theatre after learning that its artistic director donated $1,000 to a campaign that backed banning gay marriage in California.

Wall Street Journal

Ticketmaster Drops Fee in an Experiment
Ticketmaster said that it has started experimenting with the sale of concert tickets without the addition of so-called convenience charges.
[alas, not a full story - that's only available to subscribers - still...]

Playbill

* PS Classics Releases Six CDs, Including "Howard Sings Ashman," Dear Edwina, Chaffin, Hoffman
* Cook's "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" Arrives in Stores Nov. 11
* PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Alexander Gemignani

Broadway.com

Q&A: On the campagin trail with Chris Noth in Farragut North

Time Out New York Blog

Les Mouches, Part I: Patti LuPone makes a Splash

WBUR Arts

How Art Performs When Money's Tight
When times are tough, people tend to spend less on entertainment. We examine how arts and cultural organizations are performing in the down economy

Atlanta Journal-Constituion ATLArts Blog

2008 Suzi Bass Awards handed out Monday

Chicago Tribune Theater Loop Blog

David Schwimmer to join Steppenwolf Studs Terkel tribute

Touring Broadway returns to Chicago Theatre

CinStages Buzz Blog

Human Race gets $$$ to enlarge Musicals in Development

The Guardian Performing Arts Blog

Andrew Haydon: Postdramatic theatre is no longer a closed book
Anyone interested in the avant garde should find Hans-Thies Lehmann's tome an essential and exhilarating read

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