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New York Magazine Vulture Blog

Anthony Hopkins to Overact in a Classical Mode
Hopkins Is Learing: Sometimes it takes news a while to travel across the pond, and last week the Guardian confirmed that Anthony Hopkins will play the title role in a movie version of King Lear. Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Keira Knightley are set to play his three daughters.

Coverage of Equity/Broadway Talks:

* Actors' Equity and Broadway League Continue Contract Talks (Playbill)
* Actors' Equity and Broadway League Continue Talks Past Deadline (TheaterMania)


ATW News Digest - Letts' Superior Donuts opens in Chicago - read the reviews

New York Sun

Lincoln Center Festival Lights Up
The Lincoln Center Festival, which starts Wednesday, has done a bit of a juggling act this year. Ongoing renovations ruled out the New York State Theater and Alice Tully Hall, while Avery Fisher Hall is operational for only one week of the festival's…


Chapin tops American Theater Wing
Board of directors names new chariman

Chicago Tribune

McKean finds life onstage sweet with 'Donuts'
In New York City last year, Michael McKean and his wife, Annette O'Toole, were wowed at a Broadway preview performance of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" at the Imperial Theatre.
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Los Angeles Times

'The Puppet Show' at Santa Monica Museum of Art
'The Puppet Show' is a neither-here-nor-there realm in which theater's willing...


Peter Filichia's Diary: June Leftovers

The Independent

Blade runner: Zorro on stage
As the original caped crusader swashbuckles his way on to the West End stage, Rhoda Koenig revisits the many guises of Zorro, from pulp fiction righter of wrongs to musical man of mystery

Daily Telegraph

When theatres are alive to the sound of children
Jon Swaine reports on a scheme to get more youngsters watching West End shows