Thursday, July 17, 2008

ATW NewsClips - Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southern Print

Washington Post

A Man Walked Into a Bard One Day . . .
Suspect in Folio Theft Is Something of a Character

'Miss Lizzie,' A Greek Chorus That Rocks
The spirit of fringe is rock-and-roll, so it's fitting that one of the most sizzling acts thus far in the third Capital Fringe Festival is an hour-long ramble through Greek tragedy set to amplified music.

How to Choose at the Fringe Festival?
Just try searching for that perfect play among the 100-plus Capital Fringe Festival offerings -- the one that for a mere 15 bucks will entertain, warm the heart, remind of you of your humanity.

Washington City Paper

Fringe & Purge
Highlights from Washington City Paper's Capital Fringe Festival Blog

Philadephia Inquirer

In spite of yourself, a fABBAlous time
Let's just be frank here - Mamma Mia! is about as critic-proof a musical as you'll ever find. Some people just love ABBA, and others love any creative endeavor to which the prefix "chick"...

Philadephia Weekly

PlayPenn at the Playground at the Adrienne, and the Spark Festival at Plays and Players Theater.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Finger-snappin' 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' is a departure for CLO
All musicals are time machines. ...

Gene Kelly Awards going national

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Civic Light Opera brings Wild West to Benedum
Tuesday, Jack Devereaux will open a two-week run as Frank Butler in the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera production of "Annie Get Your Gun."

'Smokey Joe's' shines spotlight on songwriters
Songwriters -- for the most part -- get little attention. That's one big reason you might want to see the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's production of "Smokey Joe's Cafe."

Apple Hill adds twist to traditional 'Cinderella'
This summer, Apple Hill Playhouse offers a traditional retelling of "Cinderella," complete with a pumpkin coach and a beautiful princess -- and no male siblings. But there's a twist. Cinderella and the prince meet while they're doing laundry.

Theatre Factory presentation pays tribute to Cole Porter's life, music
"Red Hot & Cole" showcases many of American songwriter Cole Porter's biggest hits from Broadway and Hollywood, from "Anything Goes" and "Kiss Me Kate" to "High Society" and "Can-Can."

Hoping 'Stonewall's Bust' will leave audience breathless with laughter
When playwright John Morogiello's comedy "Stonewall's Bust" takes stage for the first time, he has some high hopes for the outcome.

Irish & Classical celebrates works of John Synge
For theater lovers, the Synge Cycle can become a vehicle to explore the world of Irish playwright John Millington Synge.

Baltimore Sun

Strong cast weaves fine 'Plaid'

Drawing on the soul of the 'Machine'

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Cheap Dating at Lulu's, Fringe Theater at Gallery 5, Shockoe Chef Showdown

Boston Globe

In 'Assassins,' they sing, dance, and aim to shoot a president
Why does Company One ask us to spend 90 minutes in a dark room with these obsessive killers? For Sondheim fanatics, the answer is obvious: It's the music, stupid.

Making a mockery out of situation
"The Book Club Play" is a play about a film mockumentary about people who love books.

Boston Phoenix

Killing grounds
The Seagull flies at the Publick; Company One knocks off Assassins

Providence Journal

As You Like It in Westerly; Evita in Matunuck
You can catch actor David Birney playing Shakespeare in Westerly’s Wilcox Park this weekend, or you can head over to Matunuck for Evita at Theatre by the Sea.

Providence Phoenix

Mamma Mia!
Passable, frothy fun

Berkshire Eagle

Director digs into Chekov
Among the plays Michael Greif has directed at Williamstown Theatre Festival since his first production there in 1993 is John Guare's "Landscape of the Body."

Orlando Sentinel Attention Must Be Paid Blog

Not quite theater, but fun all the same

Miami Herald

Smart treatment for comedy of buffoons
Just over a century ago, Jacinto Benavente surprised audiences in Madrid with the premiere of Los intereses creados (The Bonds of Interest), a ''comedy of buffoons'' that pays homage to Italian Commedia dell'Arte and playwrights such as Carlo Goldoni, as a mocking satire of society at the time. ...

Miami Herald Drama Queen Blog

Exiting too soon
If you've been following the state of the newspaper business over the past few years, you realize that (as with the economy) the picture isn't a rosy one. From the country's largest dailies to its smallest ones

St. Petersburg Times

Dialogue causes 'Forever Plaid' to founder

Atlanta Creative Loafing

All that glitters: Valhalla and The Merchant of Venice
Can't buy me love, or can you?

Speakeasy with...Randy Havens
Moving FWD: at Dad's Garage

Charlotte News & Observer

'Wicked' star enjoys new spotlight

Charlotte Creative Loafing

DREAM Act deferred
Plus, firm convictions with Shakespeare Carolina's Richard III

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