Monday, July 14, 2008
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Chicago Tribune Theater Loop Blog
'Jersey Boys': They sing, they act, they're funny
Today's Joke of the Day on the Tribune's HeadCandy blog is by Jarrod Spector, who plays Frankie Valli in Chicago's production of "Jersey Boys" at the Bank of America Theatre. The "Jersey Boys," in fact, are doing the jokes all...
Village Voice Blog
Clip Job: What Really Happens at the Obies
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives
June 3, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 32
amNY New York City Theater Blog
Morning News: Monday, July 14, 2008
New York Times ArtsBeat Blog
London Theater Journal: A Double-Header at the Globe
Six hours of Shakespeare al fresco on a cool, damp day sounds like a recipe for arthritis – of the mind if not of the body. But I experienced a positively toasty contentment during my double header of plays at the Globe Theater in Southwark on Saturday. Watching “The Merry Wives of […]
Back Stage (last Friday's CA reviews)
Review: A Company of Wayward Saints
Playwright George Herman's venerable chestnut teaches the importance of unity and greater good over that of individual selfishness.
Review: My Antonia
Fine work has gone into this Scott Schwartz adaptation of Willa Cather's 1918 novel about immigrant families in rural Nebraska.
Review: They're Just Like Us
In playwright Boo Killebrew's sardonic yet oddly unsatisfying comedy, the snake biting its own tail which we know as "fame" is a dark-eyed goddess that a coterie of self-absorbed acquaintances are willing to do almost everything to worship.
Review: Unbeatable Harold
When a show clocks in at 45 minutes, one is tempted to write a haiku review.
Review: Capsized Flotsam
Donaco Smyth's play, advertised as "a gay Edwardian comedy," is set in 1904 London.
Review: Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck's script, adapted from his novel, captures the specific world of the migrant farm worker in California circa 1937.
* Baker, Camargo, Gelber and Ferland Join Broadway's All My Sons
* Whoopi Goldberg to Join Broadway's Xanadu July 29
* New Arthur Laurents Play Will Debut at George Street in 2009
* Broadway's Next Elle Woods Will Get a Single of "So Much Better" July 22
* Block, Morrison, Boggess, Arcelus and More Go Green July 14 at Birdland
A Pet Cause
Bernadette Peters, Mary Tyler Moore, Mario Lopez, Glenn Close, Cheyenne Jackson, Matthew Morrison, Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski, and a slew of celebrities lend a hand at Broadway Barks 10.
* Additional Casting Announced for Broadway's All My Sons
* D'Abruzzo, Faber, Hanlon et al. Set to Join the Cape Cod Theatre Project Season
* Kate Hudson Joins Nine Film
* Laura Bell Bundy to Leave Legally Blonde on July 20; New Elle to Be Named July 21 and Release Single on July 22
* George Street Announces 2008-2009 Season
* Callaghan, Hunter, Oscar, Wintersteller, et al. Set for Samuel French Short Play Festival
Mamma Mia! Film Opens Strongly in Europe, Australia
Q & A: Stephen Collins
Review: Scenes From an Execution
The Wicked Stage Blog
Iggy, Dinah, Soupy's Boys, and the Cyborg
Indulge me yet another non-theatre-related diversion, if you will: Another stunning YouTube from the days when punk met daytime TV...
The Producer's Perspective Blog
Some things are the same, not matter what coast you are on.
Greer furious at play based on her life by 'insane reactionary'
Big Love, Peacock, Dublin
A contemporary remix of Aeschylus's sexual politics is exuberant and ironic, finds Helen Meany
Germaine Greer Attacks Female of the Species Play
Anna Maxwell Martin On ... A Female Reunion
Whatsonstage.com - Off-West End & Fringe
Opening: Chu Chin Chow, Street Scene, Nocturne
In a week when many Off-West End & Fringe venues are presenting Edinburgh preview shows, there are only a limited number of major openings: OPENING TONIGHT,...
London Theatre Guide
On The Rocks extends
Hampstead theatre’s comedy, On The Rocks, which stars Ed Stoppard and Tracy-Ann Oberman as DH Lawrence and his wife Freida, has extended its limited run by one week.