Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ATW NewsClips - Mid-Day Links

New York Times ArtsBeat Blog

London Theater Journal: Up in Flames
Matt Rawle, left, and Adam Levy in the musical “Zorro,” at the Garrick Theater. (Photo: Joel Ryan/Associated Press)Is flaming the new flying? Time was you couldn’t go to a big West End musical without coming across some flashy flying object: a jaunty motor car, a witch, a self-satisfied nanny. But...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLArts Blog

'Purple' majesty

amNY New York City Theater Blog

Morning News: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Chad Jones' Theater Dogs Blog

Kimberly King casts a shadow in `Doubt’

Orlando Sentinel Attention Must Be Paid Blog

Does anyone need cheering up today?
Thanks to Doug McLennan at, here's a nifty snippet of "Sue Me," from the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, with Nathan Lane and Faith Prince:


* The Fantasticks Invites Off-Broadway Audience to Dinner July 17
* PHOTO CALL: Cast and Creators of 9 to 5: The Musical Meet the Press
* Casting Announced for Kennedy Center's Girl Crazy, Bye Bye Birdie and Side Show
* Corddry Brothers Will Read True West at Williamstown July 20
* Jeff Daniels' Comic Stage "Western" Gets Four Extra Weeks in MI
* PHOTO CALL: Gypsy, with Vicki Lewis, at Sacramento Music Circus
* Bogart Will Be Part of Arena World Premiere of Legacy of Light in 2009
* Lansbury, Peters, Benanti, Pasquale and Esparza to Be Part of Westport's Footlights and Film Gala
* Jue, Dionisio, Kunze, Tower, Lee and Voytko Cast in Muny's Miss Saigon
* Lloyd Webber Premieres Phantom Sequel at Sydmonton
* Hairspray's Mason to Celebrate New CD at Birdland


* Ashmanskas, Colella, Graff, et al. Cast in Kennedy Center's Broadway: Three Generations
* Grease's Derek Keeling to Sing National Anthem at NYC Triathalon
* Benanti, Esparza, Lansbury, Pasquale, Peters, Roberts Set for Westport Gala
* Bahorek, Gertner, Horowitz, Toronto to Star in Pennsylvania Centre Stage's Ordinary Days

The Wicked Stage Blog

A Dreamer Examines His Facebook Page
Are Facebook updates a form of writing? When they're done by a published playwright, they can be. For the past I-don't-know-how-long, the estimable Pulitzer winner John Patrick Shanley...

lies like truth Blog

Site Specificity At SF Fringe
The 17th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival kicks off on September 3. Judging by what I've read about the lineup so far, a notable difference between this year's Festival and its previous incarnations seems to be the plethora of site-specific work. ...

The Producer's Perspective Blog

When I think about you I test myself.

The Guardian

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Open Air Theatre, London
Lyn Gardner finds this Shakespeare for kids patronising and melodramatic

London Theatre Guide

Kinks-y musical at Stratford East
Ray Davies, former front-man of sixties band The Kinks, has turned his tuneful hand to theatre, creating new musical Come Dancing, which will premiere at the Theatre Royal Stratford East this autumn.

Interview: Joanna Murray Smith
Before it has even opened, new comedy The Female Of The Species has hit the headlines care of an outburst from Germaine Greer. Matthew Amer talks to playwright Joanna Murray Smith and finds there is more to her than feminist baiting.

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