Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ATW NewsClips - Online Sources


* "It's Today" for Esther Demsack at Summer Play Festival, July 15
* North Shore's Bye Bye Birdie, with Marroquin, Patterson, Ulloa, Butler, Begins July 15
* Babatundé and Chamberlin Return to Broadway's Chicago July 15
* Smokey Joe's Café Rocks Pittsburgh CLO July 15
* Passing Strange Cast Recording Makes In-Store Debut July 15
* Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival Begins July 15
* Mekka Reveals My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! Off-Broadway July 15
* Tony Winner Beth Leavel is New Frau in Town, Joining Young Frankenstein
* PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Jeff Bowen
* Belasco Gets Green Light for Speed-the-Plow
* Saturn Returns and Musical Happiness Set for Lincoln Center Theater
* London's Mary Stuart, With Walter and Tony Winner McTeer, Heading to Broadway in 2009
* "Mamma Mia!" Film Climbs UK Chart; Box Office Nearly Doubles
* The Seduction of Edgar Degas to Begin Off-Broadway Aug. 14
* Scenes From an Execution, Starring Maxwell, Adds Performances
* PHOTO CALL: The Female of the Species with Atkins Play London's West End
* ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Brava, Betty Buckley


Capital Interests
Chocolate Jesus and Ethan Now are among the highlights at the third annual Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C.

Review: Uncle Vanya
Peter Dinklage and Ritchie Coster give standout performances in Erica Schmidt's visually inventive, often bracing production of Chekhov's play.

Review: Kicking a Dead Horse
Stephen Rea fails to find sufficient humor in Sam Shepard's brilliant and macabre play about death.

* Benton, Eli, McMartin, Rebhorn Set for Haidle's Saturn Returns at LCT; Stroman to Direct Happiness
* Donmar's Mary Stuart with Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter to Bow on Broadway in 2009
* Akers, Cavenaugh, Mason, McKechnie, Reichard, Tune, et al. Set for Cabaret Convention
* Josh Radnor and Jennifer Westfeldt to Star in Powerhouse's Finks


* LCT's Mitzi Newhouse Season to Include Saturn Returns & Happiness
* Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter Headed to Broadway in Mary Stuart

Talkin' Broadway

Review: Kicking a Dead Horse
Before you ask, the title of Sam Shepard's new play, Kicking a Dead Horse, is both literal and metaphorical. Hobart Struther, "dealer in American Fine Art," spends no shortage of time assailing his equine mount after it dies shortly after beginning what for him was a vital emotional pilgrimage. ...

Review: The Book Club Play


Review: Kicking a Dead Horse
Shepard wrote this play for Stephen Rea, and the Irish actor delivers a remarkable performance in return.

Review: Damn Yankees
Thanks to John Rando’s inspired direction, Encores! has brought out the show’s best while resisting the temptation to make meaningless improvements

Reivew: The Stranger
...not only an absurdist look at politics. It is also an examination of the theater, particularly politics as a theatrical enterprise...

Review: Perfect Harmony
Takes a high school a cappella championship and turns it into winning comedy and drama.

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