Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ATW NewsClips - Tri-State Print

New York Times

London Drama That Inspires a National Dialogue
Productions in London this summer include hot-button topical works, historical dramas that turn the past into a judgment on the present and even the occasional musical.

A Fiery New Incarnation of a Monster of a Mother
Estelle Parsons is giving a superb performance in the demanding role of Violet Weston in the play “August: Osage County.”

Between Sureness and Self-Pity Stands a Vulnerable Vanya
Peter Dinklage stars in this uneven but always interesting production of “Uncle Vanya” at Bard.

Arts, Briefly: ‘Nine to Five’ to Broadway
A musical based on the 1980 film “Nine to Five” will open in September in Los Angeles before moving to Broadway in April.

New York Daily News

A whinny-ing way with death in 3 plays
Recent trips to the theater came with an unusually high body count - dead babies, dead horses, dead fathers. So many casualties. So why is Daily News theater critic Joe Dziemianowicz smiling?

Dolly Parton brings '9 to 5' to Broadway
"9 to 5: The Musical" hits the Marriott Marquis theater on April 23, 2009. Though Dolly Parton won't be reviving her iconic role as Doralee Rhodes, she churned out over 20 original songs for the show.

amNY New York City Theater Blog

Full Casts of Billy Elliot and 9 to 5 Announced

New York Post

Riedel: A really wine time
'Phantom' sequel is unmasked at UK bash

'County' still talk of the town
They say you can't go home again - but surely it depends on the family and place to which you're going home. In the theater, at...

Curtain's partin' for Dolly
Dolly Parton met Broadway yesterday in a rhinestone-studded blazer and 3-inch heels - and Broadway was duly dazzled. In fact, as the...

New York Sun

'The Strangerer': An Existential Crisis in Coral Gables
Amid the various tabloid flash points in the summer of 2006 — Mel Gibson's drunken tirade, Pluto's demotion to "dwarf planet" status, Zinedine Zidane's World Cup head butt — came news that Albert Camus was the subject of discussions in Crawford, Texas…


"The Marriage Of Bette And Boo"
Anyone who thinks they've seen a dysfunctional marriage has seen anything like Christopher Durang's wickedly funny "The Marriage of Bette and Boo."

Village Voice

Damn Yankees and The Bacchae: Devil Dogged by Michael Feingold

Their Dark Materials: Scenes from an Execution, Crave, and Somewhere in the Pacific by Alexis Soloski

New York Observer

Camp Dionysus Plays Euripides for Laughs

New York Magazine Culture Blog

Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood Not Playing Spidey and MJ on Broadway; Could YOU?

Jim True-Frost on ‘August: Osage County,’ Life As Prez, and the Perils of Eating Onstage


Hearing the music in Parker's wit
Was it Dorothy Parker who wrote "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation"? No, it was Thoreau. On the basis of "The Little Hours" at New Jersey Repertory Company, Parker could have written "Most men and women lead lives of quiet desperation."

Countdown to take-offs
For the next couple of weeks, a viewer won't need Lesley Stahl or Steve Kroft to have an engrossing 60 minutes. Two River Theater Company in Red Bank offers a solid hour's worth of entertainment in "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind."

Princeton Packet

Review: ‘An Inspector Calls’
It has been more than 60 years since J.B. Priestley wrote An Inspector Calls. And in those years people have forgotten that the British playwright once was ranked with Shaw, both in popularity and style. And so it is not without risk that the Princeton Summer Theater brings its audience this particular work as the third show of its season.

Albany Times-Union

A bit of theatrical beach reading
Read any good books lately? That's just one of many questions prompted by "The Book Club Play," which is making its regional premiere at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

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