Friday, July 18, 2008

ATW NewsClips - Late Day Links

Associated Press

Singer and radio star Jo Stafford dies at 90
Jo Stafford, the honey-voiced band singer who starred in radio and television and sold more than 25 million records with her ballads and folks songs, has died. She was 90.

New York Times ArtsBeat Blog

London Theater Journal: Back to New York, Onstage at Least
In anticipation of my return to sweltering New York City on Sunday, I went to sweltering New York City on Thursday night. I found it a most invigorating place – probably quite a bit more than I will the real thing. It helps when hot-weather discomfort and hostility – […]

amNY New York City Blog

Interview with Nancy Lemenager on Playing Velma

New York Magazine Vulture Blog

‘[title of show]’ Makes Everyone Feel [name of emotion]

Chad Jones' Theater Dogs Blog

Review: `Ishi: The Last of the Yahi”
Fisher’s `Ishi’ horrifies, fascinates

Back Stage

Craig Pomranz reviewed by David Finkle
What's instantly lovable about Craig Pomranz isn't his easy way on a stage, the unforced smile, the loose body language — although all of that is certainly appealing.

Can I Help You? reviewed by Christopher Murray
"Alphonse, you are going to feel a big needle." Nine words blandly spoken but likely to strike terror in the heart of poor Alphonse — and a typical moment in the experimental collaborative Exploding Moment's new work.

Back Stage MITF Reviews

Zen and the Art of Doing Nothing
Zen and the Art of Doing Nothing, written and directed by Michael Wallach, has flashes of originality, even brilliance, crammed into a creaky backstage story of a nervous actor pressured by a domineering father (Brad Russell).

Back Stage West Reviews

The Drowsy Chaperone
Yes, there are curmudgeonly naysayers to this loving spoof of 1920s musical theatre, but what could they be thinking?

Henry V
Rarely have Shakespeare's other historical dramas reached the grandeur of this one, the Bard's portrayal of "good King Harry," the Lancastrian monarch who won the Battle of Agincourt.

Spring's Awakening
musical. Frank Wedekind (1864-1918) was ahead of his time with this powerful 1891 tragedy of adolescence and sexual repression in rural Germany.

The Wizard of Oz
It feels like Christmas in July as Musical Theatre West offers an enchanting and visually spectacular revisit to this stage adaptation of the beloved 1939 MGM movie

An Evening of Music and Comedy Starring Debbie Reynolds
It must be nice to be Debbie Reynolds. Now, I mean. Because despite the unfortunate marriages and the not wholly grateful children, she seems remarkably comfortable where she is.

The word dupe can refer to a person who is deceived by others, or it can be a copy of a negative from which additional copies can be made, thus saving the original.


* McCarthy, Lumbard, Patterson, Page, Fleming and More Cast in Muny's My One and Only
* PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: [title of show] — Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?
* Controversial Stitching Extends Off-Broadway to Aug. 2; Ventimiglia Joins Cast
* PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, July 12-18: The Helen Hayes Gets a Second Act


* Dacal, de Jesus, Gomez, et al. Set for Reading of Hudes' Yemaya's Belly
* Donna McKechnie to Star in Reagle Players' No, No, Nanette

Reviews: Fresh Fruit Festival: Bed and Breakfast and Theater Boys

The Playgoer Blog

Inside the RNT
Nice little 2-minute interview with the National's Nick Hytner embedded into Michael Riedel's column today.

nytheatre Mike 2.0 Blog

There’s No Clock in the Forest
It’s been a light week for posting here on the ol’ blog. That’s because I’ve been knee-deep in “tech” rehearsals for my latest show,...

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