Friday, July 18, 2008

ATW NewsClips - Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southern Print

Washington Post

Signature Series Channels New York's Sizzle
Signature Theatre is bringing a New York nightclub vibe to Shirlington. For a series of cabaret performances running through Aug. 1, the theater has transformed its smaller performance space into an intimate club, complete with small tables, candlelight, wine and food, sultry singers and a grand...

A 'La Mancha' Without the Musical Majesty
A serving of brawling and blarney is one thing, but a Broadway musical is altogether something else. Can Keegan Theatre, the scrappy local specialist in Irish drama, really hold its own doing "Man of La Mancha"?

With Olney's Young Actors, 'Big River' Washes Over the Top
Watch 'em float in silhouette -- it's Huck and Jim, gliding down the Mississippi in Olney Theatre Center's romantically lighted production of "Big River."

Fringe Festival at a Glance

Mini Reviews

'Mamma Mia!': Gotta Love It, Like It or Not

Philadelphia Inquirer

Making a show about making a show
So {title of show} is a new musical about four people trying mightily to create a new musical. But don't stop there. The actors playing the roles are ...

'Mamma Mia,' here we go again - this time on screen

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PICT celebrates Synge by staging complete cycle of plays
"It is Ireland's sacred duty," joked English critic Kenneth Tynan in 1956, "to send over, every few years, a playwright to save the English theater from inarticulate glumness." ...
* Synge cycle information

Movie Review: 'Mamma Mia!'
We might admire the breathless audacity, if not the morning-after wisdom, of the casting: In trying to think of a worse choice than Pierce Brosnan as the male star of a pop musical, the only name ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Award winners to get Broadway opportunity
The 2009 winners of the Gene Kelly Awards for best actress and actor will have a chance to perform at Broadway's Palace Theatre.

Boston Globe

Stages: Gold pumps, leopard prints are back again

Orlando Sentinel

'The Wind in the Willows' performed by IceHouse

Miami Herald Drama Queen Blog

Women undercover
Most theater companies save their world premieres for "the season," roughly October through May when both year-round residents and snowbirds make for a deeper ticket-buying pool. But Fort Lauderdale's Women's Theatre Project is taking a different approach, aiming to cure the summertime arts blues with a brand-new work about the girls in blue...


The Hate U Gave: The Tupac Shakur Story, a review
The Hate U Gave: The Tupac Shakur Story may be the most thought-provoking and lacerating evening in South Florida theater this season.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 24/7 Blog

Theater plays prominent role in Emmy nominations

St. Petersburg Times

American Stage, Ruth Eckerd add administrators

Show Palace unveils 2009-10 season

The Fabulous ’50s and ’60s Revue will return in mid 2009. The 2006 version set an attendance record. The 2009 version will have new dances and songs and even a segment for requests from the audience.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLArts Blog

NBAF THEATER: 'The Amen Corner'

NBAF theater: 'Hallelujah Street Blues'

Atlanta Creative Loafing Fresh Loaf Blog

The Color Purple glows at the Fox

Charlotte News & Observer

Abba dabblers do too little

Theater fans who love a good yarn could only be disappointed by the skeletal tale at the heart of the Broadway musical "Mamma Mia!" The characters are sketchy.

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