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    1. Filmed conversations with theater heavyweights now available

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJun 09 09:02 AM

      NEW YORK (AP) — Some filmed interviews with theater legends — including John Kander, Edward Albee and Stephen Sondheim — are being made available on iTunes on Tuesday.

    2. Some filmed interviews with theatre legends — including John Kander, Edward Albee and Stephen Sondheim — are being made available on iTunes on Tuesday. The Dramatists Guild Fund said it will release six episodes of its two-part Legacy Project, which captures conversations between prominent and promising playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists. The new iTunes haul will contain Sondheim...

    3. Patrick Brice’s brief but plenty squirmy comedy The Overnight is the latest entry in a subgenre that might be called (I’m borrowing from Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) the Cocktail Party Walpurgisnacht. The setup for such works is simple but potent. Couples gather in a spirit of superficial geniality, alcohol and perhaps ... More »

    4. Theatre history as told by the Tony awards

      The GuardianJun 05 05:43 AM

      A Streetcar Named Desire is one of several landmark works that failed to win best play at past Tonys ceremonies. Which other classics have been snubbed at prizegivings? A remarkable 34 of the nominations for the 2015 Tony awards – to be presented in New York this Sunday night – are for products or personnel with British affiliations. The dominant performance of shows such as The Curious Incident...

    5. Tonys Awards 2015: Dramatists Guild Slams CBS for Telecast Snubs

      The Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo! NewsJun 08 09:00 PM

      In a letter to Les Moonves on behalf of the venerable organization representing American playwrights, lyricists and composers, president Doug Wright criticizes the decision to present major writing awards off-camera.

    6. The play had its U.S. premiere in 1989 at Brooklyn Academy of Music , but was performed in Norwegian. Located on Commerce Street in New York's Greenwich Village, Cherry Lane Theatre has produced a succession of early plays by writers whose names have lent distinction to the American and international literary and dramatic treasuries dating back to the 1920s: F. Scott Fitzgerald , W.H. Auden ...

    7. Thursday The 25th

      The Moscow TimesJun 24 06:06 PM

      150 Reasons Not to Defend the Homeland (150 Prichin ne Zashchishchat Rodinu): Yelena Gremina's staging about the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Teatr.doc on Maly Kazyonny Pereulok. 8 p.m.

    8. Bleak house in 'Osage County'

      Arkansas TimesJun 10 01:17 PM

      Acting shines in The Rep's brutal comedy. by Benjamin Hardy Midway through the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's "August: Osage County," the aged, pill-addicted matriarch of the Weston family denigrates her middle- aged daughter, Ivy, for being too plain to attract a husband. "All women need makeup. Don't let anybody tell you different. The only woman who was pretty enough to go without makeup was ...

    9. What's next for American Players Theatre?

      WISC-TV MadisonJun 05 11:15 AM

      At least a few times every year, Brenda DeVita, American Players Theatre’s artistic director, fields a certain question about APT, usually from somebody in the theater/arts world who doesn’t live in the Midwest or south central Wisconsin. “Why does nobody know who you are?” Okay, stop laughing. It wouldn’t be hard to argue—vociferously, even—that the premise of the question is as absurd as a ...

    10. "I do everything for pure love," comedian Gilbert Gottfried said. "Nothing has to do with finance or self-promotion. It's all love."

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