News from the world of theatre and the performing arts.
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Here are the theatre news items referenced in this episode of Theatre Geeks Extra:
- Woody Allen adapting “Bullets Over Broadway” as a musical, set to hit Broadway sometime in 2013:
- Zach Braff’s playing the lead in his own play All New People, in the West End. Article talks a bit about his enjoyment of the live audience experience:
- http://www.amdram.net/ Interesting UK Forum for what we all call community theatre.
- Found via amdram.net this: UK’s Sky Arts channel is readying a new program that will showcase the best of UK’s am-dram talent. Show will be called Britain’s Best Am-Dram, and will be a reality-style competition show.
- Very weird ad for an e-book on acting, supposedly for professionals.
- Death of Criticism?
- Bard labour: Patrick Stewart and Simon Callow tackle Shakespeare the man: Comments about Shakespeare from two guys who should know a bit about him.
- Stephen Sondheim working on a new musical, but says Broadway has too many musicals. Go figure.
- Death of A Salesman returning to Broadway — New York Times article about this classic’s implications, how we relate to it today, and discussion of playwright Arthur Miller’s plotting and character choices.
- Sing-Along Version of Joseph, Starring Donny Osmond, Will Play U.S. Cinemas
- Playbill’s Chart-toppers for the last week of February
- CBS2’s five best off-Broadway shows
- Chicago top plays, based on aggregated local reviews
- More theatrical superstitions from Wikipedia.
AACT Upcoming Events
|»||Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention 2012, March 7-11, Chattanooga TN|
|»||TNT Annual Conference, March 16-17, Tyler TX|
|»||PACTFest 2012, March 16-18, Wellsboro, PA|
|»||Indiana Community Theatre League State Festival 2012, March 23-25, Indianapolis, IN|
|»||Theatre New Mexico State Festival, March 23-25, Las Vegas, NM|
|»||AACT New York Convention July 10-15, New York City.|
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