March 2007

No theatre at ground zero

30.03.2007

From Wednesday’s New York Times: City leaders decided that the Signature Theatre Company would not be included in plans for a ground zero performing arts center to be designed by Frank Gehry. Rather, Signature will move its operations to nearby Fiterman Hall, part of Manhattan Community College. Yet the decision highlights the striking way the [...]

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Featured Post: Humana Festival

29.03.2007

from The Feminist Spectator, reviews of 5 shows. It was apparently Jill’s first time at Humana, but she immediately caught-on to part of what makes the Festival so special. People wandered the spacious ATL facility with badges, and the air crackled with that very particular vibe of people who toil in the same field but [...]

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SPF Salon Panel: “Blogging the Show”

28.03.2007

It appears that a fairly important panel discussion occurred in NYC Monday night (3/26). It’s encouraging to know that blogging about theatre has reached a critical mass sufficient enough that people will gather in a public (rather than virtual) forum to discuss the state of blogging, theatre, and the impact that the two have upon [...]

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Featured Post: Arts Funding

26.03.2007

Sometimes a blog is great not because of what it says, but what it asks. This recent post by Scott over at Theatre Ideas has kept my mind racing all morning. In the midst of all the brouhaha calling for increased public funding of arts institutions, it’s easy to forget that 80% of the theatregoing [...]

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No more Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

25.03.2007

Okay, this is old news, but I felt compelled to blog about it here just because I’m still pretty heartbroken over it. I really can’t imagine a movie-to-musical adaptation with greater potential than The Princess Bride. The combination of clever wit, sweeping romance, and swashbuckling action made the property a perfect choice for the Broadway [...]

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Ben Folds in NYMF

25.03.2007

My man-crush on Ben Folds reaches new heights tomorrow night (March 26) as the New York Musical Theatre Festival kicks off its first-ever Spring Concert Series with a production of “More Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds”. Judging from the preview article at Broadwayworld.com, the show kinda seems like a star-studded jukebox musical in the tradition [...]

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NY Times: Play About Iraq Divides a CT School

24.03.2007

WOW. Infuriating. Never let it be said that we won’t find a way to prevent kids for thinking for themselves. Read the article here. (You do have to be registered to read the Times online. But, it’s free and well worth your time.) Here’s a great quotation from one of the kids. “In Wilton, most [...]

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Featured Post: don’t be so boring

23.03.2007

from The Guardian You know you’re in for it when the article starts like this. Theatre is irrelevant to most of the population and audiences have been drifting away for decades. DAMN. This is a really good article, and I think I’m gonna have to call it a must read for theatre-folk everywhere. Check out [...]

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Available light: “Tomorrow is the Question”

23.03.2007

Available light [theatre] opens their newest show, Tomorrow is the Question in just one week’s time. “It’s a play about politics. What works, what doesn’t and why it’s up to us to fix it.” The play runs March 30-31 and April 5-7 at the Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St. Discounted tickets are on-sale [...]

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Featured Post: Dispatch from Humana

23.03.2007

from theaterboy: because you need more drama in your life Check out this fun, albeit brief, look into the life of Humana Festival actress Jennifer Mendenhall (also a member of Woolly Mammoth). Jennifer is in the amazing ensemble of dark play or story for boys, currently running at Actors Theatre of Louisville. It is, in [...]

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