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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Now opening June 14, Philip William McKinley spelling Julie Taymor, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa joining as bookwriter
Shutting down April 19-May 12 “to allow rehearsal time”
Producers cutting Julie Taymor’s “signature touches”–good idea or bad idea?
From the Village Voice: Spidey Super Theater Stories: The Cartoon
Bono the show’s new “muscle”?
Mass exit of performers following bloodbath?
American Idiot to close
John Doyle to do actors-playing-instruments Merrily We Roll Along in Cincinnati
Barbra Streisand’s Gypsy is now off thanks to… Arthur Laurents?!?
That Championship Season (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre)
Written by Jason Miller
Directed by Gregory Mosher
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights), Scott Lehrer (sound)
Starring: Brian Cox (Coach), Jim Gaffigan (George Stikowski), Chris Noth (Phil Romano), Jason Patric (Tom Daley), Kiefer Sutherland (James Daley)
Peter and the Starcatcher (New York Theatre Workshop)
Written by Rick Elice, based on the novel(s) by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers
Designers: Donyale Werle (sets), Paloma Young (costumes), Jeff Croiter (lights), Darron L. West (sound)
Starring: Adam Chanler-Berat (Boy/Peter), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Molly), Christian Borle (Black Stache), Arnie Burton (Mrs. Bumbrake) (I can list more actors if people want, but those are the main ones)
Cactus Flower (Westside Theatre Upstairs)
Written by Abe Burrows
Directed by Michael Bush
Designers: Anna Luizos (sets), Karen Ann Ledger (costumes), Philip Rosenberg (lights), Brad Berridge (sound)
Starring: Maxwell Caulfield (Dr. Julian Winston), Lois Robbins (Stephanie Dickinson), Jenni Barber (Toni Simmons), Jeremy Bobb (Igor Sullivan), Robin Skye (Mrs. Dixon Durant), Anthony Reimer (Harvey Greenfield), John Herrera (Senor Arturo Sanchez), Emily Walton (Botticelli’s Springtime)
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