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08/21/11

This Week on Broadway for August 21, 2011: St. Louis and Shaw, Follies Gets Recording, Audra and Judy, Brady and Partridge

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Panel:
Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook
Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
Topics:
Muny season ends with a twist on tradition
On Sunday, the Muny’s 93rd season came to an end with the final performance of “Bye Bye Birdie.” It was also the last show directed by Muny executive producer Paul Blake, who is leaving the theater af…
LINKED FROM ST. LOUIS TODAY
Other companies in St. Louis:
Stages St. Louis
New Line Theatre, The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre. “So weird. So smart. So shocking. So entertaining.” – Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals
Rocco Landesman
Shaw loses top billing at Shaw Festival by Richard Ouzounian
No play by the Festival’s namesake on its mainstage theatre next year for the first time in its history
LINKED FROM TORONTO.COM
FOLLIES to Receive New Double Cast Recording?
According to a tweet from Terri White, the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center’s production of FOLLIES will receive a cast recording. Other online reports from cast members note that the recording will appe…
LINKED FROM BROADWAYWORLD.COM
Theatre Development Fund Launches Autism- Friendly Version of THE LION KING
Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit performing arts service organization whose mission includes making theatre accessible for all audiences, is piloting a new program, Autism Theatre Initiative, to mak…
LINKED FROM BROADWAYWORLD.COM
Audra McDonald to Tour Beginning October 1
With four Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, the Juilliard-trained Audra McDonald returns to performing live full-time this month following four seasons playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s hit television series …
LINKED FROM BROADWAYWORLD.COM
American Repertory Theater’s Porgy & Bess
Judy Garland Drama Coming to Broadway by Erik Piepenburg
“End of the Rainbow,” Peter Quilter’s popular London drama-with-music about the final months of Judy Garland’s life, will come to Broadway next year.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
LA Department of Cultural Affairs Solicits Community Input for Proposed Broadway Arts Center by LA Stage Alliance
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and its project partners are soliciting community input for the proposed Broadway Arts Center. Two separate surveys — one for individuals and another for …
LINKED FROM LA STAGE TIMES
Barbra Streisand Says GYPSY Film Still On
Barbra Streisand has told USA Today that the plans for a film adaptation of GYPSY are still intact.
LINKED FROM BROADWAYWORLD.COM
Sing? Yes, he Cannavale by Michael Riedel
AS anyone who saw his terrific performance in “The Motherf**ker With the Hat” can attest, Bobby Cannavale is one of our finest dramatic stage actors. But he’s not content to rest on this year’s Tony nominatio…
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK POST
The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady
Sammy Gets Mugged
Good luck to Robert Diamond and Jennifer Hallie Rosen on their wedding this weekend!
Rob Evan Brings THE ROCK TENOR to le Poisson Rouge, 8/22
Exit Introductions
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Music:
I Think I Love You
The Brady Bunch Theme Song
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