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  • Will 'Promises, Promises' be fulfilled at Tony Awards?

     
    The first rialto revival of the 1969 musical "Promises, Promises" opened Sunday night to decidedly mixed reviews. This tuneful version of 1960 best picture Oscar champ "The Apartment" has quite the pedigree. Neil Simon adapted the Oscar-winning screenplay...
  • Linda Lavin could collect second Tony Award for 'Collected Stories'

     
    Rave reviews for her performance in "Collected Stories" could win Linda Lavin her second Tony Award as best actress in a play. The revival of this 1997 Pulitzer Prize finalist from Donald Margulies stars Lavin as a respected writer battling a onetime...
  • Reprise Theatre Company's 2010-11 season to feature 'They're Playing Our Song,' 'Gigi' and 'Kiss Me, Kate'

     
    For its 2010-11 season, Reprise Theatre Company will present what Artistic Director Jason Alexander calls a trio of "fun, beautiful love stories." "It's been rough going for a bunch of people for a bunch of reasons of late," he says.......
  • Oops .... Tony Awards disqualify 'Ragtime' revival costumes as duplicates

     
    Last week, Santo Loquasto earned his seventh Tony Awards nomination for costume design for the revival of "Ragtime." Back in 1998, he had contended for his costumes for the original production of this tuner. On Thursday, the Tonys decided that the two...
  • Two Neil Simon plays and a hip-hop drama will open 2010-11 season at San Diego's Old Globe

     
    The 2010-11 winter season at the Old Globe in San Diego will feature plays that explore what Executive Producer Lou Spisto calls "the dynamics of family life--but not in the way that term is often used." "These are stories about......
  • Monster Mash: Paris officials investigate art heist; Black Dahlia play moves to N.Y.; British architects prizes

     
    Super structures: The Royal Institute of British Architects has given out 102 awards for architectural excellence to buildings ranging from a circular loo in London to the Neues Museum in Berlin. (Independent) Security lapse: A day after the big Paris.......
  • Sean Hayes rallies from controversy to host Tony Awards

     
    The Tony Awards have tapped current nominee Sean Hayes to host the 64th edition of the annual theater kudos. By choosing this Broadway newcomer, the producers are sending a clear message of support for Hayes. The recently out actor found himself at the...
  • Tina Fey to receive Mark Twain Prize

     
    Tina Fey will have to give a big thank-you to Sarah Palin. The “30 Rock” star will be the 13th humorist to receive the Mark Twain Prize, the Kennedy Center announced today. “I am truly thrilled to receive this honor,” Fey said in a...
  • Tina Fey feted by Kennedy Center with Mark Twain Prize

     
    Mark Twain once said, "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them." He need not worry about the worthiness of the recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the first winner, Richard Pryor,...
  • Beatles tribute show 'Rain' to open on Broadway

     
    The Fab Four are heading back to Broadway. "Rain," a tribute show to the Beatles, is set to open at the Neil Simon Theatre on Oct. 26 for an 11-week run. The show has toured the country in recent years,......
  • Mike Nichols -- at home in Hollywood and in the theater

     
    Director Mike Nichols, who will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on Thursday, also has enjoyed a rich life in the theater. In a conversation with our colleague, Susan King, the 78-year-old Oscar winner traces the start of......