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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Roundup

-Tracy Letts acts!  One Chicago playwright honors another as the August: Osage County scribe plays Teach in Mamet's American Buffalo, in a Steppenwolf production visiting the New York area at Princeton's McCarter Theatre.  (Closes Sunday.)

-Best of LA: a rundown of Monday's LA Drama Critics Circle awards.

-A good explanation by Philly Inquirer's John Timpane of that odd new Shakespeare "discovery."  Is Double Falsehood indeed the legendary lost Cardenio?

-Memphis and Addams Family may not quite be up to the level of Joe Turner, but at least Michelle Obama keeps going to the theatre.

3 comments:

RLewis said...

I'm surprised that Roundabout backing down on it's "subrights" deal with playwrights didn't make your Roundup. Good news abounds!

Mr. Cantrell Roberson said...

Letts is a very good actor, too. I've seen him in multiple productions. Has great presence.

The Playgoer said...

You're right, Ralph. I did notice that and wanted to read thoroughly for a more thorough analysis later.

But now for some reason Variety isn't letting me onto their site! They have some new policy limiting your article access if you're not a paid subscriber. So screw that--no links for you, Variety!

(Looks like you can still "register" for some kind of free access, but some web glitch is preventing me from even doing that.)