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Thursday, June 09, 2011


-Patrick Pacheco gives us the inns and outs of how musicals get their numbers on the Tony broadcast without being nominated. (Bonus Quote of the Day from an unnamed producer: "We may not win the Tony, but I think with Harry Potter singing and dancing his heart out we have the better shot at winning the telecast.")

-Today's Depressing News: the National Theatre Conservatory MFA program (at Denver's Center for the Performing Arts) is going out of business, and soon. Last class will graduate May 2012.

-Another show does the Downwardly Mobile Transfer: Million Dollar Quartet will end its B'way run and reopen soon at New World Stages in Off Broadway form. With the ballyhooed mini-Rent revival opening in the same complex, alongside another ex-B'way champion, Avenue Q, New World certainly is upping its profile in the Off Broadway landscape.

-Spider-Man has finally, officially been "frozen." No, not a dastardly plot by Mr. Freeze (different comics villain). It means that after six months of "previews" the producers have declare there will actually be no more changes.... Meanwhile, the directors' union, SDC, is coming to ex-Spidey helmer Julie Taymor and filing for arvitration on behalf of her claim for unpaid royalties.

-And, finally, the news you've all been waiting for....Playgoer 2011 Tony Blogcast is on!  Sunday 8pm EST. Be there. (That is, be here.)

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