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Monday, September 19, 2011


-Riedel surveys the Broadway trend of touching up (and dumbing down?) already-running big shows for the tourists. As with Billy Elliot, these seem to be mostly cases of translation from English (or Aussie) to American.

-Peter Marks in WaPo dishes on "Porgy" dishing and talks with Michael Kahn about how often classics are substantially revised. (More than you'd think.)

-And remember that "new" Oscar Wilde play being done in London? Well, maybe not.  Or so says Oscar Wilde, Jr.-- I mean, his grandson.

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