Tuner "Mary Poppins" will bow in Australia next year, with the show opening in Melbourne in July 2010.
Marin Ireland will round out the cast of the Roundabout Theater Company's Broadway staging of "After Miss Julie."
The Broadway revival of "Blithe Spirit" has recouped its investment cost of $2.68 million, according to the producers.
Sales for almost every production on Broadway climbed last week as the B.O. began to recover from the usual Fourth of July downturn.
"What Once We Felt," a new play by Ann Marie Healy, will have its world preem as the season's first offering from Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 initiative.
A number of this season's incoming productions are bucking the trend towards brevity and hoping auds still have an appetite for the epic.
As usual, the fireworks and barbecues of the Fourth of July holiday overshadowed such indoor pursuits as theatergoing, with Broadway B.O. dropping almost across the board.
New Dramatists a.d. Todd London has picked up the first TCG Visionary Leadership Award, a kudo honoring an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of theater.
Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble has been named a.d. of the 75th-anniversary Shakespeare Fest at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.
Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway production of Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play" has booked the Lyceum Theater for its fall run.
Domestic Film DAILY
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug1Daily: $6.3M Cumulative: $86.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 1.50%
Frozen2Daily: $2.0M Cumulative: $168.4M Disney 27.12%