These days it's not uncommon for an Encores! production to get an encore.
The seasonal slowdown on Broadway continued last week, with B.O. slipping by around $1.2 million to an estimated $14.3 million for 31 shows on the boards.
Family-friendly hip-hop tuner "Into the Hoods," a two-time vet of the Edinburgh Fringe, gets a West End run in March.
Ellen Burstyn has joined the cast of Off Broadway production "The Little Flower of East Orange," the new play by Stephen Adly Guirgis helmed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
"The Farnsworth Invention" turns off the TV on March 2, when the Aaron Sorkin play will shutter after about 4½ months on the boards.
Doug Hughes will helm "Farragut North," Beau Willimon's Broadway-bound play about a young man who is a staff member for a rising presidential candidate.
"Hair" returns to Central Park this summer, with the 1960s rock tuner joining "Hamlet" on the 2008 slate of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park program.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Anthony Mackie and Tamara Tunie are among the thesps lined up to appear in the Kennedy Center's August Wilson fest, "August Wilson's 20th Century."
Playwright Brett C. Leonard has won producer Daryl Roth's Creative Spirit Award, the 12-year-old kudos given to legit scribes. Award comes with a $10,000 cash prize.
Off Broadway tuner "Altar Boyz" recouped its $1 million investment around the end of 2007, according to its producers.
L.A. praisery Fifteen Minutes PR has opened a Gotham office anchored by former Ogilvy veep Corey R. Martin and longtime Rialto publicist Pete Sanders.