Mervin P. Antonio has been named director of new-play development at Actors Theater of Louisville in Kentucky. Antonio most recently was director of new-project development at Seattle Rep.
Despite Vegas distractions this week including a NASCAR race and the start of the NCAA basketball tournament, as well as its own Hollywood glitz quotient, ShoWest remains an event at which serious…
The myth of the monster hit will not die. It goes like this: A new tuner comes to town bloated with rave reviews from the West End, Chi or beyond. Puffed up by the press, the advance soars to $10…
Strands: Director/choreographer Matthew Bourne's stage version of "Edward Scissorhands" is aiming toward a London preem in November at Sadler's Wells Theater, where five-time Olivier Award winner…
Forget drawing from Shakespeare, Ibsen and Greek tragedy. . . Young dramatists are churning out plays inspired by cult movies, trashy TV and their own pop culture icons. That means not only Paris…
With Mel Brooks and Susan Stroman's "The Producers" starting production for Universal and Sony, New Line is making some bold plans to primp its own film-to-Broadway-and-back project "Hairspray."
During a recent tax audit, playwright Susan Miller got a surprising question. "What," asked her IRS agent, "does a play writer do?" Thus came a swift reminder that to the uninitiated, the theater can…
Hotel cleaners will want a different profession should they end up at "Breathing Corpses," Laura Wade's only intermittently life-giving play that sets before us a daisy-chain of death. Arguably more…
Word that the worst of an economic storm had blown over spread warmly around the table at a 2003 meeting of national theater managers -- until it reached the reps from Seattle.
Time hasn't been particularly kind to Ronald Harwood's 1980 play "The Dresser," but chances are you won't notice when stars Julian Glover and, especially, Nicholas Lyndhurst are center-stage. The…
Road grosses dropped 3.23% to $11,245,039 during Week 40 (Feb. 28-March 6).