Aussie-born Heath Ledger, who first gained major public exposure starring opposite Mel Gibson in last year's "The Patriot," has been chosen as ShoWest 2001's male star of tomorrow.
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is in negotiations with both the Weisslers and the Royal National Theatre of London for rights to produce two different productions of "South Pacific."
When actor Jeff Daniels decided to spend $2.1 million to expand his Purple Rose Theater in the southeastern Michigan town of Chelsea, he quickly settled on 169 as the optimum number of seats.
Broadway was in a state of calm during Week 35 (Jan. 22-28). The total dropped a hair to $11,010,665, a decline of only .2% from the previous week. Attendance was at 194,298, a .8% downturn from Week…
To strengthen public awareness of the internationally known Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, the Waterford, Conn., theater facility has renamed its constituent programs, substituting "O'Neill'' for…
Broadway really missed "Miss Saigon" last week as the overall box office dropped $1,172,083 -- or 10.6% -- sans the long-running hit. For the 24 productions on the boards, the tally returned to the…
The venerable Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., will be changing hands in March. The for-profit venue will convert to nonprofit status under the management of the Brattle Film Foundation, headed…
If success breeds success, producers of incoming plays must be happy.
The road fell into a midwinter slumber in Week 35 (January 22-28, 2001), spinning down 12.6% to total $13,334,494.
Creating dramatic art from the ashes of the Holocaust remains an iffy task, fraught with the perils of reducing a subject of enormous scope and agony to a cookie-cutter formula. Playwright Arje Shaw…
Whatever square the blank oval windows of set designer John Gunter's pale palazzo front are supposed to oversee, it isn't quite in the Verona of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," where hot-blooded…