Michael Fleming: Dish
A successful reading last week of "The Dresser" makes Ronald Harwood's play a likely contender for the Roundabout Theater Company's 2002-03 season.
Just for Variety - Army Archerd
Road grosses rose during Week 27 (Nov. 26-Dec. 2), as shows on holiday layoff returned to the boards. Grosses totaled $11,861,845, a rise of 24.8% from the prior week.
Grosses dipped, as expected, following the Thanksgiving holiday. The Broadway total was $12,105,786, a slip of 12.6% from the previous frame. Attendance of 202,903 was off by a somewhat smaller 7%.
Buoyed by the success of tuner "Shout!," vet Australian producer Kevin Jacobsen is prepping a hefty slate of shows for Australia and a tour through Southeast Asia.
Anne Bancroft will star in the world preem of Edward Albee's "The Occupant," opening Feb. 24 at the Signature Theater Co.
The feud between two of Brodway's most prominent players, composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and producer Scott Rudin, heated up last week as Rudin filed a countersuit answering Sondheim's initial…
And the renovated Biltmore Theater on West 47th Street will make it three. The Manhattan Theater Club will announce today the finalization of its plans for its first permanent home on Broadway.
Back in the early '90s, when playwright-in-residence Justin Tanner was turning out a slew of award-winning legit fare at the Hollywood-based Cast Theater, "Happytime Xmas," his comedic look at the…