British playwright, screenwriter and memoirist Simon Gray died Wednesday in London. He was 71 and had previously been diagnosed with cancer.
Director Peter Kass, whom Clifford Odets handpicked to helm the first production of the playwright's "The Country Girl" when it tried out in New Hampshire, died Monday in New York City. He was 85.
Setting "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in the American Wild West invests Shakespeare's thinnest, most weakly plotted comedy with pleasant heft.
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Comedy Central has inked a multiyear partnership with the New York Comedy Festival under which highlights from the November fest will air as a spesh on the Viacom cabler next year.
Andrew Hamingson, currently managing director of the Atlantic Theater Company, will become the new exec director of Off Broadway's Public Theater Oct. 1.
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