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Sacred Fools Theater Company Announces 19th Season

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Sacred Fools Theater Company has announced its 19th Season: 1)  Miravel (written by Jake Broder, directed by Shaunessy Quinn):  A World Premiere play with music about the love and music of composer Alphonso Bloch. 2)  Past Time (written by Padraic Duffy, directed by Jeremy Aldridge):  A World Premiere play starring Leon Russom and French Stewart. 3)  A Gulag Mouse (written by Arthur M. Jolly, directed ...

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A Facelift for Shakespeare

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WSJ: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will announce next week that it has commissioned translations of all 39 of the Bard’s plays into modern English, with the idea of having them ready to perform in three years. Yes, translations—because Shakespeare’s English is so far removed from the English of 2015 that it often interferes with our own comprehension.  http://on.wsj.com/1M4Zrty    

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Antaeus Theatre Company Announces its 2016-17 Season

The Antaeus Theatre Company has announced its 2016-17 season: 1)  Cloud Nine: Caryl Churchill’s Obie Award-winning, comic farce of gender and sexual politics will be directed by Casey Stangl 2)  Hedda Gabler: Henrik Ibsen’s study of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, her tormented desire for escape, and her yearning for individual and spiritual freedom will be directed by Steven Robman. 3)  Cat on ...

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Denzel Washington Says He Will Bring 10 August Wilson Plays to HBO

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The New York Times: During an interview at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday night Denzel Washington said that he would produce adaptations of all 10 plays in August Wilson’s cycle about African-American life in the 20th century for HBO. http://nyti.ms/1F8o0ZD

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The Top 10 Most-Produced Plays of the 2015–16 Season

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AMERICAN THEATRE: Each fall, American Theatre compiles its Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights lists, providing a snapshot of the most popular names and plays planned for the coming season in the U.S. This year’s seasonal bounty encompasses more than 2,159 productions between Sept. 1, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2016.  Ayad Akhtar’s ‘Disgraced,’ a new entry, tops the list, alongside other new entries and some ...

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The Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2015–16 Season

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AMERICAN THEATRE: You’ve seen (and maybe argued about) our Top 10 Most-Produced Plays list. Now let the debate begin over the most-produced playwrights in the country; goodness knows we’ve wanted to shout these names from the rooftop in the past few weeks. This year’s top playwright won a Pulitzer for his first play (and we published it). http://bit.ly/1KoT6bh

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Why Doesn’t L.A. Get the Cool New Plays Like Those Cities Back East?

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LA Weekly:  Los Angeles has a lot going for it when it comes to theater. It’s filled with creative types, has a large and vocal 99-seat theater scene, is home to some heavyweight large theaters putting on big-budget productions and is crawling with successful TV and film actors who enjoy doing stage work.  Why, then, do so many of the country’s coolest plays — including ...

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

NPR: Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town and Beauty and the Beast have all spent time at the top of Dramatics’ high school theater rankings.  There’s just something about the high school stage. Dramatics magazine has been publishing its list of plays since 1938. http://n.pr/1IAX0Np

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