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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015

More on Casual References to Race in Theater Reviews by Leonard Jacobs

"Casual" and "aggression" are not compatible states of being.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

In “Hangmen,” Martin McDonagh Plays Fast and Noose by Leonard Jacobs

Mixing menace with comic mayhem,

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Monday, August 17, 2015

“Curious Incident” and Autistic Actors on Broadway by Leonard Jacobs

Why would "thousands" of people protest a young actor named Tyler Lea?

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Styling Camp in the Musical “Ruthless!” by Leonard Jacobs

"Who does she think she is, Tyne Daly?"

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Queens Theatre in the Park Ribbon-Cutting Set for Thurs., Sept. 23 by Leonard Jacobs

Queens Theatre in the Park -- one of the 33 members of the city's key Cultural Institutions Group -- will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thurs., Sept. 23, 6:30pm, in celebration of the sp…

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O’Neill: ‘Open Submissions’ for 2011 Playwrights Confab by Leonard Jacobs

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is putting out the word that open submissions are being accepted for the 2011 Playwrights Conference. We here at the CFR are happy, of course, to help sprea…

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Arts Advocacy Update 147: Pennsylvania’s Noble Knight by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Sept. 15, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.)The expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story h…

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Entertation Index, Sept. 12-18: Susan Boyle Simmers by Leonard Jacobs

The Clyde Fitch Report is pleased to introduce and welcome The Brown Tweed Society, created by Matt Shorr and C.M. Tomlin, to its family of contributors. Each week, the CFR will publish a co…

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Ovation URL to ‘Find Art in Everything.’ Will It Find Everything in Art? by Leonard Jacobs

Last night, here in New York, I attended an impressive public panel about the arts and censorship (to be discussed in another post), and one of the many tendrils of the conversation, especia…

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The Era of Live-Streaming Live Theater Has Arrived by Leonard Jacobs

There's no question it will be theater: Joey Brenneman's play Better Left Unsaid will feature live actors on a real stage playing characters and unfurling a plot before a living, breathing a…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: William Carden by Leonard Jacobs

Long before there were studies, theories, rabble-rousing, fretting, blogging, grousing, cheering and funding, there was Ensemble Studio Theatre. It was founded by the late Curt Dempster, acc…

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Sensing Censorship: Hughes, Schneeman Headline ‘How Obscene Is This!’ Tonight by Leonard Jacobs

Performance artist Holly Hughes -- famous as one of the "NEA Four" -- along with the legendary feminist filmmaker-artist Carolee Schneeman, artist-journalist-geographer Trevor Paglen and the…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Anton Chekhov by Leonard Jacobs

How do you solve a problem like Anton?Actually, you call call him Dr. Chekhov, or preferably not call him at all, since he died of tuberculosis back in 1904.Yet the theater keeps asking poor…

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Will Classical TV Challenge Ovation? And Where’s Their Theater Blog? by Leonard Jacobs

Is is possible that Ovation has a competitor in Classical TV? And what would be the pluses and minus for the performing arts if that were the case?Certainly to judge by the mere touting, huf…

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Big Bucks to Boise: ATW’s National Theater Company Grants Announced by Leonard Jacobs

Courtesy of the fine publicity team at O&M Co. comes news of a potential earthquake in theater philanthropy.Indeed, as one the quoted quotables in the press release down below acknowledg…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Thaddeus Phillips by Leonard Jacobs

Talking about mourning in America: I don't think the creation of a sane, smart, America-first energy policy is going to happen. Certainly it won't happen in this political and economic clima…

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Entertation Index, Sept. 19-24: The $500,000 Dollar Man by Leonard Jacobs

"The Situation is bigger than Kim Kardashian."The Clyde Fitch Report is pleased to introduce and welcome The Brown Tweed Society, created by Matt Shorr and C.M. Tomlin, to its family of con…

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Arts Advocacy Update 148: The Garden State Grinch by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Sept. 22, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.)The expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story h…

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The Musical? by Leonard Jacobs

The Brick Theater is so brilliant it just terrifies me.Here's an announcement that the entire New York City theater community should applaud -- in advance.The Brick Theater, Inc.presents...

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Live-Streaming Play Production Announces Casting, DP by Leonard Jacobs

The fundraising, casting and pre-production organizing involved in the groundbreaking live-streaming live theater production I posted about last week -- Joey Brenneman's Better Left Unsaid -…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Phyllis Somerville by Leonard Jacobs

Her name is Phyllis Somerville. And if it isn't immediately familiar to you, take a moment and study the face. Yep, that's right: She plays the role of Marlene on Showtime's deliciously seri…

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ASTR Launches ‘American Theatre Preservation Project’ by Leonard Jacobs

This announcement comes courtesy of an email today from Susan Brady, an archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.The American Society for Theatre Researc…

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Doggone Trailer for Marx Brothers Place Flick Now Online by Leonard Jacobs

Remember when we told you that Marx Brothers Place is going to the dogs? We weren't kidding.But just to reiterate:The supporters of the effort to create Marx Brothers Place -- a stretch of …

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The Great Broadway Swindle, Nederlander China and the Williamsburg Yeti by Leonard Jacobs

Two announcements this past week could well shake up the known geopolitical universe.Or at least shake up the Broadway commercial theater industry.Or at least give it some pause.Or perhaps...

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Cara Reichel by Leonard Jacobs

The musical Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, by Susan DiLillo and Stephen Weiner, is described in press materials as an "Italian-American fairy tale set in 1956 Hoboken." It's a sincere, even…

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‘Better Left Unsaid’ Meets $20K Kickstarter Goal; Fall Production Moving Forward by Leonard Jacobs

Congratulations to producer Kathryn Velvel Jones (at left) and congratulations to writer Joey Brenneman -- her play, Better Left Unsaid, will be produced at a theater in New York City this N…

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The New York City Insider Guide for Tourists, by Mahmoud ‘Denny’ Ahmadinejad by Leonard Jacobs

By Stefanie SchappertSpecial to The Clyde Fitch Reportstefanie@lipstickconservative.comNew York City is known as the greatest city on earth. Millions of tourists descend on the city all ye...

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Arts Advocacy Update 149: Lost in Austin by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Sept. 29, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.)The expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story h…

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$100,000,000 to the PAC at the WTC by Leonard Jacobs

There is nothing but abundant good news in this statement released yesterday by the Mayor's office and excerpted below. Yes, you read the headline correctly: Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Paterson a…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Andrew Grosso and Michael Musto by Leonard Jacobs

The idea that any high school group of any kind or nature could win anything 17 times strikes me as creepy, stalky and possibly diabetic. Then again, not if you have an angle -- which Andrew…

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