Friday, April 12, 2002 at midnight (Broadway Time)

USA Today: Again upon a 'Mattress' with Carol Burnett by Bill Keveney

Maybe they should call it Thrice Upon a Mattress.
Once Upon a Mattress is getting its third production on CBS, complete with the actress who is synonymous with the musical: Carol Burnett.

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Brit Hit The Play What I Wrote Readies for B'way

Florence Klotz to Receive Patricia Zipprodt Award June 10

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Archerd: Halle Berry plays "the feminine James Bond" by Army Archerd

Jack Klugman said he's going back onstage in "The Value of Names" in Lincoln, Neb., a blacklist-set story in which he plays a once-blacklisted actor who asks for forgiveness by someone (Lou…

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Los Angeles Times: 'Homebody/Kabul' to Open Taper's Season by DON SHIRLEY

Tony Kushner's play begins Sept. 19; also scheduled is a version of Deaf West Theatre's Huck Finn musical, "Big River."

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Chicago Sun-Times: You go, 'Girl!'

There was a time when Noelle Krimm was sure she never wanted to see or hear another musical, much less write one.

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Yahoo/Backstage: Equity Health Fund Premium Rates Rise

Actors' Equity Association members on self-pay for their coverage from the Equity-League Health Trust Fund will receive an increase in rates on their next statements. Self-pay members are p…

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Yahoo/Backstage: The Principles of Interest

Since Sept. 11, enormous sums of money taking the form of special one-time relief funds for nonprofit arts institutions have been announced and disbursed, then generally classified as re-gr…

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Yahoo/Backstage: Small Theatres Lead Pack in LADCC Awards

Greenway Court Theatre's environmental stage adaptation of Horace McCoy's Depression-era novel, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" galloped past the finish line to win seven awards on Mon., April 1, at the 33rd annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Oscar-Winning Composer Set for Broadway Debut by Robert Hofler
Note the item about "Harlem Song" setting an opening date.

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Taper Forum to Spotlight Wilson's 'Gem' by Phil Gallo

Two plays about Los Angeles and the world premiere production of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" highlight the Mark Taper Forum's upcoming 2002-2003 season.

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San Francisco Chronicle: She Writes The Songs

Susan Werner finds 'Misery & Happiness' in her new album
by Derk Richardson
Werner is already planning her next project -- an album of what she calls "original jazz standards" inspired by the mature, sophisticated and somewhat more formalized style of the great Broadway songwriters, such as Cole Porter, Cy Coleman and George & Ira Gershwin. She already dedicates a segment of her live concerts to such material.
Susan Werner plays on Saturday night at Joe's Pub in NYC. She is one of America's finest songwriters, and has amazing talents as a vocalist, pianist, guitarist and comedian. Compositions such as her "Maybe If I Sang Cole Porter," "May I Suggest," "Snow White" and "So Nice Seeing You Again" deserve to be performed by every cabaret singer in New York; why they're not is a mystery.

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The Price of Revenge
The legend of the Golem is pertinent today as Israelis and Palestinians persist in their agonizing war, but this production's theatrical hyperbole takes away from its power.

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Not Just a Library, an Oasis of Civilization
What has always impressed me most forcefully about the New York Public Library is its connection to the everyday life of New Yorkers, from giggling teenagers to the very old.

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THE Golem, a mighty creature brought to life from clay to defend the harassed Jews of 16th-century Prague, has long been a key figure of the Jewish imagination.

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THERE'S no funnier show now running off-off-Broadway than Doric Wilson's "Street Theater."

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REFRESHINGLY silly, irrelevant and offering more fun than you'd ever expect to find at such prices, "Placebo Sunrise" brings Theater of the Absurd to 42nd Street.

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THAT lovely blockbuster of a Broadway musical, "The Full Monty," has once more stripped down for action. All five of its original guys have left - four have packed up their G-strings and opened in the current London production, and the one who didn't make that trip, Patrick Wilson, is now singing his heart out in "Oklahoma!"

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HE'S been MIA from Broadway for nearly 10 years, but now it looks as if Tommy Tune is plotting a comeback.Tune, one of the great director-choreographers, is said to be toying with the idea of turning "Ginger and Fred," Federico Fellini's 1986 movie about ballroom dancing, into a stage musical.

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ELIZABETH Hodes' tribute to Edith Piaf at Danny's is a mildly pleasant, earnest, even-tempered show. At that is a pity. Piaf - a larger-than-life figure who was consumed by the fiercest of passions - deserves far more.

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Taper to spotlight Wilson's 'Gem'

Play's world preem to close 2002-2003 season
Two plays about Los Angeles and the world premiere production of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" highlight the Mark Taper Forum's 2002-2003 season.

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B'way 'Amour' Legrand's 1st

1997 Prix Moliere winner makes B'way debut

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McCormack play will follow 'Targets' run

Untitled piece by playwright to follow

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A Fun Plunge With G.I. Janes

When "Swimming With Watermelons" begins, the cast sings "The occupation's about to start," to the tune of "Another Opening, Another Show." This might make you imagine you are in for yet ano…

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Salonga Confirmed for B'way Flower Drum Song

Lea Salonga, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Kim in Miss Saigon, will recreate her leading role as Mei-Li in Flower Drum Song when the revival starts performances at the Virg...…

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Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Decisions

The Tony Awards Administrative Committee made some decisions on April 11 regarding eligibility. The committee only made judgments about shows that opened on or before March 26, a spokespers…

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Elton John Appointed Chairman of Old Vic Trust

Pop superstar Sir Elton John has been appointed chairman of the Old Vic Theatre Trust. The trust bought the theater four years ago in an effort to keep the 180-year-old venue open.

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Necessary Targets to Shutter on April 21

Eve Enslers Necessary Targets , which recently advertised it was near the end of its run, will close on Ap...[Read More]

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Follow Spot

Looking forward to the teaming of Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia in the film version of The Guys, Anne Nelsons play about the interaction between two disparate New Yorkers post 9/11/01.

Charles Nelson's Casts and Forecasts
Tony Kushner tries a tuner, Dylan Baker scores a sitcom pilot, and the cabaret world embraces Broadway babes.

Cabaret Notes
Lillias White cuts the talk and sings in her new show at Feinsteins at the Regency.

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