Monday, November 4, 2002 at midnight (Broadway Time)

All My Children Will Listen by Ken Mandelbaum

Susan Lucci has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Vanessa Williams as the Witch in the Broadway Into the Woods.

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A Movie Star Feels Out a New Home on the Stage by ROBIN POGREBIN

Sally Field, about to turn 56, said that making her Broadway debut in September felt less like a great leap than like something long overdue.

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Peter Filichia's Diary

Filichia wonders how well the stock market musical How Now, Dow Jones holds up after 35 years.

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A column all about London theater.

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Items on "Movin' Out" and "Hollywood Arms."

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Reviews - "Book of Days":

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Other Reviews:

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Mother Goose and Grimm

Click the Archive button and choose "11-03-2002" for a clever Sondheim-related cartoon.
Thanks to American Theater Web for the link!

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Sunday afternoon I got together with much of the BroadwayStars staff to see the final performance of AMOUR. We had our own little Irish wake for the show (or was it a French wake?).

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Small Town's Big Cheese Dies, So a Saint Goes Riding In by BEN BRANTLEY
As part of its Lanford Wilson celebration, the Signature Theater Company presents a solid cast in this often sanctimonious indictment of small-town hypocrisy.

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You can blame tepid reviews, lousy marketing, lack of star power, the economy, or El Nio - all I can say is, if a show as wonderful as AMOUR can't succeed, I really worry about the state of…

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Engrossing 'Book of Days' unmasks idyllic town BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

A taut, compelling new drama by Lanford Wilson, "Book of Days" starts with an "Our Town"-like invocation of a lovely little Missouri community of today and eventually, excitingly, winds up i…

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I also saw the final Mufti performance of JUMBO, which helped make Sunday one of the most enjoyable days I've spent at the theater in a while. Maybe there is hope after all, if you know where to look for it...

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Life in Wilson's Town by Gordon Cox

Characters shine in 'Book of Days'

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Where life is served sunny side up by Don Shirley

Sentimentalism is the special of the day in the superb 'Spitfire Grill.' Revamped from a gritty film, the musical makes its West Coast debut at Laguna Playhouse.
With a number of Broadway vets: Kim Huber, Kevin Earley, Misty Cotton, Linda Kerns, Michael Piontek.

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Vivid 'Syringa' has few surprises by Sean Mitchell

Pamela Gien's 90-minute memory play has little that's new to say about apartheid.

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A hard knock for 'Annie' BY PETER FILICHIA

The sun'll come out tomorrow at the Paper Mill Playhouse, even though the current production of "Annie" is terribly disappointing.

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THERE may be no bouquets of flowers or Michel Legrand love songs in "The Romance of Magno Rubio," but this unusual 80-minute fable presented by the Obie-winning Mai Yi Theatre Company has mu…

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