Monday, January 27, 2003 at midnight (Broadway Time)

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Word has it that GOLD is not fit for a Prince and is postponed...

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And on another note, again, don't you think that Elaine Stritch should host the Tony Awards this year? (I got so much fun mail yesterday, I decided to try it once more...)

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And lastly, my sources tell me that Riedel's column on Ma Rainey the other day was a bit exagerated and off... Dutton has never walked out of rehearsal and the production has just over $1 million in advance, not $500K. Whoppi had nothing to do with the firing of any cast member -- and MR's column failed to mention that during the rehearsal process, two other cast members were let go as well. (Which is not unusual in the rehearsal process.) Details MR... Details...

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Nine Postpones First Preview By a Week

The musical will now start performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 18, according to a production spokesperson.

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The Look of Love Delays Start Date

The Look of Love, The Songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David will begin previews three days later than originally announced. The musical revue is now set to start performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 4.

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Fresh Face: Stephen R. Buntrock by Cara Joy David

Age: "34. What am I going to do? Lie?"

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Bruce Bound for Baltimore by Ken Mandelbaum

The word from the Neil Simon Theatre is that Bruce Vilanch looks likely to play Edna Turnblad in the upcoming national tour of Hairspray.

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Losing a Permanent Theater Is No Joke for a Comedy Troupe by JESSE McKINLEY

The closing of the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in November left a gap at the heart of the city's comedy scene.

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Peter Filichia's Diary

On The Patty Duke Show in the 1960s, the current star of Oklahoma! had a big Broadway adventure.

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The toniest Curtis ever BY MIRIAM DI NUNZIO

It's nearly 2 in the afternoon, and Tony Curtis is running late for a noontime interview. He finally arrives, blue eyes glistening, greeting the reporter with a kiss on the hand, followed by…

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DreamWorks Pushing 'Baby' Buggy to Broadway by Robert Hofler

NEW YORK (Variety) - With deep-pocketed friends like this, a show can get to Broadway.

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Hytner revamps NT

Lower ticket prices, legit advisory board on tap

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B.O. up; Boston 'Hot' 717g

Road grosses

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Norman Panama, 88, Half of Duo Who Wrote Many Film Comedies, Dies by RICK LYMAN

Among the writing team's most celebrated works were "Road to Utopia" (1945), widely regarded as the best of the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby road comedies and a deconstructionist classic from an era before the term had been coined.
One of the funniest movies ever made, with the funniest final line in a movie ever...

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A remembrance of Nell Carter.

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He's back! Hit the road, Jack by Robert Dominguez

Considering that he's best remembered for his jazzy prose, novelist Jack Kerouac would likely be mortified by the stilted, overwrought dialogue in "Kerouac," Tom O'Neil's static biographical…

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Play's excesses balanced by bright moments BY PETER FILICHIA

It's excessive and sprawling, just like the country in which it takes place. But even though Terrence McNally's "A Perfect Ganesh" is overlong and overwrought, there are many powerful moment…

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In Performance

Love That Youthful Look. What Is Your Secret?
'Ghoul,' Adobe Theater Company

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'Twentieth Century' Farce Still Timely by Joel Hirschhorn

The zany, staccato rhythm of 1930s screwball comedy "On the Twentieth Century" is successfully captured in Reprise's revival of Harold Prince's 1978 Broadway production.

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Sam Mendes' masterpieces by RICHARD OUZOUNIAN

If you've been contemplating a midwinter trip to New York, then let me suggest that you make those plans immediately, because you only have until March 9 to witness an extraordinary theatric…

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Tunes, Tomes, & Videos

Porn again: The unorthodox musical Debbie Does Dallas, starring Sherie Ren Scott, gets an equally unorthodox cast recording from Sh-K-Boom Records.

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