Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Seattle's ACT Theatre Sets New 5-Play 2004 Season With Jumpers and Enchanted April

After teetering on the brink of closing its doors forever, Seattle's ACT Theatre has announced a new five-play roster for its 2004 season including Alki, Enchanted April, Jumpers, Fiction and Good Boys.

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'Forbidden' entertainment by Marcus Crowder

If you think the nightclub scenes in "Flower Drum Song," now playing in Sacramento, are over the top, imagine their impact in the 1950s. That's when the campy revues depicted at fictional Club Chop Suey were raging at real venues such as San Francisco's Forbidden City.
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The Siegel Column

In praise of Richard Greenberg, Graham Hamilton, Kristine Zbornik, Miles Phillips, and Kane Alexander.

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Paging the Future

What's wrong with the present is self-evident, so suppose we look a little further ahead by Michael Feingold
The Violet Hour

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Vogel Heads For Inner Space; Pinter Drifts With The Stars by Michael Feingold

The Long Christmas Ride Home; The Caretaker

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Sightlines by Alexis Soloski

Oren Safdie's Private Jokes, Public Places

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Life Be Not Proud

Britain's quirky Improbable Theatre lets Death off the hook by Daniel Mufson
Improbable Theatre's The Hanging Man

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Club Med Alert

Playwright Len Jenkin enlists seaside freaks and phonies by Charles McNulty
Like I Say

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On a Cleere Day by: Brian Scott Lipton

The witty and sexy chanteuse Mary Cleere Haran offers a master class as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series.

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Joyce Johnson, the show's producer, said she pulled the plug "because we learned in previews that the play simply does not work in a Broadway house."
But company members say the size of the theater was the least of the show's problems.
The first preview last week was, according to one witness, a "train wreck."

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'Bobbi Boland' to Close Before It Opens by MICHAEL KUCHWARA, AP Drama Writer

Initial theater-chat room banter generally was not kind to the play. "Terribly misguided production, should have been put out of its misery before it got to this stage," wrote one disgruntle…

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Spare Revival of 'Town' Could Be a Long Shot by ROBIN POGREBIN

The producers of "Wonderful Town" are gambling that today's audiences will flock to an old-fashioned show and feel as if they got their money's worth.

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'Twilight' rethought as learning by CELIA McGEE

Maybe the coolest thing some people can know about Anna Deavere Smith is that she's artist-in-residence at MTV.

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Pianist Bobby Short: His life is a cabaret by Miriam Hill

The sublime cafe society entertainer may epitomize a fading era of elegance, but he's still swinging half the year in his longtime gig at Manhattan's Cafe Carlyle.

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A. Michael DeSisto, 64; Founded School for Troubled Youth, Dies by ANITA GATES

Mr. DeSisto's innovative school in Stockbridge, Mass. specializes in helping adolescents through unusual programs in fields like the culinary and performing arts.

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Carole Bayer Sager (second item).

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Broadway's 'Taboo': The 'Fix' Is In by Roger Friedman

I went to see the Boy George musical "Taboo" on Saturday afternoon. The Plymouth Theater was packed, by the way, with a lot of regular, "older" types who attend matinees and are pretty jaded about Broadway shows. And guess what? They loved it.
Seems like a review to me...
Thanks to JWest on All That Chat for the link!

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Drama's Lines Evoke Yesterday's Headlines by BRUCE WEBER
Cherylene Lee's intellectually thoughtful play about Dr. Wen Ho Lee is unfortunately overwrought with long speeches and distracting subplots.

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The Legacy Codes


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Revenge of the One-Hit Wonders, Hip-Hop Division by MARGO JEFFERSON
While this musical about a Harlem rap group could have been better written and better directed, the talented ensemble of actors is worth watching.

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THERE'S life in the old emergency room. I'm talking about "The Moonlight Room" by Tristine Skyler, a new play by a new playwright that, set in an emergency room, shows a keen sensitivity to …

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We Need a Little Christmas: 5 Holiday CDs

Reviews by Andy Propst

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