Sunday, August 22, 2004 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Charles Eaton, 94, Member of Dancing Family, Dies By WOLFGANG SAXON

Charles Eaton, a member of an American entertainment clan whose credits go back to the Ziegfeld Follies, died on Sunday in Norman, Okla. He was 94 and had been living with his sister, Doris …

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The Real Producers By FRANK RIZZO

But Brothers Tom And Jack Viertel Have Little In Common With Show's Dastardly Max Bialystock

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Stage Notes: 08/20/04 by Paul Wontorek

More on the Fringe.

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The Apprentices: Counting Bees and Collecting Butts By JESSE GREEN

Apprentices at the Williamstown Theater Festival novice actors, age 17 to 22 do the least glamorous work at the festival (and sometimes get to act).

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To Be or Not to Be Shakespeare By WILLIAM S. NIEDERKORN

Shakespeare's Globe in London is helping scholars explore the issue of whether someone else wrote William Shakespeare's plays.

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For a Reformed Wavoid, the Play's the Thing By DANNY HAKIM

A man has written a play mostly based on his experience of losing what little money he had, and a lot more that he borrowed, on shares of Wave Systems.

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John and Jennifer Lehr are the new reigning couple of Too Much Information.

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Interview with Emmy Rossum (second item).

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The Makeup of A True Pioneer By Glenn Dixon

Blackface Didn't Mask Minstrel's Talent and Pluck
Bert Williams.

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Noises Off: Rockwell rocks

During rehearsals for "Hairspray," Jerry Mitchell turned to Jack O'Brien to say, "He may be the most famous person we know!"

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Rock 'n' roll Messiah By Jim Carnes

'Superstar' takes modern approach to ages old story
With Max von Essen as Jesus.

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It's a Highland fling By Lynne Heffley

A Reprise! rendition of "Brigadoon" overcomes some rough patches to sing "It's Almost Like Being in Love."

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Review by Sharon Perlmutter

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'Brigadoon' a kilty pleasure By PAUL HODGINS

Let's just say that love conquers all, even 100-year curses, flying sporrans and bad Scottish accents.

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'Brigadoon' shines through mist By Evan Henerson

Engaging duo lead well-voiced cast
Thanks to American Theater Web for the last two links above.

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Turnabout at the Play Fair, Part 2

Fringe Festival reviews by downtown standouts T. Ryder Smith, Marin Ireland, Brooke Berman, Louisa Thompson, and Adam Rapp.

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Jonestown: The Musical

Review by Matthew Murray

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The Imaginary, All-True Leni Riefenstahl Show

Review by Matthew Murray

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Gork!: The Retard Always Wins!

Review by Warren Hoffman

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New play talks about the trap of getting what you want By Jeffrey Borak

Terrence McNally's "Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams" with Boyd Gaines, Debra Monk, Marian Seldes, Larry Pine and Kellie Overbey.

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They're Playing Our Song

With Amanda Watkins and Chip Zien.

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The Misanthrope

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ON THE RECORD: archy and mehitabel and Something to Dance About

This week's column discusses the "back alley opera" archy and mehitabel (starring Carol Channing) and Kim Criswell's recording of songs from Call Me Madam.

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Sending Up the Downtown Life By ADA CALHOUN
In an hourlong show last week, Mike Albo reinforced his status as the ultimate satirist of the downtown New York social landscape.

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What a piece of work is this woman York BY GORDON COX

Susannah York's voice reverberates so powerfully in the theater at the Blue Heron Arts Center that it sounds as if it could carry all the way down the block.

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Where's a stake when you need it? By Howard Shapiro

Why do the ushers in the Belasco Theatre distribute Playbills, when barf-bags are infinitely more appropriate?

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Snug as a 'Bug'

"Bug" is the exception that proves the current Off Broadway rule, that commercial productions of new plays are a dicey investment.

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B.O. off; 'Phantom' 724g

Road grosses dropped 8.2% to $11,478,819 during Week 11 (Aug. 9-15).

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Geffen gears up for overhaul

A dirt floor, stone walls and roof are all that remain of West L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse, as the former furniture store and lodge hall prepares for its extreme makeover.

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