Friday, August 26, 2005 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Playwright August Wilson Is Diagnosed With Liver Cancer

Doctors have given him three to five months to live, the paper reported. Wilson is 60.

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WHAT'S the prognosis for "Lennon"? The producers of the critically battered jukebox musical - which, around Shubert Alley, is known as "Yoko's Folly" - are desperately trying to keep the doo…

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9 Actors in Search of Lennon By CARYN JAMES

There is usually some reason for splitting a role among multiple actors, but the Broadway musical "Lennon" highlights why the approach is so rare: it hardly ever works.

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'Sweeney' thesps toot own horns
'Todd' cuts music deal with Actors' Equity

The "Sweeney Todd" controversy has been resolved.

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Peter Filichia's Diary

Filichia looks forward to a reading of the rarely seen and heard Cole Porter musical Silk Stockings.

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Condensed Shakespeare, a comedy BY PETER FILICHIA

Show marks debut of River Union Stage in Frenchtown

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Broadway puts on a show for Las Vegas By Steve Friess

Veering sharply from its tradition of over-the-top spectacle, this gambling capital is rolling the dice on intimate musical theater.

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The real Turkey, as if in a dream By Don Shirley

Sinan Ünel's well-received "Pera Palas" is an enlightening portrait of Turkey's high-wire act of balancing European and Islamic influences.

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Theatre Cross-Country

There's a healthy amount of new work aborning across America in the upcoming theatrical season, much of it from names not yet widely known. There's no shortage of new musicals, either.

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Tune Up By Dennis Brown

The Muny improved this year -- but 2004 wasn't a hard act to follow

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Tunes, Tomes, & Videos

Matthew Murray's spirit is lifted by Brian Lane Green's recording of songs from his musical Waiting for the Glaciers to Melt.

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PRODUCED once before under the more in formative title of "The Joy of Gay Sex," this John Fisher play is as unthreatening as its new name.

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Fringe Fest conjures a spirited grand finale by Robert Dominguez

Shows featuring mediums, mentalists and motorcycle mamas are on the bill this week as the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival heads into its final weekend.

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'Sides'-splitting skits BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

Comedy on show-biz casting calls worth trying out

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Let's Put On a Show About a Show By JASON ZINOMAN

This slight but consistently entertaining satire sends up the same old show business targets, but is performed with such comic charm, you won't care a whit.

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Wrestling With Issues of Race and Music By ROB KENDT

The actor-writer Joe Hernández-Kolski pivots on the hyphen in his name, and on other internal divisions, as exuberantly as a break-dancer in his multimedia solo show.

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Taking a Divided Look at an Iconic Artist By JOHN ROCKWELL

"Frida and Herself," a blend of acting, dancing, puppetry and recorded music at the New York International Fringe Festival, crams itself into a mere 45 minutes.

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Obituary: John Gower

WITH his distinguished features and rich baritone voice, John Gower was one of the most memorable musical stars of the West End.

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Mel Welles, 81; Actor in 'Little Shop of Horrors,' Many Movies, TV Shows

Character actor Mel Welles, 81, who played the florist Gravis Muchnik in Roger Corman's 1960 black comedy "The Little Shop of Horrors," died Aug. 19 of heart failure at a hospital in Norfolk…

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MULTI-talented rapper/actor Mos Def is one busy dude.

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Tony winners hit the jackpot

Fierstein, Latessa reprise 'Hairspray' roles in Vegas

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Sugan juggling act leads company back to its old theater By Louise Kennedy

Citizens Bank has pulled back from its $4 million naming-rights deal with Clear Channel Entertainment, as Steve Bailey reported in Wednesday's Globe, so the Opera House will remain the Opera…

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Cain't Say Yes By Lauren Horwitch

Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization unhappy with Oklahomo!

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The Siegel Column

Cabaret mavens Barbara & Scott enjoy shows by William Ryall and Adrianne Tolsch, plus Three Men and a Baby Grand. Also: An ode to Joy.

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On a Lark

Dan Bacalzo reviews Amanda Plummer in The Lark, plus three other productions at the Stratford Festival.

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Sides: The Fear is Real

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