Thursday, July 5, 2007 at midnight (Broadway Time)

China opens drama museum

Modern Chinese drama has always had to compete with traditional opera for aud attention, but a new museum in Beijing hopes to record some of the contribution of "hua ju" (spoken drama) to Ch…

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Ask Broadway Theatres

A look at which playhouses are deemed Broadway theatres.

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Morning Star, reviewed by Gregory Wilson

When at its best, Morning Star uses the family dynamic to great advantage; when at its worst, the melodrama of the plot becomes predictable and silly, and at these times the company is hard pressed to keep the audience's disbelief suspended.

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Calvin Berger, reviewed by Elyse Sommer

Calvin Berger doesn't have blockbuster written all over it the way The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee did, but it's an appealing little show that may with some trimming well have a life in other small theaters or schools.

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Drug can dampen down bad memories

Scientists believe they have found a way to dampen down the impact of bad memories in people's brains.

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"Indoors and Out, Theater Is Making a Splash," by Melena Ryzik

For reasons of artistry, script or shock value, several productions this summer are using a water effect onstage.

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"'Ring'-ing in the Fest," by Clive Barnes

When the Lincoln Center Festival started 13 years ago, the prospects seemed dim in a city where the arts never sleep. Yet under the shrewd management of John Rockwell and his successor, Nig…

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"Saroyan poses a question for our times," by Richard Ouzounian

1939's The Time of Your Life is a modern call to live life, not question its purpose

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"Awaken and Sing," by Steven Sater

How Frank Wedekind's kindetragödie found its voice in a new century

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"Find the Time to Uncover Gone Missing," by Andy Propst

Who among us hasn't agonized over that misplaced set of keys or a dimly remember memento, or been stunned by a seemingly random object found on the street or in some other place? Such experiences are at the heart of The Civilians' Gone Missing, a richly satisfying tapestry of stories and songs about things that can be both lost and found.

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"Grizzled Poet Balances Simple Syntax With Complicated Sex Life," by Jason Zinoman

Plot isn't everything, but it is something, and in the thin drama The Toad Poems its absence or at least its small contribution, is noticed.

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Former Broadway actor turns to religious design By DIANE HAINES

Edward Jacobs was walking down Broadway near Times Square on Thanksgiving 1980 in the snow. He was appearing in the Tony award-winning show "Barnum" and was contemplating an offer by Stephen…

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A waft of theater lore from the Midwest By Robert Osborne

GENESSE DEPOT, Wisconsin (Hollywood Reporter) - There is a magical spot here, just a short crow's flight from Milwaukee, that is now designated a national historical landmark and hallowed gr…

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A Touching Romance, if They Just Don't Touch By BILL CARTER

In a quirky fairy tale of a mystery show called "Pushing Daisies," ABC has yet another series that is building strong enthusiasm in advance of the fall television season.

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Here Comes the Son By: Brian Scott Lipton

Sam Rockwell, Celia Weston, and Dallas Roberts discuss their roles in the new thriller Joshua.

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Musical sea of metaphor By Lisa Bornstein

'Mermaid' director sees girl power, diversity in story

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Doppelganger - Reviewed by KERRI ALLEN

In Simon Heath's story of physics and metaphysics, technology and art are perfectly blended.

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Morning Star - Reviewed by MARC MILLER

The single-set comedy-drama, chronicling the shifting fortunes of a Russian-Jewish family from 1910 to 1931, plays like I Remember Mama laced with Manischewitz.

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No End of Blame - Reviewed by NANCY ELLEN SHORE

Howard Baker's wordy and provocative drama of a political cartoonist receives an uneven production.

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'Calvin' grows into a charming Cyrano By Louise Kennedy

PITTSFIELD -- Something exciting is happening in a basement here. The Barrington Stage Company's Musical Theatre Lab, which rather grandly calls the lower level of the Berkshire Athenaeum th…

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Diamonds in the Rough by Jayson Scott Musson

It wasn't a great year for Philadelphia-area theater.

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A LOAD OF BANANAS by Roger B. Harris

Tarzan will be closing soon, but did the ape man deserve a better fate?

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