Tuesday, July 9, 2013

News Roundup - Encores!, Zombies, Mary Ann and Well Strung

City Center's Encores! series to tackle Off-Broadway musicals.

After staffing changes, John Pollano's Small Engine Repair to open Off-Broadway this fall.  Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) is out, but James Badge Dale is in, so zombie enthusiasts are still covered.

Anthony J. Wilkinson's long running My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral extended through year's end.

Dawn Wells of "Gilligan's Island" joins cast of San Jose Rep's Love, Loss, and What I Wore.

Jason Ralph
Jason Ralph, Boy in Peter and the Starcatcher, on being shy.

A look at a Broadway star's dogs in honor of the upcoming Broadway Barks cat and dog adoption event.

The Trip to Bountiful extends again.

Laura Benanti and Steven Pasquale to divorce.

29 signs you have a theatre degree.

Broadway Week returns to Live With Kelly and Michael starting July 22nd.

Ma-Yi Theater Company announces its next season.

String quartet Well Strung releases first video.

President Obama to award 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medals.  Award winners include Renee Fleming, Tony Kushner, Elaine May, and Anna Deavere Smith.