Friday, July 5, 2013

News Roundup - Mermaids, Manilow and Murder

The New York Times profiles the mermaid shows at the Newton Perry Underwater Theater in Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida.

New book "Afrocentric Theatre" by Carlton W. Molette and Barbara J. Molette updates their ground-breaking "Black Theatre: Premise and Presentation" that has been required reading in Black theatre courses for over twenty-five years.

Barry Manilow to play NJPAC in August.

But first, Cyndi Lauper will be there on the She's So Unusual Tour.

The Bolshoi's star ballerina, Svetlana Zakharova, has refused to take part in a production of Alexander Pushkin's novel "Eugene Onegin" in a dispute over her leading role.

Photo from Live IN Theater
Live IN Theater brings murder mystery to the Lower East Side.

New York Family presents their 2013 Theater Guide featuring family-friendly theatres and shows.

[title of show] celebrates the 5th anniversary of the Broadway opening.

Matthew Silva wants to save the New York State Pavilion in Flushing, Queens. It looks like it would make an amazing performance venue.

Time Out New York offers great discounts on Cirque du Soleil's Quidam, The Amoralists' latest Rantoul and Die, and Marilyn Maye at Iridium.

A day in the life of a Times Square Cookie Monster.

Urban gardens to see and places to eat and drink while visiting New York.

Joanna Gleason, Chris Sarandon, Brian J. Carter, Melissa Joan Hart to perform in benefit reading of Any Wednesday.

Broadway actress fights off attacker near Central Park.

New York Musical Theatre Festival turns 10.

Theatre books for summer.

Hartford Stage and Goodspeed Opera House turn 50.

The Lincoln Center Festival opens tomorrow.

Laura Innes, Cotter Smith, Sheila Vand, and Russell G. Jones will be featured in the cast of When The Lights Went Out by Mozhan MarnĂ². Kate Whoriskey to direct.

Wallace Shawn and André Gregory discuss their 40-year collaboration.

A summer salon with performance artist Karen Finley.

Rosie O'Donnell talks with Alec Baldwin on Here's The Thing.

Conde Nast Traveler offers some TKTS advice.

The Fishko Files has an interesting look at performing in unison.

Ten theatres that burned to the ground.

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