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Theatre Week in Review: July 14, 2013

A sampling of theatre news, reviews and humor for the week: on Broadway & beyond


Mike Daisy the Musical: Is the bigger surprise here that The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs has been made into a(n earnest) musical, or that people are still producing Daisy’s work after his super-scandal?

Audience prejudices: “Must our reaction to theatre – and indeed any art form – always bear traces of the prejudices and expectations of our nationality?” The Guardian‘s Laura Barnett ponders.

Don’t work for free: How waiving your salary harms non-profits.

29 Signs You Have a Degree in Theatre: Backstage, keepin’ it real for actors everywhere: “You are completely prepared to do a play in the acting style of the Neo-Classical period…but will never have to…ever.”

Succeeding Kevin Spacey: Rumor has it Kenneth Branagh has been tipped to take over running the Old Vic.

West End Hotties: Just for fun-sies, here are some heart-melting gentlemen from across the pond. Best still my heart, Whishaw and D-Rad.

Hawaii, paradise for all but arts educators: While cuts in arts education are a national problem, the island state ranks near the bottom — 40th out of 50 states — in art education policies  For more than a decade, the arts have been slowly squeezed out of Hawaii’s classrooms,

Women playwrights are fewer today than in the Suffragette Era: Professor Maggie Gale, from the University of Manchester, estimates that around 8 – 12 % of today’s plays are written by women, compared with 18.4 % in 1923, 20.4 % in 1936 and 22% in 1945. Awesome.

Glee‘s Finn found dead: Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead yesterday in a Vancouver hotel.

Glee's Cory Monteith

Glee‘s Cory Monteith


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