Prince of Broadway Opens on Broadway at Long Last, and 7 Other Top Stories of the Day

News   Prince of Broadway Opens on Broadway at Long Last, and 7 Other Top Stories of the Day
 
Playbill’s roundup of the latest theatre stories from August 24, 2017.
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Harold Prince Marc J. Franklin

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Edward Albee
Edward Albee Monica Simoes

ALBEE ESTATE CLARIFIES POSITION ON CASTING CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Why did the late playwright’s estate take issue with the casting of a black actor as Nick, while it approved another production co-starring two black actors?


Janie Dee, Philip Quast, Imelda Staunton, and Peter Forbes
Janie Dee, Philip Quast, Imelda Staunton, and Peter Forbes Photograph by Perou, designed by the NT Graphic Design Studio

LONDON THEATRE PREVIEW: FALL 2017
What to see across the pond this fall.


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HAROLD PRINCE MUSICAL CELEBRATION, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, OPENS AUG. 24
The musical retrospective of the life and work of visionary director-producer Harold Prince, encapsulating over six decades of Broadway history, makes its long-awaited New York debut.


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School of Rock at the Winter Garden Theatre Marc J. Franklin

ROB COLLETTI TO LEAD SCHOOL OF ROCK NATIONAL TOUR; COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED
The tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will launch in September in Rochester.


JJ Pearce High School&#39;s Production of <i>Heathers</i>
JJ Pearce High School's Production of Heathers

HOW A LOW-BUDGET THEATRE CAN STILL GO HIGH-TECH
As local theatres tackle Broadway’s most technically demanding shows, new resources—from keyboard programs to prop exchange to tablet-ready scripts—provide a helping hand.


Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp Joseph Marzullo/WENN

ALEX SHARP WILL STAR IN GENDER-SWITCHED DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS WITH ANNE HATHAWAY AND REBEL WILSON
The Tony-winning actor joins the cast of the upcoming comedy Nasty Women.


Students at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Students at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Patrick Baldwin

THE CUTTING-EDGE LONDON UNIVERSITY EVERY U.S. THEATRE STUDENT SHOULD KNOW
London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is among the highest ranked universities for theatre education in the U.K., and its doors are open to international students.


Randall Arney
Randall Arney Geffen Playhouse

FORMER GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FILES SUIT AGAINST THEATRE
Longtime artistic director Randall Arney has come forward with allegations of discrimination against the theatre’s board co-chairs.

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