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Internet clippings from Portland and beyond


REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard
PCS and actors try valiantly to sell a bad show that shouldn't have existed
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, September 23, 2010

PSU's Lincoln Hall: ready for its close-up
A $30.7 million makeover makes venerable hall lighter, warmer, quieter, and quake resistant
David Stabler, The Oregonian, September 23, 2010

And now, live across the nation. . .
Live Wire! Radio makes the bid for weekly shows and national syndication
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune, Sept. 23, 2010

REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard
Webber show is pretty awful, but PCS does the spectacle nicely
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, September 22, 2010

Pecs v performance: the flaws of attraction in theater
Everybody lusts after stage performers, so why do we cringe when critics do?
Matt Trueman, The Guardian (U.K.), Sept. 22, 2010

"On Ageing" at the Young Vic: what age do you still wish you were?
Audience and kids in new play highlight something we all undergo but don't talk enough about
Dominic Davenish, The Telegraph (U.K.), Sept. 21, 2010

25 years on, they ask me if I was wrong about Les Miserables
Eminent British critic who was unenthused about monster hit analyzes its appeal
Michael Billington, The Guardian (U.K.), Sept. 21, 2010

Such tweet sorrow: Twitter catches critics in web of emotion
Critic Lyn Gardner gets swept up in the moment of micro-blogging
Mark Fisher, The Guardian (U.K.), Sept. 21, 2010

OSF adds performances to meet ticket demand for "American Night"
First production in company's commissioned American history cycle is a hit
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, Sept. 20, 2010

I'm so very revived: why Noel Coward is back in fashion
Revivals planned in New York and London; he exposed society's double standards and complex morality
Andrew Johnson, The Independent (U.K.), Sept. 19, 2010

Lynn Nottage working on "Ruined" screenplay for Oprah Winfrey, HBO Films
2009 Pulitzer winner coming to television
David Ng, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 20, 2010

Cameron Mackintosh: "cuts needn't be bad for creativity"
Producer of "Les Mis" interviewed about the economy and American theater
Arifa Akbar, The Independent (U.K.), Sept. 20, 2010

Lynn Nottage awarded Steinberg Prize
$200,000 prize given to "Ruined"
Patrick Healy, New York Times, Sept. 20, 2010

TBA review: John Jasperse more amused with self than amusing
"Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking..." a not particularly illuminating dance piece about theater
Catherine Thomas, The Oregonian, Sept. 19, 2010

REVIEW: A Bawdy Tale
Values and behavior tested to the limit in well-acted desert-isle tale
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, September 18, 2010

Miracle Theatre's La Luna Nueva festival celebrates Hispanic arts
Antonio Sonera promotes second annual event to observe Hispanic Heritage Month
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, Sept. 18, 2010

REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard
PCS musical is technically opulent and impressive, but lacks star power
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, Sept. 18, 2010

To Portland, with love
"Portlandia" lovingly skewers our city's characters, care of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
Erin Rook, Just Out, Sept. 17, 2010

Portland's best-known entertainers come together for Oregon Symphony fundraiser
Storm Large, Darcelle XV, Thomas Lauderdale, Matthew and Michael Dickman on the bill
David Stabler, The Oregonian, September 17, 2010

Preview: Sunset Boulevard
Webber's 1990s adaptation of classic 1950 film is PCS opener
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, Sept. 17, 2010

Theatre Ninjas, iPhone app, to roll out beyond Edinburgh
App for scoring last-minute tickets to shows tested at Fringe, will be extended
Thom Dibdin, The Stage News, Sept. 17, 2010

Voices from TBA: Chris Harder
Portland actor plays audience for once at local festival
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, Sept. 16, 2010

REVIEW: Cotton Fields (TBA)
Polish experimental theater company's show about gay life and heroin is loud and energetic
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, Sept. 16, 2010

REVIEW: Romeo & Juliet (Nature Theater of Oklahoma, TBA)
TBA favorite presents show based on people's imperfect memories of Shakespeare classic
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, Sept. 16, 2010

Brian Logan is invited to Iraq
Theater critic hesitates over invitation to a press trip to Baghdad
Brian Logan, The Guardian (U.K.), Sept. 15, 2010

Sondheim honored with Broadway theater
Henry Miller Theatre on West 43rd to be renamed for Broadway composer
Back Stage, Sept. 15, 2010

"King Kong" musical may make Broadway fans bananas
Producers behind hit "Walking With Dinosaurs" hope to create show
Mark Kennedy, Yahoo! News, Sept. 16, 2010

More than a rich set of pipes
Impressionist and comic James Adomian has a lot to say
Andrew R. Tonry, Portland Mercury, Sept. 15, 2010

Does fashion make good theater?
Cult of celebrity at the center of Fashion Week, drama critic observes
Charles Isherwood, New York Times, Sept. 15, 2010

"Godspell" producer looks to small investment for 2011 Broadway revival
Production that looked dead 2 years ago comes up with new financing scheme
David Ng, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 15, 2010

REVIEW: Ah, Wilderness!
Creaky 77-year-old show is surprisingly excellent
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, September 15, 2010

Comments: Feeling ambivalent about arts funding
OregonLive.com readers sound off on arts funding
D.K. Row, The Oregonian, September 14, 2010

Kitzhaber and Dudley turn down offer to debate cultural issues and support
Gubernatorial candidates decline offer from Cultural Advocacy Coalition
D.K. Row, The Oregonian, September 14, 2010

"Sylvia" doggedly explores marriage
Sandy Actors Theatre starts 2010-11 season with beloved A.R. Gurney comedy
Jonathan Frochtzwajg, The Sandy Post, September 14, 2010

REVIEW: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (TBA)
Mike Daisey's latest monologue studies computer products, China
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, September 12, 2010

REVIEW: Ah, Wilderness!
ART does a wonderful job with O'Neill's one comedy
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, September 12, 2010

REVIEW: Sweet Charity
Lakewood employs classic musical's strength to good effect
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, September 12, 2010

REVIEW: Oedipus the King
Fascinating fusion of ancient Greek and Japan keeps Oedipus at the center
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, September 12, 2010

REVIEW: Beckett's "First Love" (TBA)
Gare St. Lazare Players Ireland presents early Beckett gem
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, September 11, 2010

REVIEW: Stones in His Pockets
Milberg and Murray bring 15 characters to life when Hollywood comes to Ireland
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, September 11, 2010

REVIEW: Sweat (sketch comedy)
Portland comedy veterans put on one hell of a show
Erik Henriksen, Portland Mercury, September 9, 2010

REVIEW: Burn the Floor
Touring ballroom show has plenty of sizzle and good looks, but frenetic pace
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, September 8, 2010

"Oedipus" production uses fusion of Greek and Japanese
CGTO's new AD, Elizabeth Huffman, brings Kabuki, Noy, and Butoh to ancient Greek tragedy
Kate Loftesness, The Oregonian, September 5, 2010

REVIEW: Sweat (sketch comedy)
New troupe's show is scream-with-surprise, rock-out-of-your-seat funny
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, September 5, 2010

Controversy still dogging the Helpmanns
Australian drama awards have had an ungainly first decade
Bryce Hallett, Sydney Morning Herald, September 4, 2010

All the Globe's a stage - even for women writers
It took only 411 years for Shakespeare's Globe to host a play by a female playwright
Moira Buffini, The Independent (U.K.), September 5, 2010

Is mainstream theater politically engaged enough?
Fugard essay has stirred up a storm of debate in England
Max-Stafford Clark and Stephanie Street, The Guardian (U.K.), September 5, 2010

Third Rail Rep to offer second season of National Theater HD broadcasts
HD projection brings great London shows to World Trade Center
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, September 1, 2010

Fall Arts Guide 2010: Theater
ART's "Ah, Wilderness!". CGTO's "Oedipus, the King", "Sunset Boulevard" et al.
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, September 3, 2010

Edinburgh fringe hecklers should exit stage left and right
Record attendance smeared by sniping and complaints
Mary Fitzgerald, The Guardian (U.K.), September 3, 2010

REVIEW: Oh the Humanity
Characters struggle to find meaning amid loneliness, confusion, and death (but funny!)
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, September 2, 2010

Sweat, Portland's newest sketch comedy all-star team
Veterans of Live Wire! radio, the Liberators, Third Floor put together a new team
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, September 2, 2010

Why can't playwrights feel free to be political?
Playwright's climate change play doesn't disprove concern by Athol Fugard
Emma Adams, The Guardian (U.K.), September 2, 2010

Royal Shakespeare Co prepares to open after revamp
Boyd says theater will be "the best auditorium for performing Shakespeare anywhere"
Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian (U.K.), September 2, 2010

REVIEW: Oh, the Humanity
Weird Will Eno show is also very funny
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, September 1, 2010

No "Love" lost on Broadway
Feud overshadows repairs to "Phantom of the Opera" sequel
Michael Riedel, New York Post, September 1, 2010

Amateurs to get first taste of 113-million-pound RST
AD Michael Boyd seeks to overcome "crucifix and garlic" barrier between pro and am actors
Alistair Smith, The Stage News, September 1, 2010

Low-key reopening for Stratford-on-Avon's RSC theaters
Four years and 112 million pounds later, RS and Swan theaters set to reopen in November
BBC News, September 1, 2010

Philly Fringe opens LAB, Live Arts Brewery, for new works
Annual two-week festival launches experiment in theater R&D
Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 31, 2010

Can cruise ships keep the theater industry afloat?
As jobs dry up on land, ships pour money into productions on the high seas
Alistair Smith, The Guardian (U.K.), August 31, 2010

Readers put the hurt on "Long Day's Journey"
OregonLive comments come down hard on ART/Sydney Theatre Co. collaboration
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 31, 2010

Late-summer slump hits Broadway
Attendance falls for 19 of 21 shows currently up as tourist traffic ebbs
Patrick Healy, New York Times, August 30, 2010

"Ruined" and "Middletown" named first recipients of Horton Foote Prizes
Nottage wins Outstanding New American Play, Eno gets Promising New American Play
Andrew Gans, Playbill.com, August 30, 2010

REVIEW: Oh the Humanity
Set of five short Will Eno plays consists of thoughtful, hilarious, penetrating language
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 30, 2010

REVIEW: Fishing For My Father
Harder good at clownish glee, but stereotypes and over-sweetness weigh show down
Jane Carlen, Portland Mercury, August 26, 2010

REVIEW: Fishing For My Father
Obsessions with fishing and family are parodied and honored in one-man show
Caitlin McCarthy, Willamette Week, August 25, 2010

To change, or not to change?
New American Repertory Theater AD Diane Paulus has made some changes
Geoff Edgers, Boston Globe, August 22, 2010

REVIEW: American Night (OSF)
Ashland begins its long project of studying the American dream with Hispanic tales
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 21, 2010

Taking a long journey through my life with Eugene O'Neill
Four hours of tortured family life brings memories of shows past and one's past
Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian, August 21, 2010

REVIEW: Fishing For My Father
Chris Harder's one-man show at CoHo is a working-class winner
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, August 20, 2010

Laguna Playhouse loses artistic director
Andrew Barnicle, AD for two decades, looks to pursue other challenges
Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register, August 20, 2010

REVIEWS: Twelfth Night, Find Me Beside You, Cirque-De-Cision
Shakespeare a la Gatsby, daring new rock ballet, Monty Python tribute all delightful
Nick Mattos, Just Out, August 20, 2010

REVIEW: Long Day's Journey Into Night
Grueling drama is sleep-inducing, Hurt is underwhelming
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, August 19, 2010

Mark Kennedy to take over as theater writer and reviewer for AP
Associated Press names replacement for longtime reporter Michael Kuchwara
David Ng, Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2010

Illustrating the moxie of Broadway
A glance at the heirs of theater illustrator Al Hirschfeld
Erik Piepenburg, New York Times, August 18, 2010

REVIEW: Throne of Blood (OSF)
Staging and tech for adaptation of 1957 Kurosawa epic are grand, but writing falls short
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 19, 2010

Producing venues unite for London 2012 world theater festival
8 of leading production venues combine for 3-million-pound city-wide festival plans
Matthew Hemley, The Stage News, August 19, 2010

Storm in a tassie: the playwright, the poet and the Abbey Theatre
The 1928 row between O'Casey and Yeats over "The Silver Tassie"
Sara Keating, The Irish Times, August 19, 2010

Turn on (MP3s), tune in and ride
Joyride brings interactive theater to the communal bike riding experience
Melena Ryzik, New York Times, August 19, 2010

REVIEW: Long Day's Journey Into Night
ART/Sydney Theatre Company collaboration of difficult masterpiece is worth seeing
Ruth Brown, Willamette Week, August 18, 2010

The home of everything
Chicago's massive Zap Props warehouse is the overwhelming choice for set designers
Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune, August 18, 2010

Great plays, at a cinema near you
Theaters and operas increasingly being filmed and screened at movie houses
Jasper Rees, The Telegraph (U.K.), August 17, 2010

Shaw Festival gets bequest based on film rights
Gabriel Pascal Memorial Fund forwards royalties from "My Fair Lady" to festival
CBC News, August 16, 2010

REVIEW: Long Day's Journey Into Night
Nevins is riveting, Van Voris more than holds his own, Hurt is problematic
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 15, 2010

Subject of "Namely, Muscles" is the human body
Comic choreographer and performance artist breaks down dancers' muscle moves
Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger (NJ), August 13, 2010

Can robots be chips off the Bard's block?
Robot-Human Theater project debuts in Nagoya
Nobuko Tanaka, The Japan Times, August 15, 2010

Staging an encore
Two years after debacle at Sherwood Middle School, Jennie Brown and her play are vindicated
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune, August 12, 2010

REVIEW: Ghosts
Third Eye Theater show uneven but still worth watching
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, August 14, 2010

REVIEW: A Chorus Line
Broadway Rose is not quiet up to delivering Broadway classic as it deserves
Floyd Sklaver, Portland Mercury, August 12, 2010

REVIEW: Find Me Beside You
Many Hats Collaborations' "rock story ballet" mostly works
Noah Dunham, Portland Mercury, August 12, 2010

Artists Rep brings "Long Day's Journey" from Sydney
William Hurt, Robyn Nevin, Todd Van Voris come to town after Australia run
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 12, 2010

American history, with Shakespeare as inspiration
Oregon Shakespeare Festival tackles immigration policy in "American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose"
Kate Taylor, New York Times, August 10, 2010

"Superclogger": free theater on L.A.'s freeways
A rush-hour puppet show out the back of a truck with an FM transmitter
Neda Ulaby, National Public Radio, August 12, 2010

OSF's Bill Rauch to stay with company until 2013, at least
Latest artistic director said to have met festival's high expectations
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 12, 2010

Edinburgh 2010 is best year ever for female comics
Shappi Khorsandi, Sarah Millican, Shazia Mirza, Janey Godley, and others shine
Stephanie Merritt, The Guardian (U.K.), August 12, 2010

Edinburgh Fringe feels the Glee effect
Shows inspired by the hit TV series are selling out at the Fringe
Kev Geoghegan, BBC News, August 12, 2010

REVIEW: Find Me Beside You
Storyline a bit forced, but there's a lot to like in this show
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, August 11, 2010

Preview: Long Day's Journey Into Night
Todd Van Voris talks about a role of a lifetime
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, August 11, 2010

REVIEW: A Midsummer Night's Dream (OBT)
Willamette Shakespeare's outdoor winery staging is perfection itself
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, August 8, 2010

REVIEW: Fidder on the Roof
Doren Elias is perfect as Tevye in Clackamas Rep production
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, August 8, 2010

REVIEW: A Chorus Line
Broadway Rose production is ambitious, mostly on target
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, August 7, 2010

REVIEW: Find Me Beside You
Wallenfells' rock opera/story ballet dramatizes Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks"
Catherine Thomas, The Oregonian, August 6, 2010

REVIEW: '69 - The Sexual Revolution Musical
Performers work hard in musical rock-revue, but it would have worked better as a parody with puppets
Noah Dunham, Portland Mercury, August 5, 2010

Theater directors from Portland and Sydney will discuss show
Andrew Upton and Allen Nause to discuss O'Neill collaboration at ART
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 5, 2010

REVIEW: South Pacific
Spy mission, racial elements spice up frothy Broadway classic
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 5, 2010

Portlanders bring elusive rock classic to the stage in "Find Me Beside You"
Jessica Wallenfells brings Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" to stage life
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 5, 2010

From Buffy to Broadway - interview with Tom Lenk
Lenk talks about Joss Whedon projects old and upcoming, his other shows
Kiala Kazebee, Portland Mercury, August 5, 2010

Preview: Fiddler on the Roof coming to Clackamas Rep
Show to run through Aug. 22
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, August 4, 2010

REVIEW: '69 - The Sexual Revolution Musical
Don Horn and Triangle produce a sketch revue with charming tunes, sincere actors
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, August 1, 2010

"South Pacific" proves that vintage shows still have plenty to say
Touring production of original Broadway form comes to the Keller Tuesday
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, July 31, 2010

REVIEW: Comedy of Errors
Fast-paced rendition in Victorian dresses and bathing costumes is fun
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, July 31, 2010

REVIEW: Twelfth Night (Bag&Baggage)
Abridged, 1920s version is delightful, has strong acting
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, July 31, 2010

TNT renews "Leverage"
Cable series starring Tim Hutton, shot in Portland, will get fourth season
Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian, July 30, 2010

You asked for it, Portand: Tom Lenk's coming to town
Veteran of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" makes Portland the first stop on his tour
Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian, July 30, 2010

"A Chorus Line" comes to Tigard
Amy Beth Frankel's exhaustive preparation for Broadway dance classic
Barbara Sherman, Beaverton Valley Times, July 29, 2010

Stumptown gets a sense of humor
Philly native Marc Grossman is coming to open Helium comedy club on Hawthorne
Caitlin Giddings, Willamette Week, July 28, 2010

Sojourn Theatre's "On the Table" inspires Oregonians to talk the talk
Sketchy, disjointed first act dramas are springboard to audience discussion
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, July 19, 2010

REVIEW: Gypsy
Lakewood show sparkles with intelligence and character
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, July 17, 2010

City mouse, country mouse - On the Table
Sojourn Theatre transports audiences from Portland and Molalla to Oregon City
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, July 15, 2010

Leverage - "The Inside Job" and "The Scheherezade Job"
Portland locations few, but Parker backstory and pop references many
Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian, June 29, 2010

On the Table - bridging the urban/rural divide
Sojourn's latest project moves the audience between Portland and Molalla
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, July 14, 2010

REVIEW: Live Girls
Peek into life of strippers is dispiriting, could use a little more work
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, July 12, 2010

REVIEW: The Ladies Man
Morey adaptation of Feydeau gets great show at Clackamas Rep with strong cast
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, July 12, 2010

REVIEW: Trek in the Park - Space Seed
Plenty of laughter, surprisingly polished outdoor show
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, July 11, 2010

Sojourn Theatre's "On the Table"
Blog entry about Sojourn's new project: a show about identity and place in Oregon's rural and urban spaces
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, July 9, 2010

Trek in the Park's Five-Year Mission
Second year of outdoor Trek silliness will likely seal a local hit series
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, July 8, 2010

REVIEW: The King and I
Broadway Rose's enormous cast, lush scenery and costumes, feel wonderfully old-fashioned
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, July 7, 2010

REVIEW: Live Girls
CoHo production of Natalie Rose play falls short of expose in favor of soapy entertainment
Jane Carlen, Portland Mercury, June 22, 2010

Master of the Musical - the summer of Jason Robert Brown
Portland shows will present an array of work by Jason Robert Brown
Noah Dunham, Portland Mercury, June 24, 2010

REVIEW: Songs for a New World
Joint Staged!/Miracle Theatre show has one of best vocal ensembles ever
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, June 23, 2010

REVIEW: Rent
Stumptown Stages' version is raw and ragged, loud and lovely
Michael McGregor, The Oregonian, June 20, 2010

REVIEW: The Lion King
13-year-old Disney extravaganza is inventively revived
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, June 19, 2010

REVIEW: Songs for a New World
Melodic grace and freshness are key to youthful revue
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, June 19, 2010

REVIEW: The Merchant of Venice (OSF)
"Problem play" staged so skillfully as to be admirable and enjoyable
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, June 19, 2010

REVIEW: Henry IV, part 1 (OSF)
Action, laughter, and timeless themes served in great history play
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, June 19, 2010

REVIEW: Twelfth Night (OSF)
Bright, light, spring-like staging seems perfectly natural
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, June 19, 2010

REVIEW: P.S., I Love Your Daughter
CoHo world premiere is light, sitcom-ish, but warm-hearted
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, June 18, 2010

REVIEW: Tuxedo Man
One-man show by Zack Hoffman brings LA lounge types to life
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, June 18, 2010

REVIEW: Backs Like That
Triffle and Imago do another misfit musical that kind of works
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, June 18, 2010

A Contemporary Experiment - Risk/Reward Festival
West Coast-based performance artists showcased
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, June 17, 2010

Risk/Reward Festival (Hand2Mouth)
Third year of bringing samples from On the Boards down from Seattle
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, June 16, 2010

REVIEW: Primal Compulsion
Brody Theater's long-form improv is surprisingly sustained and coherent
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, June 13, 2010

REVIEW: Big Love
Cuomo directs PAC show with humor, hopefulness and physicality
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, June 12, 2010

Portland Arts Watch blog is back online
Barry Johnson revives blog with call for more concert halls
Barry Johnson, June 11, 2010

Tony! Toni! Tone! (and Drammy, too)
Links to the info on both shows
Bob Hicks, Art Scatter blog, June 11, 2010

Something's new at CoHo
World Premiere Summer rolls out six new plays
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, June 11, 2010

Bask in the Bard outdoors
Original Practice offers "Much Adoe," Portland Actors Ensemble "Pericles"
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, June 11, 2010

Broadway rocks, conclude the Times' theater and pop critics
Charles McNulty and Ann Powers discuss the new indie spirit in theater
Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2010

Disney's "The Lion King" roars back into Portland for four-week run
Touring Broadway musical completely reworks 1994 animated film
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, June 10, 2010

What's the point of drama school?
Are schools meant to provide steady stream of talent for West End, or create independent artists?
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (U.K.), June 10, 2010

City taps into King's circle of life
North American tour of puppet extravaganza runs at Keller June 16-July 11
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune, June 10, 2010

Tony gets a mini-makeover
Height and weight added to 43-year-old prize
Erik Piepenburg, New York Times, June 10, 2010

REVIEW: Hot Gun
Wonderdiamond Productions is unprofessional, incoherent and GREAT fun
Jay Horton, Willamette Week, June 9, 2010

And the winners aren't . . .
Actors who won't get a Tony, but maybe should have
Michael Riedel, New York Post, June 9, 2010

Postcards from Sydney: Mulligan at home in the rain
Seven-year drought ends in hard downpour
Stephanie Mulligan, The Oregonian, June 9, 2010

Dramatists Guild takes on New York Musical Theatre Festival
Guild asks members not to participate due to dispute about royalty income
Daniel Holloway, Back Stage, June 8, 2010

Tonys to Off-Broadway: Drop dead (or join our club)
By excluding Off-Broadway, Tony Awards ignore some of the best theater
Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg.com, June 9, 2010

Women, power and politics: script for a revolution
Creating monologues from the words of female politicians
Gillian Slovo, The Guardian (U.K.), June 8, 2010

Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch to join "A Little Night Music" cast
To replace Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury in Broadway revival
Patrick Healy, New York Times, June 7, 2010

Love Story at the Minerva, Chichester
Musical version of 40-year-old bestseller and film to debut in Britain
Libby Purves, London Times, June 8, 2010

Ted Shen, theater angel, funds new Mom and Pop musical in D.C.
NY investment banker helps "Sycamore Trees" get launched
Philip Boroff, Bloomberg.com, June 8, 2010

REVIEW: Alice in Wonderland
Nomadic Theatre production a little weighty, but has wonderfully daffy mask work
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, June 7, 2010

Fighting the good fight - solving the problem of smallness
Theater is "a tiny little art form"; how do we expand the pie?
Scot Covey, Minnesota Playlist, June 3, 2010

Theater goes underground
British companies stage shows in tunnels, car parks, scout huts, and trailers
Tim Masters, BBC News, June 7, 2010

"Fela!" coming to movie theaters ahead of national tour
Front-runner for this year's Tonys will be broadcast to cinemas in January
David Ng, Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2010

REVIEW: Educating Rita
Bag & Baggage offers thoughtful, well-paced production of comedy
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, June 6, 2010

The evangelist of Broadway
Jujamcyn Theater owner Jordan Roth preaches on the industry's future
Jesse Green, New York magazine, June 6, 2010

REVIEW: The Mikado
Fresh, quirky, and colorful Mocks Crest show overturns preconceived notions
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, June 5, 2010

Seasoned by Broadway and Hollywood, Anthony Heald reaches new peaks at OSF
Successful performer on large and small screen prefers life and acting in Ashland
Marty Hughley, June 5, 2010

Small but mighty: storefront theaters make a big splash in Chicago
Small theaters not only alive and well, but some enjoying success
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times, June 4, 2010

Honey, I've got a scene to do. Be right back.
What actors do during long stints backstage
Patrick Healy, New York Times, June 4, 2010

REVIEW: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Thoroughly charming show boasts Darius Pierce, the driest actor in town
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, June 3, 2010

REVIEW: The 25h Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
PCS production works best at its silliest, elevate so-so script to heights
Kelly Clarke, Willamette Week, June 2, 2010

Postcards from Sydney: crew moves into improv and blocking
Week 2 of rehearsals for "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Stephanie Mulligan, The Oregonian, June 1, 2010

Artists Rep producer and actor send us Postcards from Sydney
An explanation of just what Mulligan and Van Voris are up to Down Under
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 31, 2010

REVIEW: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
In a word, irresistable . . . and Darius Pierce is a deadpan genius
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 30, 2010

Postcards from Sydney: Todd Van Voris misses Portland but loves Sydney
Starting work with William Hurt on Eugene O'Neill classic
Todd Van Voris, The Oregonian, May 29, 2010

Postcards from Sydney: ART's Stephanie Mulligan from Down Under
ART stage manager starts work with Sydney Theatre Company
Stephanie Mulligan, The Oregonian, May 28, 2010

REVIEW: The Cherry Orchard
Slapstick and other humor in Chekhov a little strained, but Stoppard adaptation is rendered okay
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, May 27, 2010

Portland Center Stage lets audiences in on the fun of "Spelling Bee"
Four audience members will take part in every performance
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 27, 2010

REVIEW: The Breakfast Club
Blue Monkey cast does brave work, but lacks the chemistry to mesh and transcend
Dave Bow, Portland Mercury, May 27, 2010

REVIEW: Cirque Dreams Illuminations
Broadway Across America show at Keller is a little sluggish and sloppy
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, May 26, 2010

REVIEW: The Cherry Orchard
2009 Stoppard adaptation puts a lot more laughs in Chekhov
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, May 26, 2010

Storm Large up for a role in forthcoming Randy Newman musical
Portland rock chanteuse auditions for new jukebox musical
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 26, 2010

Oregon Children's Theatre Young Professionals program prepares teen actors for stage and life
OCT offers incubator for youthful Portland thespians
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 24, 2010

REVIEW: The Cherry Orchard
Compass Theatre's debut uneven but still rewarding
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 24, 2010

REVIEW: Proof
Twilight Repertory Theatre does great job with difficult show
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, May 22, 2010

Senses of pride: Joaquin Lopez serves up food, theater, music
Star of American Sueno at Miracle for Fertile Ground talks about his work
Just Out, May 21, 2010

REVIEW: Gracie and the Atom
Dirty Martini's McKinley crafts a poppy and light show at ART
Noah Dunham, Portland Mercury, May 20, 2010

REVIEW: This Lime Tree Bower
Three actors perform good theater without bells and whistles
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, May 20, 2010

New company Compass Repertory Theatre starts with "The Cherry Orchard"
Bruce Hostetler and Daniel Shaw launch new company for classic plays
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 19, 2010

Kennedy Center's Michael Kaiser shares 10 rules for arts groups to dominate the world
Terrific talk at PCS Armory summarized
David Stabler, The Oregonian, May 17, 2010

REVIEW: "Sideways Stories From Wayside School"
Oregon Children's Theatre doesn't quite get the tone and rhythm of Louis Sachar books
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 17, 2010

REVIEW: Inviting Desire
Revolutionarily erotic show about women's desire is thrilling, if a little preachy
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, May 15, 2010

REVIEW: Paradise Park
Wacky Charles Mee show doesn't fully come alive with Fuse Theatre, but has moments
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, May 15, 2010

REVIEW: The Breakfast Club
Blue Monkey reproduction of film story is fun and lively
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, May 15, 2010

Bus stop opera coasts into Portland
Short transit conversations transcribed, set to music, and performed at bust stops
David Stabler, Oregonian, May 15, 2010

REVIEW: El Quijote
Milagro's ambitious adaptation is technically impressive but boring
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, May 13, 2010

REVIEW: This Lime Tree Bower
CoHo production of Conor McPherson play delivers strong acting
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, May 12, 2010

Readers Theater ends with Neil Simon Play
Loftus to star in reading of "Last of the Red-Hot Lovers"
Rob Cullivan, The Gresham Outlook, May 12, 2010

REVIEW: Portland's Vagabond Opera's "Queen of Knives" is one sharp show
Wild show at IFCC mixes cabaret, Yiddish theater, klezmer, belly dancing and more
James McQuillen, The Oregonian, May 11, 2010

Into Octavio Paz's intellectual universe
"Piedra del Sol" takes off from poem by Mexican Nobel laureate
Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2010

Did Goldman Sachs on TV kill "Enron" on Broadway?
British critics nonplused by "Enron" flop on Broadway
Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg.com, May 11, 2010

Musical theater favorite Emily Beleele goes the cabaret route with "Call Me Mama"
Star of "Gracie and the Atom" does a solo show at ART as well
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 10, 2010

REVIEW: This Lime Tree Bower
Three men interact and connect well through interlacing monologues
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 10, 2010

REVIEW: The Barber of Seville (Portland Opera)
Beaumarchais's and Rossini's breathtaking fun are purely delivered
James McQuillen, The Oregonian, May 10, 2010

American Theatre magazine
Latin American theater, post-Katrina New Orleans, The Tosca Project
May/June 2010

John Guare to judge new drama award
Yale Drama Series award to honor unproduced original full-length plays
Rachel Lee Harris, New York Times, May 9, 2010

REVIEW: El Quijote
Gilberto Martin del Campo shines in modern adaptation of 17th c. classic
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, May 8, 2010

REVIEW: Curtains
Versatile and talented Lakewood cast brings life to silly whodunit musical
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, May 8, 2010

CoHo Productions dips into the well of Conor McPherson's work with "This Lime Tree Bower"
Earlier play by Irish writer who has scored well in Portland as elsewhere runs to June 12
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 7, 2010

Two-handers with plenty to applaud
Plays with two characters reflect shrinking budgets, but less is often more
Charles Isherwood, New York Times, May 5, 2010

"Million Dollar Quartet" is the Tony hero - who knew?
Chicago critic would have picked "Addams Family" to go to Broadway
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2010

Theater critics still pack a punch
Technology has democratized debate, but readers were always active participants
Michael Billington, The Guardian (U.K.), May 7, 2010

Miracle Theatre Group presents "El Quijote"
Olga Sanchez promises "muscular theatricality" in show to run through May 29
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 6, 2010

Survey - critics still crucial to theater
Overwhelming proportion of theatergoers still find reviewers relevant and useful
Alistair Smith, The Stage News, May 6, 2010

REVIEW: The Gray Sisters
Third Rail's actresses boldly tackle the brutal honesty of a by-now entertainment cliche
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, May 6, 2010

A quick curtain call. Then bed: child actors in adult theater
Interviews with child actors in "Jerusalem" and "Enron"
Maddy Costa, The Guardian (U.K.), May 5, 2010

Guardian theater critics are UK's best, says The Stage
Michael Billington and Lyn Gardner given top marks
The Guardian (U.K.), May 6, 2010

"The Barber of Seville" promises fun and frivolity
Portland Opera's spring production will offer rollicking songs and jokes
David Stabler, The Oregonian, May 6, 2010

Play about Enron scandal fails to win transatlantic acclaim
Show that got awards and box office records in Britain flops on Broadway
Ben Hoyle, London Times, May 6, 2010

Next Wave Opera: three shows put an untraditional spin on opera in Portland
Opera gets a new groove from Portland Opera, Vagabond Opera, Wanderlust Circus
David Stabler, The Oregonian, May 6, 2010

Theater talkback: YouTube on Broadway
New Broadway shows make use of YouTube to rouse the market
Ben Brantley, New York Times, May 6, 2010

REVIEW: The Gray Sisters
New Craig Wright play is good work, in good hands
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, May 5, 2010

David Stabler, The Oregonian's classical music critic, switches to arts writer
James McQuillen to replace Stabler, who makes move after 24 years
David Stabler, The Oregonian, May 5, 2010

Third Rail Rep to reprise past hits for Craig Wright Day this Sunday
Readings to include "Recent Tragic Events" and "The Pavilion"
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 4, 2010

Benefit for MetroArts Inc. raises $40,000
Performance of "L'Histoire du Soldat" organized by Niel DePonte raises funds for kids camps
David Stabler, The Oregonian, May 4, 2010

REVIEW: Gracie and the Atom
Faith and rationality clash in decent production of McKinley world premiere
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 3, 2010

REVIEW: The Gray Sisters
World premiere of Craig Wright play set in Portland showcases top actresses, marvelous use of space and silences
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, May 2, 2010

REVIEW: Republic County
Third Eye does Joe Musso's satiric fantasy about county overrun by poets
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, May 1, 2010

After 37 years as organist and choirmaster, John Strege retires from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Long tenure at elegant church brought great music, nationally renowned pipe organ
David Stabler, The Oregonian, May 1, 2010

REVIEW: Madeline and the Gypsies
NW Children's strikes nice balance between boarding school and gypsy circus
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, May 1, 2010

Touring show "Cirque Dreams Illumination" holds Portland casting call
Open call for clowns, jugglers, mimes, aerialists on May 1
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 30, 2010

Casting "The Sardine Seller's Net of Love" in Portland
First English adaptation of Mishima's 1953 kabuki play comes to Portland with college student cast
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 30, 2010

Third Rail Repertory presents world premiere "The Gray Sisters"
Craig Wright wrote show specifically for the Portland company
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 30, 2010

Artists Rep presents premiere of McKinley's musical, "Gracie and the Atom"
Singer-songwriter for Dirty Martini has her first play premiere at ART
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 30, 2010

REVIEW: Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure
Account of failed theater trip and film project feels like a last-ditch effort to reclaim something
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, April 29, 2010

REVIEW: Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure
Result of failed tour, documentary is somewhere between good barroom yarn and bad therapy session
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, April 28, 2010

Portland Opera cast tries to summarize "The Barber of Seville" in 10 seconds
Video of the cast attempting an impossible task
David Stabler, The Oregonian, April 27, 2010

After 36 years, a heartfelt finale for Roger O. Doyle
ALS accompanies retirement from University of Portland (and Mock's Crest Productions)
James McQuillen, The Oregonian, April 27, 2010

REVIEW: She Loves Me
Oft-adapted tale perfectly done in musical form
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 26, 2010

REVIEW: Ruined (OSF)
2009 Pulitzer winner set in the violent Congo is emotionally overwhelming
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 26, 2010

REVIEW: Small Steps
Oregon Children's Theatre continues the story of "Holes" in lean but sharp show
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, April 25, 2010

REVIEW: Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure
Comic one-man show about taking Neil Simon to India is bizarre and insightful ... with video
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, April 24, 2010

REVIEW: Wild Space a Go Go
Campy and sassy spoof of Franco-Italian sf movies is great fun
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, April 24, 2010

REVIEW: God's Ear
Theatre Vertigo doesn't succeed with obvious and cliche-ridden play
Dave Bow, Portland Mercury, April 22, 2010

REVIEW: The Young Man From Atlanta
Final Horton Foote show of Profile season admirably carried by Johnson and Andersen
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 19, 2010

REVIEW: Melancholy Play
PAC does Sarah Ruhl's light comedy well
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, April 18, 2010

REVIEW: Romance Romance
Broadway Rose turns uneven material into a great show
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, April 17, 2010

REVIEW: The Merry Widow (PSU Opera)
Franz Lehar is lighter than usual fare, but a winner nonetheless
James McQuillen, The Oregonian, April 17, 2010

Mere fact, mere fiction
Playwright answers critics by saying plays should never be confused with journalism
David Hare, The Guardian (U.K.), April 17, 2010

REVIEW: The Chosen
Posner and Coleman do a solid job with Potok novel at PSC
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, April 15, 2010

Untapped genius: collective builds a stage for marginalized artists
Collective of Geniuses prepare to stage "Queers (Heart) Geeks" on May 1 at Switchyard Studios
Erin Rook, Just Out, April 16, 2010

Profile Theatre continues its season-long exploration of plays by Horton Foote
Tobias Andersen and JoAnn Johnson star in "The Young Man From Atlanta"
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, April 15, 2010

PSU's "The Merry Widow" opera shows at St. Mary's Academy
Rehab of Lincoln Hall pushes PSU opera show to nearby private school
David Stabler, The Oregonian, April 15, 2010

Q&A with Jerry Mouawad: times distills style of Imago Theatre's "Frogz"
Two international tours, Broadway run, have solidified a classic over the decades
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 15, 2010

Noises off: theater of the exploited
Are unpaid theater internships an illegal anachronism or career necessity?
Chris Wilkinson, The Guardian (U.K.), April 15, 2010

Dublin's Abbey Theatre to close down workshops in cost-cutting bid
Also outsourcing set construction to save money; 11 staff jobs cut
Anthony Garvey, The Stage News, April 15, 2010

REVIEW: Othello
Unimpressive ART production still worth it for Van Voris
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, April 15, 2010

BBC proms to celebrate Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein
London events scheduled for July 31, August 22
Matthew Hemley, The Stage News, April 15, 2010

Cirque du Soleil extends popular "Kooza" for sixth and final week
Eight additional performances scheduled May 19-23
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, April 15, 2010

Competition stirs athletes' inner host
Aspiring actor Jeremy McLaughlin competes on Comcast SportsNet's reality show "Wanted: Adventure Host"
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune, April 15, 2010

It's time to retire "Kabuki"
Pundits are overusing and misusing a word they don't understand
Jon Lackman, Slate.com, April 14, 2010

A burnished "Golden Age": how a play evolves
Terrence McNally play about 19th century opera flopped in Philly, is a slimmed-down hit in DC
Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 14, 2010

REVIEW: Dreamgirls
One of the best Broadway musicals of the 80s gets a creaky road production
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, April 14, 2010

Just "Park" it here
Creators of "South Park" working with "Avenue Q" team on "Book of Mormon" musical
Michael Riedel, New York Post, April 14, 2010

REVIEW: Othello
ART production fails to make shift from humor to tragedy
Ben Bateman, Willamette Week, April 14, 2010

Tough times in theater, as one partnership knows
Collaboration between LAByrinth and Public Theater ends
Patrick Healy, New York Times, April 14, 2010

Stage fresh: NYC theater company draws inspiration from farming
Stolen Chair Theatre Company tries charging people to watch "growth process"
Eliza Bent, American Theatre, April 10, 2010

The Pulitzers in drama: expecting the expected
Indignation over this year's drama prize is mystifying
Ben Brantley, New York Times, April 13, 2010

Pulitzer board members saw "Normal" night before vote
Musical was not one of three final nominees
Patrick Healy, New York Times, April 13, 2010

On this year's drama award, the Pulitzer board blew it
With "Next to Normal," the board ignored advice of its own drama jury
Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2010

REVIEW: Othello
ART does post-WW2 noir-ish staging, terrific work by Van Voris
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 12, 2010

Romeo and Juliet get Twitter treatment
RSC stages Shakespeare with five actors, in real time, with 4,000 tweets
Maev Kennedy, The Guardian (U.K.), April 12, 2010

"The Laramie Project" is coming to Tyler (Texas)
Opposition and protests attend decision to stage Matthew Shepard play
Taylor Hemness, KLTV.com, April 12, 2010

"Next to Normal" didn't win the Tony, but it snags the Pulitzer
Dysfunctional family rock musical was a downer that was a surprise hit
Tom Geier, Entertainment Weekly, April 12, 2010

REVIEW: The Chosen
PCS finds humor in grey, brooding Potok tale; tech and acting very good
Scott Bernard Nelson, The Oregonian, April 11, 2010

REVIEW: Malika, Queen of Cats
Tears of Joy is an amusing and magical show for kids
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, April 10, 2010

Where musicals can dare to be different
Bay Area musicals "Scalpel!" "Girlfriend," "Daddy Long Legs," "American Idiot" and "Passing Strange" among many that demand to be taken seriously
Chloe Veltman, New York Times, April 9, 2010

I've seen that show before
"The Addams Family" is predictable, overlong, and has terrible songs; "Lend Me a Tenor" serviceable staging of weak story
Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2010

REVIEW: Kooza (Cirque du Soleil)
Cirque still works its magic on Portland
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, April 9, 2010

How do you measure theater success?
Organization proposes an audience questionnaire to measure a production's success
Alistair Smith, The Guardian (U.K.), April 9, 2010

All-too-fleeting pleasure of the Actors Company
How Cate Blanchett fared in a shortlived experimental theater company
James Waites, The Australian, April 9, 2010

REVIEW: Radio Golf
Portland Playhouse, on a growth kick, does its best show yet
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, April 8, 2010

REVIEW: Radio Golf
Portland Playhouse hosts a timely, powerful production
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, April 7, 2010

Lloyd Webber delays Broadway opening due to health
"Love Never Dies," the sequel to "Phantom," pushed back to spring of 2011
Mike Collett-White, Back Stage, April 7, 2010

Darcelle uncovered: Q&A with Walter Cole
An interview with the man behind Darcelle
Lee Williams, The Oregonian, April 1, 2010

REVIEW: Just Call Me Darcelle
Walter Cole, the man behind Portland's most famous drag queen, tells his story
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, April 5, 2010

REVIEW: God's Ear
Theatre Vertigo staging of new Jenny Schwartz play is crisp, complex
Michael McGregor, The Oregonian, April 5, 2010

REVIEW: Radio Golf
Strong cast does excellent August Wilson play at Portland Playhouse
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, April 4, 2010

REVIEW: Rose
Wendy Westerwelle is heroic and honest in Triangle Productions show
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, April 3, 2010

Budget woes close curtain on IFCC theater
Significant budget shortfall causes board to shut down theater after 28 years
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune, April 1, 2010

REVIEW: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Reverse chronology of Miracle Theatre show is effective and frustrating
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, April 1, 2010

Comedy is OK - blowing up the scene
Mikey Lampmann and Andrew Michaan book acts for the Clinton on First Thursday
Andrew R. Tonry, Portland Mercury, April 1, 2010

Parks bureau looks for new IFCC building tenant
Historic former firehouse looks for something to replace IFCC
Portland Tribune, March 31, 2010

Artists are doing it for themselves
Artist-led communities might lead to new funding model for the arts
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (U.K.), March 31, 2010

International exchange is eyed by theaters
Ambassador Theater Group looks to make partnerships across the Atlantic
Patrick Healy, New York Times, March 30, 2010

Did Shakespeare really write all those plays?
Concordia University hosts conference on Shakespeare Authorship
Jeff Baker, The Oregonian, March 31, 2010

REVIEW: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Backward chronology of novel too confusing on stage; metaphors too blunt
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, March 31, 2010

Hits, smart money ditch Off-Broadway for Tonys
New musicals "The Scottsboro Boys" and "Yank!" take a chance on Broadway itself
Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg.com, March 30, 2010

Scott Palmer of Bag & Baggage Productions plays a role in Hillsboro revival
41-year-old Hillsboro native returned home and galvanized the downtown
Janet Goetze, The Oregonian, March 29, 2010

Intiman Theatre speeds up director transition
Seattle theater hastens to bring Kate Whoriskey on board
Puget Sound Business Journal, March 29, 2010

Are preview performances worth it? Some surprising highs and lows
Multiple previews for "Billy Elliott" bring back memories of snafus past
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2010

In theater, the cheap seats are meant to be just that
Seeing Mark Rylance in "Jerusalem" from the nosebleed seats
Natasha Tripney, The Guardian (U.K.), March 29, 2010

West End producer Andrew Fishwick jailed for 20 months
Pleaded guilty to cheating the public revenue of more than 200,000 pounds
Matthew Hemley, The Stage News, March 29, 2010

Portland's Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center to close
IFCC announces it will shut down May 1
D.K. Row, The Oregonian, March 19, 2010

REVIEW: Portland Opera's Studio Artists triple bill
Responsive pit orchestra, cool costumes and lighting, Bernstein almost sunk by Monteverdis
David Stabler, The Oregonian, March 28, 2010

Broadway's unlikely hit gives hope to the bold
"Next to Normal," about bipolar disorder and electroshock, is a hit after a year-long run
Patrick Healy, New York Times, March 28, 2010

SOLT report - half of West End tickets now bought via Internet
Proportion booked via the Web since 2003 rose from 17 percent to 48 percent
Alistair Smith, The Stage News, March 26, 2010

Over the Rainbow: first Saturday night show attracts seven million viewers
Andrew Lloyd Webber's BBC show about casting a Dorothy gets best numbers ever
Matthew Moore, London Telegraph, March 28, 2010

REVIEW: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Milagro production thrives with sensitive Sonera direction and fine actors
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, March 27, 2010

REVIEW: Cats
Still plenty of life to be found amid the spectacle
Michael McGregor, The Oregonian, March 26, 2010

Portland Opera presents a triple bill of Bernstein and Monteverdi
One-acts contrast, have strange similarities
James McQuillen, The Oregonian, March 26, 2010

Southern California's big theaters need fresh, dramatic thinking
Nonprofits not firing on all cylinders, reflect national anxiety
Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2010

REVIEW: A Suicide Note From a Cockroach in a Low Income Housing Project
Pelu Theater show is hard to follow but energetic and appealing
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, March 25, 2010

Two experimentalists under one roof
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Elizabeth LeCompte discuss The Wooster Group's residency
New York Times, March 26, 2010

West End audiences see more shows
London audiences go more often, see more variety, than New Yorkers
Gordon Cox, Variety, March 25, 2010

Tonys to restore votes to New York drama critics
Some journalists let back into the process after being barred
Ellen Gamerman, Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2010

Jesuit drama follows a new script
Students run the entire show for production of "Les Miz"
Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune, March 25, 2010

McNally play is postponed after Mullally quits
Roundabout announces actress quit show over frustration with co-star
Patrick Healy, New York Times, March 25, 2010

Vagabond Opera schedules fundraiser for its upcoming ... opera!
"Queen of Knives" to be staged this spring; fundraiser scheduled April 2
Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian, March 25, 2010

How to fake tattoos for the stage
How to do something that won't smear on costumes yet is durable
Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle, March 25, 2010

Portland's Third Rail Rep announces 2010-11 theater season
Third Rail maintains three-play season with Chibnall, Neilson, Dietz
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, March 25, 2010

On appreciating the glory days while you're having them
Maybe the good old days are right now; have you checked?
Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle, March 25, 2010

REVIEW: Trouble in Tahiti (Portland Opera)
Students, smaller venue help make Monteverdi and Bernstein short works shine
Brett Campbell, Willamette Week, March 24, 2010

Want to be a theater director? Here are my 10 top survival tips
How to become a director, and a good one
John Caird, The Guardian (U.K.), March 23, 20101

A new stage age: why theaters should embrace digital technology
New technologies are not just a passing fad; iShed makes offer to companies
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (U.K.), March 23, 2010

Geffen Playhouse main stage named for founder Gil Cates
Board's unanimous announcement surprises its honoree
Irene Lacher, Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2010

Writers will benefit from Roundabout decision to alter subsidiary rights practice
Not-for-profit Off-Broadway company will give up subsidiary rights for regular runs
Kenneth Jones, Playbill.com, March 23, 2010

REVIEW: Roadhouse: The Play!
Polished version of Fertile Ground hit is even better
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, March 21, 2010

REVIEW: Love's Labours Lost
NW Classical has highly capable company in a lively, unpretentious rendition
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, March 21, 2010

REVIEW: A Suicide Note From a Cockroach in a Low Income Housing Project
Pelu Theatre does fantastic, nonrealistic story with sharp performances
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, March 21, 2010

REVIEW: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
NW Children's stages zany children's book with Latin-flavored music
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, March 21, 2010

REVIEW: Lettice and Lovage
1987 Shaffer comedy not as good as his other plays, but actors give it zing at Lakewood
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, March 14, 2010

REVIEW: Peaking
Working Theatre Collective offers stylistic and mythic hodgepodge with gusto
Scott Bernard Nelson, The Oregonian, March 12, 2010

REVIEW: Tick Tack Type
Movement-oriented portrait of typing school for the damned is another Imago winner
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, March 12, 2010

REVIEW: 4.48 Psychosis
defunkt carved play out of deceased writer's work; strong material obscured by staging
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, March 11, 2010

REVIEW: 4.48 Psychosis
Horror of living with mental illness is not exactly a play, but it's lovely and terribly sad
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, March 10, 2010

Theater stages surprising comedy
"Don't Dress for Dinner" staging at Boring-Damascus Grange
The Sandy Post via Portland Tribune, March 9, 2010

REVIEW: Eating Raoul: The Musical
Live On Stage Productions show is uneven, a matter of taste
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, March 9, 2010

REVIEW: Feather
Chilling psychological thriller by new company, Lights Up! Productions
Carol Wells, The Oregonian, March 7, 2010

REVIEW: 4.48 Psychosis
Tough play about depression and suicide bravely staged by defunkt
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, March 6, 2010

REVIEW: Heroes
Compact, straightforward production of Stoppard play has strong trio of actors
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, March 6, 2010

REVIEW: Pride & Prejudice (OSF)
Prettified production lowers the dramatic power of the stakes
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, March 6, 2010

Shadow Theatre in Colorado is in for the fight of its life
State's only black company may go under
John Moore, Denver Post, March 7, 2010

No love lost for Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel "Love Never Dies"
Opening night still four days away, but the vicious reviews are cascading through
Ben Hoyle, The Australian Times, March 5, 2010

The screen's now setting many a stage
Newsreel footage, videos, projected stills fill stage productions these days
Anita Gates, New York Times, March 2, 2010

Auditors question future of San Jose theatre
San Jose Repertory Theatre may not be able to stay open through the summer
San Jose Mercury News, March 7, 2010

Stratford festival finishes 2009 with a surplus
Weak advance sales early in season saved by strong finish
CBC News, March 7, 2010

Man or mouse: has Equity lost its bite?
Actors' union struggles in Britain to prove it still matters
Michael Simkins, The Guardian (U.K.), March 4, 2010

Stand up gals (and guys)
Portland comic Whitney Streed and the new funny
Ryan J. Prado, Just Out, March 5, 2010

"Eating Raoul" opens at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Live on Stage presents dark musical comedy
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, March 4, 2010

REVIEW: The 39 Steps
Production is clever and exciting, but not quite enough
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, March 3, 2010

Naomi Iizuka play workshopped at PCS set to premiere at Berkeley Rep
"Concerning Strange Devices From the Distant West" to open Wednesday
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, March 2, 2010

Broadway Across America to bring longtime favorites and recent hits to Portland
South Pacific, Billy Elliott, Mary Poppins, Mama Mia, Les Miz and more
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, March 1, 2010

Portland Center Stage announces plays for 2010-11 season
Sunset Boulevard, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Moliere and Janis Joplin
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, March 1, 2010

Preview: The 39 Steps
A handful of actors tackle 130 characters in PCS romp
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, February 25, 2010

Preview: Kindertransport
Michele Mariana stars in Jewish Theatre Collaborative show
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, February 25, 2010

REVIEW: American Buffalo
Tim True gives a must-see performance in Third Rail's killer show
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, February 25, 2010

REVIEW: The Devil and Billy Markham
Jonah Weston very good, but rushes the pace a bit
Jane Carlen, Portland Mercury, February 25, 2010

Artists Repertory Theatre tweaks order of next season's plays
"The Cherry Orchard" moved back, after "The Lieutenant of Inishmore"
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 25, 2010

REVIEW: A Midsummer Night's Dream (OBT)
Stowell stages a funny and enchanting "Dream" to help OBT pull back from economic brink
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, February 25, 2010

Portland Center Stage offers free tickets to season - if you can guess it
PCS Web site offers contest for upcoming week
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 25, 2010

As OSF prepares to open 2010 season, the production's the thing
The bustle in the backstage workrooms and warehouses
David Stabler, The Oregonian, February 20, 2010

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2010 season
Hamlet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Pride & Prejudice, Well, start the run
The Oregonian, February 20, 2010

Actor Josiah Phillips and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's commitment to diversity
African American, Portland native, has 21 years with OSF and a shot at doing the entire canon
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 20, 2010

Video - behind the scenes at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
David Stabler talks about spending two days investigating the festival's inner workings
The Oregonian, February 19, 2010

REVIEW: Das Rheingold
Opera Theater Oregon's "Baywatch" take on Wagner is entertaining if unevenly paced
David Stabler, The Oregonian, February 18, 2010

REVIEW: Entre Villa y una Mujer Desnuda
Milagro does fair production of so-so 1994 Sabina Berman play
Jane Carlen, Portland Mercury, February 18, 2010

REVIEW: American Buffalo
Classic Mamet well directed by Daniel Stern; Tim True's best work in a couple years
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, February 17, 2010

REVIEW: Legally Blonde
Broadway Across America show is a guilty pleasure
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, February 16, 2010

Nutz-n-Boltz Theater calls artists for open mic night
Five-year-old company that performs at Boring Grange invites new talent
Garth Guibord, The Sandy Post, February 16, 2010

REVIEW: Rocket Man
BaseRoots, new African American company, debuts with decent production
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, February 11, 2010

REVIEW: Cosi fan tutte
Preposterous Mozart opera nicely staged for more contemporary appeal
Will Gardner, Portland Mercury, February 11, 2010

REVIEW: The Receptionist
Show originally produced last year at CoHo is still just as great
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, February 11, 2010

REVIEW: Cosi fan tutte
Portland Opera show is tons of fun, to detriment of tension and pathos
John Minervini, Willamette Week, February 10, 2010

Former Yale dean to head Southern Methodist University Drama
Stan Wojewodski ran Yale School of Drama and Yale Rep for 11 years
Jerome Weeks, Art&Seek, February 10, 2010

On sale: tickets for "Cats," returning to Keller
Show returns to Portland March 23-28 in Broadway Across America series
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 9, 2010

Workshopped at PCS, Stephanie Timm's "On the Nature of Dust" moves to full production in Seattle
JAW sends another play from page to stage: comedy about rebellious teen girl
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 9, 2010

REVIEW: Wilson Wants It All
Co-writer Rohd, of Portland's Sojourn, stages play with "remarkable imagination"
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, February 9, 2010

Sojourn Theatre's Michael Rohd earns rave review for his latest work in Chicago
Political thriller "Wilson Wants It All" gets rave from Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 9, 2010

Nash quits Young Vic post after three months
Executive director steps down after short stint
Alistair Smith, The Stage News, February 9, 2010

Brian Feldman takes out a marriage license
Performance art meets political protest in staged Florida wedding
Elizabeth Maupin, Orlando Sentinel, February 8, 2010

Rose City ready to star again in "Leverage" filming
Series starring and produced by Timothy Hutton returns to shoot third season in Portland
Kevin Harden, Portland Tribune, February 8, 2010

Shakespeare troupe plans residency in New York
Royal Shakespeare Company will have six-week, five-play residency in Manhattan the summer of 2011
Patrick Healy, New York Times, February 8, 2010

Portland Civic Theatre Guild opens applications for cash awards
Fulton Fellowship and other grant winners to be announced June 14
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 8, 2010

Plays upstage musicals as contenders for Olivier awards
New dramas and revivals of classics receive bulk of nominations
The Guardian (U.K.), February 8, 2010

Hollywood stars vie for British theater awards
Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, James Earl Jones, Keira Knightley in the running
CBC News, February 8, 2010

Glee: coming soon to a school near you
TV musical has led to a rise in all-singing, all-dancing choirs
Anna Pickard, The Guardian (U.K.), February 8, 2010

"Leverage" holds "thug camp" casting workshop to help unemployed construction workers
Local casting maven Lana Veenker organizes event for potential Portland actors
Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian, February 7, 2010

REVIEW: Cosi fan tutte
Stylish Portland Opera production is a visual treat
David Stabler, The Oregonian, February 6, 2010

REVIEW: The Carpetbagger's Children
Three-women Horton Foote play is strong and balanced, in-the-round
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, February 7, 2010

183 minutes with Heidi Rodewald and Stew
Former couple gets ready to launch their new show about ... breaking up
Stephen Rodrick, New York magazine, February 7, 2010

REVIEW: Rocket Man
BaseRoots Theatre Company stages earnest, successful launch
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, February 6, 2010

American Theatre magazine
Neo-Futurism, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Pig Iron Theatre Company
Theatre Communications Group, February 2010

The curtain goes down on the Pasadena Playhouse
AD and executive director say 93-year-old theater is only having an intermission
James MacPherson, Pasadena News, February 7, 2010

Why have women magicians vanished?
Possible reasons that so few women practice the art of magic
Peter M. Nardi, Miller-McCune magazine, February 5, 2010

Backers ante up on Broadway
Shows still finding angels during recession
Robert Hofler, Variety, February 5, 2010

Daring times ahead for new female director of Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre
Appointment of Marion Potts receives loud cheers
Michaela Boland, The Australian, February 6, 2010

The Windy City is blowing Toronto away
Chicago having another great theater year, sending lots of shows to NYC
J. Kelly Nestruck, Toronto Globe & Mail, February 6, 2010

Previews: Cosi Fan Tutte, Circus of Love
Portland Opera, Cirque l'Amour/Le Pigeon events
Nick Mattos, Just Out, February 5, 2010

Strike possible at Shaw Festival
Retired deficit, surplus not such great news in face of potential stage workers' union walkout
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star, February 5, 2010

South Coast Repertory is seeking new artistic director
Co-founders will step aside but remain active in the Costa Mesa company
Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times, February 5, 2010

New 7.6 million-pound theater for Northern Ireland
400-seat venue in Newtownabbey opened Jan. 30
Michael Quinn, The Stage News, February 4, 2010

Why we really should demolish the National Theatre
Wonderful arts organization needs a better home
Andy Field, The Guardian (U.K.), February 3, 2010

Pasadena Playhouse says it is receiving pledge dollars - but is it enough?
After announcement it would close main stage shows on Feb. 7, money reportedly pouring in
David Ng, Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2010

Dublin's Abbey Theatre has funding cut by more than 1 million pounds
Abbey is highest-profile casualty to funding cuts by Irish Arts Council
Anthony Garvey, The Stage News, February 3, 2010

New theater: Lincoln Center raises the roof
New black box is perched atop Vivian Beaumont Theater
Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, February 3, 2010

New play puts an old face on race
"Neighbors" presents sustained shock of black actors in blackface
Patrick Healy, New York Times, February 2, 2010

That 80s show: Duncan Sheik on board to compose "American Psycho" musical
Musical version of 1991 novel about pop musical and serial killing on the fast track
David Ng, Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2010

Royal Court to present "unplugged" plays in Elephant and Castle shop
Theatre Local will take new, stripped-down plays to the people in a shopping center
Natalie Woolman, The Stage News, February 2, 2010

National Theatre's "Phedre" cinema screening attracts lower income audiences
Median income of viewers of video was lower than theater audience's
Natalie Woolman, The Stage News, February 2, 2010

REVIEW: Sprout (Fertile Ground)
Closing event - plays on the spot - was small, tired, but still fun
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 2, 2010

REVIEW: Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Oregon Children's Theatre presents terrific sequel to "Click Clack Moo"
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 1, 2010

REVIEW: The Receptionist
Last year's CoHo hit darkened a bit, remains a must-see
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, February 1, 2010

First look at the Old Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
250-seat-in-the-round small theater is a great part of $22 million upgrade
Daryl H. Miller, Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2010

Feeling unsettled at a feel-good show
Musical bio of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti feels a little like racist spectacle
Charles Isherwood, New York Times, January 31, 2010

Theater celebrates great Broadway tunes
"Bits of Broadway" revue has selections from all the classic musicals
Rob Cullivan Gresham Outlook via Portland Tribune, January 27, 2010

REVIEW: Road House: The Play! (Fertile Ground)
Hameister and McLendon adapt 1989 Swayze movie as a macho farce
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, January 30, 2010

REVIEW: The Only Way Out is Through (Fertile Ground)
Feder's coming-of-middle-age musical is rough but energetic
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, January 30, 2010

On new, spare Broadway, less scenery to chew
Musicals face the recession by paring back sets and costumes
Patrick Healy, New York Times, January 31, 2010

Oysters - the Tudor version of cinema popcorn
Archaeologists reveal Shakespeare's playgoers munched on a wide variety of foods
Stefano Ambrogi, Yahoo! News, January 29, 2010

REVIEW: Willow Jade
Play about basement-dwelling nerds is a lot of fun
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, January 28, 2010

Cultural Olympiad: audience controls the show in interactive gaming event
Multi-player video game wedded to stage production in "Best Before"
Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun, January 28, 2010

South Park creators are working on a new musical
Trey Parker and Matt Stone working with Robert Lopez, composer of "Avenue Q"
Patrick Healy, New York Times, January 28, 2010

New theater work is inspired by Internet chat groups for the suicidal
How-to-kill-yourself discussions dramatized in "suicide.chat.room"
Fiona Zublin, Washington Post, January 28, 2010

Top Germans actors' vodka binge takes drunken satire too far
80-proof vodka in live show proves to be madness in their method
Kate Connolly, The Guardian (U.K.), January 28, 2010

Theater talkback: where did the years, and the roles, go?
The unbidden thoughts when a perpetual ingenue becomes a grandmother on stage
Ben Brantley, New York Times, January 28, 2010

REVIEW: Willow Jade
Portland Playhouse's world premiere of Hunt Holman play is weirdly delightful
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, January 27, 2010

Official: London theater defies recession
Overall box office broke 500 million pounds for first time in 2009
Alistair Smith, The Stage News, January 27, 2010

How Arthur Miller found his "view"
Revival with Scarlett Johansson prompts look at story behind the play
Nathan Ward, Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2010

Announcing the Richard Christiansen Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph
New studio space, 109 seats, to be named for former Tribune critic
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2010

Shakespeare goes digital
Project will scan a copy of every Shakespeare edition up to 1642
Louise Tickle, The Guardian (U.K.), January 26, 2010

What were Macbeth and his wife Gruoch really like?
Scottish historian Fiona Watson discusses the real king as David Greig's "Dunsinane" hits the boards
Jackie McGlone, The Scotsman, January 26, 2010

Toronto's Romeo and Juliet is just too racy for Nashville
Self-appointed censors find racy Shakespeare too hot for Dixie
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star, January 26, 2010

Curtain falls on Times critic Bernard Nightingale's lifetime in the theater
47 years of writing theater reviews will end on June 1
Stephen Brook, The Guardian (U.K.), January 25, 2010

REVIEW: Memory Water (Fertile Ground)
Play about female ghost who drowned her children is well plotted, but lacked sensual heat
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, January 24, 2010

REVIEW: Dirty Bomb (Fertile Ground)
Edgy play about horridly dysfunctional family is vivid cause for thought
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, January 24, 2010

REVIEW: Truth and Beauty (Fertile Ground)
Physical, multimedia study of friendship between two writers is exciting, absorbing
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, January 24, 2010

REVIEW: Tandem (Fertile Ground)
Curious Comedy Theater show has perky sketches about inter-gender miscommunications
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, January 24, 2010

Gerding Theater mezzanine fills the bill both noon and night
Fertile Ground shows make heavy use of underutilized space
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, January 23, 2010

REVIEW: Fighter Girl (Fertile Ground)
Cardboard characters, pointless references make show too dreadful to bear
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, January 23, 2010

REVIEW: Snow Falling on Cedars
Courtroom procedural with much atmosphere is consistently enthralling
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, January 21, 2010

Get fertilized: Fertile Ground's 10 days of brand new theater
Fun stagings and readings of new works all over town
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, January 21, 2010

REVIEW: Spider's Web
Lakewood show has confused script but an able cast
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, January 16, 2010

REVIEW: Snow Falling on Cedars
PCS adaptation of Guterson novel has graceful rhythms and tones, solid cast
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, January 17, 2010

REVIEW: American Sueno
Teatro Milagro's new bilingual play explores dreams of immigrants, has rough edges but thoughtful
Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian, January 17, 2010

REVIEW: Hamlet
Five-person, stripped-down Shakespeare takes big risks, is a gripping show
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, January 16, 2010

Xanadu the Musical in Portland review
This production is far, far worse than the cheesy 1980 film it's based on
Geoff Kleinman, On Portland blog, January 13, 2010

Xanadu: the musical - the dream is dead
This traveling stage show killed my love for the movie
Vanessa Nix, community blogger, The Oregonian, January 16, 2010

REVIEW: Design for Living
ART production has Coward's wit, but not the chemistry
Jane Carlen, Portland Mercury, January 14, 2010

REVIEW: Boom
Young actors struggle with audacious script about saving life at the end of the world
Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury, January 14, 2010

REVIEW: Design for Living
ART production is too long, not very funny, and downright tortuous
Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week, January 13, 2010

REVIEW: Xanadu
Mildly cheesy show could use a little more satirical bite
Grant Butler, The Oregonian, January 13, 2010

Planting roots: Portland's second annual Fertile Ground Festival
A survey of the shows and events
Ryan J. Prado, Just Out, January 8, 2010

Preview: Design for Living
Mendelson, Van Voris, Lucht star in ART production of 1933 Coward play
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, January 7, 2010

Preview: Boom
JoAnn Johnson directs apocalyptic sex play at Theatre Vertigo
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, January 7, 2010

REVIEW: A/Broad for All Seasons
Melinda Pittman's BroadArts sketch portraits have compelling content; loose and light
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian, January 3, 2010

Portland theater in 2009: staying alive and healthy
A glance back at the memorable events in Portland theater in 2009
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, January 1, 2010

That old black magic, so hard to recapture
"Addams Family" music has Chicago tryout before heading to Broadway
Patrick Healy, New York Times, January 5, 2010

Theatre Communications Group releases list of 2009 New American Play Awards
Grants from $5,000 to $75,000 spread across the country
Marty Hughley, The Oregonian, January 7, 2010