The New York Fringe Festival has announced that it is taking 2017 off.
The midsummer festival, which has provided stages for more than 3,600 offbeat, experimental and/or aspiring plays and musicals in its two decades of existence, will take a sabbatical next year; Shelley Burch, president of the board of the Present Company, which produces the festival, broke the news to The New York Times.
The Fringe's producing artistic director Elena K. Holy said
The internet gives us complete access to every piece of information we could ever want, right? Yet, I still find it hard to keep up with every piece of theater news I'd like to know. If you like live theater, look no further than this compiled article on Playbill.com: it literally has every show coming to Broadway, Off-Broadway, and London this fall.
John Logan is adapting the Oscar-nominated film about a poet obsessed with a charismatic singer. Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 Oscar-nominated film Moulin Rouge is being adapted as a stage musical with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan and direction by Tony nominee Alex Timbers. It will be titled Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Logan won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Drama League awards for
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, the new solo recording from Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy winner Barbra Streisand, is released August 26. Those who purchase the new CD from Target will hear four additional tracks on a Deluxe Edition: “I Didn't Know What Time It Was,” “Not a Day Goes By,” “Fifty Percent” and “Losing My Mind.” The recording features duets of Broadway tunes
Tony-winning Lion King director Julie Taymor, whose last Broadway outing was the much-in-the-news Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, has posted an audition notice for a planned Broadway revival of the 1988 Tony-winning Best Play, M. Butterfly.
The notice, posted on the Actors Equity Association website, said the production is seeking actors