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Postcard from Broadway: ‘Jerusalem’

By Elizabeth Maupin
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Mark Rylance as "Rooster" Johnny Byron in 'Jerusalem.' Photo by Simon Annand.

“Rooster” Johnny Byron has been banned from every pub in Flintock, Wiltshire.

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Postcard from Broadway: ‘Arcadia’

By Elizabeth Maupin
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There’s nothing stately about the life in and around Sidley Park, the stately home at the center of Tom Stoppard’s glittering Arcadia. Ideas fly by like tennis balls – ideas about mathematics, and landscape architecture, and thermodynamics, and romantic art. Those who volley such ideas back and forth are blessed with the kinds of minds that can never be stilled. Those who do not are left to watch gape-mouthed in wonder.

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Is there such a thing as too much theater?

Do theater-lovers spend too much time in the dark? Howard Sherman says they might.

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Orlando director Kenny Howard to be part of NY directors’ program

Kenny Howard, who has directed many shows at the Orlando Fringe and at the Parliament House’s Footlight Theater, has been accepted into the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society’s observership pool — a program that will allow him to track a director and an off-Broadway production from the first day of rehearsals to opening night.

Howard has been assigned to director Leigh Silverman, who will be directing the world premiere of the David Greenspan play Go Back to Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Rehearsals begin March 1 and the play, described as a comic romance, will be performed March 24-May 1.

The cast features Stephen Bogardus, David Greenspan, Tim Hopper and Mary Shultz.

“Interestingly enough,” Kenny says, “what seemed to be of most interest to Leigh was my ‘activist’-type resume.  Titles like Dragness of God and PieFace! The Adventures of Anita Bryant, etc., appealed to her and apparently gave me a leg up from my competition.”

Congratulations to Kenny, who’s also dabbling in Broadway in the coming months by investing in the new Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman musical Catch Me If You Can and the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Daniel Radcliffe.  Busy man.