Daily Rehearsal: Katharine Hepburn, immortalized on stage

September 21, 2011

1. Next Theatre announced their new production of Maple and Vine, about "Kathy and Ryu, a successful NYC couple" who "have become allergic to their 21st century lives. After meeting a charismatic man from a community of 1950's re-enactors, they forgo cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties." Who doesn't want to go back to the days of Mad Men?

2. The Katharine Hepburn tribute Tea at Five is adding extra performances. The production, by First Folio Theatre, is based off of Hepburn's autobiography Me: Stories of My Life, is a one-woman show starring Melissa Carlson, who was also seen in A Midsummer's Night's Dream at the Theatre as well.

3. Drury Lane Theatre has replaced Promises, Promises with Xanadu. No Olivia Newton John promised, though, so hold your tears.

4. The hate on Love, Loss, and What I Wore rolls on. Well, sort of: Bob Bullen trashes it on his personal blog, referring to the play as Love, Loss, and What I Snore, but then is pretty fine about it on the other blog he writes for. What gives? Well, the "ladies" might like it, so take the "lady" in your life.

5. Howard Sherman tells us about how theater companies are annoying him on Twitter. "You retweet this stray person who liked your show and that nameless egg-head who liked your performance; every night between 10 and 11 pm, or first thing in the morning when you rise, it’s the same thing," writes Sherman. "You’re cool, you’re mind-blowing, I’ve got to run and see what you’re doing. It’s boring. And let me let you in on a little secret: I know you’re being selective and if I feel like it, I can find all of those negative tweets you never seem to mention." More interestingly, Sherman calls out Robert Falls as someone who he enjoys on Twitter, because he's "dropped the curtain that often separates us." What do you think of Bob's tweets?

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