WBEZ | Deliver Us From Nowhere: Tales From Nebraska http://www.wbez.org/tags/deliver-us-nowhere-tales-nebraska Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Theatrical hubbub about Mike Daisey http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-19/daily-rehearsal-theatrical-hubbub-about-mike-daisey-97419 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-March/2012-03-19/RS5139_AP080907061529-scr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1. This <a href="http://www.changinggears.info/2012/03/19/springsteen-nebraska-playwrights-directors-theater/">Changing Gears story</a> reminds us</strong></span></span> that the&nbsp;<a href="http://tympanictheatre.org/">Tympanic Theater Company</a> is opening a Bruce Springstreen play called<em> Deliver Us From Nowhere: Tales From Nebraska</em>. Micki Maynard reports that&nbsp;"It’s an evening of 10 short plays from 11 different playwrights and 10 different directors, each inspired by a song from the album. The show runs April 26 to May 20." Musicians will perform original work based on these plays, so will there actually be Springsteen music in it? It sounds like no.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. The hubbub over the revealed factual inaccuracies in the&nbsp;<em>This American Life</em> </strong></span></span>episode based on Mike Daisey's show <em>The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs</em> has not died down. Worthwhile highlights: the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-29/daily-rehearsal-mike-daisey-and-ira-glass-bring-steve-jobs-chicago-">Chicago Theatre discussion</a>&nbsp;with Daisey and Ira Glass has been cancelled.<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/business/media/theater-disguised-up-as-real-journalism.html?_r=3&amp;ref=business&amp;pagewanted=all"> David Carr discusses</a> the controversey in his piece entitled "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/business/media/theater-disguised-up-as-real-journalism.html?_r=3&amp;ref=business&amp;pagewanted=all">Theater, Disguised as Real Journalism</a>." And the Facebook pages of theatrically minded individuals across the US have seemingly blown up in the debate over what's performance and what is fact. (Finally, an obvious disclaimer: <em>TAL</em> is a product of WBEZ.)</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. The <em>Chicago Tribune</em>'s Brian Boyer</strong></span></span> <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/brianboyer/status/181755009652895745">draws a connection</a> between the Illinois primary and <em>Book of Mormon</em> tickets. Get it?</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4. The pictures of <em>Hair</em></strong></span></span> at the Paramount look pretty...<em>Hair</em>-y.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-March/2012-03-19/Paramount_Hair_1.jpeg" style="width: 600px; height: 444px; " title="(Photo by Liz Lauren)"></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Corn Productions'&nbsp;</strong></span></span><em><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>Tammy: A Coming of Age Story</strong></span></span> About a Girl Who is Part T-Rex </em>has been extended through April 7.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-03-19/daily-rehearsal-theatrical-hubbub-about-mike-daisey-97419