Daily Rehearsal: New York cast of 'Chinglish' has one surprise
1. For a deeper look into the Fringe festival than what we've given you so far, go to the Reader, which highlights some of our picks, as well as some new options, like Rie Shontel's Mama Juggs and MelnColly Theatre Company's Nearly Naked. Am I sensing a theme here?
3. Profiles Theatre is pushing back A Behanding in Spokane again, due to Darrell W. Cox's emergency surgery for a detached retina. The play will now run from October 16 to December 4. Because this interferes with Assisted Living by Deirdre O'Connor, they'll be moving to the Second Stage. Best of luck Darrell.
5. Hershey Felder (yes, real name) is coming to Chicago again with Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein, his first-person account of Leonard Bernstein's life, complete with music. Director Joel Zwick takes it on at the Royal George. The show begins previews November 1 and plays through December. When it played in Los Angeles, Variety said, "Deftly and amusingly, Felder explores the roots of Bernstein's themes in the great composers of the past, as well as the Jewish folk tunes, which forged a bond between a willful son and stubborn Old World father."
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