Daily Rehearsal: Rhythm World festival from CHRP takes off
1. Porchlight's love Sondheim continues, as they launch Putting It Together, a revue of his work to start off their 17th season going up at the beginning of September. The revue modernizes Sondheim's work a bit, as the actors sing songs in what's supposed to be a West Loop apartment. It's directed by Brenda Didier, with music direction by Austin Cook. This season, they'll also be doing tick, tick...BOOM and A Catered Affair.
2. Krapp's Last Tape is at Signal Ensemble Theatre. If you cried during Pixar's Up (who didn't?), this one probably won't be much better, in that it's also about an old man. The play was also at the Goodman last winter.
4. SUPER delayed, but I lost this piece until I found it; the New York Times discusses the cost of bringing a show to Broadway. They use the example of Betrayal, a production that went up in London, whose producer says that though the show is doing well there, “on Broadway these days, even with a movie star, it’s very hard to survive.” She also says her current play Jeruselum will not make back all its costs.
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