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Blind Actors Blast Breslin Pick for Keller

Advocates complain that blind, deaf had no chance to audition

(Newser) - Advocates for blind and deaf actors complain that they were never given a chance to audition for the role of Helen Keller in an upcoming revival of The Miracle Worker. The part has instead been given to Abigail Breslin, best known for playing Olive in Little Miss Sunshine. The Broadway... More »

Broadway Producer to Head NEA

Rocco Landesman likely to shake up sleepy arts endowment

(Newser) - The White House has nominated Rocco Landesman, a Broadway producer behind hits such as Angels in America and The Producers, as the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, reports the New York Times. His appointment came as a surprise to many in the art world and may... More »

Heathers Musical Bound for Broadway

(Newser) - The high-school comedy/murder cult film Heathers is set to be reborn—as a Broadway musical, the Hollywood Reporter notes. Readings have already happened with the likes of Kristen Bell, and much of the original production team is on board. “‘I love my dead gay son,’” the... More »

Katie May Be Heading to Broadway

Holmes in talks to make her stage debut later this year

(Newser) - Katie Holmes may make a run for the door later this year—the stage door, that is. The actress known to some as Mrs. Tom Cruise is in serious talks to star in a revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons when it opens on Broadway later this year,... More »

Talks to End Strike Flop on Broadway

Shows canceled through Thanksgiving; both sides glum

(Newser) - The lights of the Great White Way remain dark after talks to end the nine-day strike by Broadway stagehands broke off last night when producers abruptly walked out of negotiations. The 27 shows affected by the strike are now canceled through Nov. 25, costing Broadway the lucrative Thanksgiving weekend, the... More »

Broadway Stagehands, Producers Plan Talks

Stagehands, producers agree to meet this weekend

(Newser) - The stagehands striking on Broadway will resume talks with theater producers this weekend, the New York Times reports. The two sides were tight-lipped about whether the meeting would end the five-day strike, which has closed 27 shows on the Great White Way. But Michael Bloomberg called the negotiations “a... More »

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