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Meanwhile, Twin Peaks Revival Heads to Showtime

David Lynch, Mark Frost will write, produce all nine episodes; Lynch will direct

(Newser) - It is happening again: Twin Peaks is rising from the Washington mist and heading to Showtime for a limited nine-episode run in 2016, according to both the Hollywood Reporter and Deadline . The show's original creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, will reportedly write and produce all nine episodes, with... More »

Bye, Bye Birdie Scene Too Risque for Broadway

Revival will be even more PC than high school productions

(Newser) - High school drama clubs have been putting on Bye Bye Birdie for nearly 50 years—apparently they didn’t realize they've been staging a certain scene so risque it makes Broadway blush. The upcoming Broadway revival will cut a dance sequence featuring Rose cavorting on and around a table with... More »

New Bilingual West Side Story Tender, Uneven

Production can be uneven, but still enjoyable

(Newser) - The highly anticipated revival of West Side Story on Broadway opened last night to solid reviews, with critics applauding an unusually tender interpretation in which the women rule. Highlights:
  • “Even when they’re flashing switchblades and kicking people in the ribs, the teenage hoodlums who maraud through Arthur Laurents’
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Critics Agog Over South Pacific

Show's first Broadway revival draws unanimous praise

(Newser) - The first Broadway revival of South Pacific opened last night, and the critics agree: It's outstanding. "Its brilliance hasn’t faded," Richard Zoglin writes in Time, calling the new production of perhaps the best Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration “surprisingly fresh, astringent, meaty and convention-defying." Writes Ben... More »

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