Thursday, November 1, 2012

Random Happenings - October 2012

David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People is most produced play in US for 2012-13 season. Gwyneth Paltrow wants to bring Go-Gos musical to Broadway. Steven Spielberg is dyslexic. Mitt Romney likes but doesn't want to fund Big Bird. Meryl Street donates $1M to Public Theater. Playwrights Tony Speciale and Stan Richardson fight over Harvard "secret court" story. Facebook has 1B active users. James Bond film franchise celebrates 50 years. Audra McDonald and Will Swenson marry. Brooklynites Jay-Z and Barbara play the new Barclays Center. FBI charges Rebecca The Musical middleman Mark Hotton with fraud; Rebecca producers to file $100M lawsuit. Playwright Bruce Norris says NO to blackface casting of Clybourne Park in Germany. Al Pacino pulls in $125K per week for Glengarry Glen Ross. Right before Halloween, scary Sandy pounds East Coast, darkening Broadway, crippling New York City, and wiping away some communities.

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