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Monday, May 25, 2015

Doggone Trailer for Marx Brothers Place Flick Now Online by Leonard Jacobs

Remember when we told you that Marx Brothers Place is going to the dogs? We weren't kidding.But just to reiterate:The supporters of the effort to create Marx Brothers Place -- a stretch of …

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The Great Broadway Swindle, Nederlander China and the Williamsburg Yeti by Leonard Jacobs

Two announcements this past week could well shake up the known geopolitical universe.Or at least shake up the Broadway commercial theater industry.Or at least give it some pause.Or perhaps...

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Cara Reichel by Leonard Jacobs

The musical Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, by Susan DiLillo and Stephen Weiner, is described in press materials as an "Italian-American fairy tale set in 1956 Hoboken." It's a sincere, even…

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‘Better Left Unsaid’ Meets $20K Kickstarter Goal; Fall Production Moving Forward by Leonard Jacobs

Congratulations to producer Kathryn Velvel Jones (at left) and congratulations to writer Joey Brenneman -- her play, Better Left Unsaid, will be produced at a theater in New York City this N…

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The New York City Insider Guide for Tourists, by Mahmoud ‘Denny’ Ahmadinejad by Leonard Jacobs

By Stefanie SchappertSpecial to The Clyde Fitch [email protected] York City is known as the greatest city on earth. Millions of tourists descend on the city all ye...

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Arts Advocacy Update 149: Lost in Austin by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Sept. 29, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.)The expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story h…

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$100,000,000 to the PAC at the WTC by Leonard Jacobs

There is nothing but abundant good news in this statement released yesterday by the Mayor's office and excerpted below. Yes, you read the headline correctly: Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Paterson a…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Andrew Grosso and Michael Musto by Leonard Jacobs

The idea that any high school group of any kind or nature could win anything 17 times strikes me as creepy, stalky and possibly diabetic. Then again, not if you have an angle -- which Andrew…

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Considering Arts Advocacy Around the World by Leonard Jacobs

A hat tip the size of a homburg -- heck, make it a stovepipe -- goes out to Judith H. Dobrzynski of the Real Clear Arts blog for writing about a study from the International Federation of Ar…

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Entertation Index, Oct. 4-8: Inside the Lindsay Institute by Leonard Jacobs

The Clyde Fitch Report is pleased to introduce and welcome The Brown Tweed Society, created by Matt Shorr and C.M. Tomlin, to its family of contributors.Each week, the CFR will publish a co.…

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Here Are Five Ways You Can Honor National Arts and Humanities Month by Leonard Jacobs

It might be the 12th day of the 10th month of 2010 -- meaning I'm 12 days past due to post this -- but 19 days remain in National Arts and Humanities month, which means 19 days remain to act…

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Arts Advocacy Update 150: Brewtown Bragging Rights by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Oct. 5, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.)The expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story hig…

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Defining Censorship Down (and Up and Down and Up) by Leonard Jacobs

As reported previously at the CFR, the National Coalition Against Censorship, together with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School and the School of Visual Arts, held tw…

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The Comedy and Tragedy of Actors’ Equity by Leonard Jacobs

Update: Since I published this post earlier today, the actor in question has told me that Actor's Equity is threatening to levy a fine for not reporting box office receipts from the New York…

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Will Obama Create an “Artists Corps”? by Leonard Jacobs

Either the ArtsJournal bloggers have been on fire lately or I haven't paid them enough attention. Both are possible, but I'm thinking it's the former. Richard Kessler's arts education blog D…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: William M. Hoffman by Leonard Jacobs

The playwright William M. Hoffman's As Is remains an iconic example of 1980s drama, written in the withering heat of the AIDS crisis (well, the first wave, anyway). After an Off-Broadway run…

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Arts Advocacy Update 151: My Old Kentucky Arts Home by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Oct. 19, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.)The expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story hi…

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‘A Broadway Celebration’ (in the East Room of the White House) by Leonard Jacobs

Who'd pass it up? Only the most radical of the radical-right, I guess, as only they would presumably consider the arts as threatening to their worldview.For the rest of us, meanwhile, it's i…

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Hey, Philadelphia! Leave Those Critics Alone! by Leonard Jacobs

OMG, as the cast of Glee might say. Although I'm using the acronym somewhat acrimoniously. Will theater artists stop attacking a certain theater critic -- my friend Wendy Rosenfield -- in Ph…

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The Women Who Inspired Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly by Leonard Jacobs

Look at those eyes. In their time, in their prime, they must have held all the power of incantatory spells. They were the eyes of a killer.They belonged to Beulah Annan, who was the inspirat…

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Off-Broadway’s Wicked Women Are Maybe Not So Wicked by Leonard Jacobs

I pulled out what's left of my hair mulling a recent event I attended, called "The Wicked Women of Off-Broadway." It took place Sun., Oct. 3 at the Snapple Theater Center, the latest in a se…

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Entertation Index, Oct. 18-22: Cutting Cory Montieth by Leonard Jacobs

Each week, the CFR publishes a condensed, best-of-the-best version of The Brown Tweed Society's acclaimed Entertation Index.It compiles the best dish, gossip and celebrity news filtered via …

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For AOL’s City’s Best: Features on ‘Gatz,’ ‘Git Along Lil Doggie’ by Leonard Jacobs

Two new stories for AOL's recently launched City's Best.First one on Gatz, running at the Public Theater:Leave it to F. Scott Fitzgerald, who died in 1940, to knock the "Jersey Shore" crew .…

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Shipoopi: Some Thoughts on Two Meredith Willson Memoirs by Leonard Jacobs

Who wouldn't have liked Meredith Willson (1902-84)? Two of his autobiographical volumes, And There I Stood With My Piccolo (1948) and "But He Doesn't Know the Territory" (1959), long out of …

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Arts Advocacy Update 152: Saving the Colonial (Theatre) Spirit by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Oct. 26, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.) Expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story highl…

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Commenting On Commentary Commenting On Commentary (On Reporting and Reviews) by Leonard Jacobs

To say that we live in the age of the derivative is to be redundant: I don't think anyone really knows what constitutes original reporting anymore. True, if you're the first to report someth…

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Toot, Toot, Tootie: NYS Arts Goes Splitsville, and What It Means by Leonard Jacobs

The letter below this commentary announces the legal dissolution of the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations, better known as NYS Arts. The announcement was the furthest thing from …

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As GOP Measures Drapes, Arts Action Fund IDs “Dirty Dozen” Senators by Leonard Jacobs

Happy Election Day. Sit down. Read this.We know that on the list of reasons why people vote for certain candidates, positions on the arts do not rank very high.If, however, you're one of the…

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More for AOL: “Manson: The Musical” and “La Bete” by Leonard Jacobs

Two more stories for AOL's recently launched City's Best. The first one is on the Off-Off-Broadway revival of Manson: The Musical: If anything can be a musical ("The Origin of Species" anyon…

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For AOL: Features on “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Photograph 51″ by Leonard Jacobs

Two new stories for AOL's recently launched City's Best. The first one is on the Broadway revival of Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, starring Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones:Daisy We…

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Bucks County Playhouse Could Reach Auction Block by Leonard Jacobs

Anyone have more information on the Bucks County Playhouse possibly heading for the auction block?The story, which you can read in full by clicking on the link above, comes from the Bucks Lo…

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