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2009-09-24 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing in its long-standing heritage of supporting innovation in the arts, the Levi's(R) brand has signed on as the lead sponsor of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's world premiere of American Idiot, the stage version of the Grammy Award-winning album from Green Day. The denim company is supporting the Tony Award-winning theatre and has served as a resource for costume designer Andrea Lauer in researching and realizing the unique look of this show....

2008-09-12 06:00:27

By Pat Craig THEATER IS STUCK with the bad rap of being the dusty repository of previous centuries' art. On one hand, you can understand it -- while audiences are eager to see something new on TV or at the movies, they tend to lust for the tried, true and familiar when they plunk down significant cash for theater tickets. The bright lights of Broadway typically announce as many revivals as new shows, and community and regional theaters around the country know the best way to boost the...

2008-08-02 15:00:16

By Channing Gray The Catholic League, the nation's largest organization devoted to defending the church against defamation and discrimination, said yesterday that it is relieved to learn that public money is not being used to fund a controversial play about Catholics at Brown University. But a league spokeswoman, Susan Fani, said her organization still finds the show by Rachel Caris objectionable. "Obviously we are happy if there is no public funding being used for this anti-Catholic...

2008-07-04 15:00:29

By Gina Delfavero, The Blairsville Dispatch, Pa. Jul. 4--INDIANA -- Transitioning from the high school stage to becoming a professional theater actor can be complicated. But, in addition to that, Indiana native Matt Amendt recently added playwright to his resume. That first foray into writing resulted in good reviews for Amendt, 26, a 2000 graduate of Indiana Area High School. "The Comedian's Tragedy" was performed at the Theatre Garage in Minneapolis, Minn., where Amendt now makes his...


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