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    A Sisterhood With a Glass Ceiling

    The NY Times devoted the top story in the Arts and Leisure section this past weekend to an exciting thing happening off-Broadway, the fact that women are being regularly hired to direct shows.

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    Taymor vs. Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark Lawsuit Back On

    The complicated saga of Julie Taymor’s infamous Spider-Man:Turn off the Dark continues, with the revival of her lawsuit against the producers of the musical.

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    Bette Midler Returns to Broadway After 30 Years

    Bette Midler is making a return to Broadway after a 30 year absence. She'll be starring as Sue Mengers in I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers. Mengers is still regarding as the most powerful female talent agent in Hollywood history. She was groomed many of the biggest stars of the7...

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    Women Severely Underrepresented in British Theatre

    Last month the Guardian, building on earlier research of Elizabeth Freestone, artistic director of Pentabus theatre, took a look at the status of women in British Theatre and found some disturbing statistics.

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    Cross Post: Too Old?

    DC playwrights are watching their "in" boxes this week, awaiting word about whether they've been accepted into Arena Stage's playwrights' group. Six locals will be invited to join this elite bunch.

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    Amy Herzog Receives 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award

    The New York Times awarded their 2012 Outstanding Playwright Award to Amy Herzog for her play After the Revolution.

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    Emotional Creature Celebrates Girls Lives

    There have been so few shows and events that truly reveal what it is like to be a girl that when you see truth - the good and the bad - you immediately know that you are seeing something special. For me, the TV show that epitomized girlhood will always be My So Called Life, the Winnie Holzman creat...

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    Cross Post: How To Build Gender Parity Initiatives and Influence Theatre

    The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative is a grassroots advocacy group of women and men whose mission is to promote female theater artists in LA and beyond. We’ve been around for two and a half years now, and we want to encourage others to start initiatives in their own theater communiti...

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    Guest Post: We Came! We Saw! We Threw Bananas! WE WERE THEATRE!

    Since 2001 Guerrilla Girls On Tour! have staged an annual protest around the time of the Tony Awards to highlight sexism in theatre.  We chose the Tony Awards because we wanted people to think about the fact that women aren’t nominated for Tony’s because they aren’t hired on B...

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    Two Women Written Shows Bound for Broadway This Fall

    Katie Holmes' first professional engagement in her post Tom Cruise life will be on the Broadway stage in Theresa Rebeck's latest play Dead Accounts. The play premiered in January in Cincinnati and will play at the Music Box Theatre in NYC this fall. Rebeck's play Seminar starring Alan ...

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