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    Why is Clybourne Park on Broadway and not Water by the Spoonful?

    This article in the LA Times: Quiara Alegría Hudes, post-Pulitzer, eyes the next chapter got me going about prizes and the treatment of women. 

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    The Third Annual Lilly Awards

    In advance of the Tony Awards next Sunday where no women writers were nominated, The Third Annual Lilly Awards (named after playwright Lillian Hellman) were handed out in NYC. The awards are conferred by the Committee for Recognizing Women in Theater which is made up of 25 professionals working in ...

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    Trailer Watch: Les Miserables

    Not woman centric but the trailer features Anne Hathaway singing I Dreamed a Dream.  This looks really great.  Opens December 7.

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    Julie Taymor Speaks Out

    Julie Taymor has not been able to speak out since she was removed as director of Spiderman over a year ago.  The legal documents have been speaking for her.  But it looks like she is finally trying to reclaim her voice and gave an interview to Newsweek about all the trauma that has gone on...

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    Hollywood Feminist Couple of the Day: Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

    The singing and acting couple (did you know they met while performing in the original company of Rent?) have started A Broader Way Foundation which created a camp for girls focusing on the creative arts and leadership development. Last year they took 31 girls from underserved neighborhoods in the N...

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    Tony Nominations: Good for Female Directors, Horrible for Female Writers

    Last June after a season where not a single female playwright was produced on Broadway it was announced that there would be at least five women with plays in the just ended 2011-2012 season.  Four of the expected plays opened: The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond, Relat...

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    The Guthrie Theatre Announces Its 50th Anniversary Season With No Female Playwrights on the Program

    The Guthrie Theatre is one of the most prestigious regional theatres in America.  Next year it will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary season.  Joe Dowling, the 7th Artistic director of the theatre (which by the way has never had a female artistic director) recently announced the pro...

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    Cate Blanchett is Busy Working Just Not on the Big Screen

    If you've been wondering where Cate Blanchett has been over the last couple of years you are not alone. She's been working -- hard -- running the very prestigious Sydney Theatre Company with her husband writer Andrew Upton.

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    Julie Taymor Responds to Lawsuit Fighting for Her Reputation and Future Jobs

    There is nothing like reading legal papers on a Monday morning to get your blood boiling.  Late last week Julie Taymor's lawyers responded to the part of the Spiderman lawsuit that has not been settled and in those papers there is a lot of information about how her collaborators conspired a...

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