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Playhouse on the Square To Build New Theater (The Memphis Daily News)
60 S. Cooper St.Memphis, TN 38104Permit Cost: $8.3 millionProject Cost: $12 millionProject Date: Aug. 12, 2008Completion: Fall 2009Owner: Playhouse on....
Coming Home (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Five members of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre's season-opening musical "Rent" are New Orleanians who have relocated to New York and are coming home to appear in the first U.S. community theater production of the fabled Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical, which has been running for 12 years on Broadway.
Tom Hanks signs on to help Great Lakes Theater Festival's Hanna Theatre renovation campaign (The Plain Dealer)
It was a break Hanks, who couldn't even get a role onstage at his college theater in Sacramento, has never forgotten.
UNC opera program hunts for a home venue (Greeley Tribune)
Opera in a roller-skating rink?
Home-finance forum, other local events upcoming (The Arizona Republic)
A Surprise home-finance forum, local youth baseball registration and new library hours in Morristown are coming. Find out in the local briefs.
Buzz Briefs: Annie Lennox, Isaac Hayes (CBS News)
Annie Lennox recovering at her London home after spinal surgery. Isaac Hayes memorial service in Memphis. Rosanne Cash wants her late father Johnny Cash left out of the presidential campaign. Tom Hanks raises funds for Ohio theater.
House Proud in Historic Enclave (New York Times)
Celebrating the black writer Dorothy West?s home on Martha?s Vineyard.
A triumphant Star Cinema's Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo went home with most of the trophies in the recently concluded 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival held last night, December 29, at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex.
Tom Hanks hasn't forgotten Ohio theater troupe (Palladium-Item)
CLEVELAND (AP) ? Tom Hanks still feels a responsibility to the Ohio theater troupe that gave him an early break and will help with a major fundraising campaign.
Victory Gardens' McVay Will Leave Managing Director Job in Fall (Playbill via Yahoo! News)
Marcelle McVay, longtime managing director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, will leave the Tony Award-honored troupe in the fall.