For its season-opener — a condensed version of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, pts 1 & 2 — the Dallas Theater Center has cast actors from all three of the DTC’s historic acting companies. The play’s about history, too, you see. And generations. Inheritances. Get it?
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The musical, ‘It’s a Bird . . . It’s a Plane . . . It’s Superman’ originally flopped on Broadway in 1966, but attracted by the musical score and its comic-book source, the Dallas Theater Center has poured money and talent into trying to make it fly. In his review, Jerome Weeks considers how it may take some mad scientist-genius to fuse the comic book and the Broadway musical.
Only days after the Dallas Theater Center opened It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman — one of its most ambitious and expensive projects — the company announced that it will start searching for a new managing director. Its current one, Mark Hadley, plans to leave the DTC after the 2010-2011 season starts in September.
THAT’S A WRAP: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2009-10 classical series this weekend with a performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony. And it sounds as if you’d better get thee to the Meyerson.
LET’S GET SUPER: Are you getting all geeked up for the Dallas Theater Center’s It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman!, which opens June 18? The show had its first rehearsal on Friday, which, as Jerome reported, turned into a Superman history lesson.
Why have theater-symphony-arts announcements become media events? Because they need to get attention. And for the Dallas Theater Center, it’s upcoming revival of the musical, ‘It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman!” is important. Which is why people were gathered at the Wyly Theatre Friday …
Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty discusses his plans for the season and why he will expand the number of shows in this Q&A:
Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty announced the Dallas Theater Center’s 2010-11 season this morning at a gathering on the 10th floor patio atop the Wyly Theatre. We’ll get to that in a second, but first, a couple of newsy bits:
When he was at the Water Tower Theatre, monologist Mike Daisey moderated a panel on “How Theater Failed America” — and with the recent announcement of the Brierleys’ $1 million gift to the Dallas Theater Center, the debate goes on: Is there some other financial path theaters can follow?
BACK TO BACH: When you hear about a new Denton band, you probably expect it to be a cutting-edge, experimental group that plays music that’s considered “post-” something. But that’s the antithesis of one of the city’s newest outfits: the Denton Bach Players. As the name suggests, the group, which is part of the Denton [...]