Theatre News — Sunday, 22nd May 2011

Dress Circle - front of shop

Dress Circle shop

  • London’s Dress Circle shop has the exclusive release of “West End Stars in Conversation” – a (region-free) DVD featuring otherwise unaired interviews with John Barrowman, Elaine Paige, and others.  Available for preorder now.
  • Dress Circle itself may survive — many have joined campaignsto keep it open, and there are now some potential investors on the horizon.  (Report from The Stage.)
  • War Horse and Mark Rylance picked up Drama League Awards on Friday.  For complete coverage, see Playbill Online.
  • Julie Andrews will be awarded a Lincoln Medal at the Ford’s Theatre gala on June 5.  (Thanks again, Playbill.)
  • The Andrew Lloyd Webber foundation announced a 32 million pound grant-giving program to support culture and arts.  (Courtesy What’s On Stage.)