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Offerman's Dunces Broadway Bound?

Yesterday, The Daily News received lots of attention for the paper’s Trump/Palin slamming “I’m With Stupid” wood. However, the paper also ran a story of greater interest to New Orleanians. The News reported that A Confederacy of Dunces may be heading to Broadway soon.


Brush your teeth! The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced that the water on the Eastbank is once again safe to drink. The green light 30+ hour “boil water advisory” for residents.

State of Play: 9.18-9.24

Compiled by Michael Martin

After a slew of openings last week, the fall theatre season has attained cruising altitude. A new installation of 3x3 is added to the mix as is The Misanthrope at UNO. Plus, nine other productions are continuing their runs. Check out the full listings below.

State of Play: 9.10-9.16

Compiled by Michael Martin

Bam! Labor Day is over. The fall season approaches full force. Six new productions are opening this week. Plus, "Marie Antoinette" and "Be A New Orleanian" continue their popular runs.

State of Play: 8.27-9.09

Compiled by Michael Martin

The fall theatre season is upon us. Early offerings are beginning this week with a Katrina retrospective, new work from Jim Fitzmorris, and the NOLA Project's "Marie Antoinette." On the North Shore, lesbians and hitches are in, and Mary Poppins is ready to take flight. Click on through for all of this week's offerings.

State of Play: Theatre Listings 7.16-7.23

Compiled by Michael Martin

A lively pair of musicals and the blackest of black comedies open soon. Plus Halley's Comet continues her ride and Earnest stays important. For a full listing of this week's theatrical offerings, click on through.

State of Play: Theatre Listings 7.09-7.15

Compiled by Michael Martin

The week is filled with fresh works on the stage. The Princess and the Pea and Pinochio offer family friendly fare. Incarnate, and The Importance of Being Earnest kick off the Tulane Shakespeare Fest. For actual Shakespeare, The Tempest is playing downtown. Click through for complete listings.

State of Play: Theatre Listings 7.01-7.15

Compiled by Michael Martin

Save for the fifth anniversary of Debauchery, Pat Bourgeois’ much-loved monthly soap opera parody, July is filled with all-new productions. The Princess and the Pea and Pinochio will entertain audiences of all ages. Shakespeare is well represented Uptown and a "sidewalk sale" at the Old marquer celebrates smaller works. Click through for complete listings.

State of Play: Theatre Listings 4.02– 4.13

Compiled by Michael Martin

The Tennessee Williams Festival is over, but local theatres are continuing to stage works by the City's favorite playwright. Plus, a couple of shows salute Eartha Kitt and Patsy Cline. For all the happenings on stage this week, click on through.


Goat in the Road's Numb Opens

Friday night saw the opening of Goat in the Road Production’s (GRP) long-awaited Numb, an original, theatrical exploration of the history of anaesthesiology. The piece is a collaboration of the artistic minds of GRP, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and the Cachet Arts and Culture Program.  The production takes place at the aptly-named Ether Dome along St. Claude Ave.

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