"My wife takes pills and I drink. That's the bargain we've struck." -- One of the early lines we hear from Tracy Letts' August: Osage County.

It's on a short run here in the City, but well worth the time (3h20m) to see the production.

Oh Mirvish...

why do you do this to me?

>>You can now get the best seats in the house for only $25 (regularly priced at up to $89) if you attend any of the first week of performances - Thurs, Nov 5 @ 7:00PM; Fri, Nov 6 @ 7:00PM; Sat, Nov 7 @ 1:00PM & 7:00 PM; or Sun, Nov 8 @ 1:00 PM. To take advantage of this special offer, just call TicketKing at either 416.872.1212 or 1.800.461.3333 or go online right here ticketking.com and quote the secret codeword ESTELLE <<

This just seals the deal on my future purchases will be so late into the run that it'll be ridiculous. No reason that I can see for me to pony up on funds now to see Fiddler since there might be some ridiculous sale just before it opens.

Same goes for Patti LuPone/Mandy Patinkin concerts in February. And Stuff Happens. And all that other stuff. No reasons for me to plunk out more money ahead of time. :/
August: Osage County to End Broadway Run June 28

By Ernio Hernandez
June 17, 2009

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning August: Osage County will end its Broadway run June 28 at the Music Box Theatre, producers announced late June 17.

When it closes, Tracy Letts' acclaimed drama — which opened on Broadway Oct. 30, 2007 — will have played 18 previews and 648 regular performances.

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Mirvish Books Little House, Joseph, Young Frankenstein, Priscilla, August and More for Toronto

By Kenneth Jones
February 17, 2009

Producer David Mirvish will present nine productions on four Toronto stages for the 2009-10 season, with seven on the Mirvish Theatre Subscription.

The slate includes locally produced shows (Cloud 9, Stuff Happens) and touring productions (such as August: Osage County, Fiddler on the Roof), plus the North American premieres of the Australian musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Perry Henzell's reggae-infused The Harder They Come, the West End musical with songs by Jimmy Cliff.

Also planned are the Canadian premieres of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County and the new musical Little House on the Prairie starring Melissa Gilbert. A resident Toronto production of David Hare's Stuff Happens, the play about the Bush administration's rush to war, will also be staged (by the Canadian troupe Studio 180).

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Fiddler on the Roof coming to Toronto in 2009
January 20, 2009
Richard Ouzounian

While the current economy may not make it seem like the most appropriate sentiment to express right now, David Mirvish is hoping we'll all be willing to sing "If I Were a Rich Man" by December.

That's when what is being billed as the "farewell tour" of Fiddler on the Roof will come to the Canon Theatre as part of the 2009 Mirvish subscription season, the Star has learned. Starring Topol, the Israeli actor who shot to international prominence in the role of Tevye the dairyman in Norman Jewison's 1971 screen adaptation of the iconic Broadway musical, the show is expected to play here from Dec. 8, 2009 through Jan. 10, 2010, providing a feel-good family show for everyone, whether you choose the menorah or the manger.

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National Theatre Sets London Dates for August: Osage County

By Kenneth Jones
August 15, 2008

The cool British reserve is about to get a shot of incendiary Midwestern truth-tellin'.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning American play August: Osage County by Tracy Letts will play an eight-week engagement at London's National Theatre, at the Lyttelton Theatre, Nov. 21, 2008-Jan. 21, 2009.

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National Tour of August: Osage County Launches in Summer 2009

By Kenneth Jones
June 11, 2008

The dysfunctional family of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County will tour the nation beginning in San Francisco in summer 2009.

The producers of the Broadway run of the lauded Steppenwolf Theatre production announced June 11 that the tour will launch at the Curran Theatre Aug. 11-Sept. 6, 2009.

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August, Catered, Macbeth, Pacific and LuPone Win Drama League Awards

By Andrew Gans
May 16, 2008

Winners of the 74th Annual Drama League Awards were announced May 16 at a luncheon in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel hosted by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, who is back on Broadway this season in A Catered Affair.

Founded in 1916, the Drama League is an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to "encouraging the finest in professional theatre and has since then developed into the theatre's premiere service organization." The Drama League presents awards in four categories: Distinguished Production of a Musical, Play, Revival of a Musical and Revival of a Play.

Winners included A Catered Affair (Distinguished Production of a Musical), August: Osage County (Distinguished Production of a Play), South Pacific (Distinguished Production of a Revival of a Musical) and Macbeth (Distinguished Production of a Revival of a Play).

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