. . . Christopher Wheeldon, the famous choreographer and dance company director? The only major artist to create a world-premiere work for the opening of the Winspear Opera House in October? He just stunned the dance world by quitting the dance troupe that bears his name, Morphosis/Christopher Wheeldon, the troupe that came here. He and the executive director have fought over how many work weeks Wheeldon is committed to Morphosis vs. how committed Morphosis is to its dancers.
. . . and Douglas Carter Beane? The Tony-nominated playwright who wrote the very funny but somewhat empty book for the Dallas Theater Center’s world-premiere musical, Give It Up? (See our Think TV interview with him here.) His new comedy, Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, about married-couple gossip columnists (played by Jennifer Ehle and John Lithgow), just opened at Second Stages in New York. And it generally got pasted (by the NYTimes, by Backstage, by Variety).