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MacArthur Foundation Names 2008 Fellows; Tony Winner Tipton Among Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2008

he John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2008. This past week, the recipients learned in a single phone call from the Foundation that they will each receive $500,000 in 'no strings attached' support over the next five years. The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors and include a neurobiologist, a saxophonist, a critical care physician, an urban farmer, an optical physicist, a sculptor, a geriatrician, a historian of medicine, and an inventor of musical instruments. All were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future.

Webber Declines Another UK Reality Show; Says He Will Cast 'Wizard of Oz' In 2010 After Phantom 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2008

The Guardian is reporting that Andrew Lloyd Weber has turned down an offer to cast another West End production via reality television. Lloyd Weber lent his w, wisdom and voice to the BBC1 talent search competition 'I'd Do Anything', where contestants from all over the UK competed for a chance to star in a West End production of Oliver!