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United Solo Accepting Apps, Connick Jr. Broadway-bound

Harry United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is accepting openly solicited submissions. The festival will select local and international productions to present from Oct. 20 to Nov. 20 at New York City's Theatre ROW. These shows will include dance, multimedia, improv, magic, storytelling, and more. For its first festival last fall, United Solo presented 47 productions from three continents, including shows directed by Austin Pendelton, Bill Bowers, and Jelena Stupljanin. The festival's goals are to celebrate individuality and quality solo performances as well as to support The Actors Fund, which helps performing arts professionals in need.  May 16th is the deadline for submissions. See www.unitedsolo.org for more details.

In other theater news, a reinvention of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" will come to Broadway also this fall, starring Tony Award-nominee Harry Connick Jr. Among other changes, the New York Times reports this revival will replace the original lead female character with a male character. The story will now focus on David Gamble, a gay man whose psychiatrist (Connick Jr.) falls in love with him after they discover Gamble was a female 1940s jazz singer in a past life. Tony-winner Michael Mayer will direct the reinvention and Peter Parnell will write a new book.

Pictured: Harry Connick, Jr. (Photo: Getty Images)

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