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Batman's Butler Dead; 'Fat Pig' Postponed

0317 labute • Michael Gough, who played Alfred in Tim Burton's "Batman" films, has died at the age of 94, according to the BBC. He was also in Joel Schumacher's "Batman" films, and was probably the only good thing about them.

• The head of the National Association of Theater Owners tells Variety (subscription required) that plans by some studios to release upcoming films in video-on-demand formats at the same time as theatrical releases "will make a nickel and sacrifice a few dimes."

• The planned Broadway production of Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" will be delayed now that one of the investors has dropped out. Playbill has the story.

• Also at Playbill, a live film of the Tony-winning musical Memphis will hit theaters April 28.

• The hyper-local New York news website DNAinfo reports that the Upright Citizens Brigade will remove a sign that reads "Hot Chicks Room"—inspired by UCB co-founder Amy Poehler—from above the door of its new theater at Avenue A and 3rd Street. Neighbors complained that the sign was a "blight." If you've ever been near Avenue A and 3rd Street, you understand the irony of the complaint.

• Finally, at BackStage.com, we take a look at the troubles of two regional theaters, Seattle's Intiman and Atlanta's Actor's Express, and whether there are national implications to be found.

Pictured: Neil LaBute (Photo: Getty Images)

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Well its a shame but everybody have cicles and we must to close it. :(

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