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Playwright Sidney Michaels Dies; Theater Gets $10 Million

• Sidney Michaels, playwright who had great success on Broadway during the 1960s, died April 22. He was 83. Read his obituary at The New York Times.

• Despite arts endeavors accross the country struggling, Boston Globe reported that Huntington Theatre Company has received a $10 million endowment from the Calderwood Charitatble Foundation, Just last week the Intiman Theatre in Seattle canceled its upcoming season and laid off its staff. 

• On May 2, HBO will officially launch HBO Go, a streaming VOD service. Shows like "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Sorpranos" will be offered on tablets and smartphones. Check it out at The Wrap.

• Disney is trying to entice teens, not tweens, with its new flick "Prom." The movie, however, will not feature any risqué aspects commonly associated with the big night, such as sex and alcohol. Instead, Disney wants to convince teenage viewers to buy "Prom"-inspired party dresses. The Los Angeles Times has the story.

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