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Public Theater Slate Includes Plays by Churchill and Shepard, Work by Hoffman and Strathairn

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Churchill, Guirgis, Shepard in Public Season: The Public Theater announces its 2007–2008 season. Slate includes U.S. premieres of Caryl Churchill’s Drunk Enough to Say I Love You and Sam Shepard’s Kicking a Dead Horse (starring Stephen Rea); world premieres of David Henry Hwang’s Yellowface and Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Little Flower of East Orange, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. David Strathairn and Brian Dennehy will star in Richard Nelson’s Conversations in Tusculum. [Playbill]

Pal Joey Postponed: Revival of Pal Joey planned for the spring postponed indefinitely by producer Marc Platt, who tells the Times, “It’s my bad.” Revival was to star Jersey BoysChristian Hoff and be directed by Joe Mantello. [NYT]

Kristen Johnson at Atlantic: Kristen Johnson, the pride of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, named for world premiere of Lucy Thurber’s Scarcity at Atlantic Theater Company in September. Jesse Eisenberg and Miriam Shor are also cast. Set in rural western Massachusetts, play explores class in America. [Playbill]

Barrymore Back to the Eighties: Drew Barrymore and Strokes guitarist Fabrizio Moretti will produce Clash of the Music Videos for VH1. Reality competition show will give contestants a small amount of money to remake music videos from the eighties; the videos’ original stars will then judge their efforts. We sign up to remake David Lee Roth’s “California Girls.” [Variety]

Oh, Wait, New Order Is Actually Broken Up: So says Peter Hook on his MySpace blog. Also, he says to fellow band members, “See you in court.” [Pitchfork]

Lil Jon Goes Crunk Rock: Lil Jon’s new album, Crunk Rock, will include rap-rock hybrid collabos with P.O.D., Kid Rock, Lil Wayne, and The Game. How will this be different from every other “revolutionary” rap-rock record ever released? Who knows, but Lil Jon claims his, due at the end of the year, will “make a motherfucker that don’t listen to rock go listen to some Guns N’ Roses.”

Carl Franklin Starts Snitching: Director Carl Franklin will direct Snitch for New Line, about a father implicated in drug charges who goes undercover to clear his name. Justin Haythe writes the screenplay, based on a Frontline report. We’re sure the sensitive choice of title will go far in easing the plague of witness recants in America’s inner cities. [HR]

Public Theater Slate Includes Plays by Churchill and Shepard, Work by Hoffman and Strathairn