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The Woolliest Mammoth: The recent remount of the Pulitzer-winning Clybourne Park, which closed Sunday, is officially—and by a wide margin—the most lucrative production in Woolly Mammoth’s 32-year history, the theater company announced yesterday. The boffo production played to 105 percent audience capacity and nearly tripled Woolly’s previous single-day sales record, formerly held by a July 2009 performance of Barack Stars: The Wrath of Rahm. As Maura Judkis at the Post points out, the financial success of this summer’s staging of Clybourne Park might very well spark “remount fever.” Arena Stage’s impending remount of Oklahoma! is shaping up to be that theater’s biggest money-spinner ever.
Can He Be Killed By Eddie Vedder?: Nah, Eddie never killed anyone. The video for “Silver Bullets,” the first single of Edie Sedgwick‘s new LP Love Gets Lovelier Every Day is making the rounds on the YouTubes, and it’s kind of epic.
Oh, Jimmy: Mad Men isn’t returning for Season Five until early 2012. In the mean time, the new television season is lousy with late-50s-early-60s knockoffs. ABC has Pan Am, NBC has The Playboy Club—don’t worry, they’ll probably be gone before you can say “midseason replacement.” But first up is BBC America’s The Hour, a news-and-espionage piece set in a 1950s BBC newsroom starring The Wire‘s Dominic West. WaPo TV critic Hank Stuever got a peek and calls the first episodes “lethargic and confusing.” Goddamnit, McNulty.
Yesterday on Arts Desk: The long lost album by Emperor X. Gold Leaf Studios announces closing, and Fischer stumbles into some real estate news. And Dischord actually gets paid when HBO uses a Minor Threat song on Entourage.