Wikinews Shorts: August 3, 2008

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A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, August 3, 2008.

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Broadway adaptation of "Little House on the Prairie" may be made

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday that an adaption of the Laura Ingalls Wilder book series Little House on the Prairie may be headed to Broadway.

Broadway producer Ben Sprecher is impressed with the sales figures released by the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, which has put on an original production based on Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series.

"It certainly informs us that the brand has value," Sprecher the Star Tribune. "'Little House on the Prairie' is a brand that people want, and it's our responsibility to make sure it lives up to its name."

A Broadway would have to wait until next season, the Star Tribune reports, citing several trade journals.

The Guthrie show, which starts August 15, will have a 93-performance run, unprecedented in the theater's history.