No sooner had we uploaded the last rumour about Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, than we received news this morning about the British premiere of McNally's The Lisbon Traviata (See Today's News) - which brought with it a few other titbits of gossip! Stephen Henry, who'll direct The Lisbon Traviata at the King's Head in November, has slated 2004 to direct the UK production of A Man of No Importance (See The Goss, 3 Apr 2003). The musical - which has a book by McNally, with music and lyrics by his Ragtime collaborators Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens - first opened at New York's Lincoln Center Theatre in October 2002. What's more, in spring 2004, Henry is scheduled to at last resurrect the on-again, off-again European premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's hit New York comedy Fuddy Meers. It was originally due to be seen at the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe, a season which was scrapped in favour of a direct West End staging. However, first finances and then scheduling conflicts for its star Jane Krakowski derailed the production (See News, 2 Aug 2002).