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Thursday, June 23, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Special, Presidential Election Coverage Lead PBS Fall Schedule by Daniel Holloway

PBS has set its fall primetime schedule, including premieres for a special on the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton,” coverage of the 2016 presidential election and the premie…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:33PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Upright Citizens Brigade Signs Deal With Universal Cable Productions by Daniel Holloway

Universal Cable Productions has signed the Upright Citizens Brigade to a first-look production deal. The agreement is the first such for the comedy troupe founded by in 1990 by Amy Poehler, …

SOURCE: Variety at 05:40PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Martin Short, Derek Hough Cast in NBC’s “Hairspray Live” by Daniel Holloway

Comedian Martin Short and “Dancing With the Stars” veteran Derek Hough have been cast in NBC’s live version of the musical “Hairspray.” More to come …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:26PM
Monday, March 21, 2016

‘Top of the Lake’ Season 2 Confirmed With Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie by Daniel Holloway

Elisabeth Moss is returning for a second season of “Top of the Lake” for SundanceTV and BBC Two. The “Mad Men” alum will be joined in Season 2 by new cast member Gwen…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:22PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

SAG Health Plan Increases Eligibility Minimums by Daniel Holloway

Changes to the Screen Actors Guild health plan have been announced, and more are on the way. In an online notice this week, the trustees of the SAG health plan announced that they intend to…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Ken Orsatti, Longtime SAG Executive Director, Dies at 78 by Daniel Holloway

Ken Orsatti, who served as national executive director of the Screen Actors Guild for almost two decades, passed away Aug. 31 at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, Calif. He was 78 years old…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

SAG Health Plan Increases Eligibility Minimums by Daniel Holloway

Changes to the Screen Actors Guild health plan have been announced, and more are on the way. In an online notice this week, the trustees of the SAG health plan announced that they intend to …

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

SAG Election Looming by Daniel Holloway

On Sept. 23, the Screen Actors Guild will announce the results of its national board elections. In all likelihood, the earth will not move, and the heavens will probably refrain from partin…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Election Insider: SAG Leaders' E-Mail Exchange by Daniel Holloway

Back Stage obtained the following e-mail exchange between Screen Actors Guild's 1st vice president Anne-Marie Johnson and national board of directors candidate Ned Vaughn.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Unions, Producers Get Negotiation Party Started by Daniel Holloway

In 2008, SAG and AFTRA parted ways in one of the more contentious rounds of union negotiations in recent Hollywood history. This time, they're kicking things off with a party.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

SAG Election a Mandate for Merger by Daniel Holloway

In a SAG election that was widely considered a referendum on merger with the AFTRA, proponents of that idea emerged with a clear mandate.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

American Theatre Wing Announces Grant Recipients by Daniel Holloway

The American Theatre Wing announced today the recipients of its 2010 National Theatre Company Grants.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Landlord Dispute Shutters Off-Broadway 'Deep Throat' by Daniel Holloway

Producers of "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal" announced that the show has been forced to close at the NYC's 45 Bleecker Street Theatre due to an apparent dispute between the facility and its…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Equity Names New Executive Director by Daniel Holloway

Mary McColl has been named the new executive director of Actors' Equity Association.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Injuries Force Simon Jones From 'The Memorandum' by Daniel Holloway

Actor Simon Jones has withdrawn from the Actors Company Theatre's upcoming Off-Broadway production of "The Memorandum," the company announced today.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

'The Wife' to Open at Access Theater by Daniel Holloway

"The Wife," a new play by Tommy Smith, will premiere Off-Off-Broadway next month at the Gallery at Access Theater. Previews will begin Dec. 2, with opening night scheduled for Dec. 5. The pr…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

'In the Heights' to Close in January by Daniel Holloway

"In the Heights," the 2008 Tony Award winner for best musical, will close Jan. 9, producers announced today. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's creator and also its original star, will return to…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Cook to Star in 'Fat Pig' on Broadway by Daniel Holloway

Actor and comedian Dane Cook will make his Broadway debut in an upcoming production of writer Neil LaBute's play "Fat Pig."

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

'39 Steps' to Close in January by Daniel Holloway

"Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps" will end its Off-Broadway run Jan. 16, producers announced today.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

'Spider-Man' Will Resume Performances Wednesday by Daniel Holloway

OSHA, Actors' Equity, and the NYS Dept. of Labor have met with the 'Spider-Man' company today to discuss additional safety protocols, said a spokesman for the show.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Together for the Kids by Daniel Holloway

At a public hearing in New York City, production and labor representatives, agents, managers, and parents took turns bashing the Labor Department for a process they thought endangers New Yor…

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

N.Y. Labor Department to Change Child Performer Rules by Daniel Holloway

The New York State Department of Labor will make "significant changes" to a controversial set of proposed regulations governing child performers, according to a department spokesperson.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

New York's Ohio Theatre Gets New Home, Name by Daniel Holloway

The Ohio Theatre has found a new—and hopefully permanent—home. The new space will be dubbed Ohio West.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

AFTRA Puts Teamsters Talks on Hold by Jay A. Fernandez and Daniel Holloway

AFTRA has put off the continuation of talks with Teamsters Local 399. The Teamsters cover 11 AFTRA-employed business representatives who have been working without a contract since Sept. 5.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Biggest Stories for 2012... from 2011 by Daniel Holloway

From building a future for the soap opera to preparing for union merger, the biggest stories of 2011 were about paving the way for 2012 (and beyond).

SOURCE: Backstage at 01:59AM
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Reports Give Hope About Fiscal State of National Theater Scene by Daniel Holloway

Last month, TCG released its most recent annual "Theatre Facts" report, which examines the fiscal health of the professional nonprofit theater sector in the U.S. at the end of 2010.

SOURCE: Backstage at 04:45AM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Actors Give Generously to Their Alma Maters by Daniel Holloway

Mariska Hargitay is just one of many actors giving back—both with their dollars and with their time—to the places where they studied the craft.

SOURCE: Backstage at 04:57AM
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Equity Appoints New Assistant Executive Director by Daniel Holloway

Actors' Equity Association has named longtime employee Christine Provost its new Central Regional director/assistant executive director.

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:45AM
Sunday, July 24, 2011

AFTRA Re-elects Reardon President by Daniel Holloway

The New York actor voices support for merger, then is appointed to a third two-year term.

SOURCE: Backstage at 08:49AM
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Duncan Stewart Forms New NYC Casting Office by Daniel Holloway

Duncan Stewart, director of casting at the National Artists Management Co., has partnered with colleague Benton Whitley to form a new casting office, Duncan Stewart and Co., located in New…

SOURCE: Backstage at 01:23AM
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Union Files 'Spider-Man' Claim on Taymor's Behalf by Daniel Holloway

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has filed an arbitration claim against the producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on behalf of the Broadway musical's former director, …

SOURCE: Backstage at 01:47AM