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Monday, May 25, 2015

Arts Advocacy Update 157: Sundance Sunset? by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Dec. 8, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.) Expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story highli…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

How Many NY Arts Advocacy Groups Do We Need? Why Not Many? by Leonard Jacobs

The list of widely recognized arts advocacy organizations in New York includes, but may not be limited to, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York City Arts Coalition, Volunteer Lawyers f…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

The Truth About the Truth About the Provincetown Playhouse by Leonard Jacobs

The last mention of the Provincetown Playhouse on this site was June 9, 2010. Not that the saga surrounding the storied, iconic Greenwich Village theater, owned by New York University's Sch…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Top 10 ‘Spider-Man’ Quotes, a Rant, and More by Leonard Jacobs

With Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark postponing tonight's performance, and with my new think piece for the Huffington Post waiting for approval, I've pretty much had enough of wall-to-wall Spi…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

For the Huffington Post: Will the Spider-Man Story Turn Off the Snark? by Leonard Jacobs

Getting out in front of the Spider-Man story? Not likely. One shouldn't even bother to try. This thing has become the monster tsunami of Broadway, unfortunately, and it's sweeping everything…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Alliance for the Arts Launches Apps for NYC Culture by Leonard Jacobs

And now for some non-Spider-Man news: Alliance for the Arts has launched a new iPhone and iTouch app that allows users to discover the whole breadth of cultural events taking place in their …

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Bitching Over FringeNYC? Log on to FringeTALK, Sun., Jan. 9 by Leonard Jacobs

It all started four months ago. As some (or many or a few) of you know, I directed a production in the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival and it was a mixed experience by half. That…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

ART/NY, LIT, ITF Team on Tax-Break Plan for Pro-Arts Landlords by Leonard Jacobs

Six months after all 12 Manhattan community boards approved a resolution calling on New York City and New York State to legislate a property-tax abatement for landlords who rent to nonprofit…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Ensnaring Theatre Critics in the 'Spider-Man' Web by Leonard Jacobs

As a former first-string critic and current Drama Desk member, the protocol breach represents an important opportunity to review how utterly outmoded the protocol really is.

SOURCE: Huffington Post at 05:58PM

For Huffington Post: Ensnaring Critics in the ‘Spider-Man’ Web by Leonard Jacobs

Below you will find my latest essay for the Huffington Post.It was written (last weekend, I should note) in reaction to the debate over theater critics "pre-reviewing" Spider-Man: Turn Off t…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

David Snead vs. Legendary Playwright August Wilson by Leonard Jacobs

Lord, have mercy, here we go again.In the good name of stopping the spread of hate, someone is spreading a bad disease called censorship.As if our cherished First Amendment wasn't facing eno…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Arts Advocacy Update 158: Texas Tortures Tinseltown by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Dec. 15, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.) Expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story highl…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

While We’re Discussing Ethics in Cultural Journalism… by Leonard Jacobs

Yes, you're right, so don't say it. That fine blogger Chloe Veltman wrote an insightful piece last week on what it means to be an ethical cultural journalist in the era of the "journalist en…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Give Me a Lift! Thoughts on Plastic Surgery Apps by Leonard Jacobs

Can I have a moment of your time? I know there's tons of content here at the Clyde Fitch Report and much of it, if I may say so, is compelling stuff: concerns about plays by Pulitzer Prize-w…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

A Brown Paper Ticket to Ride? And Should You Care? by Leonard Jacobs

Not being a producer -- but having produced theater during a past life -- sometimes I like to read and then not comment on all the blog posts about event ticketing and pricing. From my lay v…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

The 20Under40 Interview Series, Part 3: David J. McGraw by Leonard Jacobs

In the first two installments of the CFR's chapter-by-chapter coverage of the anthology 20Under40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, I engaged in a spirited dial…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Art Critic to The Nation! Film Critic to TNR! As for Theater, Quit Dreaming by Leonard Jacobs

Two years ago, in the heady time following Barack Obama's election, I was asked to join a post-show panel coinciding with the Off-Broadway run of Keith Reddin and Meg Gibson's play Too Much …

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Fierce! Audiences, Critics & Controversial Art: Moderating a Panel, 1/23, in Chicago by Leonard Jacobs

I am honored to announce that the Goodman Theatre in Chicago selected me to moderate a panel there on Sun., Jan. 23, at 5:30pm.If you're in Chicago, the event is free and I'd love for you to…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

ATW’s Howard Sherman Asks for Cessation of Censorship of August Wilson Play by Leonard Jacobs

The executive director of the American Theatre Wing, Howard Sherman, has made public a strong, impassioned and well-worded letter to the members of the board of education of Waterbury, Conne…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Arts Advocacy Update 159: Local Grants Make New Jersey Sure by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Jan. 5, 2011. (Subscribe to it here.) Expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story highli…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

House GOP: Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts by Leonard Jacobs

Today's big, but not surprising news:The GOP majority in the House of Representative proposes to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts. Read the story in US News and World Report.Also …

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

The 20Under40 Interview Series, Part 4: Ann Gregg by Leonard Jacobs

In the first three installments of the CFR's chapter-by-chapter coverage of the new anthology 20Under40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, I:engaged in a spirite…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Business Models for the Arts and the Whole New Awakening by Leonard Jacobs

It has been a beautiful month thus far here in Clyde Fitch Report-land, weather notwithstanding, for reasons I can't make public quite yet but for which I'm deeply happy. Beautiful is infini…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Origin of Species: A Chat With Playwright Liz Duffy Adams by Leonard Jacobs

When you have a set of circumstances out of one's control -- say, for example, an editor who gives out an assignment then promptly decides she hadn't given out the assignment, like she's liv…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Latest FringeTalk Episode, On Apps and Adjudication, Now on Line by Leonard Jacobs

I've been having a great time working with the New York International Fringe Festival -- especially Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy and SMAC (or Social Media and Community) guru Be…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Kansas Gov. Abolishes Arts Commission; SC, TX Next on Chopping Block? by Leonard Jacobs

Well, it happened.According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, linking to a story in the Kansas City Star, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback abolished the Kansas Arts Commission by executive orde…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

LINC, Ford Foundation Unveil $1M in ‘Space for Change’ Grants by Leonard Jacobs

If you ask me (which no one is), the jury is out as to whether "increasing capacity" -- meaning building more spaces for arts organization to do their work -- is the best thing when real est…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Arts Advocacy Update 161, 162: Connecticut Killing One Percent for Art? by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blasts of Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, 2011. (Subscribe to it here.) Expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

Support the NEA! (With These Totally Lame Email Campaigns) by Leonard Jacobs

Look at the hundreds of thousands of people celebrating in Tahrir Square. Yes, there was violence a week ago, yes, it was regrettable. Actually, regrettable is a regrettable, distancing word…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

In #SupplyDemand Theater Debate, Rocco Roughs Up the Righteous by Leonard Jacobs

Rocco Landesman is right.I've waited to write that sentence for several weeks now and I appreciate the emails asking if the CFR would opine on the comments of the chairman of the National En…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

NYC’s Town Hall Unveils 90th Anniversary Essay Contest by Leonard Jacobs

It's a sweet idea and I'm certainly happy to promote it. Got essay? Sure you do. Start writing!Er, I mean, with all due respect, it is a little odd to limit the entrants to the contest to th…

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:58PM

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