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Friday, January 24, 2020

Musical Theatre’s Next Generation? The NEA Is Finding and Funding It by American Theatre Editors

How the endowment and American Theatre Wing's national musical theatre songwriting competition is supporting tomorrow's creators today.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

South Coast Rep and Playwrights Horizons to Launch $60,000 New-Play Commission by American Theatre Editors

The inaugural recipient of the Pinnacle commission will be announced this spring.

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With Smart Caption Glasses, the Eyes Have It by American Theatre Editors

The assistive devices, now being tested at People’s Light in Pennsylvania, offer a new way for hard-of-hearing patrons to fully enjoy the theatre.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Token Theatre Friends: Laura Michelle Kelly on Musicals and Motherhood by American Theatre Editors

Jose talks to the musical theatre star about her upcoming Carnegie Hall concert and her self-care practices between shows.

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A ‘Mahabharata’ Staged and Acted Entirely by South Asians—Why Not? by American Theatre Editors

Adapting the Sanskrit epic into two-part spectacle for the Shaw Festival, Ravi Jain goes back to the beginning---and imagines the end.

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6 Theatre Workers You Should Know by American Theatre Editors

From a scenic artist in California to a casting director in Washington, D.C., here are some theatre workers to have on your radar.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Roundabout Slates 3 New Works by Women for 2020-21 Off-Broadway Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature a world premiere from Sanaz Toossi and two New York premieres from Lindsey Ferrentino and Anna Ziegler.

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Taproot’s Founding Artistic Director Scott Nolte to Retire by American Theatre Editors

After 43 years, Nolte will leave the company he helped establish in Seattle.

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The Subtext: C.A. Johnson’s Trapped Women by American Theatre Editors

The writer of 'Thirst' and 'All the Natalie Portmans' talks about her Louisiana upbringing, starting out in fan fiction, and why she writes about cornered women.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

NEA Awards $27 Million to Art Projects by American Theatre Editors

The NEA will support the development and production of 155 theatre projects across the U.S.

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WaterTower Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season by American Theatre Editors

The company's 25th season includes a 'Frankenstein' double feature and a holiday co-production with Lone Star Circus.

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Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2020-21 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup will include old favorites and new works in celebration of the South Florida company's 20th anniversary.

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Armory and NBT Announce 100 Years | 100 Women Initiative by American Theatre Editors

The project will commission 100 women to respond with art to the centennial of women's suffrage.

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With (Robot) Love From Korea by American Theatre Editors

The new show 'Maybe Happy Ending' at the Alliance in Atlanta puts a fresh East-West spin on the American musical.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Page 73 Names Emma Goidel 2020 Playwriting Fellow by American Theatre Editors

Goidel received a cash prize of $10,000 and additional funds to support the development of new works.

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The Kleban Foundation Announces 2020 Winners by American Theatre Editors

Lyricist Daniel Messé and co-librettists Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew are this year's awardees.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Gypsy Rose Lee and Her Son, Together Wherever They Went by American Theatre Editors

Erik Preminger recalls his life on the road with his famous mother, from hotel-room fried chicken to a gun-toting grandma---oh, and plenty of skin.

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This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From the birth of Barrymore ancestor Louisa Lane to an honor for Maya drama 'Rabinal Achí,' January started the year with a range of theatrical milestones.

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Barrington Stage to Premiere 2 New Musicals in 2020 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season, including the new musicals 'A Crossing' and 'The Supadupa Kid,' will focus on exploring what it means to be American.

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Tummeling With Jerry Herman by American Theatre Editors

The writer behind 'Mame,' 'La Cage aux Folles,' and 'Hello, Dolly!' wasn't just a genius---he was a mensch.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

CAATA Names Soriya K. Chum Inaugural Executive Director by American Theatre Editors

Chum will begin his post at the Consortium of Asian American Theatres and Artists this month.

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MacDowell Colony Announces Winter-Spring Fellowships by American Theatre Editors

Multiple theatre artists are among MacDowell Colony’s 87 winter-spring fellows, who will receive an average of $10,000 and a fully funded residency.

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‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ Folds After 45 Years of Bay Area Fun by American Theatre Editors

From the towering hats to the nostalgic songs, the beloved revue aimed for nothing but joy and hit that mark for decades.

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Three on the Aisle: Not Throwing Away Their Aughts by American Theatre Editors

The critics look back on a decade of change in the American theatre, and discuss 'Greater Clements,' 'Sing Street,' and the 'My Fair Lady' tour.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Report Shows Broadway Attendance at an All-Time High by American Theatre Editors

The 2018-19 Broadway season saw 14.8 million attendees, with 68 percent of them women and 25 percent of them non-white.

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Tony Hale Doesn’t Mind Typecasting by American Theatre Editors

The 'Arrested Development' and 'Veep' actor lives in the moment for Will Eno's 'Wakey, Wakey' at ACT in San Francisco.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Skylight Theatre Company Announces Season of New Works by American Theatre Editors

The Los Angeles company will present works by Penelope Lowder, Roger Q. Mason, and Boni B. Alvarez.

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Featured Contributors, January/February 2020 by American Theatre Editors

A look at a new kind of graduate training, and at one versatile artist who's taken the plunge.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

#ENOUGH: A New-Play Initiative Enlists Youth to Confront Gun Violence by American Theatre Editors

The year-long project aims to put teen voices at the front of a nationwide conversation about gun violence.

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Theater J Establishes 2 National Play Prizes by American Theatre Editors

The awards will recognize new plays by emerging and established playwrights that explore the Jewish experience.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Joyce Foundation Announces 2020 Awards by American Theatre Editors

The Chicago organization will support 4 collaborations between artists of color and cultural organizations in the Great Lakes region.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
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