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Sunday, September 3, 2023

Stormy conditions leave thousands stranded at Burning Man Festival by Chloe Veltman

The festival organizers said access to and from Nevada's Black Rock Desert where the annual event takes place is closed, after nearly an inch of rainfall created mud-bath-like conditions.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 01:04AM
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Maui's cultural landmarks burned, but all is not lost by Chloe Veltman

Balancing sadness for the losses with hope about what's been saved, heritage workers are in the early stages of planning recovery and restoration efforts.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:43AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Nation's first 'drag laureate' kicks off Pride in San Francisco by Chloe Veltman

As anti-drag and anti-LGBTQ policies become more common, San Francisco recently appointed the country's first "drag laureate." (Story aired on All Things Considered on June 12, 2023.)

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:25AM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Nation's first 'drag laureate,' kicks off Pride in San Francisco by Chloe Veltman

A nightclub owner, artist and newly elected government official is joining Pride festivities as other U.S. cities consider appointing drag laureates.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:43AM
Saturday, March 11, 2023

From elected official to 'Sweatshop Overlord,' this performer takes on unlikely roles by Chloe Veltman

Kristina Wong is a Los Angeles-based satirical artist with a history of taking on surprising leadership positions in real life and on stage. Her latest solo show is Kristina Wong, Sweatshop …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:01AM
Monday, February 6, 2023

Theater never recovered from COVID — and now change is no longer a choice by Chloe Veltman

With ticket sales way down and government relief mostly at an end, business as usual is not an option for nonprofit performing arts groups.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:00AM
Sunday, January 22, 2023

San Francisco Chinatown seniors welcome in the Lunar New Year with rap by Chloe Veltman

The Grant Avenue Follies are steeped in tap dance and the songs of the 1950s and '60s. But they are no strangers to hip-hop, as the track "That Lunar Cheer" shows.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:00AM
Saturday, January 7, 2023

STOMP closes after 29-year New York run by Chloe Veltman

The internationally-renowned show exploring the percussive possibilities of the human body and everyday objects ends Jan. 8.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:01AM
Thursday, October 27, 2022

NPR reporting on Oregon theater death threats prompt local and national response by Chloe Veltman

NPR broke the news about artistic director Nataki Garrett hiring a private security detail for her personal safety.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 02:19PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The hidden world of an opera prompter by Chloe Veltman

One of the world's greatest living composers, John Adams, has a new opera, and the prompter keeps 'Anthony and Cleopatra' from flying off the rails.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:07PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

British pop music has a fraught relationship with Queen Elizabeth by Chloe Veltman

Since the 1970s, the UK's punk, alternative and hip-hop artists have used music to share their feelings about the late monarch and what she represents.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:33AM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Opera Looks To A New Mask To Safely Rehearse Again by Chloe Veltman

A new mask for singers has been developed and tested by the San Francisco Opera in collaboration with medics and researchers. The company is testing it in rehearsals for its first post-pande…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:03PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020

With Theaters Shut Down, Why Not Put On A 'Play At Home'? by Chloe Veltman

Theaters across the country have commissioned playwrights to create short plays that anyone can download and perform at home or online with friends and family. The initiative is called Play …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:36PM
Monday, December 23, 2019

Long-Running San Francisco Musical Revue 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Nears End by Chloe Veltman

After 45 years, a staple of kitsch in San Francisco is closing. The show Beach Blanket Babylon ends Dec. 31.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 06:06AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Local Theater Anchors the Fringe Festival by CHLOE VELTMAN

September is always a big month for small theater in San Francisco.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:58PM

The Bay Citizen: A Small, Young Theater Company Aims High by CHLOE VELTMAN

SF Playhouse is a small, young company in downtown San Francisco, with big ambitions and a good start on achieving them.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:58PM
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Poetry By Heart. Is it Smart? by Chloe Veltman

Reading about the British Government's poetry recitation initiative for school children, Poetry By Heart, in The Guardian over the past few days brings to mind another recent attem…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 02:54PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Quick Rant About iTunes by Chloe Veltman

I hate iTunes. It's official.Organizing my digital music collection has always been tricky. Many of the recordings I own aren't commercially available so the data often fails to correspond t…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 05:00PM
Monday, January 7, 2013

A Day at the MFA by Chloe Veltman

It's no surprise that Mario Testino's photographs, some of the most iconic of which are currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, are  attracting thundering hoards.&nbs…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 11:33AM
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Revel-ation by Chloe Veltman

People in this country can't get enough of old world traditions at this time of year.Events like The Bracebridge Dinner, a high-end yuletide feast based on Olde Englishe customs which takes …

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 09:12AM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ink Master by Chloe Veltman

One fascinating outlet for the analysis of visual art in today's pop culture landscape is Ink Master.  I caught an episode of the reality television series, which puts professional tatt…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 11:49AM
Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gender Imbalance by Chloe Veltman

Blue Heron is a high-endy early music-oriented vocal ensemble based in Boston whose members have sung with the likes of Sequentia and Chanticleer and whose work has been written up by Alex R…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 10:01AM
Friday, December 21, 2012

Callithumpian Cage Contemplates Catastrophe by Chloe Veltman

I can't imagine a more wonderful place to experience the "musical theatre" of John Cage than in the new concert space at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which opened less than a ye…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 09:56AM
Monday, December 17, 2012

More singing boys = fewer wars by Chloe Veltman

Last weekend in Davis, CA, I had the pleasure of interviewing Aaron Humble and Adam Reinwald of the Cantus men's chorus based in the Twin Cities.One of the things the singers said which stru…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 03:26PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hyper Local, Hyper Interactive by Chloe Veltman

Of all the arts, the cinema has traditionally been the most passive from the audience's perspective. We stare at the screen, and any reactions we have (burying our faces in pillows, crying, …

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 11:59AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

VoiceBox on HuffPo: Tower of Song by Tamsin Smith by Chloe Veltman

Slipstream Strategy founder Tamsin Smith who blogs for The Huffington Post just wrote a great piece about singing -- and specifically about VoiceBox -- for the HuffPo. The lin…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 02:08PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Spontaneity by Chloe Veltman

I've been thinking about how much audiences seem to value the element of spontaneity in their musical experiences -- and how much this element is lacking from some types of music, notably we…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 01:19PM

The Unsung Side Of El Sistema by Chloe Veltman

When most people think of El Sistema, the amazing Venezuelan-born music education program that's transforming the way in which many countries are approaching the musical development of child…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 01:17PM
Monday, December 3, 2012

Fluid and Porous by Chloe Veltman

Cultural industry workers who happened to attend Clas/sick Hip Hop at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this weekend, would very likely have been impressed and probably envious o…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 01:39PM
Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Conference on El Sistema in Berkeley by Chloe Veltman

Cal Performances is hosting a two-day conference about music education centering on El Sistema, the lauded Venezuelan approach. The conference is part of a bunch of offerings organized aroun…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 09:33PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Paloma & Co. by Chloe Veltman

Sasha Frere-Jones' recent article in The New Yorker about the British songstress Paloma Faith’s entrée into the United States market got me thinking about the fortunes of British female s…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 01:58PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater