Monday, April 19, 2021

The Subtext: Quiara Alegría Hudes and the Path of the Healer by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the playwright of 'Water by the Spoonful' and 'In the Heights' about her new memoir, 'My Broken Language.'

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Arthur Kopit: Abiding Curiosity, Relentless Generosity by American Theatre Editors

Along with his provocative, form-breaking plays, his great work of the last few decades was a mentorship style that was expansive, dialogic, opinionated but undogmatic.

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Is Streaming Theatre Here to Stay? The National Theatre Network Is Banking on It by American Theatre Editors

A new streaming platform from Broadway on Demand offers a place for regional theatres to introduce themselves to national, even global audiences.

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The Farm Theater Announces College Collaboration Project Commission by Amelia Merrill

Jake Brasch will develop a new play with groups of students at two colleges in Tennessee.

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American Shakespeare Center Announces Summer Season by Amelia Merrill

The company's cohort of actor-managers will lead a season of three shows in repertory.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Karen Olivo: Leading by Leaving by American Theatre Editors

The actor and educator talks about the reasons for their departure from Broadway's 'Moulin Rouge!' and about the theatre field they'd like to help build.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

James C. Nicola to Step Down as Leader of NY Theatre Workshop by American Theatre Editors

After running the influential Off-Broadway powerhouse since 1988, he will depart next summer; a search for his successor is underway.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Seeking a Director of Color? There’s a Database for That by American Theatre Editors

Director/playwright Kareem Fahmy has created an open-source spreadsheet to match BIPOC directors with theatres and playwrights.

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Carl Cofield Named Chair of NYU Tisch Grad Acting Program by American Theatre Editors

Cofield will begin a 3-year appointment in September, succeeding previous chair Mark Wing-Davey and interim chair Janet Zarish.

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Day After Day, Racism Killed George Floyd by American Theatre Editors

The artistic director of the Twin Cities' Penumbra reflects on an outrageous paradox: that Black vulnerability could exculpate white violence.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

3 Playwrights Awarded 2021 Whiting Awards in Drama by American Theatre Editors

Sylvia Khoury, Jordan E. Cooper, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays will each receive a $50,000 prize.

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USITT Announces Collier Woods Scholarship for Black Theatre Workers by Amelia Merrill

The scholarship is named in honor of the lighting designer, who passed in 2020.

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Madeline Sayet and Tara Moses: Returning Theatre to Its True Roots by American Theatre Editors

At Seattle's Red Eagle Soaring, Sayet and Moses will share artistic director duties, modeling and shaping a decolonized process to better serve Native youth.

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Abby Marcus Named Managing Director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park by American Theatre Editors

An experienced producer and arts administrator, she'll replace Buzz Ward, who's retiring after 29 years in the post.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Announces Spring Season by Amelia Merrill

The season will feature a combination of indoor, outdoor, streaming, and audio productions.

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MUSE Announces Scholarships for BIPOC Musicians in Theatre by Amelia Merrill

Two $2,500 scholarships will support student and professional musicians working in the theatre.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Executive Producer Diane Borger to Step Down From ART by American Theatre Editors

After 11 years helping Harvard's resident theatre mount many works that went to Broadway, she'll return to her native London.

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Milwaukee Rep Announces Updated 2021-22 Season by Amelia Merrill

The updated season includes two new plays by Dael Orlandersmith.

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Barrington Stage Company Announces 2021 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season features 3 world premieres and a combination of indoor and outdoor productions.

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Rachel Lynett Wins Yale Drama Series Prize by American Theatre Editors

Her 'Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson)' imagines a protected Black state founded after a second Civil War.

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Tamilla Woodard Named Chair of Yale School Acting Department by American Theatre Editors

The experienced leader and teacher will also serve as resident director at Yale Rep for a five-year term.

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This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

A celebration of Arab American Heritage Month, from Khalil Gibran to the opening of Leila Buck’s 'Hkeelee (Talk to Me).'

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Does Your Arts Organization Deserve to Come Back? by American Theatre Editors

If you haven’t committed to dismantling racism and ending harassment, don’t rush to reopen your doors.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Amanda Green Named President of Dramatists Guild Council by American Theatre Editors

The first woman in the role, she succeeds Doug Wright and is joined by a slate of board officers including Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kristoffer Diaz, and Christine Toy Johnson.

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Everyman Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season Updates by American Theatre Editors

'An Almost Holy Picture' will replace 'Sense and Sensibility' and the theatre will return to in-person performances in August.

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Meredith Suttles Named Managing Director of Marin Theatre Company by American Theatre Editors

Suttles, an experienced arts leader with fundraising and strategic planning background, joined the Bay Area company last week.

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Guggenheim Announces 2021 Fellows, Including 5 Theatre Artists by American Theatre Editors

This year's theatre fellows include L. M. Bogad, Rebecca Schneider, Mike Lew, Kaneza Schaal, and Sarah Cameron Sunde.

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Storied Selves: Biographies of Nichols and Stoppard by American Theatre Editors

Two new books about men whose charmed and eventful lives were as much acts of creation as the plays and films they produced.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Under Jon Carr, Second City Looks For a Second Wind by American Theatre Editors

With a new leader and new owners, the Chicago comedy staple has expanded its digital reach while reorienting for the future and readying a live return.

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Central Square Announces Brit d’Arbeloff Women & Science Theater Festival by Amelia Merrill

The ongoing virtual festival will feature 3 new-play readings, in addition to a variety of panels on science and theatre.

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American Lyric Theater Expands Composer Librettist Program by Amelia Merrill

The opera theatre has launched the Opera Writers Diversity and Representation Initiative to increase participation of BIPOC opera artists in their flagship program.

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre