Sunday, March 29, 2020

Theatres Pivoted To Digital As Fast As They Could Before Shutdowns, So What Will Come Of All That Streaming? by Artsjournal2

Could some of this be the future of online theatre? “In response to this crisis, Actors Equity Association created a new, temporary streaming agreement available for select producers t…

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Original Cast Recordings To Get You Through The Pandemic by Artsjournal2

Why now? “As an adult, I’ve try to keep my performing past under wraps. Being a theater nerd was never cool to begin with, but … polite society seems to find something sad about being …

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The University Of Michigan Finally Fires Opera Singer David Daniels Over Sexual Misconduct by Artsjournal2

Daniels, once a leading countertenor and now facing a separate criminal charge for sexual assault in Texas, “was deemed not eligible for severance pay. According to the university, Daniels…

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Despite Attempts To Negotiate Rent Freezes In NY, Landlords Are Trying To Boot Small Galleries by Artsjournal2

Despite petitions with thousands of signatures and attempts at local legislation, many galleries aren’t eligible for small business loans and other relief. “April 1 is quickly approachin…

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All The World’s Living Rooms Can Be Stages, With The Right Plays by Artsjournal2

Ben Brantley: “Remember that plays — even those lofty classics that show up on college reading lists — are meant to be spoken and heard. And saying their lines aloud, no matter how clu…

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Actors Are Also Out Of A Job – All Of Their Many Jobs At Once by Artsjournal2

So what are they doing instead of booking, acting, producing, and bartending? Hosting livestreamed music classes for kids in the morning and asking watchers to donate $5 if they have it; bui…

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The National Symphony Orchestra Lays Off All 96 Musicians With A One-Week Notice by Artsjournal2

Despite a $25 million stimulus package for the Kennedy Center, the musicians of the NSO were told late Friday night that their April 3 paycheck would be their last, and their health care wou…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Lays Off Staff, Cancels Through Labor Day by Artsjournal

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one of the oldest and largest American nonprofit theaters and a popular travel destination, said on Friday that it would lay off 80 percent of its 500 employ…

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For Your Weekend Listening, NYT Music Critics Choose Best Recordings Of Each Of Beethoven’s Symphonies by Artsjournal

But with live performances suspended by the coronavirus pandemic, we classical music critics decided to take matters into our own hands and create our dream cycle, featuring our favorite rec…

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Nightlife Is The Soul Of A City. Now It’s Gone And We Need To Protect It by Artsjournal

The rise of night mayors after 2012 followed the recognition by many cities that they largely ignored what many called their nighttime economies. Those who worked in the nighttime entertainm…

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The Organist Who Kept Britain Company During World War II by Artsjournal

Sandy, as listeners called him, spoke like a reassuring, relatable friend. “Sandy Macpherson’s quiet voice is very reassuring at a time when our ears are on the alert for warning sirens,…

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Shifting Ground: Are You Ready For A New Discourse For A New World? by Artsjournal

“These are not the end times, I mean, but nor are they business as usual, and we would do well to understand that not only is there room for a middle path between these, but indeed there i…

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What The Literature Of Plague Tells Us by Artsjournal

Jill Lepore: “The literature of contagion is vile. A plague is like a lobotomy. It cuts away the higher realms, the loftiest capacities of humanity, and leaves only the animal. “Farewell…

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Jeremy Marre, Whose Documentaries Introduced Britons and Americans To World Music, Dead At 76 by Artsjournal1

“With a minimal camera and sound crew, Mr. Marre visited Jamaican dance halls, Brazilian favelas, Appalachian churches, Egyptian temples, South African workers’ hostels and Bollywood sou…

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Our Home-Isolation Comes With A Sober Realization: This, Actually, Is Who We Are by Artsjournal

The necessary response to the pandemic has, after all, intensified huge swaths of the population’s pre-pandemic situations. The economically and medically fragile are at new risk; the cloi…

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Next Step In Social Distancing And The Arts: Live Performance For One Audience Member At A Time by Artsjournal1

In a project called “One on One”, the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, known as one of the most innovative in Russia, will let 850 people (as many as the auditorium could hold) register fo…

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Of Arts CEOs Who Are Giving Up Their Salaries by Artsjournal

“There’s a symbolism and communications problem if you’re starting to inflict loss and suffering on your staff. If Peter Gelb or Deborah Rutter start to, and need to, lay off lots of p…

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A Ballet School In A Rio Favela by Artsjournal1

Tuany Nascimento grew up in Complexo do Alemão, a poor and often dangerous group of hillside slums in Rio de Janeiro. She studied dance with hopes of becoming a professional ballerina, a dr…

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Furloughs And Pay Cuts At Cleveland Museum Of Art by Artsjournal1

“Anticipating lost revenues of more than $5 million because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced it will immediately furlough all part-time staff and temporar…

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Kansas City Symphony Cuts Rest Of Season But Will Pay Musicians by Artsjournal1

All salary and benefits for the players wil be maintained through the end of the 2019-20 season in June — thanks, according to executive director Danny Beckley, to increased support from p…

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Federal Stimulus Bill Includes $75 Million To Stabilize Public Radio And TV by Artsjournal1

“The bill includes $75 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ‘to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including for fiscal stabilization grants to public telec…

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UK’s National Theatre To Start Weekly Webcasts Of Its Most Popular Productions by Artsjournal1

“The new two-month National Theatre at Home programme will begin with One Man, Two Guvnors, the Richard Bean comedy starring James Corden. The films will be shown at 7pm every Thursday to …

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Songwriters, Self-Employed Musicians To Get Aid In Bailout Bill by Artsjournal

Most industry creative and support occupations are not eligible for unemployment.  The bill now covers self-employed small-business owners, a category that in music ranges from songwriters …

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Out Of Another Plague And Quarantine Came A Priceless Record Of Pre-Conquest Mexico by Artsjournal1

“It is the middle of a plague — ‘a pestilence so great and universal, that already it has been three months since it started, and many have died and many more continue to die.’ This …

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The Other Bach: Before He Died, Peter Serkin Labored To Reveal The Genius Of C.P.E. by Artsjournal

Day after day during the recording sessions, he did take after take, hour after hour. It was Marty Krystall who finally starting insisting on regular breaks. Death hovered over the sessions …

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Art Basel 2020 Postponed But Not Cancelled by Artsjournal1

“Art Basel has now moved its Swiss edition — which regularly convenes nearly 300 galleries and is considered to be among the biggest art events each year — to run from September 17–2…

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New York City Ballet Cancels All Spring Performances But Will Pay Through End Of Season by Artsjournal1

“The employees who are to be paid and receive benefits through the dark season include the dancers, musicians, stagehands, costume designers, security personnel, ushers and administrators.…

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Verbier Festival For 2020 Called Off by Artsjournal1

Said festival founder Martin T. Engstroem, “There were far too many uncertainties. Our audience and our musicians come from all over the world with a large population mix. We could not tak…

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A thank-you note by Terry Teachout

To everyone who’s written to me here and in the social media with kind and encouraging words of all sorts, both for me and for Mrs. T, I want to thank you very much for being in touch. It …

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Created unequal by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a webcast of Syracuse Stage’s revival of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Syracuse Stage’s revival of Peter Shaffer…

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Big trouble for the performing arts by Terry Teachout

I’ve written an essay for the weekend Wall Street Journal that minces no words: the coronavirus pandemic is already a disaster for the performing arts in America, and things will get wors…

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