Friday, May 29, 2015

5 Industry Updates, Including Some Bad Moms and A Move to Broadway

The entertainment industry is constantly changing, and it's important to stay aware of what’s going on. Want to find out who’s casting? What projects are happening? What’s …

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Is Back!

New York City’s hotbed for original musical theater will be back in action July 7–27.  Since 2004, the New York Musical Theatre Festival has staged over 350 groundbreaking p…

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The Tony-Winning Cleveland Play House Celebrates Its 100th Season

For its 100th birthday, the nation’s first professional regional theater is getting quite the present—a Tony Award. Cleveland Play House, founded in 1915, will receive this year&…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Real to Reel

In a larger sense, Michael Knowles -- an actor-turned-playwright, playwright-turned-screenwriter, and screenwriter-turned-director -- looks like a winner.

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ATW Seminar: Musical Directors and Choreographers Do a Delicate Dance By Simi Horwitz

Rob Ashford, Christopher Ashley, John Carrafa, and Gillian Lynne.

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Black Theater Looks to Build on Success

Now in its 28th season, the St. Louis Black Repertory Company has a new executive director, is moving into new offices in June and is trying to double its roughly 2,400 ticket subscribers.

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The Ruling Classroom

Ask any number of acting teachers or aspiring thespians why it's important to carefully choose a class or coach, and you'll get a variety of apt analogies.

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Equity Kicking to Rep Rockettes

AGMA Critical of Effort to Strip AGVA's Jurisdiction

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Santa Barbara Theatre Scene Gets Dramatic By Tom Jacobs

A bitter power struggle at Santa Barbara's only Equity theatre company has led to the formation of a rival troupe with impressive Los Angeles connections.

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The Audience Is Laughing--or Not

Why are audiences so fickle? Can an entire audience simply lack a funny bone?

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Low-Cost Power for NY Theatres?

The New York state Assembly may soon consider legislation that would provide low-cost electric power to Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres.

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Actors Eye Video-Game Voices By Paul Hyman

Trained Performers Tap a Market Seeking Higher Audio Quality
Interview with Merle Dandridge of "Aida."

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P.S. 122 at 25

Moving a 25-year-old cultural institution in a fresh direction without violating the achievements of your predecessor or the spirit of the institution is undoubtedly a daunting task.

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London Recent Drama Grads Take the Town

In September, Back Stage followed six recent acting school grads as they start their careers in the Big Apple. Now, London correspondents Mark Shenton and Lisa Martland talk to six people ab…

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Pragmatism as an Aesthetic

Despite the soaring costs of producing a Broadway musical, producer Stewart Lane asserts that within the last 10 years, it's a business that has become very "attractive financially, precisel…

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Eight Plays, One Director, Twenty Feet Productions

Marc Silberschatz produces, directs, acts -- and, oh, he does publicity, too. But then, Twenty Feet Productions is his baby and he is determined to get it up and running.

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Halls of Fame By Laura Hitchcock

Sir Peter and Rebecca Hall offer a master class in, well, everything.

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