Monday, July 6, 2020

Actors' Equity Approves Reopening of First Two Theaters Since Shutdown by Caitlin Moynihan

With the recent announcement that Broadway theaters will remain closed for the remainder of 2020, Actors’ Equity has approved the reopening of two regional theaters. Barrington Stage Compa…

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Where’s the audience? Hammer Theatre Center planning for a streaming option by Sal Pizarro

The downtown San Jose performance venue is raising money to add high-definition video equipment and train students to work as video crews.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: Favorite Scenic Designs by JK

Earlier this week, we named (what we thought, anyway) the Best of the Decade's projection design. That technical element is the newest in theatrical design. This week, we name our favorites …

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Broadway Songs that are Terrific Opening Numbers by Broadway Direct

There’s nothing like the feeling of sitting down at a Broadway show, the curtain rising, and hearing those first few notes of that grand opening number. A musical’s opening number create…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

An Opportunity To Restructure How Arts Organizations Are Governed? by Artsjournal

For performing arts venues where a high level of public funding is invested, this may be the time to let go of the myth that somehow, a member of the audience of venue A is exclusive to that…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Lungs: In Camera review – Claire Foy and Matt Smith mix the personal and planetary by Chris Wiegand

Old Vic, LondonIn a socially distanced stage production, performed to a Zoom audience, Duncan Macmillan’s play acquires new pertinence More than three months after UK theatres were closed …

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Friday, June 26, 2020

What It’s Like To Be The Only Black Dancer In A Company by Artsjournal

Former Atlanta Ballet dancer Kiara Felder: “The ballet’s audience, typically, are overwhelmingly white. “It’s important to engage with the community, and it’s tough when the commun…

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Review: Fringe favorite Brian Feldman’s #txtshow (on the internet) by Christopher Henley

“If the performance sucks, it is 100% your fault, divided by the number of people here.” So the audience was informed toward the end of #txtshow (on the internet), which I experienced la…

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown to be adapted into a 'fast-paced, gripping' stage play by Louis Chilton, Louis Chilton

Brown said the adaptation will be 'faithful to the book, but will also bring something new for the audience'

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, National Theatre At Home review – a mad delight by Laura De Lisle

Nicholas Hytner makes the familiar gloriously strange in this slippery, sumptuous show Nicholas Hytner’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed for NT Live at the Bridge Theatre last su…

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Gloria: A Life, Starring Emmy Winner Christine Lahti, Airs on PBS June 26 by Andrew Gans

Tony nominee Emily Mann's Off-Broadway production follows feminist trailblazer Gloria Steinem, before opening the conversation up to the audience.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Gloria: A Life, Starring Emmy Winner Christine Lahti, Will Air on PBS by Andrew Gans

Tony nominee Emily Mann's Off-Broadway production follows feminist trailblazer Gloria Steinem before opening the conversation up to the audience.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

‘Drive-Thru Drama’: Another Solution To The Theatre-In-The-Age-Of-COVID Problem? by Artsjournal1

“With the usual model of theatregoing currently out of the question most everywhere, a handful of theatres have taken a cue from an old concept: medieval pageant wagons. Only this time, in…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Bit of a Day! Lin-Manuel Miranda on Making the Hamilton Movie in Three Days & His Next Disney Gig by Lindsey Sullivan

Today's Hamilton headlines don't end with the epic trailer for the Tony-winning hit's revolutionary Disney+ release! Creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on Good Morning Ame…

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How To Figure Out ‘Performance For One’ Online by Artsjournal2

Playwright and director Edward Einhorn on adapting his in-person creation for the virtual world: “I have never witnessed the audience member witnessing the performance. Which, I must say, …

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‘We have to do something else indefinitely but keep the keys to the building & look after them’: Royal Lyceum artistic director & playwrig by Dominic Cavendish

The more you think about the invitation to the audience – as you say ‘come, be blocked off behind screens, we will spray you and present shows where actors stand apart, and we will try t…

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Theatre Puppets Through the Ages by Divna Stojanov

“The puppet says everything that needs to be said so that we are not affected. When we truly believe in them, they give us love, trust, and sincerity.” This is the epigraph from the book…

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Noah and the Peacock review – live lockdown theatre in fine feather by Chris Wiegand

Available onlineThis Zoom show for families captures the buzz of theatre and asks the audience to dress up and make their own sound effects Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and da…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Documentary on August Wilson Monologue Competition Headed to Netflix by Logan Culwell-Block

Giving Voice screened at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Audience Choice Award.

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Lloyd Webber plans to trial Covid-19 safety measures at London Palladium by Chris Wiegand

Airlocks, infrared cameras and remote temperature-taking all part of plan adapted from The Phantom of the Opera production in South Korea Andrew Lloyd Webber will use the London Palladium to…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Samantha Pauly Reveals Her Favorite Thing About Playing Katherine Howard in Broadway's Six by Caitlin Moynihan

Six star Samantha Pauly was mere hours away from her first Broadway opening night when she got the news that Broadway would be shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now three month…

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Cast of Yiddish-Language Fiddler on the Roof to Reunite for Performance by Lindsey Sullivan

Cast members of the Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof will reunite to sing numbers from the hit musical and answer questions from the audience on June 23 at 7PM ET. Head …

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Theatre Lockdown Special 9: Alan Bennett revisited, and so is Oz by Matt Wolf

THEATRE LOCKDOWN SPECIAL 9: Alan Bennett revisited, and so is Oz Some familiar titles, a 1913 rarity and a show in which the audience plays its part The government may occupy shifting sands…

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Locking down Leopoldstadt: what happened when the West End closed overnight by Claire Armitstead

Tom Stoppard’s new play was enjoying a sold-out run when venues closed. Its producer, Sonia Friedman, recalls how the crisis unfolded Leopoldstadt in limbo: Tom Stoppard, Patrick Marber an…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

10 Monologues About LGBTQ+ Identifying Characters by Performerstuff

10 Monologues About LGBTQ+ Identifying Characters Written by Tiffany Wilkie June 2, 2020 Looking for a monologue from an LGBTQ+ identifying character? We’re here to help. Below we…

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Dramaturgy in Action: How the Stratford Festival’s Meighen Forum Challenges Audiences to Think Beyond the Production by Sally Kozminski

Imagine you have just experienced one of the most extraordinary performances you have ever seen in your life. You, along with the rest of the audience, are on your feet applauding enthusiast…

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Inspiring Theatre Arts Related Ted Talks by People of Color by Performerstuff

Inspiring Theatre Arts Related Ted Talks by People of Color Written by Tiffany Wilkie June 4, 2020 TED Talks are small lectures (both fun and serious) that are given by professionals fr…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

London's The Great Gatsby to Reopen in the Fall with New Safety Policies by Lindsey Sullivan

The Great Gatsby, London's longest-running immersive production, is scheduled to reopen at the West End venue IMMERSIVE | LDN on October 1. As with all U.K. productions, the show was forced…

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Sophie Evans kicks of week 10 of Lockdown Theatre [Direct]

Lockdown may have been eased but theatres remain closed for the safety of all the performers, backstage crew, front of house staff and the audience. Each week we are joined by various West E…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hannah Gadsby: 'You don’t do a show like Nanette without a tough shell' by Barbara Ellen

The Australian standup feared she would spook audiences with her frank examination of trauma, but it made her a star. With new show Douglas on Netflix, she’s taking risks of a different ki…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

'The Plague' and 'Dekalog' Show Innovation in German-Language Theater by A.j. Goldmann

In an artistic world that constantly deconstructs itself, the creators of “The Plague” and “Dekalog” turned toward digital tools, with self-filmed actors and direction from the audie…

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