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  • Heidi Blickenstaff and Marc Kudisch Tapped for Reading of Triumph

    Playbill.com : News
    Olivia Clement
    22 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Something Rotten star Heidi Blickenstaff and Hand to God's Marc Kudisch will be part of a private reading of a new play by Benjamin David Hoffman, to be directed by Andy Sandberg, May 28.
  • Review: One Hand Clapping

    TheaterMania.com
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Anthony Burgess' satirical novel of consumerism, greed, and faithless marriage comes to the stage at 59E59 Theaters.
  • Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury,’ Elevator Repair Service’s Take on Faulkner

    NYT > Theater
    BEN BRANTLEY
    22 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    After staging versions of “The Great Gatsby” and “The Sun Also Rises,” a company tackles part of a notoriously difficult American classic.
  • The famous movie I never saw

    Theater News
    22 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." "You had me at 'hello.' " "I'll have what she's having."
  • 5 Chances to Get Cast

    Backstage.com News
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Haven’t had a chance to browse our casting notices this week? Check out these five opportunities and see if any are right for you! “FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT”Creators are casting supporting roles for this student short film about a young woman who meets a girl in the park and has her perception of life changed. Rehearsals will take place in Battery Park, NYC. Lunch and transportation will be provided. “SOUTH PACIFIC”Auditions are May 31 in Pleasanton, Calif., for all roles in this musical about love in island paradise during World War II. “HEATHERS: THE…
 
 
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  • 5 Chances to Get Cast

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Haven’t had a chance to browse our casting notices this week? Check out these five opportunities and see if any are right for you! “FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT”Creators are casting supporting roles for this student short film about a young woman who meets a girl in the park and has her perception of life changed. Rehearsals will take place in Battery Park, NYC. Lunch and transportation will be provided. “SOUTH PACIFIC”Auditions are May 31 in Pleasanton, Calif., for all roles in this musical about love in island paradise during World War II. “HEATHERS: THE…
  • Now Casting ‘The Other’ and Upcoming Auditions

    22 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Talent is currently being sought for the film “The Other.” “The Other” follows a pair of siblings who take a road trip to settle the family business but uncover a terrifying secret that will change their family forever. This paid gig is casting six roles, and submissions are being sought from NYC and Washington, D.C. For more details, check out the casting notice for “The Other” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings!
  • Atlanta Now Casting ‘Devious Maids’ and Upcoming Auditions

    22 May 2015 | 4:38 am
    Talent is currently being sought for the TV series “Devious Maids.”  “Devious Maids” is set in a world where murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tiny enclave where the staff is as clever, witty, and downright as devilish as their employers. Background roles being cast for this production, and submissions are being sought from Atlanta, Ga. This is a paid gig! For more details, check out the casting notice for “Devious Maids”…
  • The Food & Wine Festival Plus 2 More Atlanta Events

    21 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    Food, wine, and twerking. It's this week's Atlanta Events Roundup. Atlanta Food & Wine FestivalGet ready to eat, drink, and indulge as the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival turns five this May 28-31. It’s a decadent weekend of Southern food and drink while exploring the traditions and global influences that make the South the destination for culinary explorers. This four‐day event is designed to lead guests on a culinary journey through the region with a weekend of Learning Experiences and Tasting Tents. Prices, including Southern-inspired dinners and events, begin at $45. …
  • WATCH: Anna Gunn’s Hilarious ‘Breaking Bad’ Audition

    21 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Fans of the hit AMC crime drama may have a hard time imagining anyone other than Anna Gunn play Skyler, the fraught and fierce wife to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White. But before two Emmy Awards and some of the loudest critical acclaim in television history, Gunn was just another actor showing up. As she told Backstage two years ago, her audition for Vince Gilligan involved miming the handjob Skyler gives Walter in the pilot episode. You can see in the video below a fully fleshed-out person, a distracted wife at the end of a long day casually giving her husband some attention. It plays as…
 
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    Backstage.com Interview

  • #IGotCast: Jenn Halweil

    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    For actor Jenn Halweil, Backstage casting has played an integral role in her introduction to the Big Apple. Not long after moving to the city and creating a profile, she booked an Off-Broadway show (“Bonafide”) and a short film (“Fate”). “I’m pretty much addicted to [Backstage],” Halweil confesses. “It’s one of my favorite sources for advice on everything from training to the audition process, and it helps me stay up to date on what projects are shooting in New York. The interviews with celebrities about how they prepared for their roles…
  • 7 Questions With…Carla Gugino

    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Is there anything Carla Gugino can’t do? Mesmerizing onstage (“Desire Under the Elms”), she’s equally adept on both the big and small screens—as viewers will discover this summer when her three projects (Fox’s creepy mystery “Wayward Pines,” HBO’s political comedy “The Brink,” and disaster movie “San Andreas”) all debut within weeks of one another. Tell us about your latest projects.The three projects that I’ve worked on over the last two years are all coming out within a month of each other. Wild timing!
  • Warning: Regina Taylor Will Make You ‘stop. reset.’

    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    When Regina Taylor’s favorite Chicago Barnes & Noble closed, she found herself reeling. “That was my ritual, my home in Chicago,” says the writer-director, whose play “stop. reset.” opens this month at the Goodman Theatre, where she serves as artistic associate. Her provocative, often dizzying look at how technology is molding today’s society was initially sparked by the loss of that beloved bookstore. “That disruption was an awakening,” Taylor says. “I went back to my roots of why I love books, [starting] out as a writer from as far…
  • John Painz on the Biggest Challenges for Actor-Directors

    20 May 2015 | 2:19 pm
    After shooting and editing several Web series, including “Off Off,” “Internet Affairs,” and “The Thing,” busy NYC-based filmmaker John Painz directed “5AM,” a short that made the festival rounds in 2013, and is now making a splash with his feature debut “Stuck.”  Shot almost entirely in one apartment, “Stuck” follows agoraphobic John (played by Painz), who, unable to leave his home for over a year, works from home, finds an escape in cooking, carries on an affair with his former therapist, and is challenged by a new…
  • Smile! Top Houston Photographers Share Pro Headshot Tips

    20 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    Hair up? Hair down? Natural look or glam? A stellar headshot is all about putting your best face forward, but sometimes it can end up a wrinkle-inducing headache. So we spoke with three of Houston’s leading headshot photographers to get some tips to help you out. Kerry Beyer, Kristine Canterbury, and Debbie Porter share what they’ve learned over the years.  Always Be Prepared“Water. Sleep. Make sure your clothes are prepared and ironed,” says Kristine Canterbury. Practice your look. Kerry Beyer advises to “practice posing in front of the mirror to get…
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    BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

  • VIDEO: Lea Michele & More in All-New Promo for SCREAM QUEENS

    22 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    Below, creator Ryan Murphy and cast members Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Keke Palmer give an inside look at the high-gloss, terrifying and hilarious new series SCREAM QUEENS
  • ON THE TOWN Launches Online Ticketing Reservation System

    22 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    The 2015 Tony nominated musical On The Town announced today a brand new online reservation system, allowing for an online seat reservation prior to a ticket purchase. Beginning Friday, May 22, ticket-buyers can go to OnTheTownBroadway.com and reserve their tickets, at no charge, for an upcoming performance. Once the reservation is complete, the tickets can be paid for at the Lyric Theatre Box Office 213 West 42nd Street up until one hour prior to curtain.
  • Bette Midler Talks THE ROSE In New Clip From Criterion Collection Blu-ray

    22 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    Bette Midler on a movie musical classic just arriving on Blu-ray at long last
  • BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cast and Crew Discuss How They Became Involved in the New Production

    22 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations QampA series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the company of the 12-time Tony nominated An American in Paris of Christopher Wheeldon, Craig Lucas, Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Veanne Cox, Brandon Uranowitz and producer Stuart Oken moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how they used their time in…
  • Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters Visits Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU

    22 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Bernadette Peters visited Broadway'sIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU yesterday, where she reunited with her INTO THE WOODS co-starChip Zien - check out photos below
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    Jane Fonda

  • STILL GOING……CANNES 2015 Part 1

    Jane
    18 May 2015 | 8:11 pm
    I could barely settle into the excitement of the Grace & Frankie Premiere on May 8th, before I was off to Cannes. I attend the festival as a Brand Ambassador for Loreal, as I have for the past several years, but this year I also attend as an Actress with a film in competition. The Film by Paul Sorrentino is called “Youth” and it stars Michael Caine. Watch the trailer here: http://variety.com/2015/film/global/watch-trailer-for-paolo-sorrentinos-youth-1201470886/ the Film will premiere here on Wednesday so stay tuned for more on that evening. Always so much going on during the…
  • GRACE AND FRANKIE NOW STREAMING

    Jane
    12 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    Ah the Netflix of it all! I got on a plane Friday morning to fly from New York to Los Angeles. Grace & Frankie had streamed that midnight. By the time I landed in L.A. and opened my cell phone, I had received texts and emails from friends and acquaintances saying things like “I’m on episode 6 and can’t stop,” or “I’ve seen the whole season. When can I see the next one. Can’t wait.” I kid you not. Some friends are texting me their reactions after each episode. This is a whole new world for me. Old hat already, I’m sure, for Robin…
  • GRACE AND FRANKIE PREMIERS TOMORROW!

    Jane
    7 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    Only one more day until Grace and Frankie becomes available on NETFLIX! Netflix has truly changed the television landscape. It gives viewers the choice about when and how to watch their favorite programs, so you can watch anytime, on any device. And all episodes are available at once, so you can watch the whole first season of “Grace and Frankie” in 6.5 hours, and re-watch your favorite episodes as much as you’d like. I’ve had a ball working with Lily, and Sam, and Martin, and look forward to hearing what you think. I’ve heard from several of you that you…
  • Wall Street Journal: ‘Grace and Frankie’ Review: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    JF.com
    7 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Two male law partners fall in love and leave their wives, women now bereft and enraged—all of which makes for stellar comedy By DOROTHY RABINOWITZ April 30, 2015 5:30 p.m. ET Refreshing isn’t the likeliest word to come to mind as regards “Grace and Frankie,” there being no dearth of gay-themed entertainment on the TV these days. Still, this buoyant Netflix series about two male law partners who fall in love with one another and leave their wives turns out to be just that—refreshing, but also a good deal more. In this steadily acerbic if also predictably warmhearted tale (created by…
  • COUNTDOWN TO GRACE AND FRANKIE PREMIERE!

    Jane
    6 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    I’m in New York with Lily for the final leg of our Grace & Frankie Promotion. We are beyond excited for all of you to finally see the show this Friday May 8th on NETFLIX. The entire 13 episode season which is a total of 6 and a half hours will be available on Friday so you will be able to “binge” watch (watch it in one sitting). Anyway, we have a few more days here but I thought you’d enjoy some of these photos. Started at the Today Show here we are with Matt Lauer. In case you missed it, you can watch the segment here:…
 
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    The Wicked Stage

  • Catching Up Before Summer

    Rob Weinert-Kendt
    8 May 2015 | 2:43 am
    Dakin Matthews and Helen Mirren in "The Audience." (Photo by Joan Marcus)The Broadway season has come to an end, and while much of the exciting work this past year was Off-Broadway (and there's more to come, particularly Off-Broadway), the annual rush of intense theatregoing on all fronts has abated at last, for the time being. For both the NY Times and America magazine I had the pleasure of covering some of the biggest non-Broadway shows of the year so far: the hip-hop/history phenom Hamilton (feature, review), the near-perfect The Iceman Cometh from Chicago's Goodman…
  • The Way Is Clear, the Light Is Good, But It's Not Into the Woods

    Rob Weinert-Kendt
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:36 am
    My review of the Disney film of Into the Woods is in the current issue of The Sondheim Review, and the editors have graciously allowed me to publish it in full here; it should be said that the magazine has also published a more upbeat counterpoint by my colleague Robert Faires. You can order an issue here.“A thicket’s no trick./Is it thick?” one prince sings to another, in an inspired bit of fairy-tale shoptalk in the stage musical Into the Woods. His brother replies: “It’s the thickest.” The first prince delivers his advice matter-of-factly, as if from under the hood of a jalopy:…
  • Sweating Equity

    Rob Weinert-Kendt
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    The last thing I wrote about the controversy over L.A.’s Equity 99-Seat Plan, for American Theatre magazine, was more personal than the typical news report; I felt I couldn’t help but inject my own experience into a debate I’ve watched for most of my professional life. But now, after several more Facebook back-and-forths, private chats, and a thoughtful podcast with my friend Isaac Butler (which, based on the retweets and shares it’s gotten, is being perceived as more pro-Equity’s position than not), I feel the need to get even more personal about the possible end of the plan as…
  • American (and L.A.) Revolutions

    Rob Weinert-Kendt
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    The rest of 2015 will have a lot to live up to: In quick succession, I've already seen/written about/considered two of the best productions I'll probably see in years, let alone this calendar year. First was Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's great new musical--which today is apparently likely to announce a transfer to Broadway, though whether before the Tony deadline or after is anyone's guess (smart money seems to be on the former; I'm holding out hope for the latter, because I think the Public, and the public, deserves the rest of that Off-Broadway run). I chatted with Miranda and fellow…
  • The Afterlife of Theater

    Rob Weinert-Kendt
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Mercedes Reuhl and Bill Pullman in The Goat(photo by Sara Krulwich/NY Times)Bill Pullman said something really interesting in this interview--and it wasn't the fact that he's playing Othello in Norway (an odd, possibly troubling notion that got some intelligent pushback from at least one reader). It was instead this bracing, almost entirely counterintuitive statement about theater vs. film. I asked him about all the lucrative film and TV work he must be ducking to slip off to Norway and do a play, and he replied:This is so important to my life. I'll tell you, all the film and television…
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    Parabasis

  • Coming in November to BAM Next Wave: Real Enemies

    Parabasis
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Isaac Butler As many of you know, five years ago I left theatre—I believe “semi-retired” is the term I jokingly used—in order to get my MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Minnesota and focus on writing. Well, the weird thing is, I never really ended up leaving theater entirely. While at the U, I directed workshops for the Playwrights Center, wrote  about theatre for American Theatre magazine, and staged a piece called Brooklyn Babylon, by the composer Darcy James Argue and the visual artist Danijel Žeželj. Well, now I’m officially coming out of my…
  • The Equity Council Votes to Change The 99-Seat Plan

    Parabasis
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    By Isaac Butler Equity has alerted its membership that they are changing the 99-Seat Plan. Well, really, they're eliminating it, but the changes are not quite as drastic as the original proposal. Here are my takeaways from looking over the materials Equity's distributed: (1) Until May 13th, 2016, 99-seat plan theaters can use the "Los Angeles Transitional 99-Seat Plan" which is, essentially, identical to the current plan. (2) AEA has kept the new, expanded self-production exemption. SO long as you don't incorporate (or use a fiscal sponsor) you can produce a show using…
  • Better Call Saul and the Oldest Trick in the (Dramatic) Book

    Parabasis
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    by Isaac Butler Better Call Saul, like its pre-or-is-it-post-decessor Breaking Bad is obsessed with the idea of character as destiny. Or, perhaps, destiny as character.  It regularly circles around the idea of whether people are capable of change, but richly complicates Breaking Bad’s view on this subject using the oldest of dramaturgical devices: dramatic irony.  Breaking Bad’s obsession with whether or not people are capable of change is a teasing one. As we never know what Walt was like prior to getting cancer, we don’t really know if he was simply a monster in hiding all…
  • Equity E-mails Its Members, Explains What a Union Is

    Parabasis
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    By Isaac Butler AEA took the rhetorical gloves off today, explaining why it was offensive to use civil rights era imagery as part of a protest against the union and giving people a refresher course on what a union is for. My guess is this only serves to further antagonize people who don't support the union's position (there is some public calls for the union to apologize for the letter, but I see nothing in here necessitating an apology), but part of me is just happy to see them stand up for themselves in the face of millionaire movie stars tacitly advocating for their most vulnerable…
  • Nothing But Net (A Quick Note on Measuring Theatre Size)

    Parabasis
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    By Isaac Butler Since my last post on this issue, folks have been pushing back about my use of gross income instead of net income for judging theater size. I initially thought my explanation within that post was good enough, but clearly there's still some confusion on this. So here is why I didn't use net income (and why you shouldn't either) to measure theatre size: (1) No one else in the industry measures theater size using net income.  It's a non-standard unit of measure. The two standard ways of measuring theater size when it comes to $$$ are Gross Income or…
 
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    Available Light Theatre

  • Audition for AVLT’s 2015-16 Season

    AVLT
    13 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Available Light announces auditions for our 2015-16 Season. We seek actors who reflect the robust diversty of our beloved community – performers of all ages, sizes, shapes, colors, and types. OPEN CALL – Saturday, June 6, 11am-2PM OPEN CALL – Tuesday, June 9, 7-9:30pm @ the Vern Riffe Center, 77 South High St., rehearsal rooms […]
  • Columbus Alive: Don Q’s universal appeal

    AVLT
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Check out Jesse Tigges excellent preview of Don Quixote: a pilgrimage in today’s Columbus Alive. Featuring interviews with playwright Jen Schlueter and director Matt Slaybaugh, Tigges goes into depth about the creation of the play and the unique perspective Available Light brings to the 400 year old novel. Read it all here: http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2015/03/26/theatre-preview-don-quixote-a-pilgrimage-gives-novel-a-more-personal-and-universal-appeal.html
  • Don Q in the Dispatch: “The play is a journey…”

    AVLT
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Check out the excellent preview of Don Quixote: a pilgrimage in today’s Columbus Dispatch Weekender. Michael Grossberg interviewed playwright Jennifer Schlueter, director Matt Slaybaugh as well as actors Acacia Duncan and Drew Eberly. Read it here: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2015/03/26/1-womans-journey-provides-twist-on-cervantes-classic.html
  • Laying in a pit of gravel.

    Elena Perantoni
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Laying in a pit of gravel. Last time I acted in this space we laid in a pit of dirt. Upgrade? #avltdonQ #avltheatre #hum #gravelselfies A photo posted by Elena P (@lainiebelle13) on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:31pm PDT
  • This is how AVLT builds a zen garden.

    Dave Wallingford
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This is how Available Light Theatre builds a zen garden. #avltheatre @avltheatre #avltdonQ A photo posted by Dave Wallingford (@walling1) on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:20am PDT
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    Theater Loop - Chicago Tribune

  • An eye-opening morning at Congo Square's 'Twisted Melodies'

    22 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    In one of those prosaic upstairs studios at the Atheneum Theatre in Chicago, and with only a few projections, a bit of tape and a small amount of scenery for company, Kelvin Roston Jr. is taking a deep dive into the psyche of Donny Hathaway.
  • PJ Paparelli of American Theater Company dies at 40

    21 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    PJ Paparelli, the artistic director of the American Theater Company, a highly respected and nationally accomplished director of new plays, the co-author of such potent works of documentary theater as “Columbinus” and “The Project(s),” and one of the Chicago theater's most formidable and complicated...
  • Amy Schumer pops up at the Laugh Factory, at a crossroad

    21 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    Amy Schumer's brother lives in Chicago, replete with wife, baby and at least one cat that sheds all over his sister. That family visit, Schumer said Wednesday night at the Laugh Factory, explained the mystery of why she had suddenly announced an intimate, one-night show at the North Side comedy...
  • Summer Theater Guide: 40 essential shows for the 2015 season

    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    We get it. Between all the outdoor festivals and the sporting events and replenishing your supply of Vitamin D at the beach, it's tough to find time to go to the theater. But some of the best shows of the year happen between now and the end of August — which is also the only time theaters can produce...
  • 'Lunacy!': Jackalope Theatre pulls off fake moon landing

    20 May 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Taking a break from railing against the purported roundness of our planet, the Flat Earth Society was one of the first groups to argue that the six Apollo moon landings all were fakes, and that no man ever walked on the moon. In the 1970s — not exactly the golden age of trust in government — there...
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    Penny Plain, Twopence Coloured

  • Zach Dorn: Ordinary is Extraordinary

    Trish Short Lewis
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Tonight only, artist Zach Dorn deploys his Toy Theater show — 21st Century style — at Studio@620. In his An Excruciatingly Ordinary Toy Theater Show, Dorn - a recent grant recipient from the Jim Henson Foundation - moves digital cameras through toy-sized streets peopled with paper puppets, all to dramatize tales about a lonely puppeteer stalking the child of notorious celebrities, a ghost who bugs a little boy, and an opera-singing landlord who refuses to return a security deposit. Dorn describes his tiny productions this way:  "Miniature Curiosa explores the underbelly of childhood…
  • David Lewis Worobec Documentary

    Trish Short Lewis
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    David Worobec's Enchanted World from Narratively on Vimeo.Recently the amazing David Lewis Worobec was the subject of a short documentary.  For those of us who follow David from afar, it was the closest we've had yet to the "next best thing" to actually being there...Earlier this year, David and his mother Polly were featured in a story on Maine Public Broadcasting...
  • Rare Play Performance - First Time Since 1854

    Trish Short Lewis
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    An exciting event for all toy theatre lovers! This coming Friday, March 13th at the British Museum...Come to the exhibition Bonaparte and the British in Room 90 to see Regency-era toy theatre productions of The Battle of Waterloo (1824) and Bonaparte’s Invasion of Russia (1825). The origins of the English toy theatre date back to 1811 when William West published the 'first cheap theatrical print'. West’s versions of these plays, based on Astley’s Amphitheatre, have been unavailable and unperformed since West’s death in 1854, until now.For more details, check here...
  • Benjamin Pollock's Grave

    Trish Short Lewis
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    "...The popularity of the toy theatre declined and by 1937, when Mr. Pollock died, the shop and the Pollock family were struggling to pay their way.The Chingford Historical Society believes this is why he was buried in a common grave with no memorial stone." - The Chingford GuardianWhen I read that this week, I thought, "This is a great shame and should be rectified..."To that end, the Facebook toy theatre group has started a crowd-funding project to raise the necessary funds to buy a modest stone to mark Benjamin Pollock's grave.  Long overdue, Pollock1 was one of the giants of toy…
  • Stop-Motion Noir!

    Trish Short Lewis
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:21 pm
 
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    The Theatrefolk Blog

  • 5 questions with Bradley Hayward

    Lindsay Price
    18 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We have a great community of amazing playwrights here at Theatrefolk that contribute to our collection of middle, and high school plays. We hope you’ll enjoy this peek behind the curtain as they share how they approach the creative process, how they overcome challenges, and what advice they have for young playwrights. Don’t forget to check out their […]The post 5 questions with Bradley Hayward appeared first on The Theatrefolk Blog.
  • Without the Idea, You’re Lost

    Lindsay Price
    17 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Came across this lovely article about costumer Jane Greenwood over at the TDF Stages website. She has been designing costumes since 1963 with multiple Tony nominations under her belt. She’s in the middle of designing the costumes for the upcoming Broadway production of Rebecca. Here’s what I took away from this article. First, the amount of prep […]The post Without the Idea, You’re Lost appeared first on The Theatrefolk Blog.
  • Playwriting Exercise & Acting Exercise: Channel that Fear

    Lindsay Price
    15 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I’m sharing this exercise from The How To Write Shop. There are so many great prompts here all on the topic of fear. Fear is such a wonderful motivator for characters – with both positive and negative connotations. How many of us know someone who won’t do something because of fear? Who won’t get on stage, […]The post Playwriting Exercise & Acting Exercise: Channel that Fear appeared first on The Theatrefolk Blog.
  • Ordered Chaos: Balancing structure and creative activity in the drama classroom

    Lindsay Price
    10 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    “The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline: it is the lack or procedures and routines.” Harry Wong, The Well Managed Classroom The Drama Classroom is a unique place. Often there are no defined rows of tables and chairs. A loud boisterous class could be a sign of productivity not unruliness. And what […]The post Ordered Chaos: Balancing structure and creative activity in the drama classroom appeared first on The Theatrefolk Blog.
  • Playwriting Exercise: Indoor Clouds

    Lindsay Price
    8 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Sometimes you just come across something that is Wicked Cool. That’s right, I capitalized both words and they weren’t at the beginning of a sentence. I did it, I own it. That’s how cool I think this is. Indoor Clouds. That is not a trick of the light or CGI or Photoshop. That’s a cloud, indoors. […]The post Playwriting Exercise: Indoor Clouds appeared first on The Theatrefolk Blog.
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    The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre

  • Such a Wonderful Lot of Terrible Things

    Scott Miller
    20 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    This is another of those shows where some of the actors don't totally understand it all quite yet, though I think more of them do every time we run now, and a few are totally tuned in. The rest will get there, but maybe not till all the pieces come together. Which is in just a few days, so it won't be much longer.I've had this experience on quite a few of the more conceptually and/or stylistically complex shows we've done, like The Wild Party, Hair, Jacques Brel, Urinetown, Bat Boy, Passing Strange, Hedwig, Forbidden Planet, The Nervous Set, The Cradle Will Rock, I could go on... Over the…
  • The Cradle Will Rock

    Scott Miller
    12 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    I blogged recently about the books I'm reading while we work on Threepenny. But the other night, something else occurred to me that would be helpful...In 1999, Tim Robbins released a movie called Cradle Will Rock, about the legendary 1937 labor musical The Cradle Will Rock, a show at the center of one of the greatest theatre stories ever, the only musical ever shut down by the federal government. Cradle had music and text by Marc Blitzstein, and it was directed by Orson Welles and produced by John Houseman.Interestingly, before he died, Orson Welles was trying to raise financing for a film…
  • The Noble Poor Are Nobly Underfed

    Scott Miller
    3 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A few of our actors have come to me, feeling very stuck. They're concerned that none of the Three­penny characters have any redeeming qualities (which is pretty much true) and that many of the lines seem trivial and unimportant (the operative word there is seem). They just don't see a way in...And beyond that, I think they don't understand how such an angry, aggressive, even condescending show can engage and entertain an audience. I understand where their concern comes from. But there are lots of ways to engage an audience. People don't want only diversion. And despite what many people…
  • The Cement's Just for the Weight, Dear

    Scott Miller
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    One of the challenges of Threepenny is that the music is so quirky, it really is hard for the actors to learn, unless they're already familiar with it. They have to get that utterly unique Kurt Weill sound into their heads. I know that, over time, they'll settle into the songs, and they'll stop sounding so odd to them (that's already starting to happen). But that quirky music is a huge part of what makes Threepenny so beloved and so powerful.Composer Kurt Weill wrote:Nearly all worthwhile operatic experiments in recent years [leading up to the late 1920s] have been basically destructive in…
  • They Tell You That the Best in Life is Mental

    Scott Miller
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    God bless Amazon. I remember the first show I did after discovering Amazon was Assassins, and I found the most amazing book – American Assassins: The Darker Side of Politics by James W. Clarke, in which each character in the show gets their own mini-biography and psychoanalysis. It completely changed the way I approached the show. I had already directed the show once, pre-Amazon, and in retrospect, there was so much I didn't understand about these characters.Now every time I start work on a new show, I stop by Amazon, and see what books or videos they have that might help me. There's always…
 
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    Encore Atlanta

  • Stop and smell the flowers with a leisurely trip to Gibbs Gardens

    Kathy Janich
    21 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
      Can you say “day-trip”? Gibbs Gardens, in the North Georgia mountains, is a world-class destination waiting for you to discover it. The 300-acre Ball Ground estate became a public space in 2012. Its blend of natural and man-made features consists of 220 acres of landscaped gardens set amid rolling hills and surrounded by majestic forest, [...]
  • Off-Broadway hit ‘The Whale’ finishes season at Actor’s Express

    Kathy Janich
    15 May 2015 | 9:13 am
      Actor’s Express tops a stellar season with The Whale, a multi-award-winning off-Broadway hit that takes place somewhere in Idaho. There, a 600-pound recluse named Charlie hides away in his apartment, slowly eating himself to death, yet desperate to see his estranged daughter. His last chance at redemption teaches him how to find beauty in the most unexpected places. The cast: AE [...]
  • Alliance-born ‘Tuck’ plays Broadway next April

    Kathy Janich
    13 May 2015 | 1:21 pm
    ”Tuck Everlasting,” the Alliance Theatre-bred musical about one girl’s adventure with forever, has a date with Broadway next April.
  • Come follow the band: Join in on Atlanta Lyric’s playful ‘Barnum’

    Kathy Janich
    7 May 2015 | 10:48 am
      According to famous showman P.T. Barnum, “There’s a sucker born ev’ry minute.” Prove him wrong by seeing the show about his life without paying full price! Atlanta Lyric Theatre takes you under the big top with Barnum, the 1980 Broadway musical that puts the Prince of Humbug’s life, tricks and hokum on display in crowd-pleasing fashion. The show, [...]
  • ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ — and you, if you’re smart

    Kathy Janich
    1 May 2015 | 8:46 am
      Horizon and Aurora theaters collaborate on this off-kilter comedy by Christopher Durang, which riffs on the work of famed dramatist Anton Chekhov. Vanya and his adopted sister, Sonia, live a quiet life in a Pennsylvania farmhouse, while their sister, Masha, travels the world as a movie star. Just as they’re issued a warning about their future, [...]
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    Lois Backstage

  • Live from Ottawa

    Lois
    12 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    My mobile office, set up in the living room at my friends’ house. Notice the two prompt binders (one from 2011, one from 2015), Cue, and the mobile printer. Also post-its. Because post-its. I arrived in Ottawa on Sunday afternoon and after an evening of eating pizza and watching a bad movie with my hosts jumped right into work on ReUnion yesterday morning.  I’m really excited to be coming back to this show, but its been four years since we last did it and I’ve done more than 30 other productions in the meantime. Let’s just say I have some substantial review to do!
  • Reflections on New York

    Lois
    10 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    Melt Shop. Great grilled cheese. Best Things: Deciding to not eat at any chain restaurants that we had at home. This rule forced us to be creative about food – even late night snacks – because it eliminated 90% of fast food. And we ate really good food. I don’t know if I can pick a favourite meal. Maybe the Grilled Cheese we had for my birthday. Next time I would keep this rule for sure, but if travelling by myself or with a different friend I would try more of the ethnic foods available to me. Seeing a wide range of types of shows. Vampire Cowboys’ Six Rounds of…
  • New York Day 10

    Lois
    9 May 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Grand Central Station, view from the Apple Store on the Mezzanine. Our final day in New York was a lot like most of our other days in New York: Full of walking. But like the other days I’m amazed at what we managed to fit in. In order to make the morning a bit more manageable tomorrow, we spent some time after breakfast today packing our bags. i was very glad I brought an extra duffle bag as my suitcase would not have held everything now. Then we made our way uptown to Grand Central Station to check it out since our only previous time there had been very rushed as we had to make a…
  • New York Day 9

    Lois
    9 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    Van Gough’s Starry Night captures movement and passion in its brush strokes in a beautiful way. The Internet is such a magical place. I can’t really remember how I met Natalie and Marci but I’m so glad I did. We got together this morning for coffee and croissants and had a really lovely visit in a room with cool lighting and loads of books. Oh and these magical miniature waffles dipped in chocolate. Then it was off to MoMA to meet up with Jaime. So many paintings and sculptures. The first room we went into housed Van Gough’s “Starry Night” which is…
  • New York Day 8

    Lois
    8 May 2015 | 8:49 pm
    There’s something behind me! In all of our NYC shopping, I still have not found the perfect dress for Christies wedding. But shop we did.  We spent a couple of hours popping in and out of both boutiques and department stores. I tried on a few things, but nothing was the right thing. When we were ready to give up we made our way to the American Museum of Natural History. Because dinosaurs. The staff were quick to remind us that they are where Night at the Museum is based, even tho they don’t have all those exhibits. But still: Dinosaurs. After looking at dinosaurs and space for a…
 
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    Theatre Geeks

  • 148 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

    dave@theatregeeks.com (Dave Dufour, John Shoup, Marcia Fulmer)
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Aaron Nichols Aaron Nichols, Director of Audience Development for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival and other events at ND, joins us to talk Shakespeare, festivals and other things theatre. Great... More info at theatregeeks.com
  • 147 Putting music on stage

    dave@theatregeeks.com (Dave Dufour, John Shoup, Marcia Fulmer)
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Live music, clicktracks and other music-making options This time the Geeks discuss use of live vs recorded music for musicals. Budget is always a concern when considering music on stage. But what... More info at theatregeeks.com
  • 146 – Care and feeding of community theatre volunteers

    dave@theatregeeks.com (Dave Dufour, John Shoup, Marcia Fulmer)
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Volunteers are the lifeblood of most community theatres. Michael Beatty has worked with volunteers in all types of not-for-profit organizations (including theatres). Listen to the conversation and... More info at theatregeeks.com
  • 145 – Putting history on the stage — conversation with playwright Michael Beatty

    dave@theatregeeks.com (Dave Dufour, John Shoup, Marcia Fulmer)
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Avery Brown, Drummer Boy of the Cumberland, Youngest Soldier of the Civil War Heartland: The Civil War comes to the stage in Northern Indiana later this year, and the Geeks asked Michael Beatty, the... More info at theatregeeks.com
  • 144 Say What? Theatre sound.

    dave@theatregeeks.com (Dave Dufour, John Shoup, Marcia Fulmer)
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    All of us have attended a play or musical where the sound is less than perfect. This can be because of the facility or the actors themselves, among other reasons. And bad sound can harm the theatre... More info at theatregeeks.com
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    Shakespeare Geek

  • Is This The "True Face" of Shakespeare?

    19 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    You may have heard by now of the earth-shattering claim made by world-renowned academic journal Country Life that they have identified the only true likeness of Shakespeare, created when he was 33 years old and in the middle of writing Hamlet (having just knocked out Midsummer Night's Dream).My first thought was, "Meh, I've been fooled by these before." My second thought was, "It's a line drawing. It's not even a portrait." He looks a bit Dionysian(?) with a laurel wreath atop his full head of curly hair. In other words, entirely generic.Then my Read It Later feed, which tracks Shakespeare…
  • How Old Does Microsoft Think Shakespeare Is?

    1 May 2015 | 7:13 am
    Twitter is all abuzz playing with #HowOldRobot, Microsoft's new toy. You upload a photo of a face and then it guesses your age.  So of course I had to do Shakespeare, it's kind of my thing. Since nobody really knows when the portraits were done, maybe Microsoft can bring some new data to the field.First we'll start with the Droeshout:Ooo, tough break HowOldRobot. Shakespeare died when he was 52.  Although, since the First Folio did not come out until 7 years after his death, are we left to wonder if this is what he would have looked like had he lived that long?Ok then, how about…
  • Are You ShakesBEERienced?

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Well, I'm not.The 7 Stages Shakespeare Company in Portsmouth, NH are the geniuses behind ShakesBEERience. Who can say no to free Shakespeare presented at a brewery?They're doing Love's Labour's Lost in May, but Pericles and Two Noble Kinsmen are in their fall lineup so it's not like they're phoning it in by doing the easy/popular ones, either!Has anybody been? Last time I ran across their link they were off season and I forgot all about it. I think I'm only about 45 minutes away, I've got to figure out a way to get up there and see the show.
  • Gambling on The Gambler (and losing :))

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Normally I wouldn't give a second thought to a Mark Wahlberg movie like The Gambler. It's just not the kind of thing that interests me. But then I learned that he plays a Shakespeare professor with a gambling problem. Ok, that's more interesting. Still, though, if that's just character development then we've all seen it before - cut to a scene of him dismissing a classroom full of students and telling them there's a quiz on Romeo and Juliet tomorrow. Bam, you've just established him as a Shakespeare professor.Only...not this time.  The clip I found actually opens with him talking about…
  • "Performing Shakespeare" at UMass Amherst

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    My friend Keri and her Rebels have done so much for Shakespeare that when she asks me to help spread the word about what her alumni are up to, I'm only happy to oblige!He [Matteo Pangallo] is a professor out there, but had his start at rebel and is a great guy. He is running the first Shakespeare program for high schoolers at UMass this summer.... he's a fantastic guy, a Shakespeare expert and someone you'd really enjoy, if you don't already know him. ... Participants live on campus for 2 weeks and get college credit. Here's more details, directly from the Professor, courtesy his…
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    Voice Coaches

  • Call to Action…

    ChristyPronto
    20 May 2015 | 1:21 pm
    We have two video projects going on currently for our social media and I need all our followers to join in. The first project is our Red Nose Campaign. As I am sure many of you have seen over the past several months the Red Nose campaign was an extremely popular and wildly successful benefit concert  and promotion overseas that raised over $1 billion , (yes thats BILLION) for the United Ways “campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st,…
  • Voice Actor and Bond Villian passes…

    ChristyPronto
    13 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    Thank you to our student Brett Bydairk for suggesting this as a post for the blog. RIP Robert Rietti. “Filmmakers called Robert Rietti the man with a thousand voices. For decades, the British voice-over artist was the go-to guy when directors needed to rerecord mumbled or indecipherable dialogue. Rietti voiced numerous villians in James Bond films, including Emilio Largo, portrayed onscreen by Adolfo Celi-who had a thick Italian accent.” -THE WEEK May 8, 2015 How do you get a gig like this? Here are a few cold call leads-check it out: Send your demos and press kits along-if you…
  • Ice Cream, BBQ’s and Networking…Oh My!!!

    ChristyPronto
    6 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    Happy Wednesday Bloggers!!! Today is a video blog, I have been doing those lately and am super excited for your feedback. I promise!!! Many of our students have called this week to discuss how they can rev up their Summer marketing potential as a voice actor. My answer to that is seen in the Vlog below. Take a listen and be sure to let us know how the Vlog works for you. PS. Is anyone else giddy that it is Sprummer…in case you missed it, Spring were those few days of rain last week and we are in full on Summer 80 degrees of delight!!! Get out there and move those buns (and I am not…
  • Open House Success!!!

    ChristyPronto
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Networking is marketing. Marketing yourself, marketing your uniqueness, marketing what you stand for. – Christine Comaford-Lynch Thank you to all that attended last nights open house!! Shaking hands with old friends and a few new ones was what the night was all about. Word of the week: Networking Click to the right for a video thank you : ) Open House Open House Success!!! is a post from Voice Coaches, a leading provider of voice over training
  • Spring Frolicking-BLOG DAY

    ChristyPronto
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Fun in the sun!!! Any excuse to be outside on this gorgeous day. Take a peek!!! Spring Frolicking-BLOG DAY is a post from Voice Coaches, a leading provider of voice over training
 
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    Your Performance Partners

  • New Ordway Concert Hall: Dazzling or Disappointing?

    Your Performance Partners
    18 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    One of the newest performing arts venues in the U.S. – the $42 million Ordway Concert Hall – opened several months ago in St. Paul, Minn. We attended the public open house before the grand opening, where several ensembles – both vocal and instrumental – delighted audiences with free performances. Since its March 5th debut, the hall has garnered rave reviews from musicians with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and audience members. However, art’s subjectivity means not everyone’s happy. Organic & Geometric. This new concert hall was designed by Tim Carl with the…
  • Take a Master Class Named for the Ultimate Master

    Your Performance Partners
    11 May 2015 | 8:37 pm
    If you’ve worked with rigging much of your career, chances are that you own a copy of the definitive Stage Rigging Handbook. This resource—the most respected textbook in the industry—provides the sum total of the knowledge of Jay O. Glerum, one of the live performance industry’s most respected rigging professionals and teachersß. Glerum was well known as an instructor who emphasized the highest standards for safety and technical knowledge to anyone who used stage rigging, whether they volunteered at their local high school or ran complex systems for Broadway productions. Glerum…
  • Education Spotlight: Kansas Connections

    Your Performance Partners
    5 May 2015 | 5:17 am
    Divel (right) helps with a student’s costume Lisa Divel helped found the Great Plains Theatre (GPT) in 1995 in Abilene, Kansas, serving first on the exploratory committee. She has worked at GPT 15 of the last 20 years, including acting in a dozen shows. We asked her perspectives on professional theatre and education; her current full-time job is teaching high school theatre in Chapman, Kansas. Q: Does GPT do outreach into schools? Divel: Yes – the educational outreach program is wonderful. My experience with students was one of main reasons I was on the original exploratory committee.
  • Leftovers or Nouvelle Cuisine? Dinner Theatres Evolve

    Your Performance Partners
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    Hungry for a show? Several recent articles about mealtime entertainment whetted our appetite to sample this topic. Read on to satisfy your own craving: learn how a Minnesota dinner theatre successfully reinvented itself and how some restaurants around the world are spicing up their menus with performances. Finally, we’ll offer one theory behind these developments. Midwestern Makeover. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) located in the southwestern suburbs of Minneapolis, recorded its best financial performance in 25 years last year, triumphing over post-recession struggles when annual losses…
  • Win-Win Partnerships: Ohio Valley Symphony Marks 25 Years (Part 2 of 2)

    Your Performance Partners
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Last week, we learned about the origins of The Ohio Valley Symphony (OVS) in Gallipolis, Ohio, which is celebrating its 25th season. This week we’ll continue our conversation with Lora Lynn Snow, OVS founder, executive director and principal oboist, to learn more about their theatre and factors behind the group’s success. YPP: Who uses your theatre? Snow: Our primary group, OVS, has a five-concert series each year. Owning our facility opens up more options to work with local businesses and organizations. We host a variety of events: receptions, weddings, parties, classes, business…
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    Theatre Geeks

  • 148 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

    Dave Dufour
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Aaron Nichols Aaron Nichols, Director of Audience Development for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival and other events at ND, joins us to talk Shakespeare, festivals and other things theatre. Great conversation with the Geeks.   Theatre Geeks - community theatre and the performing arts
  • 147 Putting music on stage

    Dave Dufour
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Live music, clicktracks and other music-making options This time the Geeks discuss use of live vs recorded music for musicals. Budget is always a concern when considering music on stage. But what about quality? Some musicians are very good, but they may cost money. You may be lucky enough to have volunteer musicians that are good — or not. Likewise, some recorded soundtracks sound good, others, are pretty chintzy. The Geeks talk about various options and considerations that can make or break your next musical. Theatre Geeks - community theatre and the performing arts
  • 146 – Care and feeding of community theatre volunteers

    Dave Dufour
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Volunteers are the lifeblood of most community theatres. Michael Beatty has worked with volunteers in all types of not-for-profit organizations (including theatres). Listen to the conversation and Michael’s insights in this lively episode.   Music provided by Music Alley.   Theatre Geeks - community theatre and the performing arts
  • 145 – Putting history on the stage — conversation with playwright Michael Beatty

    Dave Dufour
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Avery Brown, Drummer Boy of the Cumberland, Youngest Soldier of the Civil War Heartland: The Civil War comes to the stage in Northern Indiana later this year, and the Geeks asked Michael Beatty, the developer and playwright of this new original work, to tell us about it, and about the process of bringing history to life. Heartland is based on the experiences of Northern Indiana people, and is being produced as an artistic work with an educational component. It will be performed by South Bend, Indiana’s Acting Ensemble, as part of a five-month Northern Indiana arts & music…
  • 144 Say What? Theatre sound.

    Dave Dufour
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    All of us have attended a play or musical where the sound is less than perfect. This can be because of the facility or the actors themselves, among other reasons. And bad sound can harm the theatre experience for the audience. The Geeks discuss various sound problems, and possible solutions. Use our contact form to send us YOUR thoughts on this issue.   Music provided by Music Alley. Theatre Geeks - community theatre and the performing arts
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    Life in the Theatre

  • THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA @ Old Fitz Theatre [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    18 May 2015 | 10:20 pm
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical observations of THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA: Mophead Productions’ May 2015 Sydney production. The post THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA @ Old Fitz Theatre [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
  • RHYMES WITH SILENCE@ 107 Projects [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    18 May 2015 | 10:20 pm
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical Observations of Improvising Change's May 2015 Sydney presentation of RHYMES WITH SILENCE The post RHYMES WITH SILENCE@ 107 Projects [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
  • DOGFIGHT @ The Hayes [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    18 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical observations of Neil Goodings Productions May 2015 Sydney production of DOGFIGHT: @the Hayes. The post DOGFIGHT @ The Hayes [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
  • FROCKING HILARIOUS: Sydney Comedy Festival @ Enmore Theatre [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    15 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical observations of FROCKING HILARIOUS: Sydney Comedy Festival May 2015. The post FROCKING HILARIOUS: Sydney Comedy Festival @ Enmore Theatre [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
  • SHIVERED: Mad March Hare @ PACT [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    15 May 2015 | 12:15 am
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical observations of Mad March Hare’s May 2015 Sydney production of SHIVERED. The post SHIVERED: Mad March Hare @ PACT [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
 
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    Life in the Theatre

  • THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA @ Old Fitz Theatre [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    18 May 2015 | 10:20 pm
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical observations of THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA: Mophead Productions’ May 2015 Sydney production. The post THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA @ Old Fitz Theatre [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
  • RHYMES WITH SILENCE@ 107 Projects [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    18 May 2015 | 10:20 pm
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical Observations of Improvising Change's May 2015 Sydney presentation of RHYMES WITH SILENCE The post RHYMES WITH SILENCE@ 107 Projects [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
  • DOGFIGHT @ The Hayes [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    18 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical observations of Neil Goodings Productions May 2015 Sydney production of DOGFIGHT: @the Hayes. The post DOGFIGHT @ The Hayes [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
  • FROCKING HILARIOUS: Sydney Comedy Festival @ Enmore Theatre [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    15 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical observations of FROCKING HILARIOUS: Sydney Comedy Festival May 2015. The post FROCKING HILARIOUS: Sydney Comedy Festival @ Enmore Theatre [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
  • SHIVERED: Mad March Hare @ PACT [TECH NOTES]

    Judith Greenaway
    15 May 2015 | 12:15 am
    This post was written by Judith Greenaway Technical observations of Mad March Hare’s May 2015 Sydney production of SHIVERED. The post SHIVERED: Mad March Hare @ PACT [TECH NOTES] appeared first on Life in the Theatre.
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    London Theatre Tickets - rss feed

  • The Audience Updated, Mamma Mia! Announces New Cast + More #WestEndUpdate​

    18 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    London's glittering West End has seen three major theatrical openings. Firstly the Theatre Royal Bath’s production of Hay Fever celebrated its official opening at the Duke of York's Theatre last Monday (11th May 2015). Lindsay Posner’s production of Noël Coward’s comedy of bad manners stars Felicity Kendal who gives a tremendous performance as Judith Bliss. Hay Fever, which first played the West End in 1925, also stars Simon Shepherd (Peak Practice/The Duck House), Michael Simkins (Yes, Prime Minister/Oh What a Lovely War) and Sara Stewart (Heartbreak…
  • Berry Gordy: Meet The Man Behind The Motown Sound

    15 May 2015 | 4:22 am
    With just $800 borrowed from his family, Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and many more.
  • The Buzz From The Bardette: The Audience And Broadway Smash Hit Motown The Musical

    15 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    Summer may feel like its months away, but let’s banish those rainy day blues and talk sizzling tickets and some exciting news hot off the press. As the country celebrates a new addition to the Royal family, we also welcome another royal arrival to the West End stage – The Audience.
  • Motown: The Musical Set To Have London Dancing In The Street

    15 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    There have been rumours circulating since last year that Broadway smash hit, Motown: The Musical, might soon be arriving in the West End. Initially, there was speculation that the show would replace We Will Rock You this summer at the Dominion Theatre. Well, it turns out that bit was wrong - but the rest is spot on, as it has been announced today that Motown: The Musical will be coming to London's Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016.
  • Motown: The Musical to premiere at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016

    14 May 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale later today (15 May 2015).
 
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