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Hamilton won the 2016 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical
Hamilton won the 2016 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical

The Drama League named Hamilton its “Outstanding Production of a Musical” winner, while The Humans won “Outstanding Production of a Play. In addition to the competitive categories, Sheldon Harnick was honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award; Deaf West Theatre was honored with the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award for their vital work; and Ivo van Hove was honored with the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.

Read more: Drama League Names Award Winners

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The ADJ Vizi Beam RXOne
The ADJ Vizi Beam RXOne

The new ADJ Vizi Beam RXOne is designed to be a powerful, compact, agile and affordable moving head fixture. Powered by a potent Osram Sirius HRI 1R discharge lamp, with a 6,000-hour life rating, the RXOne produces a sharp 3-degree beam that travels up to 100 meters. With a brilliant-white color temperature of 8,000˚K and impressive illuminance measurements of 99,250 lux at 10m and 70,030 lux at 15m, the fixture is able to generate immense beams that will cut through ambient light to create eye-catching mid-air effects.

Read more: Video Tour: ADJ Vizi Beam RXOne

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The new website from Rose Brand offers a cleaner experience across all platforms, and a 10% discount
The new website from Rose Brand offers a cleaner experience across all platforms, and a 10% discount

Rose Brand is offering a 10% discount to anyone who signs up to use their new website. Customers who sign in to their account or create a new one on their redesigned website will benefit from improved navigation, a new mobile-friendly design, and the 10% off code.

Read more: Rose Brand Offers Members-Only Discount on New Website

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ETC Prodigy hoists in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center
ETC Prodigy hoists in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center

The Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College upgraded their original rigging system—installed in 1990—with 12 variable-speed and two fixed-speed Prodigy EXO hoists, three external E-stops, a Foundation controller and a Foundation Handheld Remote, all from ETC. Pook Deimont & Ohl specified the system. NVCC Production Manager Lawson Earl called the Prodigy system the most “flexible” of the systems they researched.

Read more: NVCC Overhauls Rigging with New ETC Prodigy System

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The technical crew of Grease Live! (photo credit: Jeff Peterson)
The technical crew of Grease Live! (photo credit: Jeff Peterson)

The 14 sets for Grease Live! on Fox were spread over 20 acres in LA and required 50 channels of crystal clear, reliable, wireless sound—as any gaffe would immediately be noticed by the viewing audience. No pressure, right? To get it all right, audio supervisor and designer Bruce Arledge turned to Sennheiser transmitters and receivers.

Read more: Grease Live! Relies on Sennheiser

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The Harman Professional University will offer three levels of certification.
The Harman Professional University will offer three levels of certification.

Harman Professional’s new Harman Professional University is designed to be a cohesive and relevant training experience for customers, partners and industry professionals. It will three levels of certification, from beginning to advanced, with the advanced certification a mix of written and practical testing. The advanced certification is valid for three years from the time of achievement and can be renewed through continuing education.

Read more: Harman Professional Launches New Training Program

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Adam A. Anderson and Tiana Kaye, new members of the Brierly Resident Acting Company
Adam A. Anderson and Tiana Kaye, new members of the Brierly Resident Acting Company

The Dallas Theater Center added Adam A. Anderson and Tiana Kaye to the Brierly Resident Acting Company. The Brierley Resident Acting Company is designed to develop and nurture professional actors within the Dallas community, expand DTC's artistic profile and create ongoing collaborative relationships with artists. Each appointment is for two years.

Read more: Dallas Theater Center Name Two to Brierley Resident Acting Company

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Terrence McNally is the newest board member of Philadelphia Theatre Company,
Terrence McNally is the newest board member of Philadelphia Theatre Company,

Terrence McNally, playwright, and Tom Kirdahy, producer, join the Philadelphia Theatre Company board of directors as “Artists Board Members.” They will “add a national artistic perspective to the Board’s fiscal decision-making.”

Read more: Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy Join PTC Board

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The Stella Adler Studio will use the grant to support their theatre classes at Riker’s Island Correctional Facility.
The Stella Adler Studio will use the grant to support their theatre classes at Riker’s Island Correctional Facility.

The NEA gave the Stella Adler Studio of Acting an $18,000 grant to support their work with inmates at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility. The acting and theater classes give adult inmates the opportunity to train as a working ensemble of actors and writers, learning and practicing voice and speech, movement, and acting techniques. Each training session concludes with a showing of created work for an invited audience.

Read more: Stella Adler Receives Grant to Support Prison Theatre

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A moment from On Your Feet, with scenic design from Darrel Maloney, with projections supplied by d3 media servers,
A moment from On Your Feet, with scenic design from Darrel Maloney, with projections supplied by d3 media servers,

Scenic Designer Darrel Maloney used a lot of projection in his design for On Your Feet and he selected d3 Technologies’ media servers for the projection mapping in the musical, which includes retro vies of Miami and other locations key to the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. The servers were supplied by Sound Associates.

Read more: D3 Media Servers Critical for On Your Feet

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