Northen Kentucky University Upgrades Lighting Rig with Philips Selecon LED Fixtures

by Jacob Coakley
Student Cris Carter used the PL3 Wash luminaires on his design for a production of Our Town.

 


Student Cris Carter used the PL3 Wash luminaires on his design for a production of Our Town.

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) purchased and installed 24 PL3 Wash luminaires from Philips Selecon (via Vincent Lighting Systems) to overhaul their lighting rig as part of a campus-wide “green” initiative. The lights went into the Corbett Theatre on campus, and are controlled by a new Palette VL control console from Philips Strand Lighting. Cris Carter took the lights for their inaugural run on a production of Our Town.

Old Globe Raises $1 Million at Annual Gala

by Jacob Coakley
The post-performance party at the 2013 Globe Gala, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Doug Gates.

The post-performance party at the 2013 Globe Gala, Sept. 21, 2013. Photo by Doug Gates.

The Old Globe raised more than $1 million at their annual gala “A Magical Evening.” The event was held at the Globe’s grounds in Balboa Park and included a silent auction, a performance of songs from the Globe’s new musical The Last Goodbye, a gourmet dinner and dancing. The event was co-chaired by Nina Doede and Sheryl White and the lead underwriters for the evening were Audrey S. Geisel and Darlene Marcos Shiley.

Outer Critics Circle Releases Nominees

by Jacob Coakley
Anything Goes was nominated for eight Outer Critics Circle Awards

 


Anything Goes was nominated for eight Outer Critics Circle Awards

More awards news: The Outer Critics Circle—writers and commentators who cover New York theatre for out-of-town publications, have released their nominations for their 2011 awards. The front-runners include Sister Act, with nine nominations, and Anything Goes, with eight. The awards ceremony will take place May 26 at Sardi’s restaurant. Two special awards will be given out this year: to Ellen Barkin for her “Outstanding Broadway Debut in The Normal Heart and Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for “Handspring Puppet Company Puppet Design, Fabrication and Direction” for War Horse.

Philips Presents The Passion of Light at LDI

by Stage Directions
The Passion of Light will be performed three times daily throughout LDI at the Philips booth.

 

The Passion of Light will be performed three times daily throughout LDI at the Philips booth.

Philips is aiming big with their “The Passion of Light,” presentation for LDI. The Passion of Light is a “theatrical performance told through the eyes of history’s most passionate innovators” that will focus on “what separates Philips Entertainment from their industry counterparts.” It will be performed three times daily throughout the show. Philips will also be holding free training workshops about all of Philips gear at their booth throughout the show.

Robe Adds LumenRadio’s CRMX Technology to Robin Line of Fixtures

by Jacob Coakley
The Robe Robin LEDWash 1200 now comes with LumenRadio’s CRMX platform

 


The Robe Robin LEDWash 1200 now comes with LumenRadio’s CRMX platform

Robe has added LumenRadio’s CRMX wireless technology as a standard feature in all of its Robin products as a standard feature. The CRMX system is a wireless data transfer platform that supports RDM (Remote Device Management), DALI, Art-Net, Streaming ACN, ETCNet, ShowNet, Pathport and KiNet 1 & 2.

Robin Wagner and Lewis Brown Win 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards

by Jacob Coakley
Robin Wagner will take home the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design on April 8.

 

Robin Wagner will take home the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design on April 8.

Theatre Development Fund gets it. They not only work to increase audiences for theatre (through their TKTS booths and outreach programs), but they also make life easier for theatre artisans (the TDF costume collection rents pieces to theatres) and they promote the work of the theatre artists themselves, through their blog and through programs like the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. This year’s 2011 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design goes to Lewis Brown, while Tony Award-winning scenic designer Robin Wagner will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. Olivera Gajic will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award and famed theatre costume house, Michael-Jon Costumes, will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award. More details on the artists and the awards after the jump.

Rosco Partners with Black Tank for New Miro Cube Luminaires

by Jacob Coakley
Rosco’s Miro Cubes comes in tunable white (WNC), RGB+W (4C) and black light (UV) models.

 


Rosco’s Miro Cubes comes in tunable white (WNC), RGB+W (4C) and black light (UV) models.

Rosco has partnered with Black Tank to design, develop and distribute LED fixtures. Rosco debuted the Miro Cube line, the first fruits of this partnership, at PLASA and IBC in Amsterdam. The Miro Cube line is based on Black Tank’s Brick Blaster fixtures, and is available in three models: Miro Cube 4C (with an RGBW LED engine), Miro Cube WNC (a white LED engine tunable from 2800 – 6500K) and the Miro Cube UV (with ultraviolet LED’s). Each has a range of mounting accessories so they can be grouped in versatile and functional ways. The joint venture brings Black Tank’s LED expertise to Rosco, who benefit from offering an LED fixture that has “the right balance of beautiful and subtle hues, faithful color rendering and flattering whites while hitting a price point that meets the expectations of our core customers around the world – the majority of whom are still struggling with slashed budgets,” according to Josh Alemany, Rosco’s director of products. In return, Rosco has more than 100 years of relationships with designers and distributors, and will be able to take the fixtures to a larger market.

Scene Partner 2.0

by Jacob Coakley
Screenshots of Scene Partner 2.0 on the iPhone and iPad.

 


Screenshots of Scene Partner 2.0 on the iPhone and iPad.

MyTheaterApps.com has released Scene Partner 2.0, a new version of the line memorization app. Version 2.0 includes includes support for e-Scripts, digital versions of scripts from play publishers. Dramatists Play Service is the first publishing company to sign on, with a selection of their titles expected to be available in May. New Scene Partner 2.0 combines the previous Lite and Paid versions of Scene Partner into one App for greater convenience, which means the app itself is free and includes all the features of the former Scene Partner Lite, plus the ability to purchase premium features from within the app itself. The size of the app has also been reduced, so that it is now small enough to be downloaded via a cellular network.

SeaChanger Announces Nemo and Nautilus Two-Year Warranty

by Jacob Coakley

LARGO, FL—SeaChanger has instituted a two-year Warranty for its Nemo and Nautilus lighting fixtures, demonstrating the company’s confidence in the products’ reliability. Beginning June 1, 2010, SeaChanger Nemo and Nautilus profile and wash fixtures purchased from SeaChanger and its authorized distributors are now covered for a full two years against manufacturing defects. The Nautilus warranty applies to both the lighting fixture and power supply. The warranty covers parts and labor needed to repair manufacturing defects that occur during the coverage period.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Earns Money to Support Pay What You Can

by Jacob Coakley
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Pay What You Can program lets patrons choose their ticket prices for the first performance.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Pay What You Can program lets patrons choose their ticket prices for the first performance.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has received $5,000 from the Smart Family Foundation to support their Pay What You Can peformance series. The first performance of each production is a Pay What You Can performance, with day-of tickets available at the box office for whatever price the patron can pay.