Timothy Shields has joined the Old Globe as Managing Director
Timothy Shields has joined the Old Globe as Managing Director

Timothy J. Shields Named Managing Director of the Old Globe

Michael Eddy

The Board of Directors of The Old Globe announced the appointment of Timothy J. Shields as Managing Director. A nationally respected arts leader, Shields will work together with Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein to lead San Diego’s flagship arts institution. Both Shields and Edelstein will report jointly to the Board of Directors. Currently the Managing Director at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey, Shields will assume his Managing Director duties at The Old Globe in October.

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The Indianapolis Public Library’s 300-seat Clowes Auditorium
The Indianapolis Public Library’s 300-seat Clowes Auditorium

Clowes Auditorium at Indianapolis Public Library Chooses L-Acoustics

Michael Eddy

Originally completed in October of 1917 at a cost of more than half a million dollars, the impressive Greek Doric-style Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library, naturally clad in Indiana limestone, officially celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. A big part of the institution’s more recent history is Clowes Auditorium, an intimate 300-seat, 2,800-square-foot venue that was added during the Central Library’s extensive expansion in 2008. Hosting everything from classical chamber performances and Latin jazz bands to children’s theater, and corporate presentations, Clowes Auditorium is now truly ready for the future, thanks to a new L-Acoustics Kiva II sound system installed in May by integrator Mid-America Sound.

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Carl Rajotte lit Million Dollar Quartet at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH
Carl Rajotte lit Million Dollar Quartet at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH

Carl Rajotte Lights Million Dollar Quartet with Chauvet

Michael Eddy

The Tony Award-nominated musical, Million Dollar Quartet, takes audiences back to December 4, 1956, a day when budding stars Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley got together for a jam session at Sun Records Memphis studio. A recent revival of the musical at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH captures the magic of that long-ago moment, thanks in part to transformative lighting designed by Carl Rajotte, who also served as artistic director and choreographer.
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42nd Street at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Photo credit © Brinkhoff & Moegenburg
42nd Street at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Photo credit © Brinkhoff & Moegenburg

42nd Street at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Choose MDG ATMe Haze Generators

Michael Eddy

With a theater on the site for over 350 years, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has a heritage and longevity unrivalled even amongst its neighbors in London’s West End. Its present incarnation, a mere couple of centuries old, boasts a depth of stage that few can offer, making it perfect for lavish musical productions such as the current run of 42nd StreetThis latest production, with Sheena Easton in the starring role, makes the most of the stage area which is packed with props, sets, and a huge cast. It was obvious from the start that a haze generator was required that could easily deal with the enormous stage space, without compromising the performances or the extensive lighting rig supplied by White Light Ltd. MDG’s ATMe haze generator proved ideal for the job.

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American Theater Wing
American Theater Wing

The American Theatre Wing Announces New Appointments

Michael Eddy

The American Theatre Wing announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. Joining the Board of Trustees are Cynthia Erivo, Fred P. Hochberg, Lucy Liu, Lee H. Perlman, and Evan Shapiro. The American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees is the governing body responsible for oversight of all of the Wing’s activities and its overall well-being.

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The newly renovated John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Theatre Projects Consultants
The newly renovated John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Theatre Projects Consultants

The Rebirth of the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre

Michael Eddy

A beloved Los Angeles landmark, a treasured venue for community arts groups, and a quintessentially Californian institution, the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre will reopen this month following an extensive renovation by Theatre Projects, Levin & Associates Architects, Mia Lehrer + Associates (landscape architects), and McKay Conant Brook (acoustician). The renovation was so extensive that some are calling it not just a renovation, but a “rebirth.”
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JR Chai is the new Asia-Pacific Sales Director for Altman Lighting
JR Chai is the new Asia-Pacific Sales Director for Altman Lighting

JR Chai joins Altman Lighting as Asia-Pacific Sales Director

Michael Eddy

Altman Lighting announced the continued expansion of their International Sales division with the appointment of industry-veteran Jimmy “JR” Chai as their new APAC Sales Director. With a vast amount of experience in both the architectural and entertainment lighting industries, Chai will oversee all sales channels across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, while strengthening key relationships with distributors, dealers and lighting professionals throughout the region.

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GLP's new headquarters in L.A.
GLP's new headquarters in L.A.

GLP Inc. Expansion Drives Move to New Premises

Michael Eddy

GLP’s subsidiary for The Americas, GLP Inc., has been experiencing continued growth since starting its operation eight years ago. As a result, they have recently moved to new, and larger premises in the Los Angeles district of San Fernando. With a total area of 37,000 square feet, the new building is around three times the size of the previous location, also in Los Angeles.

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Michael Bogden is now the Sales Manager, Midwest for Meyer Sound
Michael Bogden is now the Sales Manager, Midwest for Meyer Sound

Michael Bogden Joins Meyer Sound as Midwest Sales Manager

Michael Eddy

Meyer Sound announced the appointment of Michael Bogden to the position of Sales Manager, Midwest. Effective immediately, Bogden assumes responsibility for sales and client relations in 10 states of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Based in Minneapolis, he will report directly to Meyer Sound Executive Vice President Helen Meyer.

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