Malcolm Ewen
Malcolm Ewen

In Memoriam: Malcolm Ewen, Stage Manager, Director

Michael Eddy

After a battle with cancer and a recent fall, Malcolm Ewen passed away on May 20, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Ewen was a longtime stage manager with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, which had made him a member of the ensemble in February of this year. He was also a founding director of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Vermont where he returned every summer for over 30 years. Many of his friends and colleagues have been sharing remembrances on social media of Ewen. We send our sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

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The deadline to register for the 2019 Long Reach Long Riders ride is coming soon
The deadline to register for the 2019 Long Reach Long Riders ride is coming soon

LRLR Registration Deadline Approaching

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The deadline for registering to ride with the 2019 Long Reach Long Riders is June 1.  Applications received after June 1 may not be accepted, depending on the number of available hotel rooms along the route.

The ride, aptly named The Altimeter Tour, begins on July 6 in Denver, CO and returns to Denver on July 13. The route winds through the scenic Rocky Mountains and will have an average daily peak elevation of about 12,000’. The two highest points will be Pikes Peak at 14,115’ and Mt. Evans at 14,065’. Ride Marshal Jon Kirchofer noted, “In addition to the Rocky Mountains, we’ll also visit  Silverton, an historic silver mining town and Aspen, a town with a more modern personality.”

The Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motorcycle ride benefits Behind the Scenes and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. What began in 2004 as a single event has become an annual ride that has raised over $650,000.00 for the two charities. Please visit http://lrlr.org for more information on the 16th annual ride, to join the ride or make a donation.

Further information from LRLR: http://lrlr.org/

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Six newly installed Robert Juliat Oz 600W LED followspots perform in strong and subtle fashion at Franco Dragone’s The House of Dancing Water in Macau’s City of Dreams. All photos: ©Chris Luk @Chris Luk Photography Limited
Six newly installed Robert Juliat Oz 600W LED followspots perform in strong and subtle fashion at Franco Dragone’s The House of Dancing Water in Macau’s City of Dreams. All photos: ©Chris Luk @Chris Luk Photography Limited

Upgrading with LED Followspots for The House of Dancing Water

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Franco Dragone's production, The House of Dancing Water in Macau’s City of Dreams is an enthralling visual feast which has been seen by over 5 million people since its premiere in 2010. It's the largest and most spectacular water-based show in the world and, after more than 3,000 performances, the longest running show on the Cotai Strip. The show takes place in the purpose-built, 2,000-seat, 270° in-the-round, House of Dancing Water Theatre and is directed by the world-renowned and highly creative Dragone. The story is focused around a huge 50m x 7m deep pool containing 3.7million gallons of water and involves 90 performers and over 200 international technicians who work their magic to create a scintillating show that dances with color and light. Six Robert Juliat 600W LED Oz followspots have been installed as part of the recent upgrade of the show. The powerful, long-throw LED models were supplied with push-pull, 6-way color changers and heavy-duty adjustable yokes in anticipation of the show’s extremely busy schedule. Here's a video trailer of the show: {youtube}v=wnc6i9LGgaE{/youtube}

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The Collaborator Party Returns for its Incredible Fifth Year with Events Across America

Michael Eddy

The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, announced that their event will return for its fifth year in New York City, after four years of the now legendary sold-out parties across the country. The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the entire theatre community. Here’s the video invitation for this year: {youtube} v=810ugpYlQjI{/youtube}

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Constructing the Set for La Traviata at the Atlanta Opera
Constructing the Set for La Traviata at the Atlanta Opera

Backstage Video: Constructing the Set for La Traviata at the Atlanta Opera

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It took more than 40 stagehands over three days to load in and assemble the set for The Atlanta Opera's La Traviata. The scenic designer was Peter Davison. Go behind the scenes of this process with Director of Production Kevin Mynatt, and learn how the enormous back wall transforms into three different scenes. 
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A scene from Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Matthew Murphy
A scene from Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Matthew Murphy

LD Peter Kaczorowski Lights Fiddler on the Roof

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A Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof opened at Stage 42 in New York City with direction by Joel Grey and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Part of the LDs design for this version of the acclaimed musical are Elation Colour 5 Profile™ LED ellipsoidal spots supplied by G Scott Designs, Inc. Here's a video preview of Fiddler on the Roof.
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