The Apollo Theater with the new VUE line array speakers
The Apollo Theater with the new VUE line array speakers

Chicago Apollo Theater Adds 270-Degree VUE Line Array Solution

Michael Eddy

Originally constructed in 1976, Chicago’s Apollo Theater recently completed an extensive renovation that includes a full VUE audio solution designed by New York-based Sensorium AVR. The newly renovated 438-seat theater features a three-quarter thrust stage and audience seating configured in just nine rows for an intimate and accessible theatrical experience.

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Actor's Equity
Actor's Equity

Actors Equity Statement on NEA Closure Proposal

Michael Eddy

Kate Shindle, President of Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s proposed budget for 2018. The new budget plan again proposes to close the National Endowment for the Arts, leaving in just enough funding for “necessary expenses to carry out the closure of the National Endowment for the Arts.”

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American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice
American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice

The 62nd Annual Obie Awards

Michael Eddy

Earlier this week the American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announced the winners of the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard’s Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger’s Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Broadway Green Alliance
Broadway Green Alliance

Broadway Green Alliance's Spring Textile Collection Drive

Michael Eddy

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is sponsoring a textile drive for the theater industry and fans on Wednesday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Duffy Square (7th Avenue and 46th Street). The collection drive is open to all shows, theaters, industry members, and fans in a collaborative effort to make the annual spring cleaning a greener experience.

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Russ Gentner, co-founder, president, and CEO of Listen Technologies
Russ Gentner, co-founder, president, and CEO of Listen Technologies

Listen Technologies CEO Receives InfoComm 2017 Adele De Berri Pioneers in AV Award

Michael Eddy

Listen Technologies, provider of assistive listening products announces that Russ Gentner, co-founder, president, and CEO of Listen Technologies, has been awarded InfoComm International’s prestigious Adele De Berri Pioneers in AV Award for 2017. Gentner will receive the award in a ceremony at InfoComm 2017’s Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, June 14.

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83rd Annual Drama League Awards
83rd Annual Drama League Awards

83rd Annual Drama League Awards

Kathy Eddy

The Drama League recently announced the winners of the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards, the oldest theatrical honors in America. The star-studded luncheon ceremony was hosted by Broadway husband-and-wife Audra McDonald and Will Swenson at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in NYC. Named Outstanding Production of a Musical, Dear Evan Hansen; Outstanding Production of a play, Oslo; Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Hello, Dolly!; Outstanding Revival of a Play, Jitney.

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