The poster for the 2018 edition of Broadway Bares: Game Night
The poster for the 2018 edition of Broadway Bares: Game Night

Broadway Bares: Game Night Wins Big and Breaks Records

Michael Eddy

Broadway’s hottest dancers and two explosively responsive audiences came together for a fierce and steamy evening of fun and sensational striptease at Broadway Bares: Game Night, this year’s record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Game Night raised $1,875,090 with two standing-room-only performances on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Watch video highlights from this year’s show:
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Twelfth Night performed at the Queensland Theatre relied on RC4 Wireless products to deal with the revolving set
Twelfth Night performed at the Queensland Theatre relied on RC4 Wireless products to deal with the revolving set

Twelfth Night at Queensland Theatre Revolves Wirelessly

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed in 1602; since then, actors have been portraying Viola and Orsinio around the world. When Australia’s Queensland Theatre mounted their production of Shakespeare’s classic, they chose to use a revolve that required wireless DMX. Here's a look at some scenes from Twelfth Night.
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William Gorlin with Engineer of the Year award from The New York State Society of Professional Engineers
William Gorlin with Engineer of the Year award from The New York State Society of Professional Engineers

William Gorlin of McLaren Engineering Group named Engineer of the Year

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The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) awarded McLaren Engineering Group’s Vice President and Entertainment Division Chief, William Gorlin, PE, SE, the Engineer of the Year award at its annual ceremony Friday, June 15. With experience that includes some of the world’s largest live theaters, concert touring sets, and amusement attractions, Gorlin is among the top global experts in entertainment engineering.

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Jesus Christ Superstar at the Chicago Lyric Opera
Jesus Christ Superstar at the Chicago Lyric Opera

Audio Choices for Jesus Christ Superstar at Chicago Lyric Opera

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The first North American production of the acclaimed 2016 London revival of Jesus Christ Superstar took place at Chicago Lyric Opera for a four-week run. Billed as Lyric Opera’s annual spring musical, this ambitious staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera featured an all-star cast supported by an operatic chorus and six-piece rock band, requiring 74 wireless microphone channels.

Watch highlights from the show:
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The proscenium of the Cincinnati Music Hall
The proscenium of the Cincinnati Music Hall

Cincinnati Music Hall Modernizes While Preserving History

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Built in 1878, Cincinnati Music Hall has long housed performances by the Cincinnati Ballet, Symphony Orchestra, Opera and more. Its ornate architectural features earned the building its status as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Nearing 40 years since its most recent renovation, the venue needed a major remodeling to improve its infrastructure and audience experience. To execute the revitalization of Cincinnati Music Hall, while maintaining the integrity of the building’s history, designers and project managers quickly pulled in ETC.

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ArtWon+Stage Lighting’s design for Amadeus at Gwanglim Church BBCH Art Hall. Photo courtesy of Tongsuh Technology Co., Ltd and Art Won+ Stage Lighting.
ArtWon+Stage Lighting’s design for Amadeus at Gwanglim Church BBCH Art Hall. Photo courtesy of Tongsuh Technology Co., Ltd and Art Won+ Stage Lighting.

Lighting Designer, You Sub Won Lights up Amadeus in Seoul

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Recently, a production of Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus, ran for two months at the Gwanglim Church BBCH Art Hall in Seoul. The production’s lighting design was created by You Sub Won, Principal Lighting Designer & CEO of Art Won+ Stage Lighting.

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TCG announces the recipients of its Rising Leaders of Color Program
TCG announces the recipients of its Rising Leaders of Color Program

TCG Announces Recipients of Rising Leaders of Color Program

Michael Eddy

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the participants in the third round of the Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) Program, supported by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC), The Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Some of the Collaborators at the NYC party (Left to Right) Back row: Jason Oneal, Lindsay Jones, Ien Denio, Joanna Lynne Staub, Patrick Calhoun, Christopher Baine, Laura Brauner; and front row: John Gromada, Jane Shaw, and Evan Cook
Some of the Collaborators at the NYC party (Left to Right) Back row: Jason Oneal, Lindsay Jones, Ien Denio, Joanna Lynne Staub, Patrick Calhoun, Christopher Baine, Laura Brauner; and front row: John Gromada, Jane Shaw, and Evan Cook

The Collaborator Party Smashes Previous Attendance Records in its Fourth Sold-Out Year

Michael Eddy

The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, announced that their event was a complete sell-out for the fourth year in a row. The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the entire theatre community. The main party was held June 10, 2018 in NYc at Houston Hall, with additional parties held simultaneously in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and southern Indiana. Jones and Gromada were joined by a new panel of co-hosts selected from theatrical fields that are frequently overlooked by award ceremonies.

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Newsies as lit by LD Michael Nevitt at Floyd Central HS
Newsies as lit by LD Michael Nevitt at Floyd Central HS

Lighting Designer Michael Nevitt Lights Floyd Central HS Production of Newsies

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Southern Indiana’s Floyd Central High School puts a special emphasis on the performing arts, a focus that has produced one of America's premiere high school theatre programs. Last year, Floyd Central was one of a handful of schools across the U.S. selected by Disney Theatrical Group to test the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Newsies before it is made available to schools everywhere.
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