Actors' Equity
Actors' Equity

Actors' Equity Statement After House & Senate Vote to Fully Fund the NEA

Michael Eddy

Kate Shindle, President of Actors' Equity released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts for the remainder of the federal government’s fiscal year. The Senate vote comes one day after the U.S. House also voted to fund the NEA and comes weeks after President Trump proposed in his budget to eliminate the NEA entirely.

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Northlight's Artistic Associate, Lauren Shouse
Northlight's Artistic Associate, Lauren Shouse

Northlight Theatre Announces Lauren Shouse as New Artistic Associate

Michael Eddy

Chicago’s Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces Lauren Shouse as the company’s new Artistic Associate. Shouse was appointed Northlight Theatre’s Literary Manager in January 2016 and previously served as a dramaturgy consultant for the company in 2015. She is slated to direct Northlight's production of The Legend of Georgia McBride in the 2017-18 Season.

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All the President’s Men? Scenes from the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump’s Cabinet.
All the President’s Men? Scenes from the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump’s Cabinet.

The Public & London’s National Theatre Stage Reading of All the President’s Men?

Michael Eddy

New York’s Public Theater and London’s National Theatre are producing a one-night-only staged reading of All the President’s Men? Scenes from the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump’s Cabinet, edited and directed by Nicolas Kent. “Sometimes the most powerful theater is reality, distilled,” said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “I'm immensely proud of All The President’s Men?, Nicolas Kent's superb rendition of the Cabinet confirmation hearings which have just concluded. The theater is not always a rapid-response medium, but when it can be, it's electrifying. This is a real-time portrait of the American government, and it is as riveting as the headlines and far, far more revelatory. It's like reading the news lit by lightning.”

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PBT's Alice in Wonderland lit by Herrick Goldman
PBT's Alice in Wonderland lit by Herrick Goldman

LD Goldman Lit Alice in Wonderland at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Using Elation

Michael Eddy

Lighting designer Herrick Goldman used Elation Professional’s color-changing Colour 5 Profile™ LED ellipsoidal spot as part of a large lighting package for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of Alice in Wonderland. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s version of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic—first created in London 20 years ago by a design team at the English National Ballet—ran February 10-19 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh.

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Theatre Communications Group
Theatre Communications Group

TCG Announces New Round of Global Connections Program

Michael Eddy

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announced renewed and increased support of $375,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Round 6 of Global Connections. This program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange through two programs: ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues; and IN the LAB project development grants to further pre-existing international collaborations.

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Announcing the 2017 Tony Awards Nominees

Kathy Eddy

The nominations are in for the 2017 Tony Awards and they cover 25 different productions that tread the Broadway boards this season. Leading the nominations with 12 is Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Hello, Dolly! got 10 nods, Dear Evan Hansen received 9 and A Doll's House, Part 2 has 8 chances for a Tony Award at the June 11th ceremony. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Following is the list of 2017 Tony Awards nominees for Best Production, Best Designs, and Best Directing:

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