Angelina Fiordellisi
Angelina Fiordellisi

Angelina Fiordellisi Steps Down as Artistic Director of Cherry Lane Theatre

Michael Eddy

Cherry Lane Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director Angelina Fiordellisi will step down as Artistic Director of Cherry Lane, where she has been developing, producing, and creating new programs for playwrights, and has been a driving force since she acquired the legendary Off-Broadway theatre 21 years ago. The Board of Directors of Cherry Lane Theatre have officially tapped Fiordellisi’s longtime associates, Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, as Co-Artistic Directors of Cherry Lane Theatre starting with the 2017-18 season. For the past year, Lawrence and Marrero have been serving as interim Co-Artistic Directors as Fiordellisi prepared for this transition. 

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The Public Theater partners with Brooklyn College
The Public Theater partners with Brooklyn College

The Public Theater Announces New Partnership with Brooklyn College

Michael Eddy

The Public Theater and Brooklyn College announced a new partnership, strengthening both institutions’ deep commitment to fostering the professional development of talented emerging artists and arts administrators. The partnership will invest in nurturing generations of arts leaders whose presence will help diversify the field. This partnership is made possible with the generous support of The Tow Foundation.

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Diego Matamoros in Cage (Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)
Diego Matamoros in Cage (Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Thoughts on an Out of Town Residency

Howard Sherman

Lorenzo Savoini, the Young Family Director of Design and a Resident Artist at Soulpepper reflects on the NYC residency

Seven trucks with costumes, props, musical instruments and scenery. Sound and lighting equipment rented locally. 65 artists, with staff and crew on top of that. The logistics for a Broadway touring production? No. That’s a sense of the scale of what Soulpepper Theatre Company undertook in bringing their work to the US for the first time, with their July residency at Signature Theatre company. Describing the logistics of the company’s visit, Lorenzo Savoini, the Young Family Director of Design and a Resident Artist at Soulpepper, said, “It’s almost like a military operation, what our production staff and producing staff have done. It's sort of like landing a 747 onto a front lawn, and it takes an enormous amount of logistics and pre-planning. I think they did it so well, I don't have to knock on wood anymore, but it couldn't have gone smoother."

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Diego Matamoros, Lorenzo Savoini, and Richard Feren discuss how they co-created Cage.

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Rick Dildine is the new Artistic Director for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Rick Dildine is the new Artistic Director for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Rick Dildine Named Artistic Director for Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Michael Eddy

After a year-long national search process, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors has appointed Arkansas-native Rick Dildine as ASF’s new Artistic Director. Dildine was named the fourth Artistic Director of Alabama Shakespeare Festival on June 29, 2017 and assumed his duties on August 1. As Artistic Director, Dildine will oversee all artistic programming and set the creative vision for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, one of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the country.

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Sam Shepard and Ellen Stewart
Sam Shepard and Ellen Stewart

La MaMa Celebrates the Life and Career of Sam Shepard

Michael Eddy

American playwright, actor, author, and director, Sam Shepard—who died on July 27, 2017 and was a prominent playwright during the early years of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 60’s and 70’s—will be remembered at one of the theatres he regularly called home during that era, La MaMa, on October 7 at 3pm at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City.

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GerrAudio is named the exclusive distributor for Meyer Sound products in Canada
GerrAudio is named the exclusive distributor for Meyer Sound products in Canada

Meyer Sound Appoints GerrAudio as Exclusive Distributor for Canada

Michael Eddy

Meyer Sound announces that GerrAudio Distribution, Inc. will resume responsibility for design, technical support, sales, and servicing of Meyer Sound products throughout Canada. Established in 1977, GerrAudio is headquartered in Brockville, Ontario, with additional sales and technical support locations in Quebec and Western Canada.

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The Alley Theatre
The Alley Theatre

Due to Harvey, Alley Theatre Cancels Remaining Performances of The 39 Steps

Michael Eddy

The Alley Theatre has been severely impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey. In order to keep their patrons, staff, and artists safe, the Alley has cancelled all remaining performances of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps. All electricity, email servers, and phone lines remain offline. Upon initial inspection, Alley's Neuhaus Theatre, Mitchell Lobby, and basement dressing rooms suffered the most damage, with water rising past the high-water mark of 2001's Tropical Storm Allison. The Hubbard Theatre and the Long Lobby remain intact without any damage.

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