Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Curtis T. Bell Donates $2.5 Million to Power Plays Initiative at Arena Stage

Michael Eddy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces that Curtis T. Bell has made a $2.5 million gift towards the theater’s ambitious Power Plays initiative. Over the next 10 years, Arena Stage will commission and develop 25 new plays and musicals focused on stories of politics and power. Bell’s contribution will be leveraged as a matching gift challenge, ultimately raising an additional $2.5 million to fully fund the Presidential Voices cycle of the initiative.

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Industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins Christie Lites Rentals
Industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins Christie Lites Rentals

Pete Heffernan Joins Christie Lites Rentals

Michael Eddy

NASHVILLE, TN—Longtime industry veteran Pete Heffernan joins stage lighting rental company Christie Lites. Heffernan was president of Bandit Lites for eight years prior to joining Christie Lites and his career spans more than three decades including as promoter of an Elvis Presley concert, lighting designer, production manager, and as a corporate executive. Heffernan is now based in Nashville to focus on customer relations and market development for the Christie Lites.

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Humphry Slocombe's A.C.T.’s Golden Milk celebrates the 50th anniversary of A.C.T.
Humphry Slocombe's A.C.T.’s Golden Milk celebrates the 50th anniversary of A.C.T.

A Sweet Celebration of 50 Years

Michael Eddy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is celebrating the 50th anniversary of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) with the creation of a limited-edition ice cream flavor. Based on the traditional 50th anniversary gift of gold, A.C.T.’s Golden Milk is a unique combination of honey, fresh ginger, and turmeric, resulting in a creamy blend of exotic flavors. Humphry Slocombe will be providing complimentary scoops of the ice cream flavor at A.C.T.’s 50th Anniversary Open House being held at The Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) on Saturday, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., while supplies last.

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Le Maitre celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Le Maitre celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Le Maitre Celebrates a Hazy Four Decades

Michael Eddy

MITCHAM, SURREY, UK & LAS VEGAS, NV—Le Maitre is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Since it was established back in 1977 by Rick Wilson and Harold Berlinski, and joined three years later by Karen Cornacchia, the company has gone from strength to strength to become a global leader in its field of pyrotechnics and special effects.

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Martha Callaghan
Martha Callaghan

Martha Callaghan Joins Martin Audio as North East Regional Sales Manager

Michael Eddy

GLENDALE, CA––Martin Audio has named Martha Callaghan to the position of North East Regional Sales Manager. Callaghan’s duties will include engaging more closely with the company’s customers in the region while optimizing and building new relationships and helping to further develop and grow the vertical markets Martin Audio addresses.

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Performers at Oñate High School Performing Arts Center lit with all LED lighting system
Performers at Oñate High School Performing Arts Center lit with all LED lighting system

Performing Arts Center at Oñate High School Goes all LED

Michael Eddy

LAS CRUCES, NM—The theatre at Oñate High School’s Performing Arts Center in Las Cruces, NM, was lit with 20-year-old incandescent fixtures and Joe Price, the manager of the PAC knew that the time had come to replace the theatre's lighting equipment with an all-LED system. The older lights were not only inefficient and costly, but they also posed a potential hazard. With help from Hubbard’s Music-N-More, the school was able to make the change Price wanted, installing an all-LED system featuring Chauvet Professional fixtures. 

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Paige Price
Paige Price

Paige Price Named as Artistic Director of Philadelphia Theatre Company

Michael Eddy

PHILADELPHIA,PA—The Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) announces that Paige Price will join the organization as Producing Artistic Director. Price brings more than thirty years of experience in the performing arts to PTC, most recently serving as Executive and Artistic Director at the nationally-renowned Theatre Aspen in Aspen, Colorado.

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Josh Groban and the cast of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Photo by Chad Batka
Josh Groban and the cast of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Photo by Chad Batka

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812's 360-degree Audio Solution

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—When Broadway’s Imperial Theatre was transformed for the 360˚ musical, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, sound designer Nicholas Pope was presented with some serious audio challenges. He realized the daunting task of delivering an exceptional sonic experience to the entire audience in the uniquely laid out theatre by turning to Masque Sound for a custom audio equipment package.

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The 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award Winners
The 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award Winners

The 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards are Announced

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) is celebrating excellence in theatrical design with its 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber and legendary scenic designer Tony Straiges are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 28, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, NYC.

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