2019 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations Announced

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The Off-Broadway League announced nominations in 19 categories – and bestowed one special award – for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

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Backstage Video: The Alley Production Departments Create a New York Apartment for The Humans

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In this backstage video from the Alley Theatre, Bekah Bryant, Scenic Carpenter and Paul Anton, Assistant Technical Director give us a tour of the New York apartment on stage for The Humans. All departments worked together to bring a realistic experience to The Blake family apartment on stage. The set design for The Humans is by Kevin Rigdon. {youtube}v=KmaFq-cQ6DQ{/youtube}

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Be Sure to Apply for the Grosh Cares Grants Program
Be Sure to Apply for the Grosh Cares Grants Program

Be Sure to Apply for the Grosh Cares Grants Program

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Grosh Backdrops & Projections is committed to supporting the performing arts—schools, theater, and dance and the company cares about the budget challenges you continue to face. To show its support, they launched the inaugural Grosh Cares program and will award three grants this year. All entries are due by midnight May 1, 2019.

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4Wall Agrees in Principle to Purchase Assets of HSL Group Holdings Ltd.

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4Wall Entertainment, a U.S.-based provider of lighting and video rentals, sales, and services, has reached an agreement in principle to acquires the assets of HSL Group Holdings Ltd. of Blackburn, UK. As part of the agreement, the majority of HSL's staff would remain on board and the facility and location would be rebranded as 4Wall UK, creating the first international presence for 4Wall. The company currently has 10 locations in the U.S.

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USITT 2019 keynote speaker Jackie Taylor
USITT 2019 keynote speaker Jackie Taylor

USITT has Confidence in CO2

Point Source Audio Sounding Board

At the recent USITT 2019 Stage Expo, Point Source Audio (PSA) introduced its new CO2 Confidence Collection microphones to the theatrical community. The CO2 collection of Headset, Lavalier, and Earworn dual element mics also got a thorough testing at the USITT Conference as PSA was back once again as the Official Headworn Mic Sponsor for the keynote speeches and events.

The patent-pending CO2 Confidence Collection, a new class of wireless microphones, all have dual elements, each measuring a tiny 3mm, that offers built-in redundancy. The CO2 mics integrate two of the company’s important first-to-market features in miniature microphones: IP 57 waterproof rating, and the “unbreakable” headset boom bendable to 360° to bolster durability. 

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Bat Out of Hell features a sound design by Gareth Owen
Bat Out of Hell features a sound design by Gareth Owen

Sound Designer Gareth Owen on Networked Audio Solutions

Michael Eddy

World class sound designer Gareth Owen has been using Luminex GigaCore 12 switches for ultra-reliable networked audio for his sound designs on all-new productions of international hit musicals he’s been involved with, including Starlight Express, Come From Away and Bat Out of Hell. A seven-time Tony and Olivier winning and nominated sound designer, Owen’s pioneering work can be heard all over the world, including Broadway, Las Vegas, and London’s West End. Shows utilizing his designs have been enjoyed by over 30 million people.

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Sean Dane joins LumenRadio as the U.S. Sales Manager
Sean Dane joins LumenRadio as the U.S. Sales Manager

LumenRadio Appoints Sean Dane as U.S. Sales Manager

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LumenRadio announces the appointment of Sean Dane to the position of U.S. Sales Manager. Bringing extensive knowledge and experience of the wireless DMX industry, Dane is uniquely qualified to help propel sales of LumenRadio’s wireless technology and will work closely with the rest of the LumenRadio team to position the brand for its next phase of growth in the US marketplace. In his new role, Dane will be responsible for all OEM sales activities on behalf of LumenRadio in the U.S., reporting directly to Robert Larsson, Sales Director at LumenRadio.

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