Paul Giansante joins Martin Audio for Product Support Specialist
Paul Giansante joins Martin Audio for Product Support Specialist

Martin Audio Names Giansante Product Support Specialist

Michael Eddy

Martin Audio North America has named Paul Giansante as Product Support Specialist. In this position, Giansante will enable sales by providing technical support services and training in the U.S. and Canada to the sales team, distributors and dealers. He will also assist in the development of new products, identify and report sales opportunities.

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ACT Lighting Sales Team, with Ayrton’s Michael Althaus, left to right: Shawn Sack, Keith Bennett, Doug Mekanik, Michael Althaus (centre), Brian Dowd, Aaron Hubbard, Alex Monast, George Masek, James Davey
ACT Lighting Sales Team, with Ayrton’s Michael Althaus, left to right: Shawn Sack, Keith Bennett, Doug Mekanik, Michael Althaus (centre), Brian Dowd, Aaron Hubbard, Alex Monast, George Masek, James Davey

Ayrton Appoints ACT Lighting as Exclusive Distributor for the United States

Michael Eddy

Ayrton announces the appointment of ACT Lighting, Inc. as its new exclusive distributor for the United States, with effect from 10 January 2018. ACT Lighting, Inc. is a distributor of entertainment equipment with a reputation for technical knowledge and market understanding, backed by great customer service.

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The new website landing page for Theatre House
The new website landing page for Theatre House

Theatre House in Covington, KY Reopens Under New Ownership

Michael Eddy

Theatre House, the 17,500-square-foot theatrical supply shop located at 400 West 3rd Street in Covington, KY is open once again and under new ownership. “Theatre House is a special place, and I am thrilled to be able to keep its legacy going,” said Marty Boyer, new president. “The outpouring of emails and phone calls we’ve received from customers who have heard about our reopening has been amazing. People really do feel a strong connection to this company.”

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The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts
The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Gordon Center for the Performing Arts Upgrades with Danley Sound Labs

Michael Eddy

The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts is an acoustically-stunning, 550-seat venue in Owings Mills, MD, a suburb of Baltimore. A regional cultural clearinghouse, the Gordon Center hosts all manner of musical acts, from local to national, dance performances, comedies, plays, lectures, family shows, and films. With the help of Baltimore-based A/V integration firm HP Electronics, the Gordon Center recently upgraded its sound reinforcement system.

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David Staples at the ISPA Congress
David Staples at the ISPA Congress

David Staples of Theatre Projects Honored with ISPA International Citation of Merit

Michael Eddy

Theatre Projects announces that David Staples has been awarded the International Citation of Merit by the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA). The award recognizes “a unique lifetime achievement which has enriched the international performing arts.” The award was presented by Benson Puah, CEO of The Esplanade in Singapore, on January 11 at the 2018 ISPA Congress in New York.

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Hamilton is now touring across the U.S. and Internationally
Hamilton is now touring across the U.S. and Internationally

Hamilton Sound Designer Nevin Steinberg Turns to Gravity 30 Subwoofers from PK Sound for Tour

Michael Eddy

The Pulitzer and Tony award-winning Hamilton, which blends American history with hip-hop, is now taking the show across North America and overseas. Broadway sound designer and Tony Award nominee, Nevin Steinberg chose PK Sound’s Gravity 30 subwoofers, featuring Powersoft's cutting-edge M-Force amplification technology. Audiences for the touring production will get to feel all the magic of the Broadway version of Hamilton.

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The interior of the Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
The interior of the Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University

Zoellner Arts Center Early U.S. Adopter of the Bolero Wireless Intercom from Riedel

Michael Eddy

In one of its first U.S. installations, the all-new Bolero wireless intercom solution from Riedel Communications is providing comprehensive and reliable staff communications for Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA. Introduced in 2017, Bolero is an expandable, DECT-based wireless intercom system in the license-free 1.9GHz frequency range. 

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One More Spin Around an Incredible Design

Stage Directions

Creators and cast members talk about the dizzying, Tony Award-winning set of Act One. Designer Beowulf Boritt won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for his work on Act One.

In addition to Boritt's scenic design, Act One featured a costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Dan Moses Schreir, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, and make-up design by Jon Carter.

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