Outer Critics Circle
Outer Critics Circle

Outer Critics Circle Announce Nominees for 2016-17 Season

Michael Eddy

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway, has announced the nominees for the 2016–2017 season. The OCC had previously announced that they were honoring Sound Design and they honor Projection Design along with Set, Costume, and Lighting Design. (The Tony Awards announced yesterday that they are going to be restoring the Best Sound Design awards for 2017-18.)

Add a comment
Read more
Top L-R: Grace Gavin Rhodes, Kevin Macpherson Bottom L-R: Emily Brainerd, Robert Hill
Top L-R: Grace Gavin Rhodes, Kevin Macpherson Bottom L-R: Emily Brainerd, Robert Hill

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander Announce Staff Promotions

Michael Eddy

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander (APF) announce promotions for three staff membersin the Theatre and AV divisions: Robert Hill, Emily Brainerd, and Kevin Macpherson. They have proven to be an invaluable part of the Auerbach team. They are the core of APF’s success and vital to the firm’s continued high quality of services. Their new positions represent their talent, hard work, and dedication to APF’s clients and colleagues. The firm also announces the return of Grace Gavin Rhodes, as a Senior Associate.

Add a comment
Read more
IATSE USA Local 829
IATSE USA Local 829

Union Sound Design Committee Applauds Reinstatement of Tony Awards for Sound

Michael Eddy

The Tony Awards for Best Sound Design Categories have been reinstated. Here is an official statement from the Local USA 829 Sound Design Committee. The Sound Design committee of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, endorses the decision by the Tony Awards to reinstate the Sound Design categories and annual awards for the 2017-2018 season.

Add a comment
Read more
The orchestra at the 2015 Tony Awards ceremony. Photo by Shevett Studios
The orchestra at the 2015 Tony Awards ceremony. Photo by Shevett Studios

The Awards for Best Sound Design Will Return to the Tonys in 2018

Michael Eddy

The Broadway sound design community is getting the recognition that it's due. The Tony Awards announced that the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical will be reinstated starting in the 2017-2018 season. The two categories were first awarded in 2008 and then suddenly eliminated in 2014.

Add a comment
Read more
The PreSonus team at Musikmesse with the MIPA-winning StudioLive 32 Series III digital console and FaderPort 8 control surface.
The PreSonus team at Musikmesse with the MIPA-winning StudioLive 32 Series III digital console and FaderPort 8 control surface.

PreSonus StudioLive Series III and FaderPort 8 Win MIPA Awards

Michael Eddy

It’s a family tradition! In past years, five different PreSonus® StudioLive® digital console models have won the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) in the Mixing Desk category. This year, PreSonus grabbed two 2017 MIPAs: The entire StudioLive Series III digital console/recorder line took the Mixing Desk category and the new FaderPort™ 8 Mix Production Controller laid claim to the Digital Workstation Controller category.

Add a comment
Read more
The Public Theater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater Celebrates 60 Years of its Mobile Unit

The Public Theater Celebrates 60 Years of its Mobile Unit

Michael Eddy

From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. The Mobile Unit celebrates the 60th anniversary of its inaugural mobile tour in 1957 which began with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Joseph Papp with Bryarly Lee and Stephen Joyce in the titular roles. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates its six decades of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs bringing Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts before the sit-down run at The Public Theater. 

{youtube}v=g27wWpPMeFQ{/youtube}

Add a comment
Read more