Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Sweat by Lynn Nottage Wins the Pulitzer Prize

Kathy Eddy

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been awarded to Sweat, by Lynn Nottage. The play was recognized as a nuanced yet powerful drama that reminds audiences of the stacked deck still facing workers searching for the American dream. Sweat is currently playing on Broadway at Studio 54, after a sold-out run at the Public Theater and previous productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and D.C.’s Arena Stage, who together co-commissioned the piece originally. In the video below, Nottage speaks with PBS NewsHour about this important American drama, which she began working on in 2011 but today has taken on an incredible timeliness.
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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
L-R Alex Price (Draco Malfoy), Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) and Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter); Photo by Manuel Harlan

Potter Casts A Historic Spell at the Olivier Awards

Kathy Eddy

LONDON, UK - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won a record-breaking 9 Olivier Awards at the UK’s most prestigious theatrical awards event, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Their accolades included all 4 of the design awards, with lighting to Neil Austin; sound to Gareth Fry; costumes to Katrina Lindsay and set to Christine Jones. 

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TCG's Rising Leaders of Color Program
TCG's Rising Leaders of Color Program

TCG Announces Next Round of Rising Leaders of Color Program Application Deadline

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the launch of the second round of the Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) Program, supported by Meyer Memorial Trust and Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. Building on learnings from the 2016 Washington, DC program, the second round of the program will focus on early-career leaders from Oregon, this year adding a theatre criticism/journalism track alongside opportunities for early-career technical theatre staff, creatives, and administrators.

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Eurotruss' Jeff Broitman
Eurotruss' Jeff Broitman

Jeff Broitman Leads the New North American Office of Eurotruss

Michael Eddy

RICHMOND, VA—Eurotruss, announces the opening of its new sales and customer support office in Richmond, VA, which will be headed up by industry veteran Jeff Broitman. The new office underlines the importance of the U.S. and Canadian market for Eurotruss’ business activities. Being a strategic market for Eurotruss, the U.S. is where the company is growing both its truss and rigging products.

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Celebration of The Designs of Santo Loquasto
Celebration of The Designs of Santo Loquasto

USITT Hosting Book Launch and Celebration of The Designs of Santo Loquasto

Michael Eddy

SYRACUSE, NY—Join USITT and Santo Loquasto at The Drama Book Shop on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m., for a book launch and celebration of The Designs of Santo Loquasto. The latest in The Designs of series published by USITT will be available for purchase. The event will be followed by a signing.

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Lucille Lortel Awards
Lucille Lortel Awards

32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations Announced

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—The Off-Broadway League announced nominations for the 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. Lighting Designer Ben Stanton earned a nomination for the fifth consecutive year – and his seventh career nomination, including a win in 2011 – for his work on YEN. The newly added Outstanding Projection Design category netted a dual nomination for Peter Nigrini for his work on Dear Evan Hansen and Wakey, Wakey. Costume Designer William Ivey Long will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Theater Resources Unlimited
Theater Resources Unlimited

Theater Resources Unlimited Celebrates 25 Years

Kathy Eddy

NEW YORK, NY - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is celebrating 25 years of service to the theater community and will be mark this milestone with a TRU April Panel presented by TRU and The Playroom Theatre. The panel of six successful producers will discuss the value that TRU has brought over the last 25 years of offering services and programs to educate producers and strengthen their skills.

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Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

Wagner Noël PAC Makes a Joyful Sound

Kathy Eddy

MIDLAND, TX- First opening its doors in November of 2011 with a gala concert featuring Rod Stewart, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center (WNPAC) is an $81-million, state-of-the-art music and theater complex at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. With the recent completion of a new audio house package it hits all the right notes. Home to a 1,800-seat performance hall, intimate 200-seat recital hall and the University’s music department, the facility is a visually striking beacon for the arts for the communities of Midland, Odessa and beyond.

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Managing Director Darcie Crager
Managing Director Darcie Crager

Rogue Artists Ensemble Names Darcie Crager as New Managing Director

Kathy Eddy

LOS ANGELES, CA – The critically acclaimed and award-winning Rogue Artists Ensemble is proud to welcome Darcie Crager on board as its new Managing Director. Crager is a Los Angeles-based theatre director and producer, a Founding Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Raw, and a founding producer and resident director of the southland company. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Directing from University of California, Los Angeles as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts Management from Western Michigan University.

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