MCC Theater Inaugurates First Permanent Home

Howard Sherman

With the dropping of a bevy of red, black, white balloons, Off-Broadway’s MCC Theater inaugurated the company’s first permanent home, The Robert W. Wilson Theater Space on West 52nd Street in Manhattan. The company, led by artistic directors Bernard Telsey, Robert LuPone, and William Cantler and executive director Blake West, has been an itinerant company throughout its history, most recently completing a 14-year tenancy at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village.

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A rear view of the auditorium with CRS12 surrounds left and right walls visible. Photo ©TaiyoWatanabe
A rear view of the auditorium with CRS12 surrounds left and right walls visible. Photo ©TaiyoWatanabe

American Legion, Post 43 in Hollywood Upgrades its Audio

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Founded in 1919 by First World War veterans working in the motion picture industry, the American Legion’s Post 43 became a Hollywood icon, with members including Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan and more. In recent years membership of both Post 43 and the Legion in general has declined, but a major project to update the post’s auditorium is putting it back at the center of the Los Angeles community. Alcons Audio auditioned and was chosen for the starring role.

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(L to R) Iain Forbester, Vice President Business Development and Managing Director of Ltd.; Emeric Labesse, CEO SERAPID Group; Guillaume Davies, COO SERAPID Group; Robert Degenkolb, SERAPID SG Managing Director; Ivan Seigneur, SERAPID SG Technical Manager. Not pictured, Yu Rong Chen, Sales Manager, China.
(L to R) Iain Forbester, Vice President Business Development and Managing Director of Ltd.; Emeric Labesse, CEO SERAPID Group; Guillaume Davies, COO SERAPID Group; Robert Degenkolb, SERAPID SG Managing Director; Ivan Seigneur, SERAPID SG Technical Manager. Not pictured, Yu Rong Chen, Sales Manager, China.

SERAPID Group Opens its Asian subsidiary: SERAPID Singapore Pty. Ltd.

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SERAPID Group, a leading supplier of lifts, quick die change, and horizontal transfer systems, announces that as part of its international growth strategy SERAPID has opened a new regional office in Singapore, with Robert Degenkolb, formerly of JR Clancy, joining the organization as Managing Director.

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The Drama Book Shop. Photo by Howard Sherman
The Drama Book Shop. Photo by Howard Sherman

Drama Book Shop Will Reopen with New Owners Lin Manuel Miranda, Director Thomas Kail, and Fellow Hamilton Colleagues

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has long been a prominent supporter of the Drama Book Shop for years. Since news broke in October that the 100-year old New York City iconic store would have to close due to a significant rent hike, Miranda has been looking at options to keep it going. The solution was to buy the store, so Miranda along with Hamilton director Thomas Kail, Hamilton lead producer Jeffrey Seller, and Hamilton landlord James L. Nederlander of the Nederlander Organization have now purchased the Drama Book Shop. Here's a video from CBS New York on this news: {youtube}v=eLATHi_ojCE{/youtube}

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Astro Spatial Audio and Clair Brothers partner for The NAMM Show

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At The 2019 NAMM Show, Astro Spatial Audio and Clair Brothers will partner to bring a series of show-stopping three-dimensional audio demonstrations to the Anaheim Convention Center. Taking place twice daily on booth 17200, the showcases will mark the high-profile NAMM Show debut of both companies, uniting the leading independent solution for object-based 3D sound with one of the world’s most iconic and influential speaker brands.

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Legendary Slate of Speakers will Illuminate, Educate and Entertain at Pro Production Sessions

Kathy Eddy

If you are attending NAMM, please be sure to check out the amazing slate of top industry names presenting at The Pro Production Sessions! It is an extraordinary opportunity to learn directly from the leading creative minds in the entertainment technology industry. The top production, lighting, and video designers along with leading touring/production managers will share their experiences and expertise of navigating and rising in the production side of the entertainment world. Bringing together the very best in the business, the Pro Production sessions are free to all registered NAMM attendees. All the Pro Production sessions will be at the Anaheim Hilton Level 4 - Room A5
Here are the Industry Leaders that will be speaking:

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