Costume Designer, Willa Kim
Costume Designer, Willa Kim

TCG Launched the Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship

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Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the launch of The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship. Administered by TCG with support from The Estate of Willa Kim, the Scholarship will provide exceptionally talented costume designers who are enrolled in a university or professional training program with the opportunity to supplement their fine arts training in drawing and painting. The Scholarship honors costume designer Willa Kim's legacy and her life's work as a pioneer, legend, and inspiration for many of today's theatre artists.

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Rosemary and Marc Weiss
Rosemary and Marc Weiss

In Memoriam: Marc B. Weiss, Lighting Designer

Michael Eddy

Marc B. Weiss, a veteran Broadway lighting designer known for his sensitive and mood-setting approach, died on April 2 in New York City. He was 77. 

Over the course of his four-decade career, Mr. Weiss lent his creative skills—not only lighting but scenic design and directing—to hundreds of productions worldwide, from plays, musicals, and operas to TV soap operas and industrial shows. He consulted on many new theater and architectural projects, and stage lighting technology. But Mr. Weiss is best known for his lighting designs for dozens of Broadway shows. He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Lighting Design for his work on A Moon for the Misbegotten starring Kate Nelligan.

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Royal Albert Hall gets used for a variety of renowned events. Pictured here, the BBC Concert Orchestra performs with the Maida Vale Singers conducted by John Mauceri, performing Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton.
Royal Albert Hall gets used for a variety of renowned events. Pictured here, the BBC Concert Orchestra performs with the Maida Vale Singers conducted by John Mauceri, performing Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton.

Royal Albert Hall Transforms the Listening Experience

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German audio technology and solutions company d&b audiotechnik announced the official public debut of its newly installed permanent sound solution for London’s world-renowned Royal Albert Hall. The installation and integration of the complete system was carried out by SFL, a UK based sound production and integration company and sales partner for d&b audiotechnik.

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Robert Juliat Celebrates 100 Years at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt

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Robert Juliat, which celebrates its centenary in 2019, presented its SpotMe system at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt international fair. Robert Juliat’s award-winning SpotMe bespoke solution for followspot technology was demonstrated with a new interface, the SpotMe Maestro, developed in partnership with zactrack of Austria. SpotMe Maestro allows the SpotMe system to operate universally with all DMX lighting consoles on the market.

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Elation extends its product warranty to 5 years on its latest LED luminaires
Elation extends its product warranty to 5 years on its latest LED luminaires

Elation Extends Product Warranty to 5 Years on Latest LED Luminaires

Stage Directions

Elation Professional is pleased to announce a new warranty policy that extends its standard limited product warranty to 5 years on LED light engine sources for some of its latest and most popular LED luminaires. In addition, warranty coverage on fixture components has been extended to 3 years for products used in registered indoor fixed installation projects.

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Donyale Werle Receives the Green Broadway Award

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The Green Broadway Award for an Individual was awarded to Scenic Designer Donyale Werle in acknowledgement of her exceptional leadership in the theatre community’s ongoing initiatives to become greener

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) announces that Donyale Werle is the recipient of the 2019 Green Broadway Award for an individual. Werle received the award in recognition of her work to incorporate sustainability into all of her sets to make set designing greener. Charlie Deull, co-chair of the BGA, presented the Green Broadway Award at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) 2019 Conference and Stage Expo. Here is a video describing BGA’s work and about Werle’s achievements: {youtube} v=w-Te2tRs0qU{/youtube}

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Tom Thompson, SIPs director of visual services (left) is pictured with SIPs GM, George Edwards (right).
Tom Thompson, SIPs director of visual services (left) is pictured with SIPs GM, George Edwards (right).

Sound Image Productions Bay Area Announces Strategic Partnership with Light Action

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Sound Image Productions (SIP) announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Light Action Productions of New Castle, DE. The partnership will provide Light Action with a significant west-coast presence through SIP’s base of operations in Hayward, CA, while further bolstering Sound Image Production’s leadership position as the leading one-stop shop for concert and event production, Sound Image Productions also named lighting veteran Tom Thompson as Director of Visual Services. 

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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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