The Lifespan of a Fact will feature Broadway's first all-female design team
The Lifespan of a Fact will feature Broadway's first all-female design team

The Lifespan of a Fact Announces Broadway’s First All-Female Design Team

Michael Eddy

Tony nominated director Leigh Silverman has assembled Broadway’s first all-female design team for this fall’s world premiere Broadway play, The Lifespan of a FactThe production will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Mimi Lien (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), costume design by Tony Award winner Linda Cho (The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed), sound design by Palmer Hefferan (Sugar in Our Wounds), and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon (Six Degrees of Separation).

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Henry IV at the The Shakespeare Center of L.A. was built by Veterans
Henry IV at the The Shakespeare Center of L.A. was built by Veterans

Henry IV by The Shakespeare Center of L.A. was Built by Veterans

Michael Eddy

The L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health has partnered with The Shakespeare Center of L.A. in presenting Shakespeare's Henry IV, which is being performed at the Japanese Gardens on the West Los Angeles V.A. campus. In this video, you will see that the stage, and much of the show, was built with the help of many U.S. military veterans. Henry IV, which opened on June 8th, is running through July 1st. {youtube}v=02dmgMoiv98{/youtube}

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Mélat will perform a free show at The Kennedy Center in recognition of World Refugee Day
Mélat will perform a free show at The Kennedy Center in recognition of World Refugee Day

The Kennedy Center and UNHCR Present a Free Performance on June 20 by Mélat in Recognition of World Refugee Day

Stage Directions

Every year on June 20, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency holds special events for World Refugee Day to recognize the lives of refugees and all those dedicated to helping them. On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 6-7pm EDT, on the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage, Austin, Texas-based singer and songwriter Mélat will perform a free performance in recognition of World Refugee Day. This year’s World Refugee Day #WithRefugees campaign aims to bring the public closer to the refugee story, showing them as ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances.

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Painting the sky drop for Waitress from a design by Scott Pask
Painting the sky drop for Waitress from a design by Scott Pask

Painting the Sky Drop for Waitress

Stage Directions

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. Here’s a video of the scenic artists at Scenic Art Studios creating this wonderful drop for Scenic Designer Scott Pask. It was painted by Charge Artist, Richard W. Prouse and Lead Artist, Irina Portnyagina os Scenic Art Studio.{youtube}v=mCwnl2wD41U{/youtube}

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The poster for the 2018 edition of Broadway Bares: Game Night
The poster for the 2018 edition of Broadway Bares: Game Night

Broadway Bares: Game Night Wins Big and Breaks Records

Michael Eddy

Broadway’s hottest dancers and two explosively responsive audiences came together for a fierce and steamy evening of fun and sensational striptease at Broadway Bares: Game Night, this year’s record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Game Night raised $1,875,090 with two standing-room-only performances on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Watch video highlights from this year’s show:
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Some of the Collaborators at the NYC party (Left to Right) Back row: Jason Oneal, Lindsay Jones, Ien Denio, Joanna Lynne Staub, Patrick Calhoun, Christopher Baine, Laura Brauner; and front row: John Gromada, Jane Shaw, and Evan Cook
Some of the Collaborators at the NYC party (Left to Right) Back row: Jason Oneal, Lindsay Jones, Ien Denio, Joanna Lynne Staub, Patrick Calhoun, Christopher Baine, Laura Brauner; and front row: John Gromada, Jane Shaw, and Evan Cook

The Collaborator Party Smashes Previous Attendance Records in its Fourth Sold-Out Year

Michael Eddy

The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, announced that their event was a complete sell-out for the fourth year in a row. The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the entire theatre community. The main party was held June 10, 2018 in NYc at Houston Hall, with additional parties held simultaneously in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and southern Indiana. Jones and Gromada were joined by a new panel of co-hosts selected from theatrical fields that are frequently overlooked by award ceremonies.

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The Doors Open in 10 - Reflections on The Collaborator Party

Jay Duckworth

Sunday night’s Collaborator Party was a huge success drawing the largest gathering of backstage talent the industry has to offer. There were satellite parties all across the country. Chicago, LA, the Bay Area, Houston, and Indiana where people could gather together and celebrate the creative process. Then there were summer stock folk watching on their laptops at Berkshire Theater Group and even up in Brunswick Maine, where I know the tech folk flipped between the Tony Awards and Collaborators party. 

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