LATCs new Managing Director, Jorge Sciupac
LATCs new Managing Director, Jorge Sciupac

Jorge Sciupac Joins Los Angeles Theatre Center as Managing Director

Michael Eddy

LOS ANGELES, CA—Following an extensive search, Jorge Sciupac has been chosen as managing director of both The Los Angeles Theatre Center and the Latino Theater Company. The Latino Theater Company has operated the City-owned Los Angeles Theatre Center since 2006. Sciupac will oversee the development and execution of the LATC’s strategic plan and manage day-to-day theater operations, sales and marketing, fund development, financial reporting and compliance, employee relations, and ongoing achievement of the LATC’s mission.

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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Curtis T. Bell Donates $2.5 Million to Power Plays Initiative at Arena Stage

Michael Eddy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces that Curtis T. Bell has made a $2.5 million gift towards the theater’s ambitious Power Plays initiative. Over the next 10 years, Arena Stage will commission and develop 25 new plays and musicals focused on stories of politics and power. Bell’s contribution will be leveraged as a matching gift challenge, ultimately raising an additional $2.5 million to fully fund the Presidential Voices cycle of the initiative.

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Humphry Slocombe's A.C.T.’s Golden Milk celebrates the 50th anniversary of A.C.T.
Humphry Slocombe's A.C.T.’s Golden Milk celebrates the 50th anniversary of A.C.T.

A Sweet Celebration of 50 Years

Michael Eddy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is celebrating the 50th anniversary of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) with the creation of a limited-edition ice cream flavor. Based on the traditional 50th anniversary gift of gold, A.C.T.’s Golden Milk is a unique combination of honey, fresh ginger, and turmeric, resulting in a creamy blend of exotic flavors. Humphry Slocombe will be providing complimentary scoops of the ice cream flavor at A.C.T.’s 50th Anniversary Open House being held at The Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) on Saturday, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., while supplies last.

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The 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award Winners
The 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award Winners

The 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards are Announced

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—The Theatre Development Fund (TDF) is celebrating excellence in theatrical design with its 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber and legendary scenic designer Tony Straiges are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 28, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, NYC.

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Lincoln Center Education

Lincoln Center Education Announces $4 Million Gift from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to Support Arts Outreach

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—As it enters its 41st year of providing arts education to students of all levels, Lincoln Center Education announced that it’s receiving a $4 million grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to support its wide-ranging programs. This generous gift will provide $1 million per year for four consecutive years, beginning with 2016–2017 and will strengthen the extensive programming central to LCE’s mission. The grant is the largest single donation to LCE in history.

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Artistic Director Blake Robison in front of the Vontz Theatre Center. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography
Artistic Director Blake Robison in front of the Vontz Theatre Center. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography

Cincinnati Playhouse Announces New Building Campaign, Will Stay in Eden Park

Michael Eddy

CINCINNATI, OH—Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Artistic Director Blake Robison has announced the Playhouse will remain in Eden Park and will move forward with a major capital campaign to replace the current mainstage with a new state-of-the-art facility commensurate with the Playhouse’s artistry and national reputation. No major improvements have been made to the Marx Theatre, since its construction in 1968, nearly 50 years ago. It is the oldest un-renovated mainstage facility of any regional theatre in the country. 

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Outer Critics Circle
Outer Critics Circle

The Outer Critics Circle Announces Two New Awards including Outstanding Sound Design

Michael Eddy

NEW YORK, NY—The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway announces that it’s adding two new award categories—Outstanding Sound Design and Outstanding Orchestrations for its 2017 awards. The Sound Design category is especially interesting for the New York sound community since the Tony Awards discontinued them in 2015.

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