Stage Directions at LDI 2018

Michael Eddy

The staff of Stage Directions magazine just got back from LDI 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. We will be covering the news and new products from the show more in-depth in next week's SD Newsletter and in the December issue. We sent our Contributing Photographer, Little SD to takes photos with some of the cool products we came across at the show. Here's a slide show of his adventures: {youtube}v=-tDqhVBhRUg{/youtube}

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The 100-year-old Drama Book Shop is being forced from its long-time home due to rent increases. Photo by Howard Sherman
The 100-year-old Drama Book Shop is being forced from its long-time home due to rent increases. Photo by Howard Sherman

100-Year-Old Drama Book Shop to Be Forced Out of its Home Due to Rent Increase

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We are saddened to hear that the Drama Book Shop is being forced to close due to a rent increase. You can read more about this situation from our fellow journalists at Crain's New York Business who have an interview with Allen Hubby, a vice president at the bookshop which is owned by his aunt Rozanne Seelen. They are looking for a smaller space nearby, but will have to move when their current lease expires at the end of January 2019.
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A Look at the Masks and the Puppets in The Lion King's Puppet Shop

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It was this week 21 years ago, Oct. 15, 1997 to be precise, that The Lion King played its first preview and audiences first saw the beautiful and intricate costumes, masks and puppetry so central to the narrative and to the unique experience of the production. Adam Savage and the team at Tested went backstage at The Lion King during its run in San Francisco in this video visit to the musical's puppet shop, where puppet supervisor Michael Reilly walked them through the numerous intricate and varied puppets and masks used in the performance and showed how they're maintained in their traveling workshop.

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