Elliot Martin
Elliot Martin

Broadway Dimmed the Marquees for Producer Elliot Martin

Michael Eddy

The Broadway community mourned the loss of Tony Award® recipient Elliot Martin, who passed away on May 21st at age 93 in Norwalk, CT. Martin was born on February 25, 1924 in Denver, CO and was a producer, stage manager, and actor. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory on Friday, June 2, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.

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Disney Theatrical Productions honored Boyd with a tribute on the marquee of the New Amsterdam Theatre as the curtain went up on Aladdin. Photo courtesy of John Huntington.
Disney Theatrical Productions honored Boyd with a tribute on the marquee of the New Amsterdam Theatre as the curtain went up on Aladdin. Photo courtesy of John Huntington.

Scholarship Fund set up for son of Corky Boyd

Michael Eddy

A scholarship fund has been set up for the son of John “Corky” Boyd, a VP of Hudson Scenic, who died unexpectedly on May 7 at the age of 50. He left behind his wife Christine and a young son William. “The Boyd family is touched and grateful by the outpouring of generosity and desire to help them in the wake of the tragic passing of Corky Boyd,” says Hillary Blanken, of Juniper Street Productions, Inc. “For anybody who is interested in helping, we have established a scholarship fund for his son, Will Boyd. 

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Scene Shop Skips the Fasteners

Kathy Eddy

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In this video from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Associate Technical Director Travis Gilmore shares how the shop, for the first time this year, is using a method of sleeving the scenic elements together and not using any fasteners. This method provides the support required and a more efficient way to rep the sets. In this detailed look at the amazing work the folks in the OSF shops, the set for Shakespeare in Love is used to explain the process.

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U.S. Coast Guard & Broadway’s Hamilton Lay Wreath at Alexander Hamilton Gravesite
U.S. Coast Guard & Broadway’s Hamilton Lay Wreath at Alexander Hamilton Gravesite

U.S. Coast Guard & Broadway cast of Hamilton Lay Wreath at Alexander Hamilton Gravesite

Howard Sherman, Reported and Photographed

As part of Fleet Week New York, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton honored the Coast Guard founder, Alexander Hamilton, the namesake of their vessel, with a wreath laying ceremony at his grave, on the grounds of Trinity Church. In attendance and participating in the ceremony were Lexi Lawson (Eliza Hamilton) and Brandon Victor Dixon (Aaron Burr) from the Broadway musical, Hamilton. 

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Blueprint Specials: Soldier Musicals

Michael S. Eddy

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Did you know that Frank Loesser wrote musicals for the Army? Not seen since 1945 – and never staged for an American stateside audience, the newly rediscovered Blueprint Specials: Soldier Musicals were the talk of the NY theater community earlier this year. The Blueprint Specials are a missing piece of both theater and military history, that again demonstrate the importance of the theater arts as a way for soldiers to express themselves.

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American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice
American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice

The 62nd Annual Obie Awards

Michael Eddy

Earlier this week the American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announced the winners of the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard’s Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger’s Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Broadway Green Alliance
Broadway Green Alliance

Broadway Green Alliance's Spring Textile Collection Drive

Michael Eddy

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is sponsoring a textile drive for the theater industry and fans on Wednesday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Duffy Square (7th Avenue and 46th Street). The collection drive is open to all shows, theaters, industry members, and fans in a collaborative effort to make the annual spring cleaning a greener experience.

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83rd Annual Drama League Awards
83rd Annual Drama League Awards

83rd Annual Drama League Awards

Kathy Eddy

The Drama League recently announced the winners of the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards, the oldest theatrical honors in America. The star-studded luncheon ceremony was hosted by Broadway husband-and-wife Audra McDonald and Will Swenson at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in NYC. Named Outstanding Production of a Musical, Dear Evan Hansen; Outstanding Production of a play, Oslo; Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Hello, Dolly!; Outstanding Revival of a Play, Jitney.

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