Stage Directions 2015 High School Theatre Honors Program Now Accepting Nominations!

Jacob Coakley

High schools prepare the stars of tomorrow—but it’s time to recognize the star high school programs today! The 2015 Stage Directions High School Theatre Honors Program has begun and this fall we’ll honor five of the best programs from across the United States. Students, parents, volunteers and teachers are encouraged to nominate outstanding high school theatre programs at www.bit.ly/sd2015tophs now!

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Standing Room Capital Launches Broadway Investing Platform

Jacob Coakley

Standing Room Capital is a new company that offers qualified donors a chance to invest in Broadway shows at a much lower level than before. The firm collects money from qualified investors ($200k annual income or $1 million net worth), vets upcoming shows and then invests their money in upcoming Broadway shows they feel will succeed. While not exactly crowdfunding, this does open a potentially large pool of investors for Broadway producers—as well as the possibility of democratizing the experience of losing your shirt on a Broadway flop.

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