Prop Master, Mary Houston talks us through a recipe for stage dirt for a production of Native Gardens at Syracuse Stage
Prop Master, Mary Houston talks us through a recipe for stage dirt for a production of Native Gardens at Syracuse Stage

Backstage Video: Making Dirt for Native Gardens

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A backyard border dispute between Washington, D.C., neighbors leads to spirited comedy in the contemporary satire Native Gardens at Syracuse Stage, which runs February 13 through March 3. Here’s a video from Syracuse Stage where its Prop Master Mary Houston gives us the recipe for stage dirt that she used for this production: {youtube}v=dL1RWuUoEjY{/youtube}

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An Al Hirschfeld caricature of Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. All rights reserved. www.AlHirschfeldFoundation.org.
An Al Hirschfeld caricature of Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. All rights reserved. www.AlHirschfeldFoundation.org.

In Memoriam: Carol Channing, Theatrical Legend

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Carol Channing, a Tony Award® winner and theatrical legend, passed away on Tuesday, January 15 at age 97. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 16 at exactly 7:45pm. Here is a video from CBS Evening News on Channing's life and career: {youtube}v=T6dD7IDdXEA{/youtube}

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The marquee at the Ziegfeld welcomes attendees to BroadwayCon in NYC. Photo by Howard Sherman
The marquee at the Ziegfeld welcomes attendees to BroadwayCon in NYC. Photo by Howard Sherman

Fourth Annual BroadwayCon Gathered Fans for Show-Stopping Weekend

Howard Sherman

The Fourth annual BroadwayCon returned to the New York Hilton over the past weekend, following two years at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Over three days, BroadwayCon offered an array of panels, workshops, and events, ranging from a reunion of the cast of the Broadway production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown to cosplay and lip-syncing contests to panels on racial and gender identity on stage.

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