Oskar Eustis. Photo Credit: Aislinn Weidele
Oskar Eustis. Photo Credit: Aislinn Weidele

Oskar Eustis Named as First Recipient of Gordon Davidson Award from SDCF

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The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has named Oskar Eustis as the first recipient of its new honor, The Gordon Davidson Award, which will be bestowed annually by SDCF to recognize a director or choreographer for lifetime achievement and distinguished service in the regional theater nationally. The presentation of the award will take place on Saturday, September 22, at the Center Theatre Group’s Annex/ Gordon Davidson Rehearsal Hall, in a by-invitation-only event.{youtube}v=5foou7mIA0w{/youtube}

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Neil Simon
Neil Simon

Broadway to Dim its Lights In Memory of Legendary Playwright Neil Simon

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On Sunday August 26th, the theater community was saddened to hear of the loss of Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, librettist, lyricist, producer, and theater owner/operator Neil Simon, who passed away at age 91. He died due to complications from pneumonia. In respect and recognition of his immense contribution to theater, and his Broadway history the lights on the Great White Way will go dark on Aug. 30 at exactly 6:45 p.m. ET for one minute.  

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The Jeff Awards celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2018
The Jeff Awards celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2018

Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for Chicago Theater Announced

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Twenty-four world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. A total of 178 nominations were made in 31 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018. This year’s Ceremony celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Jeff Awards.

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Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Awards

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On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management Awards to three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, regional theatre, and dance: Roy Harris, Lyle Raper, and Maxine Glorsky. In addition to the three Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA will recognize Peter Sargent of Webster University with a special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for his work as an educator. 

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"Come What May" from Moulin Rouge! the Musical
"Come What May" from Moulin Rouge! the Musical

Cast Photo of Moulin Rouge! the Musical on the Grand Staircase at Emerson Colonial Theatre

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Years ago, a tradition was created at Boston’s Colonial Theatre where companies gathered to take a group photo on the Grand Staircase at the Colonial. That tradition has been revived with Moulin Rouge! the Musical. Here’s the cast on the Grand Staircase at beautifully restored Emerson Colonial Theatre. Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film has come to life on stage and the pre-Broadway world premiere just finished its run in Boston.

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