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  • It Might As Well Be Spring

    Brooke Pierce | Musical Stages | December 9, 2006“My show is moving to Broadway — it’s like a dream come true,” enthuses Steven Sater, lyricist and bookwriter of Spring Awakening, which opens at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on December 10. “I walked through the stage door and it was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I came in, and we’re just standing on this Broadway stage.” But it’s taken seven years for Sater and his collaborator Duncan Sheik to get their show this far. Read More...
  • The Gem of South Beach

    Christine Puleo | Feature | December 8, 2006The view from the MacArthur Causeway, which connects glittery South Beach with the grittier downtown Miami, is a spectacular one: turquoise waters, opulent mansions, towering palm trees and rows of colorful cruise ships. Now, an eye-catching addition to the Miami landscape has recently appeared, the new Carnival Center for the Performing Arts located in downtown Miami. Nestled between expressways and Biscayne Bay, the two-pronged stone and glass complex is visible from many angles. Read More...
  • Everything Old

    Christie Rizk | Resource Roundup | December 4, 2006 Companies with restoration specialties that will help your old theatre shine like new. Conrad Schmitt Studios 800-969-3033 www.conradschmitt.com For more than 100 years, Conrad Schmitt Studios has been working to restore, conserve and renovate architectural treasures. Their work on churches, theatres, hotels, government buildings and other historical landmarks has been internationally recognized. Their full range of services includes restoration and renovation of interior decorative schemes, stained glass, decorative painting, including gilding, glazing, stenciling and faux finishes — murals, statuary, sculpture and etched and faceted glass. They also investigate and document the building’s original decorative schemes in order to stay true to the decorative origins. To see pictures of their individual projects and learn more about their services, visit their Web site. Read More...
  • Ch-Ch-Changes

    Iris Dorbian | Editor's Note | December 4, 2006Did I speak too soon? Last month, I talked about how Stage Directions had been one of several magazines under the erstwhile Lifestyle Media, Inc. stable that had been taken over by Macfadden Performing Arts Media, LLC. Well, the planets must have been acting up, because guess what? (And you probably have surmised this already by glancing at the new names on the masthead, as well our new logo.) Stage Directions has undergone yet another major change for 2006: SD has been bought by the Las Vegas-based Timeless Communications Corp., publisher of two top industry trades, Projection Lights & Staging News (PLSN) and Front of House (FOH). Read More...
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