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  • Jones in Broad Topic Hot Seat

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 27, 2007 PHILADELPHIA, PA — Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones, presently on the national tour of the 2005 production of Doubt, will offer her career experience and perspective to theatre arts students and the general public in a Broad Topic interview series at The University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia, Penn. Read More...
  • High School Play Postponed After VT Shootings

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 26, 2007PASADENA, CA — Marshall Fundamental, a school in Pasadena, Calif., has postponed its production of William Mastrosimone's Bang Bang, You're Dead, which deals with a teenage boy who stormed his school cafeteria, shooting and killing his girlfriend and four others, after receiving complaints in the wake of the incident on the campus of Virginia Tech. Read More...
  • ESTA Standards Available Online

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 26, 2007NEW YORK — ANSI E1.9-2007, Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting, is now available for purchase from The ESTA Foundation at http://www.estafoundation.org/pubs.htm. The standard defines the minimum photometric data to be presented on documents purporting to accurately describe the photometric performance of stage and studio luminaires. Read More...
  • Drama Desk Nominations Announced

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | April 26, 2007NEW YORK — Drama Desk, a critics and writers organization intended to support legitimate theatre at the Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway levels, released their 27 nominations for the 2007 Drama Desk Awards at the Friars Club in New York. The awards will be presented May 20 at F.H. La Guardia Concert Hall. Read More...
  • Engeman Theater to Open in Northport

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 25, 2007 NORTHPORT, NY — This summer the face of Northport, NY will change forever as the curtain is raised and the lights come up at the new John W. Engeman Theater. The Engeman Theater will be a year-round professional theatre company in Long Island featuring actors auditioned, cast and rehearsed in New York City. Read More...
  • Guthrie Announces Upcoming Season

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | April 25, 2007MINNEAPOLIS, MN — On Monday, March 19, Joe Dowling, artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn., announced the plays of the upcoming 2007-2008 Guthrie season. Read More...
  • Norfolk Festival Enters New Season

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 24, 2007ROANOKE, VA — This year, the Norfolk Southern Festival of New Works at Mill Mountain Theatre is offering a series of events surrounding the process of launching and creating new work. With staged readings, roundtable discussions and a partnership with Hollins University, the festival will run on the Waldron Stage April 27 through May 12, 2007. Read More...
  • Shootings Make Mark on Yale Productions

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | April 24, 2007NEW HAVEN, CT — In a move qualified by some students as "ridiculous," two student productions of Red Noses and Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Yale University recently received word that administrators wished to prohibit the use of stage weapons in light of the recent shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech. Read More...
  • Invincible Audience Loses 87

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | April 23, 2007CAMBRIDGE, MA — An April 19 performance of Mike Daisey’s An Invincible Summer, in Cambridge, Mass., was interrupted when 87 audience members walked out of the show en masse. One of the exiting theatergoers also poured water onto the original outline of the piece, which sat next to Daisey onstage. Read More...
  • Kevin Spacey to Lead Workshops for Students

    Jacob Coakley | Industry News | April 23, 2007NEW YORK — The Theatre Development Fund and The Old Vic Theatre in London are partnering for an arts education outreach program to provide an opportunity for 180 New York City high school students. Through this partnership, six classes of 30 students from six NYC high schools will attend Wednesday matinee performances of the Old Vic's Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten during April and May. Read More...
  • Toronto Hosts New Key Player

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | April 18, 2007TORONT, ONTARIO — Mirvish Productions has long been the dominant force in Toronto theatre, but Aubrey Dan’s new company, Dancap Productions, Inc., will introduce a second major producing organization to the Canadian metropolis. Read More...
  • Rabbit Hole Snags Pulitzer

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | April 18, 2007NEW YORK — David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole has won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, though it was not nominated by the jury. The jury for the drama prize had nominated Orpheus X by Rinde Eckert; Bulrusher by Eisa Davis; and Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue by Quiara Alegria Hudes, but none of the finalists nominated received a majority vote. Read More...
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