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Theatre Buzz

  • Backstage Video: Adam Savage Examines the Props of Hamilton SF

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 21, 2020In this Backstage Video from Adam Savage’s Tested, Savage goes backstage of the San Francisco production of Hamilton The Musical at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre. He gets a tour of the props from Mike Eickmeyer, Prop Master Hamilton, SF. Eickmeyer takes Savage around the stage and lets him examine a range of props, from King […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Timelapse of the Load-In for Twelfth Night at The Guthrie

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 21, 2020In this timelapse video from the Guthrie Theater, you can watch a condensed load-in of their production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. From a moat of water to a swoon-worthy swing, you can witness the Guthrie’s Production Team constructing the playground of dreams for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Read More...
  • UNCSA News: Interactive Soundscape installation at the Stevens Center

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 21, 2020Students in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Design & Production (D&P) have created an interactive installation, Soundscape, that explores the information we exchange, the spaces where we exchange it, and the technology that assists that conversation. The installation is free and open to public viewing in the lobby space […] Read More...
  • Bill Mensching to be Honored with Backstage Legends and Masters Award

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | February 20, 2020Purchase College, State University of New York’s Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will present the Ninth Annual Broadway technical Backstage Legends and Masters Award to theater legend, William M. (Bill) Mensching on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center on campus, located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, NY. […] Read More...
  • From the Q2Q Comics Archive #89: FINE TUNING

    Steve Younkins | Theatre Buzz | February 19, 2020Stage Directions brings you classic Q2Q Comics from the Q2Q Archive. Here’s #89: FINE TUNING from September 3, 2014. Read More...
  • The Plastic Bag Store

    Michael Eddy | Theatre Buzz | February 18, 2020Times Square Arts will present The Plastic Bag Store, a public art installation and immersive theater piece by artist and director Robin Frohardt employing humor, craft, and a critical lens to our culture of consumption and convenience—specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics. This installation and performance piece will run from March 18, 2020—April […] Read More...
  • Actors’ Equity Kicks Off Celebrations for the Year of the Stage Manager

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 15, 2020Actors’ Equity Association is officially commemorating the “Year of the Stage Manager” on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 – 100 years after a landmark decision that encoded the place of stage managers in the union. To mark the occasion, Equity is inviting members to share their stories working as or with a stage manager on social […] Read More...
  • NYC Students Take a Look Behind the Curtain on Broadway

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 14, 2020Teens Look at Non-Performance Careers in Commercial Theatre Twenty-two lucky students, selected from public high schools across New York City, will have the ultimate theatre insider experience by participating in The Broadway League’s eighth annual High School Broadway Shadowing Program. Over a portion of their mid-winter recess (February 19-27), the selected group of students will […] Read More...
  • City Theatrical’s QuolorFLEX® Adjustable White LED Tape for A Soldier’s Play

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 13, 2020For the current production of A Soldier’s Play on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City, Lighting Designer Allen Lee Hughes used City Theatrical’s QuolorFLEX® Adjustable White LED Tape for a key solution. At the end of the show, the walls of Scenic Designer Derek McLane’s set separate to reveal the entire […] Read More...
  • From the Q2Q Comics Archive #381: EMPTY BOBBIN

    Steve Younkins | Theatre Buzz | February 12, 2020Stage Directions brings you classic Q2Q Comics from the Q2Q Comics’ Archive. Here’s #381: EMPTY BOBBIN from April 17, 2017. Read More...
  • UNCSA School of Design and Production: Video of the Weekend of Women+ Panel

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 12, 2020Working to support an increasingly female student body entering a male-dominated field, the UNCSA School of Design and Production hosted an unprecedented Weekend of Women+ (WOW+) event on January 24 & 25. The Weekend of Women+ at UNCSA kicked off with a panel of industry experts from across the country, representing many of the programs […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video: Monty Python’s Spamalot; Take a Walk in the Scene Shop

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | February 12, 2020In this Backstage Video from the Stratford Festival, take a walk in the Stratford Festival’s scene shop with Scene Shop Supervisor, Evan Bonnah-Hawkes and Head Scenic Painter, Duncan Johnstone as they and their teams build, sculpt, and paint the set for the upcoming production of Monty Python’s Spamalot: Read More...
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