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  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater is Born

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | February 21, 2007 ORLANDO — The Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival will be changing its name to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. The change comes as a result of the fact that the company produces plays almost year-round and that its performers are professionals. Read More...
  • Finalists Announced for New Play Awards

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | February 16, 2007LOUISVILLE, KY — The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has named six finalists in its annual new plays competition. The first-place playwright in the Harold And Mimi Steinberg /American Theatre Critics Association New Play Awards will receive $25,000. Two additional playwrights will each receive citations worth $7,500. Read More...
  • ETC Offers Student Sponsorships

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | February 9, 2007MIDDLETON, WI — ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.) is offering the opportunity for six college students to attend LDI 2007 under ETC sponsorship. Undergraduate seniors and graduate students in lighting design, theatre technology or closely related fields are encouraged to apply. The sponsorship includes roundtrip airfare to the tradeshow, which will be held November 16-18 in Orlando, Fl.; hotel accommodations; meals; a full conference pass; a student reception; and sponsorship-student-only ETC swag. Read More...
  • “Vertical Hour” to Close in March

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | February 7, 2007NEW YORK — The current run of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour, playing at the Music Box Theater in New York, will close on March 11, 2007, three weeks ahead of its originally scheduled close. While the show’s producers still expect to recoup their initial investment, decreasing ticket sales have prompted the March 11 closing date. Read More...
  • Public Theater Accepting Applications for Shakespeare Lab

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | February 7, 2007NEW YORK — The Public Theater's artistic director, Oskar Eustis, and executive director, Mara Manus, have announced that The Public is now taking applications for the 2007 Shakespeare Lab, a 13-week acting intensive scheduled to take place May 29 through August 25, 2007. The application deadline is Monday, April 2nd. Read More...
  • Innovative Theatre Award Applications Now Available

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | February 2, 2007 NEW YORK — The New York Innovative Theatre Awards (the IT Awards), the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, is pleased to announce that applications for the honorary awards are now available online and are due at the end of April. Read More...
  • Arizona Theatre Company Seeks Submissions

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | January 24, 2007TUCSON, AZ — Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the 2007 National Latino Playwriting Award. The deadline for new submissions is March 31, 2007. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists. Finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff, and the winner will be awarded $1,000. For more information about the National Latino Playwriting Award, e-mail Elaine Romero, ATC's playwright-in-residence at eromero@arizonatheatre.org. Read More...
  • Sound Off in the Backstage Forums!

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | January 18, 2007LAS VEGAS — For those of you who have not yet paid us a visit, the Stage Directions Web site has received a massive upgrade, which includes stories from the current issue, news, classified ads and the new BACKSTAGE FORUMS. The Backstage Forums provide a haven of discussion for all facets of the business of […] Read More...
  • Wicked Hits West End

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | January 18, 2007 LONDON — Detailing the untold story of the witches of Oz, Wicked is directed by Joe Mantello, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and sound design by Tony Meola, with equipment supplied by London's Autograph Sound Recording and including an 84-slot Cadac J-Type Live Sound Production Console. Read More...
  • Martin To Fly the Coop

    Jacob Coakley | Theatre Buzz | January 10, 2007 BOSTON, MA — Nicholas Martin, artistic director of Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company, will be stepping down from his post in June 2008. Though a successor has not yet been named, Martin will be stepping into a newly created position called artist emeritus with the Huntington. Read More...
  • 2006 Theatre Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

    hoff | Theatre Buzz | December 8, 2006The 2006 Theatre Hall of Fame will induct some of Broadway’s finest in a ceremony on January 29, 2007 at the Gershwin Theatre. Inductees include actors Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Elizabeth Wilson; playwright Brian Friel and designers Willa Kim and Eugene Lee. The late scribes Wendy Wasserstein and August Wilson will be inducted posthumously. Read More...
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