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  • Mikaal Sulaiman and D’Lo Receive The 2021 Dorothy and Richard Sherwood Award

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 31, 2021Sherwood family expands their gift to ensure that both artists receive the full $10,000 award which supports innovative L.A. theatre artists Center Theatre Group’s Dorothy and Richard Sherwood Award will go to two artists – sound designer Mikaal Sulaiman and actor/writer/comic D’Lo. Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates this year’s finalists for their exceptional contributions […] Read More...
  • World Theatre Day Message 2021 by Helen Mirren

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 27, 2021Today, March 27, 2021 is World Theatre Day, the 60th Annual World Theatre Day. Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Worldwide to craft an international message to mark the global occasion. This year the International message has been written by British actress Helen Mirren, […] Read More...
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wants To Help Theaters Reopen By September 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 26, 2021March 25, 2021 – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at his daily briefing that he expects Broadway and off-Broadway theaters will reopen in September of 2021, six months from now. Broadway has been dark since March 12, 2020 and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearby restaurants, hotels, and local businesses are losing billions […] Read More...
  • NEA The Art of Reopening Replay | Dr. Fauci Still Hopeful for Reopening of Theaters this Fall

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 24, 2021The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) held the first of a series of virtual conversations on Tuesday, March 23rd. These conversations build upon the NEA’s The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19, the January 2021 report which examined reopening practices of organizations that resumed in-person programming in […] Read More...
  • Broadway Licensing Has Acquired Dramatists Play Service (DPS) In Landmark Deal

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 23, 2021Sean Cercone (CEO/President, Broadway Licensing) and David J. Moore (Acting President, Dramatists Play Service, Inc.) jointly announced today that their respective companies have entered into a landmark agreement under which Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (DPS) has been acquired by Broadway Licensing. DPS has been added to the Broadway Licensing slate of brands, with DPS continuing […] Read More...
  • Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Walter Kerr Theatre

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 22, 2021Jujamcyn Theaters celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the historic Walter Kerr Theatre, located at 219 West 48th Street in New York City’s Broadway district. Jujamcyn has created an interactive timeline for the theater, and features a century’s worth of history: from the earliest shows, musicals, and revues, through its history as a television and radio studio, […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Pat Collins, Lighting Designer

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 22, 2021Stage Directions has learned of the passing of lighting designer Pat Collins on Sunday, March 21, 2021. We send our sincere condolences to her family, friends, and theater colleagues. Read More...
  • Broadway Cares & TDF Videos | “We Will Be Back” – Broadway Shutdown Anniversary Event

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | March 17, 2021The theater community reunited in Times Square exactly one year to the day since Broadway shutdown for We Will Be Back, a special live pop-up experience and commemoration of Broadway’s “lost year.” The socially distanced, COVID-mindful event aimed to provide a sense of hope as the industry and city move forward from the challenges brought […] Read More...
  • The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Tech Kits for Performing Artists

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 17, 2021The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Tech Kits for Performing Artists program is a resource to enable performing artists to document their works and publish them online. This kit contains a number of items that are commonly used to document and post performance work online. Read More...
  • Victory Gardens Theater Announces Ken-Matt Martin as New Artistic Director

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 17, 2021Victory Gardens Theater is pleased to announce Ken-Matt Martin as the next Artistic Director in the company’s 46-year history, following a nationwide search that began last fall in partnership with Arts Consulting Group. Martin will officially begin his tenure at Victory Gardens Theater on April 19, 2021. Read More...
  • NEA Webinar Explores Best Practices for Reopening Arts Venues with Dr. Fauci, March 23

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 16, 2021How arts organizations can reopen their venues in 2021 is the topic of a webinar presented by the National Endowment for the Arts with special guest Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fauci will provide opening remarks at […] Read More...
  • TCG Session Replay | Federal Relief: PPP for Freelance Theatre Makers

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 15, 2021On March 3rd and March 8th, 2021, TCG hosted a technical assistance session led by Andrea Nellis, TCG’s interim CFO; Emilya Cachapero, TCG director of artistic & international programs; and Lucy Mallett of Arts FMS designed to help theatre makers who are self-employed, freelance, and/or those working as 1099 contractors access federal relief from the […] Read More...
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