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  • Opening Soon at the Morgan Library & Museum: Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 4, 2021The first exhibition dedicated to Bibiena drawings in the United States in more than thirty years, the Morgan Library & Museum’s Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection, on view May 28 through September 12, 2021, explores the elaborate stage design drawings produced by the Bibiena family and collected by the […] Read More...
  • Capacity Restrictions on NYC Theaters, including Broadway, Lifted as of May 19th BUT Reopening Still Likely to be Fall 2021

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 3, 2021New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state-mandated capacity restrictions, which shutdown Broadway on March 12, 2020, will be lifted May 19 in New York City. Theaters, including Broadway theaters, will no longer have capacity restrictions BUT theaters will still need to follow CDC guidelines of social distancing. Many theater producers, certainly Broadway producers […] Read More...
  • Steppenwolf Announces Artistic Leadership Transition

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | May 2, 2021Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro will Step Down Upon Completion of her Contract in August 2021 On May 2, 2021, Steppenwolf Theatre Company shared that Anna D. Shapiro, who has served as Artistic Director since 2015, will step down from this role when her contract expires in August 2021. Over the last several months, Shapiro […] Read More...
  • Hair and Wig Designer Mia Neal Wins Academy Award for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 28, 2021For the first time ever, two Black women have won an Oscar for makeup and styling at the 93rd annual Academy Awards. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom hair department head Mia M. Neal and Jamika Wilson, Viola Davis’ hairstylist along with makeup artist Sergio Lopez-Rivera were honored with an Academy Award. On Sunday April 25, 2021, […] Read More...
  • Costume Designer Ann Roth Wins the Academy Award for her Work on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

    Michael S. Eddy | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 28, 2021Theater and film Costume Designer Ann Roth was awarded the 2021 Oscar for her costume design work on the Netflix drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Here’s a video of Don Cheadle introducing the nominees, including Roth for the Costume Design Oscar: Read More...
  • Hair, Wig and Make Up Designer Cookie Jordan to be Honored with The Ruth Morley Design Award, June 7

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 28, 2021The League of Professional Theatre Women will be presenting its Theatre Women Awards at a virtual gala on June 7, 2021. This year’s honorees are a diverse group of seven remarkable women theater artists. The Ruth Morley Design Award given to women theater designers of all genres, is being presented to Hair, Wig, and Makeup […] Read More...
  • IATSE Local One Celebrates its 135th Anniversary

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 26, 2021April 26th is the day that IATSE Local One was formed back in 1886 when many members of the Theatrical Mechanical Association met at 187 Bowery in the heart of what was then the theatrical district and started the Theatrical Protective Union (T.P.U.) Number one. We at Stage Directions send our sincere congratulations on the […] Read More...
  • Stage & Screen Auction to Benefit the Costume Industry Coalition & The Actors Fund, April 28

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 23, 2021Coming up on Wednesday April 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT is the Stage & Screen Auction hosted by The Actors Fund and Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers. This auction, which in part benefits the Costume Industry Coalition, The Actors Fund, and other groups includes a diverse array of memorabilia from all sectors of the performing arts […] Read More...
  • Backstage Video Tour of San Francisco Opera’s “The Barber of Seville”

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 21, 2021The General Director of the San Francisco Opera, Matthew Shilvock takes you backstage to go inside the set of The Barber of Seville, opening on April 23, 2021 and runs through May 15. There’s something eerily familiar about this Barber of Seville. Set inside an imaginary opera house, this all-new production from director Matthew Ozawa […] Read More...
  • Social Buzz | Why No One Takes My Sharpie

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 21, 2021As theaters reopen and we get back to work (safely) some of our skills are going to be rusty and we will have to retrain our muscle memory. Just remember, people will still steal your Sharpies. Here’s a handy tip to protect yours! Check out this Stage Directions‘ Facebook post (Just click on the image […] Read More...
  • 4Wall’s Light Humor | Episode 2: The Focus

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 21, 20214Wall Entertainment has launched a new animated short limited series, Light Humor. Watch Episode 2, The Focus. You would think a day called ‘Focus’ would be calm and productive, but most Lighting Designers know it doesn’t always work that way… Read More...
  • Backstage Video | Timelapse Load-In of Pelléas e Mélisande

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 21, 2021Here is a timelapse video of the load-in for Pelléas e Mélisande at Teatro Regio located in Parma Italy. The two-week load-in and focus has been edited down to just over a minute. This production opens on April 22, 2021 and the direction, scenic, and costume design is by Barbe & Doucet; the lighting design […] Read More...
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