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  • Lost in the Opera I The Playtronica studio brings sound to the Palais Garnier

    Stage Directions | Theatre Buzz | April 14, 2021Since the beginning of the health crisis, silence has reigned over the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Opera. So how could the Vestibule and Grand Staircase be awakened from their enforced silence? Such was the challenge taken up by the Playtronica studio using technologies that transform walls, statues, and balconies into musical instruments at […] Read More...
  • Scenic Designer Mimi Lien Transforms Lincoln Center’s Robertson Plaza into Expansive Green Space

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 13, 2021Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced that Mimi Lien, celebrated set designer and MacArthur Genius grantee, has been commissioned to physically reimagine Josie Robertson Plaza as part of Restart Stages. The GREEN will transform the approximately 14,000 square feet of open, concrete expanse surrounding the Revson Fountain into an environment that invites New Yorkers […] Read More...
  • CIC | A Special Message from Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward and her Design Team

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 9, 2021Tony Award-winning Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward and her design team, Christopher Vergara and Abby Hahn have a special message for you in support of the Costume Industry Coalition and our Recovery Fund. The CIC thanks Ann, Christopher, and Abby for helping them spread awareness about the custom costume industry and advocating for their survival. Save […] Read More...
  • NY PopsUp Performance Held at Broadway Theater

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | April 4, 2021April 3, 2021—NY PopsUp, the statewide initiative designed to celebrate and reinvigorate the arts in New York, presented the very first performance inside a Broadway theater since New York’s venues were shuttered by the pandemic more than a year ago. This special event was part of the “pilot program” created by the NY PopsUp Festival […] Read More...
  • Old Globe Video Replay | Sound Designer Lindsay Jones on Designing Hamlet: On the Radio

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTheatre Buzz | March 31, 2021Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. Barry Edelstein’s 2017 staging of Shakespeare’s masterpiece was a smash hit on the Old Globe’s outdoor stage. Now the cast of that heralded production returns for an […] Read More...
  • 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...
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