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Oregon’s Troubled Eugene Opera Parts Ways With Its General Director

In January the company cancelled the second half of its current season after racking up $200,000 in debt. General director Mark Beudert lives in Indiana and ran Eugene Opera on a part-time basis - a situation about which the board chair said, "We've just reached a stage where that as a model is not going to work for us."

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Ex-NYT Theatre Critic Charles Isherwood Joins Startup Broadway Website

"Isherwood will be writing for Broadway News, a new online venture from Broadway Briefing, an aggregator of theater news. Isherwood will be joined in reviewing by Elizabeth Bradley, an arts academic at New York University and former producer, manager and administrator with long ties to Canada’s Stratford Festival and the Sony Centre in Toronto, among others. The new site will launch next... | Read More

Hollywood Studios Push To Release Movies On Video Sooner After Theatrical Runs

Though details have yet to be finalized, most of the studios agree that they must come up with new ways to shorten the gap between a movie’s theatrical release and its home video debut.

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An Industrial Hellscape On A Giant, Round Conveyor Belt: ‘The Hairy Ape’ At The Armory

Erik Piepenburg visits Stewart Laing, designer of the enormous, glaringly colored sets that revolve around the audience in director Richard Jones's revival of the Eugene O'Neill play.

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Why John Leguizamo Writes Scripts For Himself

"It got so demoralizing. I'd gone to NYU and I'd trained with some of the great acting teachers and I was constantly doing Murderer No. 2 or Janitor No. 3 and it was just like, 'Am I always going to have a number next to my name?'"

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Actress Playing ‘Malvolia’ Hits Back At Telegraph Column Arguing Actresses Should ‘Get Their Mitts Off Male Actors’ Parts!’

Telegraph critic Dominic Cavendish used the current National Theatre production of Twelfth Night, which features Tamsin Greig as a female Malvolio, as a jumping-off point for a column suggesting that gender-reversed casting is becoming entrenched and that actresses - and theatres - should spend energy finding and developing female equivalents to the roles of, say, Hamlet or Willy Loman. Now... | Read More

Ontario’s Stratford Festival Sold 500,000 Tickets This Year Setting The Stage For…

The surplus was $687,000 on revenue of $62.4 million, with attendance of 512,016, the festival reported at its annual general meeting on Saturday. According to a news release, passing the 500,000 mark is significant because it’s “where the festival begins to operate most effectively.”

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Ontario’s Stratford Festival Sold 500,000 Tickets This Year Setting The Stage For…

The surplus was $687,000 on revenue of $62.4 million, with attendance of 512,016, the festival reported at its annual general meeting on Saturday. According to a news release, passing the 500,000 mark is significant because it’s “where the festival begins to operate most effectively.”

... | Read More

Ontario’s Stratford Festival Sold 500,000 Tickets This Year Setting The Stage For…

The surplus was $687,000 on revenue of $62.4 million, with attendance of 512,016, the festival reported at its annual general meeting on Saturday. According to a news release, passing the 500,000 mark is significant because it’s “where the festival begins to operate most effectively.”

... | Read More

Ontario’s Stratford Festival Sold 500,000 Tickets This Year Setting The Stage For…

The surplus was $687,000 on revenue of $62.4 million, with attendance of 512,016, the festival reported at its annual general meeting on Saturday. According to a news release, passing the 500,000 mark is significant because it’s “where the festival begins to operate most effectively.”

... | Read More
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