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Did The Harry Potter Movies Show The Way To Keeping Child Actors Safe?

Maybe. “The Harry Potter kids were lucky to be working in the UK industry, which could never compete in scale or ferocity” with Hollywood. “They were fortunate, too, in being outliers, insulated within those same roles and that protective family-like structure for a full decade.” – The Guardian (UK)

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Broadway Shows, With The Advantage Of Time Off And Protests, Have Quietly Made Changes

Many changes came about because actors requested some rethinking of words, lyrics, or choreography. Sally Hemings, for instance, no longer flirt-dances with Jefferson in Hamilton‘s “What Did I Miss?” – The New York Times

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As The Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson Retires, He Has Hope For Boys In Dance

Watson says, “We all grew up with this thing of saying ‘don’t look like a sissy’, ‘don’t dance like a woman, dance like a man’. Now you think, well, what does ‘dance like a man’ mean? … What is it to be a human on stage?” – The Telegraph (UK)

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A Different Kind Of Gold Torso

These aren’t from ancient Greece or Rome. Instead, they’re modern casts artist Ellen Downes makes to help women heal from trauma. – BBC

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Peter Scolari, Who Found Fame With Tom Hanks On Bosom Buddies, Has Died At 66

Scolari also played Bob Newhart’s producer on Newhart and Lena Dunham’s character’s father on Girls. – The New York Times

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Moments Before Fatal Shooting, Baldwin Was Told Gun Was Safe

An assistant director, Dave Halls, handed actor Alec Baldwin a prop gun during rehearsal. “‘Cold gun,’ Halls yelled. But it was not.” – The Guardian (UK)

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The Week That Shook The Center Theatre Group

The reaction to Center Theatre Group’s 2021-2022 lineup came quickly. “CTG had received a torrent of calls, emails, and criticism on social media … and was in the midst of crafting an official response. And then the other shoe dropped.” – American Theatre

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Mónica Lugo talks about inspiring young people through the arts

Mónica Lugo, Head of Alegre Strings & Interim Department Chair of Strings at Merit School of Music, shares about inspiring young people through their culture and musical excellence.

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A Morbid Month of Artworld Losses: Kenneth Baker, David Finn, Michael Sillerman

An occupational hazard of my advanced age has been a sense of sad obligation to post appreciative obits of

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A Morbid Month of Artworld Losses: Kenneth Baker, David Finn, Michael Sillerman

An occupational hazard of my advanced age has been a sense of sad obligation to post appreciative obits of

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