Sunday, August 18, 2019

Theatre

Flight Review – Jonathan Dove’s Airport Opera Soars Above the Ordinary

The banality of the airport departure lounge – a bland environment of bustle and tedium – seems an unlikely setting for an opera, but in Jonathan Dove’s Flight this humdrum environment becomes a microcosm of...

NYC Mayor’s Office Launches Gender Parity Initiative

The initiative will include a $5 million fund for female filmmakers and theatre artists. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment has announced a new five-part initiative to promote gender equity in theatre and film and...

Merrimack Rep Sets 5 World Premieres for 2017-18 Season

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring seven productions. “These are stories and ideas that are about all of us,” said artistic director Sean Daniels in a statement. “The relevance of these stories...

Pittsburgh Public Theater to Offer Increased Accessibility to Audiences

Pittsburgh Public Theater (PPT) has announced that the theatre will upgrade its support services  to include I-Caption and D-scriptive, real-time closed-captioning and audio description delivered via personal handheld devices. PPT is the first theatre outside...

Aurora Theatre Sets 2017-18 Season of Bay Area Premieres

Aurora Theatre Company has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring six productions. “In 2016, Aurora celebrated its 25th anniversary by taking a look at the past,” said Aurora artistic director Tom Ross in a statement. “For...

Opera and Drama National Theatre Prague – The Bagpiper of Strakonice

The Czech classic dramatist’s most celebrated play is a tall story for both adults and children. The winsome fairy tale blends real, typically Czech characters with the mysterious realm of Nature, the world of...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Wins Record-Breaking Nine Olivier Awards

The 2017 Olivier Award winners were announced on April 9 at London's Royal Opera House where the 41st annual ceremony was hosted by actor and comedian Jason Manford. This year's ceremony will be broadcast...

In Transit Will No Longer Ride the Rails on Broadway

The musical by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russell Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth ends its Circle in the Square run. The Broadway production of In Transit, an a cappella musical coauthored by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford,...

Broadway Cares and Saks Fifth Avenue Host Broadway Performers at Easter Parade

Saks Fifth Avenue and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids hosted a selection of musical performances from a multitude of Broadway shows outside the retailer's flagship location yesterday as part of the Saks Fifth...

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