Tag Archives: Theater

Side Hustles and Handouts: A Tough Year Ahead for U.K. Theater Workers

Side Hustles and Handouts: A Tough Year Ahead for U.K. Theater Workers

Side Hustles and Handouts: A Tough Year Ahead for U.K. Theater Workers Side Hustles and Handouts: A Tough Year Ahead for U.K. Theater Workers Freelancers — both actors and backstage crew members like Boucher — are the lifeblood of Britain’s theaters, making up an estimated 70 percent of the country’s 290,000 workers in the performing arts, according to U.K. Theater, …

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Holiday Theater to Stream – The New York Times

Holiday Theater to Stream - The New York Times

Holiday Theater to Stream – The New York Times Holiday Theater to Stream – The New York Times If a one-man “Carol” strikes you as mere humbug, try the relative luxury of Jack Thorne’s “A Christmas Carol” at the Old Vic, directed by Matthew Warchus. (A version played on Broadway two winters ago.) In this production, livestreamed from an empty …

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Flea Theater to Shut Down Programs for Emerging Artists

Flea Theater to Shut Down Programs for Emerging Artists

Flea Theater to Shut Down Programs for Emerging Artists Flea Theater to Shut Down Programs for Emerging Artists “The Flea was sick long before COVID,” their statement said. “And to claim that severing ties with all Artists is part of some economically prudent decision, because of the financial strain of the pandemic, holds no water in an institution where those …

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U.K. National Theater Enters the Streaming Wars

U.K. National Theater Enters the Streaming Wars

U.K. National Theater Enters the Streaming Wars U.K. National Theater Enters the Streaming Wars LONDON — Cultural institutions around the world have been pivoting to online this year, and Britain’s National Theater arguably been one of the most successful. From April to July, with its stages shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic and many of its staff furloughed, the theater put …

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Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone

Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone

Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone Together with his friend Robert J. Funking, a chef, he built An Evening Dinner Theater — later renamed the Westchester Broadway Theater — an institution that would not just survive, but thrive, employing thousands of actors, waiters, stagehands …

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Are Streamed Plays Theater or TV? Unions Settle a Dispute

Are Streamed Plays Theater or TV? Unions Settle a Dispute

Are Streamed Plays Theater or TV? Unions Settle a Dispute Are Streamed Plays Theater or TV? Unions Settle a Dispute Two major entertainment industry unions have settled an internecine dispute over streaming theater, reaching an agreement that should make it easier for professional theaters around the country to film plays and musicals for broadcast during the coronavirus pandemic. The dispute …

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When Political Theater Ditches the Disguises of Fiction

When Political Theater Ditches the Disguises of Fiction

When Political Theater Ditches the Disguises of Fiction When Political Theater Ditches the Disguises of Fiction “How is it politicians and artists have switched jobs?” When Kristina Wong asks that question in her one-woman show “Kristina Wong for Public Office,” streamable through Nov. 29 from the Center Theater Group, she isn’t just referring to the way she, a “self-obsessed, kind …

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Stagehand Falls to His Death at the Winter Garden Theater

Stagehand Falls to His Death at the Winter Garden Theater

Stagehand Falls to His Death at the Winter Garden Theater Stagehand Falls to His Death at the Winter Garden Theater A stagehand died Thursday morning after falling from a ladder on the fly floor above the stage at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theater. The 54-year-old man fell from the narrow, raised platform alongside the stage around 8:45 a.m. while performing routine …

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‘Little Shop,’ Big Relief: How One Theater Safely Put on an Indoor Show

‘Little Shop,’ Big Relief: How One Theater Safely Put on an Indoor Show

‘Little Shop,’ Big Relief: How One Theater Safely Put on an Indoor Show ‘Little Shop,’ Big Relief: How One Theater Safely Put on an Indoor Show Of course, for many, coming to New Hampshire was also a chance to escape New York. “I was excited to not have to hear the sirens every day,” Donoso said. “Where we are staying, …

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Head of Huntington Theater Company Resigns Amid Internal Strife

Head of Huntington Theater Company Resigns Amid Internal Strife

Head of Huntington Theater Company Resigns Amid Internal Strife Head of Huntington Theater Company Resigns Amid Internal Strife The artistic director of the Huntington Theater Company in Boston has resigned, the company said on Wednesday, after months of upheaval over the workplace environment and an airing of grievances about the conduct of senior leaders. The director, Peter DuBois, led the …

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