The Creative Process
Waterwell Drama Program Receives NEA Grant
The Waterwell Drama Program announced recently that it has been awarded a $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support its Performance Projects at the Professional Performing Arts School.
Academy Announces Major Gifts from Spielberg and Katzenberg
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced that it received two separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
"Broadway Talks with Jordan Roth" to Welcome Cherry Jones to 92Y
Jordan Roth will continue his popular interview series, "Broadway Talks with Jordan Roth," with an interview with award-winning stage and screen star Cherry Jones on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
2014 Lilly Awards Winners and Presenters Announced
Honoring women of distinction in the American theatre, the 2014 winners of the Lilly Awards were announced recently by The Lilly Awards Foundation.
A Noise Within Announces Theatre Day Camp
The Los Angeles-area classical repertory theatre company A Noise Within (ANW) has announced that it will present a week-long day camp, entitled All the World’s A Stage, for younger children ages 6-9, from July 21-25, 2014.
Seattle Rep Remembers Artistic Director Jerry Manning
Seattle theatre experienced a sad loss recently, when acclaimed Seattle Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Jerry Manning passed away at the age of 58.
Judges Announced for 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition
The elite judging panel for the 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition has been announced for the May 5, 2014 finals.
6TH Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Announced
The 5th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 5th at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street, New York).
Winners of the Seattle August Wilson Monologue Competition Announced
At Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Leo K. Theatre, ten Seattle-area high school students competed in the Fourth Annual Seattle August Wilson Monologue Competition finals.
Broadway Channel Partners with PIX11 for 'Broadway Profiles'
New York television station PIX11 has announced that it is partnering up with Broadway Channel to present “Broadway Profiles” a series of quarterly primetime Broadway specials.
Academy Orchestrates Oscar Concert to Celebrate Nominees
For the first time as part of its annual events celebrating “Oscar Week,” the Academy is presenting an exciting live “Oscar Concert” celebrating this year’s Oscar-nominated scores and songs on Thursday, February 27.
American Theatre Wing to Honor Angela Lansbury
At its annual Gala on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, The American Theatre Wing will honor legendary stage and screen actress Dame Angela Lansbury.
'Best in Show' Pooch Gets 'Kinky' on Broadway
Audience members at the hit musical Kinky Boots were in for a special treat recently, when Sky, the Wire Fox Terrier who was named "Best in Show" at the Westminster Dog Show, made an onstage appearance.
Deadline Approaches for National Songwriting Competition
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (CVC) is accepting entries for its seventh annual Music City Songwriting Competition until February 15, 2014.
Washington High School Students Compete at Seattle Rep
Over 60 Seattle-area high school students representing 22 schools are preparing to compete in the fourth annual Seattle semi-finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) at Seattle Repertory Theatre in February.
L.A. Forum Evaluates Diversity Issues
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Workshop Foundation, The Pasadena Playhouse, and East West Players recently presented a forum to explore the current state of diversity in Southern California theatre.
Nokia Theatre to Host Birthday Gala Event for Ennio Morricone
Famed composer Ennio Morricone will celebrate his 85th year and decades of film composition by conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, for a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Seattle Rep Continues Novice Playwriting Programs
The Seattle Rep will conclude its 12th Annual Roosevelt Playwriting Project in December 2013 as it prepares to launch a new playwriting initiative for adults in February 2014.
Drama League Announces the 30th Annual DirectorFest
The Drama League has announced its 30th Annual DirectorFest, a festival of one-act plays staged by the Fall Directing Fellows for a limited 5-performance engagement.
Casting Society of America to Honor Fox at 29TH Annual Artios Awards
The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced that it will honor acclaimed actor Michael J. Fo, Nina Tassler, the President of CBS Entertainment, and esteemed casting director Linda Lowy in the organization’s 29th Annual Artios Awards, to take place on November 18, 2013.
San Diego’s Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative Team for 'The Last Goodbye'
San Diego's Tony Award-winning Old Globe recently announced the complete cast and creative team for 'The Last Goodbye,' a new musical fusing Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley.
OPERA America Announces Launch of the New York Opera Alliance
OPERA America has announced the launch of the New York Opera Alliance -- a coalition of New York City companies and producers joining forces for local diversity.
Artist Salons Hope to Foster a 'Renaissance' Spirit
New York-based Red Shirt Entertainment has announced a series of “Red Shirt Artist Salons,” events celebrating the arts which will take place on the second Sunday of every month in New York City.
Behind the Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Parade
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Hurricane Sandy Advice, Info and Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
A helpful guide for artists and arts organizations on how to find help after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
25 Easy Ways to Give Back at the Holidays
25 fun and satisfying ways your performing arts group can get out and spread some cheer in your community this holiday season, and give back to those who come to see your shows!
NYFA Launches Emergency Relief Fund
To support local artists in the affected areas in their time of need, The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the timely establishment of the NYFA Emergency Fund.
Tony Winner (and 8-Time Nominee) to Choreograph Oscars
Famed choreographer Rob Ashford has been tapped to provide staging and choreography for the upcoming 85th telecast of the Academy Awards.
Disaster Recovery, Relief & Resources for Performing Artists
A helpful guide to organizations that assist actors, singers, artists, designers, dancers and others in the performing arts whenever disaster strikes.
The Broadway Channel Announces the Return of 'Broadway Profiles'
The Broadway Channel has announced the return of the television show “Broadway Profiles,” with the half-hour show providing an invaluable and unique look inside the rehearsal, staging and performance of some of Broadway's top shows, and with Tamsen Fadal as the series’ new host.
Final Deadline of Submissions for 2013 Playwriting Conference
October 26, 2012 marks the last day for electronic submission of scripted works for consideration by the 2013 National Playwrights Conference, sponsored by The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
Apps for Stage and Performing Arts Designers
An overview of several terrific apps to assist, inspire and support designers in the performing arts.
Dress as Peter Pan, and Meet Broadway Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher'
Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher is offering a special treat to attendees of its 7 p.m. October 30, 2012 performance -- those who do so dressed in Peter Pan-inspired costumes will get the chance to meet the cast after the show, and pose for a group photo!
Music Notation Software Hits a High Note
A detailed review of several top music notation software titles and services for composers, from Sibelius and Finale, to Maestro and Noteflight -- and to fit any budget.
Women's Theatre Companies
A look at theatres and production groups within both the United States and United Kingdom that actively seek to support, produce and stage works by and about women.
Farewell to Marvin Hamlisch -- A Singular Sensation
In a profound loss to the worlds of music, film, and theatre, legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012, at the age of 68.
'Secret Composer' Helps Good Composers Become Great
A review of 'Secret Composer,' a software designed to serve as creative music composition catalyst as well as comprehensive reference.
NBC Offers Free 'Grimm' eBook with 'Grimm: The Essential Guide'
The free new enhanced eBook, 'Grimm: The Essential Guide,' is now available on Apple's iBookstore in iTunes for iPad, and the non-enhanced edition will soon be available on Amazons Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet.
Important Educational Resources for Students and Teachers of Stagecraft
A comprehensive look at important educational resources for stagecraft and stage tech, both in the U.S. and on an international level.
The London Olympics Opening Ceremony: Theatre on the Grandest Scale
The London 2012 Ceremonies Team met several prodigious staging and production challenges to transform the Olympic Stadium into a series of historic, contemporary and modern settings that reflected the cultural changes and revolutions of British society, and which welcomed the world to the 2012 Olympic Games.
TCG Leadership U[niversity] Announces Grant Recipients
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) recently announced the inaugural round of recipients for the Leadership U[niversity] program, in which select recipients in both the One-on-One and Continuing Ed Programs were awarded grants that will enable them to continue to explore their growth as theatre professionals.
Ralph McQuarrie, Famed 'Star Wars' Concept Artist, Dies at 82
A look at famed 'Star Wars' concept artist and visionary Ralph McQuarrie, who passed away recently.
Directing the Music
An interview with New York City musical director, educator and composer Kristen Lee Rosenfeld about the life and work of the music director -- in the theatre and on tour.
From Scythes to Jagerclaws: Behind the Props of NBC’s 'Grimm'
Get the inside scoop on GRIMM’s design process in part one of a two-part interview with the show's prop master, Drew Pinniger -- from the fairytale weapons, to ancient monster sketches and the mysteries of Aunt Marie’s trailer.
TCG Announces Second Round of 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has just announced the second round of The 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play awards, granted to TCG member theaters across the U.S. The awards, totaling $762,000, allow 22 theaters extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative...
'Spring Awakening' National Tour's Music Director Gives Her 2 Cents
'Spring Awakening' National Tour's music director Kristen Lee Rosenfeld offers her advice and tips for surviving and thriving life on tour with a national show.
The Bessie Awards Honor New York Dance on October 24, 2011
The 2011 Bessie Awards will honor New York dance on October 24, 2011 at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
Get the inside secrets of NBC's "Grimm" and its design process in part two of...
Get the inside secrets of NBC's "Grimm" and its design process in part two of an in-depth interview with the show's prop master, Drew Pinniger -- from the fairytale weapons, to ancient monster sketches and the mysteries of Aunt Marie’s trailer.
Costume Supply Shops in Los Angeles
A look at some notable costume supply shops and workshops in Los Angeles, which can be incredible resources for costume designers, offering everything from sewing and crafting supplies, to abundant material.
5 Audition Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
Here are five ways NOT To be cast in that next production.
FringeNYC Festival Encore Series Returns Sept. 9-26
The FringeNYC Festival Encore Series Returns Sept. 9-26 with an array of some of the 2011 Festival's most popular offerings.
Behind the Scenes of Cirque du Soleil’s "KÀ"
A behind-the-scenes interview with the creative wizards behind the nightly staging of the Cirque du Soleil show KÀ.
Investigating the Human Condition -- then Putting it Onstage
An in-depth interview with Steve Cosson, the artistic director of investigative Brooklyn-based theatre company The Civilians, covering everything from the group's origins to its creative approaches, influences, and collaborative productions.
Steppenwolf Director isn’t Afraid of the Big, Bad ‘Woolf’
OBIE Award-winner Pam Mackinnon’s Insights on Albee, the directing process, and her work with The Clubbed Thumb.
David Ogden Stiers on Performing, Conducting, and “The Music of Shakespeare”
David Ogden Stiers on Performing, Conducting, and “The Music of Shakespeare”
From Broadway to Facebook: New Video Shines Light on "Spider-Man, Turn Off...
From Broadway to Facebook: New Video Shines Light on "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark"
Culture Project Presents Women Center Stage 2013 Festival
This Summer, Culture Project is celebrating works created and staged by women thanks to its Women Center Stage 2013 Festival, which will take place from July 8 through August 3, 2013 at the newly named Lynn Redgrave Theater in New York City.
Performing arts from the local and regional perspective, from little theatres to regional venues, and encompassing all aspects of staging, production, administration, promotion, and more.
MCC Theater Announces Spring 2013 PlayLab Readings
MCC Theater recently announced its lineup for the Spring 2013 PlayLab readings of new plays by three members of the company's Playwrights' Coalition.
2011 New York IT Awards Announced
A list of the 2011 New York Innovative Theatre nominees and award-winners.
Actors' Equity Makes Statement After Latest 'Spider-Man' Injury
Once again, Actors' Equity is weighing in with official concern after another performance injury during 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,' put dancer Daniel Curry in the hospital in serious condition on August 15, 2013.