The Creative Process
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.
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!
Behind the Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Parade
Macy's Parade, Thanksgiving Parade, Macy's, Rockettes, Parade balloons, 2012 Parade, parade floats, New York Parade, performing arts, muppets, annie musical, nice work if you can get it, elf broadway
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet.
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.
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...
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Apps for Stage and Performing Arts Designers
An overview of several terrific apps to assist, inspire and support designers in the performing arts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Audition Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
Here are five ways NOT To be cast in that next production.
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"
2011 New York IT Awards Announced
A list of the 2011 New York Innovative Theatre nominees and award-winners.
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.