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The Dressing Rooms of Broadway

Produced by Betsy HoranText by Jesse Greenvia www.nytimes.com What performers take off (and put on), as told in 33 photographs and the words of Jesse Green, co-chief theater critic for The New York Times. “Some dressing rooms are shrines to self-love,” he writes. “More pertinently, they are assembly lines for reinvention.” READ FULL ARTICLE The cast of “A Chorus Line” The Booth Theater was t...

Fall SETC Registration NOW OPEN!

2019 Dates & Details Audition Dates: Aug. 25 & 26, 2019Venue: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Uptown Charlotte, NCThe Stage Is Yours!!: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 24, 2019Plan to arrive Saturday evening, and start preparing your act for our annual social event, The Stage Is Yours!!, sponsored by Break A Leg Network. Online Registration Opens: Noon ET on June 14, 2019Online Registration Deadlines:Early-Bird...

How to Tell a Loved One They’re Coiling Cables Wrong

BY TOM K.via www.thehardtimes.net Coiling cables is an everyday part of live shows. When done incorrectly, however, it can be heartbreaking to watch a loved one, or often time a band mate, make the same mistakes over and over again. Know that you are not alone and help is available. FACT: Studies show that over 7,500 sound guys a night suffer through an over-eager drummer or vocalist looking ...

Register for USITT’s Inaugural Digital Media Symposium – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!

REGISTER HERE! In association with LUMA Festival, America’s premier projection arts festival. Digital media giants Ana Herruzo and Finn Ross headline the symposium which also features two days of education, conversation, and exciting interactions with the technology and people that make up the art of digital media. Ana Herruzo is an architect, designer, and programmer wor...

2019 TONY AWARD WINNERS

via www.broadwaydirect.com Hadestown won 8 Tony Awards at the 73rd annual Tony ceremony, including Best Musical. Anaïs Mitchellwas honored for her score, along with Rachel Chavkin who won for her direction. Oklahoma! won Best Revival of a Musical, with Ali Stroker winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. Her win marks the first time a person who uses a...

Amber Gray, Tony nominee, on her ‘Hadestown’ audition from hell

BY ASHLEY LEEvia www.latimes.com When Amber Gray was auditioning for “Hadestown,” Anais Mitchell’s folk-operatic reimagining of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, she nearly blew it. The actress, who was making her Broadway debut in “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” at the time, couldn’t read sheet music but had prepared for the tryout by diligently listening to the assigned song...

Registration for the 2019 NJ Theatre Alliance Auditions NOW OPEN! (July 12th deadline)

2019 Combined Auditions Registration The 2019 Combined Auditions will take place at South Orange Performing Arts Center on August 12 and 13. Registration for the 2019 Combined Auditions will open on June 3 for non-Equity performers and June 24 for Equity. Registration deadline is July 12, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS. Audition DatesEquity: Monday, August 12, 10:00am-6:00pmNon-Equity: Tuesday, August 13, 10...

2019 Drama Desk Award Winners

BY RUTHIE FIERBERGvia www.playbill.com The 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards kicked off June 2 at The Town Hall, honoring the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway for the 2018–2019 theatre season. Tootsie and Hadestown led the pack for musicals. Tootsie took home awards for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics for David Yazbek, as well as Outstanding Book o...

Mastering 14 Roles, Broadway Swing Angelo Soriano is Ready to Play Nearly Any Role

BY SCOTT HELLERvia www.nytimes.com it was a Friday afternoon on a two-show day in a nine-performance week, and Angelo Soriano, a cast member in the hit Broadway musical “Aladdin,” was in his sixth-floor dressing room, not yet sure what he might be asked to do that night. Would tumbling be required? Sword fighting? In the exuberant “Friend Like Me” dance number, would he make a comic appearanc...

Entertainment Industry & Economic Survival

BY SOUND GIRLSElana Carrollvia www.theatreartlife.com Working toward a career goal in entertainment comes with a lot of baggage. Movies depict a certain sequence of events, ads promise a kind of instant gratification, and our elders say they were able to work their way up the ladder, buy a house, pay for college for the kids and retire. Never mind that movies aren’t real, that ads are intended to ...

Inside the life of Entertainment Rigger: Jeremy Wetter

BY ANNA ROBBvia www.theatreartlife.com TheatreArtLife has connected with a number of Entertainment Riggers across the globe to bring you their stories, experience and advice on the very crucial roles and responsibilities Riggers hold in today’s industry. Jeremy Wetter stumbled into a rigging career through his interest in rock climbing and has ended up working for the likes of Lady Gaga and Cirque...

Dramaturg Uzma Hameed: ‘Ballet is so sublime, it has to handle big ideas, surely?’

BY ANNA WINTER via www.thestage.co.uk Dramaturgs are not common in ballet. Uzma Hameed, the co-creator of Northern Ballet’s Victoria and Wayne McGregor collaborator, tells Anna Winter how the definition of storytelling needs to be wider When dramaturg Uzma Hameed teamed up with choreographer Cathy Marston to make a ballet about Queen Victoria, they were determined not to slip into ITV te...