Friday, October 29, 2010
'Curious George Live!' is a new musical adventure with 16 original songs - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thursday, October 28, 2010
But both depend upon movement to ensure their survival: The fungus launches its spores like missiles to fresh pastures where cows will more likely eat them, whereas the dance troupe maintains a movement vocabulary that is always evolving.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Live from 2010 Jeff Equity Awards: 'Ragtime' and 'Chad Deity' are biggest winners - The Theater Loop
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
As a result, Marte did not get overtime pay, though he often worked more than 40 hours a week, he said. He also didn't get other benefits granted to full-time employees.
'They had said we're supposed to be employees, but they still wanted to pay us as independent contractors,' Marte said. Independent contractors, who are considered sole proprietors, get 1099 tax forms instead of W-2s.
"In the Wake", by Lisa Kron. One of the props they needed was a headboard. The design was based off of an existing style of headboard, but as the bed was a custom size to allow it to fit between the scenery, the headboard would also need to be a custom size."
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Such is 'La Ronde,' a darkly comic dramatization of erotic serial encounters in 1900 Vienna by Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931). It's a daisy chain of seduction in which a Prostitute sleeps with a Soldier, who then sleeps with a Housemaid, who sleeps with a Young Gentleman, and so on, until in the 10th scene a dissolute Count completes the circle with the Prostitute.
When Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's artistic director Terrence S. Orr saw Andre Prokovsky's ballet 'The Three Musketeers,' he enjoyed it without ever thinking that someday he would be doing it.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
There will be workshops on:
- On camera acting
- Marketing yourself on the internet
- Informational session for EMCs and new Equity members
- Know Your Contracts" session for the AEA, SAG and AFTRA contracts used most often locally
The Seymour Heller Award was created in 2002 and is named for one of the founders of the National Conference of Personal Managers, the first coast-to-coast personal management firm, which represented performers such as Liberace and Glenn Miller."
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Public Theater's Gatz opens with a man in a blue shirt walking out onto a set that doesn't even vaguely evoke F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz age. It's the drabbest office imaginable: gray walls, beat-up furniture, a manual typewriter, an ancient computer.
The man tries several times to boot up that computer, all unsuccessful. Then, with a shrug, he pulls out a paperback copy of The Great Gatsby, and starts reading — aloud.
And for the next 6 1/2 hours — plus two intermissions and a dinner break — the audience is transported into the world of The Great Gatsby as the workers of this mysterious onstage office bring the novel to vivid life and, somehow, that guy in the blue shirt becomes Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald’s narrator, and the friend and confidant to self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby."
New plays, on the other hand, are the toughest to traffic of all. They're expensive. It costs the Denver Center Theatre Company about one-third more to produce a new play than an existing one. And audiences often just don't take to them. Last year, when The Denver Post asked readers to rank the company's 10-play season, the three original works on the list ranked last. And yet, staging new works steadfastly remains the company's core mission."
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
He Who Gets Slapped
Getting and Keeping Health Insurance
Monday, October 11, 2010
The structure was conceived as a replica of the Globe Theatre on London's South Bank where the Bard's own troupe of players performed in the early 1600s. Located only a few hundred feet from the site of the original Globe, the nest-like circular auditorium with its thatched roof open to the sky, pillar-supported musicians' gallery and standing area for groundlings surrounded by enclosed seating balconies for the more deep-pocketed patrons provides a unique way of experiencing the works of Shakespeare."
ArtsJournal.com: "Remounting productions conceived for the Globe on other stages - especially the outsize auditoriums that it has often played in the United States - presents significant challenges for both artists and presenters." Making the actors audible is one problem; another is that "the particularities of the Globe's stage design don't easily translate to other venue."
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Penguins drop puck on new era of hockey in new arena
Pittsburgh Live.com: "Opera director Scott Parry says he doesn't actually do anything. It's hyperbole, of course, even though he won't be seen or heard by the audiences at Pittsburgh Opera's upcoming production of "The Barber of Seville" until after the show is over, at final curtain bows."
NYTimes.com: "To be sure,” begins a frantically comforting passage in a press release for“Hotel Savoy,” the new show from P.S. 122 at the Goethe-Institut, “this is not a performance predicated on traditional audience participation. There is no pressure for visitors to perform, there is no stage to be thrust upon.”
Lightingandsoundamerica.com: "Sharks puppeteered by scuba divers, heart-stopping high dives, motorcycle stunts symbolizing time travel, pagodas and boats that emerge from submarine theatre "wings" and 77 performance artists from 18 countries around the world;
Backstage.com: "The "Transformers 3" extra who suffered brain damage in a botched stunt on location in Indiana has now sued Paramount Pictures for negligence. Is the studio responsible for what was clearly a terrible accident?
Backstage.com: "SAGWatch is in the crosshairs.The anonymously run website, which has long been an aggregator of news about SAG, AFTRA and other Hollywood unions, has also long come under fire by some members of SAG's MembershipFirst faction, who criticize the site for its pro-merger and anti-MembershipFirst stance.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Mark Power, a marketing consultant who served as managing director at Pittsburgh Public Theater from March 2006 until July 2007, will succeed Quinlan on an interim basis while City Theatre undertakes a formal search to fill the position.
The show centers around the true story of Houston housewife Louise Seger, who was a huge fan of Cline's. When Seger met the famous performer on one of Cline's tours in 1961, the two became pen pals and ultimately, very close friends.
Actors turned directors Robyn Nevin, Pamela Rabe, Jennifer Flowers and Rachael Maza Long will direct on Sydney and Melbourne stages next year. And more than half a dozen others will make their mainstage debuts.
Monday, October 04, 2010
The previous night Ferber watched the musical version of her novel, 'Show Boat,' open to great acclaim while Kaufman managed to be both the drama editor of The New York Times and the co-author of a handful of plays written previously with fellow Western Pennsylvanian, Marc Connelly.