Carousel, News | The Stage: Cameron Mackintosh has clamped down on performers publicising information about their schedules on social media.
The advice, sent to all performers, is expected to have a particular effect on understudies, many of whom post the dates they will be performing lead roles on their personal Twitter accounts.The Frisky: People have been known to create a lot of really stupid petitions about things that don’t matter, but this petition against whitewashing the live-action version of Mulan is a damn good cause to stand behind. In March 2015, Disney announced its plans to bring the 1998 classic film Mulan to life via an action movie, and now fans are coming together to make sure Disney sticks to the script and doesn’t put Caucasian actresses where they don’t belong. The story is based in China and all the characters in the animated movie are Chinese, which is vital to the story and shouldn’t be erased.
Fast Company | Business + Innovation: Designer Katie Deedy vividly remembers the moment her parents took her to pick out her own wallpaper design. Flipping through traditional polka dot and floral patterns, she settled on a graphic Mickey Mouse print in black and white.
"I thought it was the coolest wallpaper ever," she says. "Everything else looked the same ... the most exciting thing was Mickey."
Playbill: As part of Playbill.com's Back to School week (#BwayBacktoSchool), we have combined past Schools of the Stars features that track where members of the cast for each Broadway show went to college, along with a bit of added research, to present the top 10 colleges currently represented on Broadway (plus a few honorable mentions). This list represents not only Broadway shows that are currently open, but a few shows that have announced casting for the 2016-2017 season.
www.popularmechanics.com: We've seen the hot dog demo from Sawstop that shows their blade-braking technology in action. But Kenny Koehler at Pro Tool Reviews decided to take it a step further by risking his own finger and hand, with a real test of the new Bosch Reaxx flesh-detecting active response technology. Do NOT try this at home.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
NFTRW Weekly Top Five
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