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Sunday, December 04, 2016

NFTRW Weekly Top Five

Here are the top five comment generating posts of the past week:

Equipment operator dies in accident at Cirque du Soleil in SF

SFGate: A Cirque du Soleil technician was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a lift during a pre-set of the “LUZIA” show near San Francisco’s AT&T Park, authorities said.

The accident was reported at 6:43 p.m., said Officer Carlos Manfredi, in a tent in Lot A south of the ballpark, where the show is being staged until Jan. 29.

Stephen Sondheim Approves an Updated 'Company' for an Era of Single Women

The Atlantic: Before the Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company in April 1970, American musicals mostly had a single purpose: to bring a man and a woman together in romantic (and melodic) harmony. But Company upended this tradition, offering instead a collection of vignettes featuring marriages in different states of (un)happiness, seen from the perspective of a flaky 35-year-old bachelor named Bobby.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will move into Broadway in 2018 with a unique new look

The Verge: Ever since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened on London’s West End, US fans have wondered when the show would make the jump across the Atlantic. We finally know where it will run, and have a general idea of when.

Ok Go's latest music video was filmed in four seconds A series of digital triggers set off several hundred events in the video for Ok Go's The One Moment, which was filmed in just four seconds.

The video for the band's new track was directed by lead singer Damian Kulash, who wanted to create a literal visual representation of the song's title.

Race & Theatre: That Awkward Moment When You Realize Your Show is Racist

OnStage: One of theatre’s most wonderful features is its ability to breathe new life into old works. The downside is that sometimes these older works represent outmoded ideas and prejudices, particularly concerning race. As modern artists, how are we to respond when faced with potentially being affiliated with a show which contains racist content due to being produced at a time when such attitudes were common?

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