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Scotland's Arts Funder Says Its Income Is Down, So Cuts Are Coming

"A reduction in National Lottery money, as well as an expected standstill or reduced grant from the Scottish Government, has led to Iain Munro, deputy chief executive of Creative Scotland, to warn arts, theatre, dance, literature and music companies that some will lose out in looming spending round."

Theater openings Oct. 13-19

Friday “Les Miserables”: Do you hear those French revolutionaries sing? The national tour of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s epic musical makes its Chicago stop. Through Dec. 2 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St.; 800-775-2000 and “Dracula”:...

Britain's National Theatre Says It's Too Dependent On Money From On Commercial Transfers

While the three-venue complex at London's Southbank Centre saw its best attendance (93%) in 14 years, with a boost in box-office income, its report says that the NT has relied too much on revenue - by nature uncertain - from the likes of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time […]

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Smart glasses stage new experiences for deaf theater fans - CNET

London's National Theatre is using augmented reality to make its performances more accessible for hard of hearing customers.

NATO Elects New Round Of Exhibition Chiefs As New Officers

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), announced the election of new officers to two-year terms by the Executive Board of Directors at the association's annual meeting, 27-28 September 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Marina del Rey, Calif. Amy E. Show More Summary

UK National Theatre Introduces Glasses That Caption Performances For Deaf Audiences

The glasses will enable D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences to read live captioning on the lenses during a performance, removing the need for captioning screens in the auditorium. NT director Rufus Norris said the glasses mean that for the first time, D/deaf audiences will be able to attend any performance during a production's run, […]

Open Road Cancels ‘Marshall’ Premiere In Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting

Hours after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Open Road Films has canceled the red carpet of Marshall that was set for tonight at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. “On this day of national mourning, we have decided to cancel tonight's scheduled red carpet premiere of Marshall,” an Open Road spokesperson said. Show More Summary

Upstairs & Downstairs at the Royal National Theatre

photograph Johan Persson   It’s said (by Michael Coveney, in his superb new book, London Theatres, Frances Lincoln, £30) that the auditorium of the 1,100-seat Olivier Theatre (upstairs at the Royal National Theatre) is modelled on the amphitheatre at Epidaurus. This makes it an especially poignant venue for a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, which […]

The Asylum and Cinemark Theatres Launching Weekly Genre Movie Series

“We‘re bringing back the thrill of drive-ins and Grindhouse cinema with this chance to see unapologetic and completely original films.” The Asylum, the studio behind the hit Sharknado franchise and Syfy’s “Z Nation,” has just announced...Show More Summary

Lativan review in Opera Magazine

Earlier this year, I was in Riga, Latvia for the Riga Opera Festival and caught Aik Karapetian's new production of Gounod's Faust and Rezija Kalnina's production of Eugene Onegin at Latvian National Theatre. My reviews of the two productions are in the October issue of Opera Magazine.

Director Peter Hall, 86

Hall’s most startling and lasting achievement is to have been the founding father of the UK’s two biggest subsidised theatres in the form that we now know them: the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Royal Shakespeare Company founder Peter Hall dies

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British director Peter Hall, who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960 and is credited with the boom of post-war British theatre, has died at the age of 86, the National Theatre said on Monday. Actors Vanessa Redgrave and Patrick...Show More Summary

Director Peter Hall, A Champion Of British Theater, Dies At 86

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Hall ran two of the most important theater companies in England — the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He directed Waiting for Godot and Amadeus, among dozens of plays, old and new.

British theater director Peter Hall, founder of Royal Shakespeare Company, dies at 86

Peter Hall, a visionary theater director and impresario who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and helped build Britain's National Theatre into a producing powerhouse, has died. He was 86. Hall died Monday at a London hospital surrounded by his family, the National Theatre said Tuesday. He had...

Double vision: two views of Sondheim's Follies at the National Theatre

Dawn Hope, Imelda, Staunton, Emily Goodenough rehearse Follies, National Theatre (photo Johan Persson) Stephen Sondheim's iconic music Follies has come to rest at the National Theatre in a production, directed by Dominic Cooke, with Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast and Peter Forbes. Show More Summary

12 shows to see now

"Aladdin" ??? "Aladdin," the most frenetic and cartoonish of Disney's screen-to-stage musicals, officially opened its first national tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. And Adam Jacobs, his gleaming white teeth, his charming costar Isabelle McCalla as Princess Jasmine and the rest have...

'Dear Evan Hansen' national tour will come to L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre in fall 2018

“Dear Evan Hansen,” the heart-wrenching Broadway hit that dominated this year’s Tony Awards with six wins including best musical, will come to Los Angeles as part of Center Theatre Group’s 2018-19 season, company Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Broadway producer Stacey Mindich announced Thursday....

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