Broadway World: The Latine Musical Theatre Lab Launches A Database Of Latine Writers

Broadway World: The Latine Musical Theatre Lab Launches A Database Of Latine Writers . “The database currently features 100 Latiné musical theatre writers – librettists, lyricists, and composers. Each artist has an individual profile that shares their base city, pronouns, identities, social media handles, and a link to their personal website that directs the user to learn more about each writer, their music, and the stories they tell.” I wasn’t sure what “Latiné” indicated, but apparently it’s an alternative to Latinx.

Broadway World: Museum Of Jewish Heritage & The Braid Announce Fundraiser for Ukraine, Featuring 10 Works By Ukrainian Playwrights

Broadway World: Museum Of Jewish Heritage & The Braid Announce Fundraiser for Ukraine, Featuring 10 Works By Ukrainian Playwrights. “On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and The Braid will present ‘I Want to Go Home: Stories from Writers in a Country at War,’ a performance spotlighting ten new works by Ukrainian playwrights. Proceeds from the event will benefit HIAS’s Ukraine crisis response efforts.”

Texas Exes: Digital Archive at the Ransom Center Shows How the Theatre Industry Made It Through the Pandemic

Texas Exes: Digital Archive at the Ransom Center Shows How the Theatre Industry Made It Through the Pandemic. “March 12, 2020, was the night the lights went out on Broadway. The curtain came down on London’s West End a few days later. By the end of the month, theatres large and small all over the world had shuttered due to COVID-19. No one knew how long the virus would keep seats empty. But Eric Colleary was busy. His phone was ringing off the hook with calls from theatre artists across the county. They wanted to know: How had previous generations of thespians dealt with such situations? Could the past help them understand how to respond to this present crisis?”

IF Australia: CGA and Showcast launch database for Deaf and disabled performers

IF Australia: CGA and Showcast launch database for Deaf and disabled performers. “The Casting Guild of Australia (CGA) has partnered with casting resource Showcast to create a dedicated platform to showcase Deaf and disabled performers. Hosted on Showcast’s website, the database will be made available to casting directors, agents and producers, and include self-taped video footage of individual performers, as well as a headshots and CVs.”

Australian Arts Review: Australian Opera championed in national first digital library

Australian Arts Review: Australian Opera championed in national first digital library. “Australia’s first digital library dedicated to Australian Opera has launched today thanks to State Opera South Australia. State Opera Artistic Director, Stuart Maunder said that the national online archive will champion all aspects of Australian Opera and is an important vehicle to protect the past, present and future of these great works.”

Politico: The Chippendales are stripping down and lobbying up

Politico: The Chippendales are stripping down and lobbying up. “The strippers themselves are in need of some stimulus. Chippendales, the famed male dancer troupe, has turned to K Street to help it tap into a potential new round of federal pandemic aid. The iconic franchise, known for commanding the attention of bachelorette parties lined across the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, retained the services of white-shoe law and lobbying firm Greenberg Traurig to lobby on a pandemic-era program designed to help concert halls, movie theaters and others in the live events industry, according to a disclosure filed this week.”

Ohio University News: Ohio University Libraries’ Mahn Center receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Ohio University News: Ohio University Libraries’ Mahn Center receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant. “Ohio University Libraries is pleased to announce that Miriam Nelson, director of the Mahn Center, Preservation and Digital Initiatives, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $50,000 grant will be used for a preservation assessment to create a roadmap for the digitization of more than 2,000 audiovisual materials from the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection.”

Television Academy Foundation: Foundation Announces National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Preserve The Interviews

Television Academy Foundation: Foundation Announces National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Preserve The Interviews. “The Television Academy Foundation today announced it has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the preservation of its online archive The Interviews: An Oral History of Television…. Under the direction of Television Academy Foundation Chair Cris Abrego and Vice Chair of the Foundation and Chair of The Interviews committee Jonathan Murray, the Foundation is focused on additional fundraising to secure the core collection for the next 100 years, prioritizing inclusive representation for future interviews, and making The Interviews more accessible with captioning and language translation.”

Deadline: Broadway’s Covid-Hit ‘Paradise Square’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘A Strange Loop’ Cancel Additional Performances

Deadline: Broadway’s Covid-Hit ‘Paradise Square’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘A Strange Loop’ Cancel Additional Performances. “Also today, the Broadway productions of Macbeth, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, and the Pulitzer-winning A Strange Loop canceled tonight’s performances as both shows recover from recent Covid cases. The two productions are expected to resume performances on Tuesday, April 12. Both shows had previously canceled last week’s performances due to Covid cases within their casts and companies, and had expected to return today.”

Boston Globe: COVID cases soar at Wellesley Middle School after student performance of ‘Frozen’

Boston Globe: COVID cases soar at Wellesley Middle School after student performance of ‘Frozen’ . “Wellesley Public Schools administrators tightened COVID-19 protocols again Friday after an outbreak among the cast and crew of a middle school musical performed last weekend contributed to a surge in cases. As of Friday, 44 new cases had been reported among middle school students and staff since March 19, more than 60 percent of the 72 infections reported in the Wellesley schools in that time period, according to the district’s COVID-19 data dashboard.”

Chicago Inno: A mix of Cameo, ‘The Voice’ and MasterClass, Protégé wants to change how talent is discovered

Chicago Inno: A mix of Cameo, ‘The Voice’ and MasterClass, Protégé wants to change how talent is discovered. “Here’s how it works: Protégé lets you send a 60-second video clip to anyone in its network of famous musicians, vocal coaches and other industry experts. The expert reviews the video and sends back a video response with feedback. The user, who pays between $10 and $200 depending on the expert, gets valuable feedback and a personal connection with a prominent person in their field. But there’s the potential for an even greater opportunity⁠ — to work directly with the star or have your work featured in one of their songs.”

Lagging ticket sales, sets stuck on ships: The dance world is struggling to get back on its feet (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Lagging ticket sales, sets stuck on ships: The dance world is struggling to get back on its feet. “…shipping woes are only some of the troubles dance groups face as they get back on the road to perform. Arriving at this point after nearly two years without in-person audiences has been challenging enough, with revenue drying up, salaries reduced or eliminated, all under the persistent health threats unique to dance, with its reliance on bodies moving together in time and space. Training and creative processes have been profoundly strained. Now there are new hurdles. To better understand the pressures facing these artists and how they’ll affect audiences, I spoke with presenters, consultants and company leaders about what’s happening now, and what the longer-term story may be.”