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PLaybill.com What is Sound Design and Why Did It Lose its Tony Pic

This article written by Michael Gioia for Playbill.com about the art of theatrical sound design was incredibly informative. It provides great insight into this often unknown and misunderstood artform.           Legendary sound designer Abe Jacob will be recognized for his career in the field at the Live Design Awards, but this season’s sound designers will not be recognized by the Tony Awards. Jacob explains why the art form is important and why these designers should be honored on Broadway’s biggest night.

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tales

Charlotte Sweet is one of that increasingly rare breed: an original musical. And this “madcap musical,” as it was billed, sure is original. Lyricist/librettist Michael Colby and composer Gerald Jay Markoe delivered the unexpected with their delightfully unusual show which premiered at New York’s intimate Westside Arts Theatre on August 12, 1982 and ran for over 100 performances. JAY Records has recently brought the complete Original Cast Recording ...

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Groundhog Day Musical Logo

Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson alongside the previously announced Andy Karl. The previously announced world premiere of the Broadway-bound Groundhog Day, a new musical with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Danny Rubin (who co-scripted the 1993 film of the same name with Harold Ramis), has confirmed full casting for the production, which will begin performances July 11 prior to an official opening August 16 at the Old Vic, for a run through September 17.

 

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Benjamin Eakeley

Check out what James Olmstead (Composer for Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist) has been up to. SHORT HILLS, NJ - COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH presents BENJAMIN EAKELEY in a reprise of his solo cabaret debut, “BROADWAY SWINGER,” on May 15, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Short Hills Club in Short Hills, New Jersey. Benjamin Eakeley and his four-piece jazz band reinterpret classic songs from the 1960s in a lounge act that chronicles the American stage’s evolution from conservative to carefree.

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Broadway Up-cycled

By Joseph Napolitano   Posted 4.29.2016   Backstage, Broadway, Art, Recycling, Theatre
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This post comes to you from the Broadway Green Alliance

The magic of Broadway turns guitar strings into bracelets, playbills into flowers, and trash into Tony Award-winning set designs. With roots in folk art, the use of salvaged materials deliberately raises the intrinsic and monetary value of recycled objects. It gives items a second life, and transforms the mundane into the extraordinary. Through the manipulation of forms, mass and surfaces ...

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