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New Play, ‘Alternating Currents,’ Electrifies a Queens Neighborhood

The remarkable idealism of Electchester -- and its complicated response to a changing NYC.

“Skeleton Crew,” By Playwright Morisseau, Finds Life in Detroit

Does Morisseau think Trump can restore jobs to Detroit? Hell no.

League of Their Own: Broadway Casting Directors Unionize

Following a billion-dollar season, will Broadway's powerful casting directors strike?

“Sweat” on Broadway: Setting the Stage for Trump

No play on Broadway addresses the political climate more immediately than this one.

Zaccharin Thibodeau Goes Down

Zaccharin Thibodeau arrested and indicted on multiple counts of felony theft and fraud.

NYC Labor Day Parade: Why Equity Actors Marched

A performing arts union collectively steps out -- and celebrates.

The Middle Class is Sick. Rebecca Gilman Has the Cure.

In this podcast, Gilman discusses her play Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976.

The Corporate Coup Against Civil Society

Capitalism has been fatally corrupted by corporate interests.

No More Universal Suckage: The Case for Dance/USA

Anything eventually attaining greatness must first be made to suck less.

When Free People, American Dance Fell On Their Faces

Inauthentic malarkey and ass-hat nonsense.

For Actors, Pay-to-Audition Remains Industry Standard

How does this system continue to operate?

Nasty Hobbit of Shorting Actors and Crew

New Zealand changed job law for Peter Jackson's films.

127 Hours and 17 Days

The people have spoken in 2010 and they want their will enacted.

The Comedy and Tragedy of Actors’ Equity

What kind of union would take pride forcing members to carry around cards segregating them like lepers?

The Joel Vig ‘Hairspray’ Drama Lands in Back Stage

Was Vig manipulated by the producers of "Hairspray"?

Dramatists Guild Advising Rejection of NY Musical Theatre Fest Contract

NYMF, says the Dramatists Guild, "has its hand out for more, grabbing more than the industry standard at every juncture of the event."

British Equity Backs Co. Selling Downloads of Dramas. Will U.S. Equity...

Will Actors' Equity join the march toward the 21st century? Or will the American theater be a backwater?

Will the Joyce Theater Turn Union? (Update: It does.)

If the stagehands vote yes, will other unions try to conquer nonunion houses around NYC? Will producers fight back?

A Carnegie Hall Techie Made Over $500K in 2008. So What?

What's wrong with a stagehand (or propmaster) earning a half-million dollars a year?

Questioning the Showcase Code Reforms

In a recent post, Isaac questions the prospect and/or likelihood of Showcase Code reform. I think it's good to question it, provided one asks...
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