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NUMBERS DON’T LIE | Asian Americans are challenging Broadway and nonprofit theaters with sobering stats on the lack of minorities

The news may be good for black actors, but it is no song for the south for other actors of color. According to a new minority report, blacks were far more likely than any other minority to be cast in roles which were not specifically identified by their race and ethnicity. Asian Americans were “the least likely of the major minority groups to play roles that were not defined by their race.” Read More

ASIAN AMERICANS PUSH BACK | An actors’ coalition confronts Broadway and nonprofit theater leaders on the lack of minorities on NY stages

This news story was first published here in February 2012.  It is being revived here to offer a broader context and close chronology to a new 2016 study which again takes to task NYC theater companies for failing to diversify their casting practices.   By Randy Gener NEW YORK CITY: The news may be good for… Read More

CONCERT | Broadway’s Ali Ewoldt and Adam Jacobs team up in “Heart Full of Love” at New York’s Town Hall on Feb. 23

About 90 minutes long, performed without an intermission, A Heart Full of Love reunites two alums of Broadway’s Les Misérables (she was the Cosette to his Marius), and for those movie-musical aficionados who could not stand to watch live-singing on film, here is a real live performance where do not have to scream a scream as time goes by. Read More

INTERVIEW Part 1 | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America

“From the Edge, to our knowledge, is the first USA pavilion to present actual bodies (performance-makers Pat Olesko and Paul Zaloom) as part a live display.” Read More

Post-Hurricane Sandy Updates | Downtown NYC theaters offer Sandy special discounts, as Con Ed restores power

To celebrate their return, many Off-Broadway shows are offering theater-goers tickets discounted tickets. The only thing you have to do is give them the code “Sandy.” A number of performances are free, especially for those who have been displaced by Sandy. Read More

Post-Hurricane Sandy Updates | Bayanihan Dance, Broadway, Universal Self, 54 Below will go on

However, due to extensive power outages in downtown Manhattan as a result of the hurricane, Vineyard Theatre is cancelling performances of its world-premiere production of CHECKERS until further notice. French Institute Alliance Française will also remain closed on Wednesday, October 31 Read More