Friday, July 12, 2013

Worth a Look

Here are some posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

In Philadelphia, Actors' Equity celebrates a new century

NewsWorks: The union meeting at the Wilma Theater in Center City wasn't your typical one – but then, Actors' Equity isn't your typical union. Just the age range proves that. At one end of the Wilma lobby was 13-year-old Brigid Harrington of Long Beach Island, a member for two years. At another end were Center City residents Sylvia Kauders, who became an Equity member with her 1982 Broadway debut and Deen Kogan, founder and leader of Society Hill Playhouse, and an Equity member for more than 50 years.

Pasadena Playhouse ends 'lifetime' ticket perks after 19 years The curtain has come down on one of the best theater-going deals anywhere: lifetime subscriptions to the Pasadena Playhouse that were offered briefly in 1994 for a one-time, $5,000 donation. The playhouse recently finished informing nearly 200 households that had held the subscriptions -- worth up to $1,256 a year at current prices -- that they wouldn't be for life after all, but for 19 years.

HOLY CRAP, this puppet from King Kong: The Musical is INSANE How do you make a King Kong musical? Apparently just like this. Melbourne's Regent Theatre has constructed a giant King Kong for their musical adaptation of the 1933 movie, and it is completely nutso. We love it!

Hollywood Fights L.A. Bike Lane: 'It Just Ruins the Shoot'

The Hollywood Reporter: The Historic Core neighborhood is one of the most frequently filmed in California, often standing in for New York. But now SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the MPAA and Teamsters Local 399, which represents location managers, have banded together to exert pressure on City Councilman Jose Huizar to mitigate what they consider a nuisance.

Dialing Up a Hit? Influence Over Musical Is in the Crowd’s Hands Seven minutes into his new musical, “Somewhere in Time,” the Broadway producer Ken Davenport leapt off his stool at the back of the theater the other night, and began pointing. Not at the stage, but at a nearby laptop that showed — in a fever-chart line — the reactions of 60 audience members as they turned hand-held dials among three choices: “Love this part,” “Neutral about this part” and “Hate this part.”

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