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The outrage is a greater reflection of the inability to hear hard truths than of my performance ritual itself<p>I am a performance artist and maker of Maori and European descent. Last week, nine performers and I presented a seven day performance ritual, Where We Stand, at the Victorian College of the …

Mainstream Media

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.<p>Prime Minister …

Cannabis

Dancing in Movies: A Foot-Tapping Montage of Cinema Scenes | Colossal

<p>Despite the incredibly vast array of mood and subject matter of films throughout the ages, dancing is a universal dramatic device used to create …

La La Land

The Power and Paradox of Beyoncé and Jay-Z Taking Over the Louvre

In 2014, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and their first daughter, Blue Ivy, went to the Louvre. It was a private tour, conducted on a Tuesday, the day the museum is closed to the public. (“Louvre Us Alone!” TMZ’s headline read.) The couple, both art lovers, documented the visit with a series of touristy …

Music Videos

A Definitive Ranking of the 18 Best Comedy Series of All Time

When you need something that will make your heart feel good and your cheeks hurt from smiling so much, there's nothing like a great comedy TV show. Sure, movies are great, but there's something special about TV. You really get to know the characters, you feel like you can truly escape into their …

Comedy

Being a Working Actor Can Be Anything but Glamorous

The other day, I was wandering through a flea market when I came across some faded Hollywood magazines from the ’40s and ’50s. All of the articles …

Los Angeles

The Art of Building a Believable Character

I was recently directing a community theater play and as I checked the set, I heard two experienced actors talking about their characters:<p>“My …

Siblings

National Youth Theatre to pilot new digital theatre course

A new course exploring how digital technology can be used in theatre is being piloted by the National Youth Theatre and Central

Augmented Reality

Tina Landau, World Builder

<b>Tina Landau is showing me a collection of her hand-decorated Adidas shoes—</b>not IRL, but in a Photoshop collage on her laptop. We’re sitting in her …

Tony Awards

Breaking: Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale Will Return to Broadway This Fall in THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale will star in the world premiere Broadway play, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT. Written by Jeremy Kareken & …

Republic of Ireland

Accents or No Accents

The Allure of Being "Busy"

I’ve started to notice something recently.<p>Every time I see friends of mine, I ask them how they’re doing and they always say with an exasperated …

Time I

How to Master the Teleprompter When Hosting

Having made my living as an actor for over 30 years, one thing I’ve learned is that it’s not who you know that’s essential to being successful, it’s …

Mentoring

VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at the Tonys with Caissie Levy's FROZEN Performance

Caissie Levy blew the Tonys audience away with her powerful 'Let It Go', but what did it look like from the wings? Check out the clip she shared on …

Robert Lopez

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Ad-Libs When Medical Emergency Halts Performance of HENRY IV

The show must go on, as they say! During a recent performance of Henry IV at the Japanese Garden in Los Angeles, Tom Hanks tested that old …

Tom Hanks

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing.<p>In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said …

Mental Health

VIDEO: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANT's Foley Artist Mike Dobson Entertained the Tony Awards Crowd

One of the unsung heroes of SpongeBob SquarePants' success on Broadway is the show's foley artist Mike Dobson. Providing whimsical sound effects to …

Tony Awards

The 1 Thing to Keep in Mind if You Want to Be a Producer/Director

<i>Q: I’d like to go to film school for producing and directing, but I’ve heard it’s extremely cutthroat. Is it difficult to build and grow in this</i> …

Business Strategy

5 Takeaways From the 2018 Tony Awards

Broadway's best took the stage at Radio City Music Hall June 10; here's what to make of it.<p>With a little bit of sleep and plenty of coffee, Playbill …

Tony Awards

What to Charge as a Voiceover Artist

The greatest learning curve to overcome in this or any business, besides consistently delivering your very best performance, is determining your rate …

Filmmaking

Go Behind the Scenes at The 2018 Tony Awards

Get a glimpse of what was happening backstage and in the audience on Broadway’s biggest night.<p>As the 72nd Annual Tony Awards unfolded at Radio City …

Tony Awards

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Hanks in HENRY IV at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

"Henry IV," staged by Tony Award winning director Daniel Sullivan, features Harry Groener as Northumberland, Tom Hanks in his Los Angeles stage debut …

Tom Hanks

Rattling the cage: 250 views of America's school-to-prison pipeline

Four storeys above the chaos of a blistering summer afternoon on Manhattan’s Eighth Avenue, Anna Deavere Smith sits in silence. The acclaimed American playwright and actor – who played Nancy McNally on The West Wing – glances at the rehearsal room floor, draws breath and begins the opening …

Civil Rights

Can a Tony Award Affect a Show's Path to Economic Success?

Fans of Broadway know that as soon as a show wins a Tony Award, ticket prices usually go up, and availability usually goes down. Syracuse …

Syracuse University

Tony Nominee Douglas Sills Joins World Premiere Musical Dave at Arena Stage

Tony nominee Douglas Sills has joined the company of the highly anticipated new musical <i>Dave</i>, making its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Arena …

Tony Awards

Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla's World Premiere of THE SQUIRRELS

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins, directed by 2017 Tony Award winner …

La Jolla

Tatiana Maslany and the Cast of Mary Page Marlowe Meet the Press

The cast of the upcoming off-Broadway production of Tracy Letts' <i>Mary Page Marlowe</i> got ready for the show's arrival on June 12. Tatiana Maslany leads …

Meet the Press

What Happens When Elevator Repair Service Stages a Play?

Photo by Joan MarcusWatching Elevator Repair Service’s production of <i>Everyone’s Fine With Virginia Woolf,</i> a play written by Kate Scelsa for the …

Woody Allen

At Home in Gaza and London: one show on two stages – 2,000 miles apart

Artists in London and Gaza are to launch a series of simultaneous, live-streamed performances this month in an attempt to connect people living under severe blockade in the coastal enclave with international audiences in Britain.<p>Performers will use video projection as a backdrop to simulate walking …

Israel