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Special Section in American Theatre Magazine covers Artists with Disabilities

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The November 2015 issue of American Theatre Magazine includes a special section covering theater artists with disabilities and associated topics: Deaf and disabled theatre artists have been claiming a place on American stages for their stories and their bodies for some time now. The larger field is—perhaps too slowly, if not too late—recognizing these as the newest fronts in representing full human diversity onstage.

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Sold Out Hamilton Musical Takes Singing to the Street

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Bloomberg Business: The hottest Broadway show not on any stage is a free, five-minute performance running two to three times a week about two hours before curtain on the sidewalk outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. There, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of and a lead actor in the rap musical Hamilton, MCs an impromptu performance with guests from his own and other Broadway ...

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Fan Disrupts First Preview of Thérèse Raquin

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Playbill.com: The first preview of Broadway’s Thérèse Raquin Oct. 1 was disrupted when a fan in the mezzanine began shouting his love for leading lady Keira Knightley, and attempted to propose marriage before he was escorted out by security. “Never a dull moment on 54th Street!” http://bit.ly/1OehELq

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Disability in Theater: What’s Taking So Long?

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@ This Stage: In recent weeks, a 28-year-old actor named Ali Stroker has been making headlines across theater-news outlets. The reason: She’s the first performer who uses a wheelchair to be cast in a Broadway production. Stroker, who plays Anna in North Hollywood-based Deaf West Theatre‘s production of Spring Awakening (which is now Ovation Nominated), has been building momentum for years. The appearance of Stroker’s ...

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Deaf West’s Spring Awakening Extends Broadway Run

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TheaterMania.com:  Deaf West’s new revival play incubated in Los Angeles Intimate Theatre is extending its Broadway run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Michael Arden’s production, which was originally announced as “absolutely 18 weeks only,” will now end its run on January 24 owing to audience demand. http://bit.ly/1KtCBuy

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Sienna Miller Quits Play After Being Offered Half the Wage of Her Male Co-star

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Stylist Magazine: Sienna Miller has revealed that she refused the Broadway role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret in New York when she discovered she was offered only half the wage salary of her male co-star.  The issue of gender inequality among actors has been a hot topic of late, as many have come out to whistle blow the sexism they encounter on a regular basis ...

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Art vs Commerce

One of the warriors of the Pro99 movement recently posted a statement on Facebook that is not only worthy of repeating, but important to understand. William Salyers said, “Those who believe in art as an end unto itself will ultimately prevail for one simple reason: we will not quit. Those who believe in art as a function of commerce will eventually lose interest, because the ...

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99-seat Incubated Revival “Spring Awakening” Heads to Broadway

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Deadline Hollywood: ‘Spring Awakening,’ in a co-production revival by Los Angeles based Deaf West Theatre and Forest Of Arden, will transfer to Broadway in the fall.  It was first presented in L.A. at Inner-City Arts’ 99-seat Rosenthal Theater and recently concluded a run at the 500-seat Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  http://bit.ly/1LKPkPk

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