Tag Archives: musicals

Sam Harris is ‘HAM-ing’ It Up to Crowd Fund His Musical Memoir

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“Crowdfunding is the way we fund art now. For someone who has a dream, that wants to be a storyteller, or wants to invent something, or bring something new to the world, it’s is the most accessible way it can be done. There’s just too much mishigas in the business.” It was the end of a 15 minute conversation with Tony award winning actor, recording ...

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Cabrillo Music Theatre to Retool 2016-2017 Season

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Press Release: The Board of Directors of Cabrillo Music Theatre is very proud to announce that the company has secured donations from members of the community, which will allow it to continue production of the 2016-2017 season! After recently announcing the suspension of production due to a lack of resources, these contributions will provide Cabrillo with the ability to retool the organization, to engage in ...

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Cabrillo Music Theatre to Suspend Production at the Conclusion of the 2015-2016 Season

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Press Release: It is with great sorrow that the Board of Directors of Cabrillo Music Theatre announces that it will suspend its productions at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season, following the production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, running July 15-24, 2016. As the only locally based professional musical theatre company and Resident Company at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for the last 22 years, ...

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Computers Are Writing Broadway Musicals

Can Science really create Art? Musical fans on London’s West End are about to find out whether machines have caught up to man in the elaborate theatrical production department. Beyond The Fence is the first show completely written by a computer program – the next phase of the inevitable robot uprising. Don’t know whether to laugh or cry, do you?

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Video: Deaf West’s Spring Awakening Performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers

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Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakenings continues to gain national attention with their cast performance of “Touch Me” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, November 23, 2015.  Marlee Matlin, who is making her Broadway debut in the production, signs the introduction.  This show began its life in a small 99-seat theater before moving to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and ...

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Video: 99 Seat-to-Broadway Production of Spring Awakening at White House

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As part of the celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the cast of Deaf West’s 99-seat-to-Broadway production of Spring Awakening  was invited to perform at the White House on November 18, 2015. The program officially recognized the origins of this production in a 99 seat theater with funding by the National Endowment for the Arts: This is the start of the Spring Awakening  portion ...

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Award Winning 99 Seat Show now en route to White House

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Broadway World: It’s been an extraordinary journey for Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening.  First produced in a 99 seat theater, it was then remounted in the larger Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  From there, the production next moved to the Brooks Atkinson Theater on Broadway where it became a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick.  Along the way, both  Los ...

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Letter to the Editor: The Price of Success on Broadway

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I’ve been enjoying all the great things in the media about the show “Hamilton” on Broadway (and love the soundtrack). It seems to be a pretty special show. But I’d also like to tell you why “Hamilton” is special in a bad way. It is such a phenomenon that ticket sales went through the roof. That’s a great thing. I’ve got no problem with that. ...

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President Makes Second Trip to Hamilton

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Playbill:  President Obama returned to Broadway to see Hamilton on Tuesday.   Being on a fund-raiser stage gave the President an opportunity for a little political stand-up: “Have you noticed that every one of these candidates says, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out.’ “Then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC ...

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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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