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In this week’s podcast, I talk about the passing of my friend, Ed Stern. Chester Theatre Company in Massachusetts welcomes a new member to the artistic staff. There’s an interview with Dame Harriet Walter on Shakespeare Unscripted’s podcast. A Utah theatre gets profiled in the American Theatre Magazine column, Know a Theatre, and there’s a limited …
 
Today I’m going to be talking about Penguin Repertory having a new slate of shows. New Repertory Theatre has new leadership. American Theatre Magazine’s podcast, Offscript, features a panel discussion called The State of the Play. There’s an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s new leader and Julius Caesar is go…
 
Show-Score is branching out of NYC. I got a discounted ticket to see The Gods of Comedy at McCarter Theatre in Princeton for tomorrow and I can't wait. In today's news: Season Announcements: 2 summer theatres announced Adirondack Theatre Festival & Berkshire Theatre Group. Who's In & Who's Out: there's a lot happening in Chicago at Remy Bumppo, Chi…
 
In today’s news: 5 theatres announce their seasons; someone’s in at Actors Theatre of Louisville and someone’s out at Theatrical Outfit; I hope you’ll listen to a conversation with three artistic directors of Minnesota Theatres who all happen to be women; Daveed Diggs interview in American Theatre Magazine gives a wonderful shout-out to Bay Area th…
 
Back home and it's nice to be home but Knoxville was great. The town was very welcoming to all the conference attendees. Thanks for all the people that stopped by my table and especially those professors that bought the book, Treading the Boards. In today's episode three summer theatres announced 2019 seasons; an artistic director is retiring at th…
 
In this week’s podcast, Rep Stage in Maryland has a video series hosted by the producing artistic director called A Conversation With…, there’s a new podcast I found called The Fabulous Invalid and I saw Detroit ‘67 by Dominique Morisseau last night at the Carousel Theatre venue which is part of Clarence Brown Theatre on the campus of University of…
 
I've been burning the midnight oil prepping for next week's Southeastern Theatre Conference in Knoxville so pardon my delay in posting this episode. Today's news includes three theatres with new 2019 summer seasons, two managing directors leaving their posts, and two interviews that I found interesting and wanted to share. Join the mailing list to …
 
Today in the news quite a few theatres announced their 2019 season, Kentucky Shakespeare, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Elm Shakespeare Company, Saint Vincent Summer Theatre & Gateway Playhouse. I also talk about Rory O'Malley talking over the hosting duties of Geffen Playhouse's Unscripted podcast and this week he interv…
 
Today in the news there’s season announcements from Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare in the Park in New York City and Weathervane Repertory Theatre in New Hampshire has given us a partial list. New York Stage & Film has announced their new AD, there’s an article about women directing Chicago productions, Live from Lincoln Center is on …
 
Brrrrr, it's cold in them thar hills! Get a toasty beverage and sit and listen to this week's Treading the Boards' Regional Theatre News. There's four season announcements, the SDCF presents its annual award tonight in San Fran and I'm going to tell you about a really cool app for actors to use for auditions and casting directors to use to view act…
 
Today I talk about UPTA's & SETC's, four theatres have announced seasons and there are 2 interviews I found very fascinating, one you listen to and one you read. Sort of short today but filled with good info. JOIN THE MAILING LIST SEASON ANNOUNCEMENTS Chester Theatre Company (MA) Peterborough Players (NH) Westport Country Playhouse (MA) Intiman The…
 
A long-time AD is leaving the helm of a major regional theatre, two theater have season announcements, there's a new Broadway radio station in town and I found a new podcast that all actors should be listening to. Treading the Boards will be available for purchase at the upcoming UPTA's and ACL Theatre Resources will be a vendor at the SETC's. Hope…
 
In today's episode Drama Book Shop saved just like the Building & Loan in It's a Wonderful Life. I got fact checked by 2 theatres and I couldn't be happier. A Shakespeare company announces their season. Hartford Stage & Arkansas Rep announce new leadership and there's a really cool slide show on Playbill.com I want you to see. JOIN THE MAILING LIST…
 
Happy Birthday, wait... Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to 2019. I have some great projects coming up and think it will be a fun & exciting year. I certainly hope that this year will be the same for you. Olney Theater Center, The Acting Co. and La Jolla Playhouse all announced seasons. Company of Fools in Idaho has a new producing AD. Some arti…
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This episode is short and sweet to end 2018. Two summer seasons are announced and there are two articles that are really informative about understudy work and reasons you may have NOT gotten the job. I'll be back on Jan. 3rd with more Regional Theatre News. SEASON ANNOUNCEMENTS Gloucester Stage Co. (MA) Nebraska Shakespeare (NE) ART…
 
Two artistic directors interview each other about taking over for the founder and long-time leader of their respective theatres along with their visions for the future. Lynn Nottage, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, is having a busy winter. Three summer theatres announced their 2019 seasons. Actors Theatre of Louisville is granting t…
 
Win a free issue of Treading the Boards. All you have to do is write a review after listening and I'll pick a winner on the Dec 13th show. I'm going to tell you about an LA theatre that has some 2019 summer shows coming up. Three theatres have announced new personnel. There's an NY Times article about 4 incredible actresses portraying Mothers on th…
 
Win a free issue of Treading the Boards, just write a review by Dec. 12th and you'll be in the running. Four summer theatres have announced their 2019 seasons, Aaron Sorkin writes about adapting To Kill a Mockingbird, Alabama Shakespeare Festival starts a new initiative commissioning 22 new plays, American Theatre magazine tells us about Williamsto…
 
NEW ISSUE IS NOW AVAILABLE!! Order your copy today!! ORDER TREADING THE BOARDS! Since the past few weeks I've been working very hard on the latest issue I won't be talking about season announcements or who's in or who's out, you'll have to get the book for those tidbits. I do tell you about a couple of articles I read that I found interesting and r…
 
PRE-ORDER the new issue of Treading the Boards which will be available next week. Some theatres have announced seasons (thank goodness it keeps me in business when they do that). There's an artistic director leaving and another coming in and some really good interviews to tell you about. Oh, and I saw the Terrence McNally documentary. JOIN THE MAIL…
 
Drama Book Shop is relocating in early 2019. Summer is 7 months away but summer theatres are announcing 2019 shows. American Theatre Wing grants ten theatres $10,000 each. Signature Theatre in VA & Yale University are forging a new partnership to bolster musical theatre talent. Playbill.com has a bi-weekly job listings email AND Terrence McNally ge…
 
Five summer theatres announced their 2019 seasons and Frank Rizzo, a long-time Connecticut theatre critic talks about what theater Boards are asking of potential artistic directors that is so different from in the past. JOIN THE MAILING LIST SEASON ANNOUNCEMENTS American Players Theatre, WI Woodminster Summer Musicals, CA Arkansas Shakespeare Theat…
 
In this episode I talk about how my friend, Mark Friedman, used my book to get his first show produced. Three theatres announce their upcoming seasons, there's a new AD in town in North Carolina and a playwright writes a book review on a biography of another playwright, which I think you'll find very interesting. JOIN THE MAILING LIST SEASON ANNOUN…
 
When this episode posts I'll be in NYC meeting a friend that has previously bought my book but I've never actually met and then I'm seeing a new Craig Lucas play which will be simultaneously performed in American Sign Language by a shadow cast of deaf actors. 5 more theatres have announced upcoming seasons. There's a new AD in town in Ft. Meyers, F…
 
On this week's episode, ALERT - Update on where to see Tea With The Dames. Six theatres announced their upcoming seasons. American Theatre Magazine's Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights. Goodman Theatre in partnership with Chicago Dramatists name four writer for their Playwrights Unit. More regional auditions are accepti…
 
iTunes is the hap. Please like, share, comment and click those stars if you are so inclined. In today's episode some summer & year-round theatres announce their seasons. There are two new artistic directors taking over. Listen to Gordon Cox's podcast with Janet McTeer & Theresa Rebeck about Bernhardt/Hamlet and organizations announce their annual a…
 
WOOHOO!! This podcast is on iTunes! Please like, share, comment & click those stars if you feel like it. You'll hear about 5 seasons that have been announced. A stalwart of the Broadway scene bids farewell. An interview with the actress Lois Smith and Something I Had To Share With You... (it's about dames). JOIN THE MAILING LIST SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT…
 
In this week's program, I tell you why this didn't post on Thursday and why it has to do with Theresa Rebeck & my day job. Four theatres announce their upcoming seasons. Two theatres choose new ADs. The Horton Foote prizes for plays are announced. Theresa Rebeck, Theresa Rebeck, Theresa Rebeck which is also Something I Had To Share With You... JOIN…
 
JOIN THE MAILING LIST In this week's episode a couple of summer theatres announce their 2019 seasons, along with a few theatres produce Sept-May, Be More Chill heads to B'way, Geffen Playhouse has six new playwrights for their new initiative and there's Something I Had to Share With you. SEASON ANNOUNCEMENTS Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Dr…
 
In this week's program we talk about the passing of Neil Simon, there are 5 theatres with new season announcements, an interview with playwright Ken Ludwig and we see who are the nominees for Chicago's Jeff Awards. JOIN THE MAILING LIST The passing of Neil Simon Check out the book's Facebook page to read a letter Neil Simon wrote to a LA critic tha…
 
SEASON ANNOUNCEMENTS Theatre Exile in Philadelphia. The Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank The Studio Theatre in DC WHO'S IN AND WHO'S OUT BroadwayWorld.com shared Northlight Theatre's announcement that they are welcoming their first ever Artistic Fellowship, Mikael Burke. For more info about Mikael Burke and the theatre go to NorthlightTheatre.org.…
 
In this week's program the Season Announcements include the summer theatre Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in NYC, Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee WI, Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora, CA. In our segment Who's In and Who's Out finally after a few weeks of no changes three people are moving into new po…
 
In this week's program I get to share with you what I did last weekend and sneak peak, it has to do with Shakespeare x 2. In the news, three theaters announced their 2018-2019 seasons, Centenary Stage Co. in NJ, Riverside Theatre in Iowa City and Second Stage Theatre in NYC. No comings and goings in Who's In and Who's Out again this week. In the se…
 
Welcome to my very first podcast. Treading the Boards is a book I've published for 20 years. It gives information for over 400 regional equity theatres around the US so theatre artists can get work. Between publication dates, a weekly email goes out with news, articles, interviews and sometimes Something I Had To Share With You because I'm so excit…
 
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