After experiencing a rise in aggressive behavior from guests, theatres in London’s West End are using body cameras to deter audience members from being abusive toward staff.Read More
During the 2017-18 theatre season, Broadway attendance was higher than the cumulative attendance for ALL of New York’s main sports teams (Mets, Yankees, Rangers, Islanders, Knicks, Liberty, Giants, Jets, Devils and Nets).
This goes to show that musical theatre is still as popular as ever, with over a third (62%) of Broadway audiences attending at least two shows every season.Read More
Sure, cast famous actors in your productions to increase sales. But understand that those who love the theatre don't just go to the theatre for the cast, they go for it all - the orchestra, the lighting design, the setting, more elements than actors go into what makes a show so great.Read More
I’ve even made a job out of doing social media marketing, and actually, I love it. From a business point of view, it’s a great way of promoting yourself, but as an individual and for your mental health, I’m not sure I agree. Is social media good for performers?Read More
To our dearest love,
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day, or simply the M to our Mission Impossible.
Little do the audiences know the work behind the face they see stuck with velcro on the board in the lobby - and with a picture as large as the director, the choreographer and the MD!
The Katharine Mcphee girl crush is very real.
I recently saw her in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre, written by the incomparable Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson. I didn’t go solely for Mcphee and in fact knew nothing about the show at all, other than I love the composer. I simply bought a couple of tickets as it seemed to have good reviews.Read More
Dear theatre goers…
I am writing this because I am extremely disappointed with the behaviour I have seen, so I’m here to enlighten you on basic theatre manners. There is no secret hack to being at the theatre; there is one simple necessity, however.
It’s called respect.Read More
I recently went to see a broadcast of David Hare’s new play, ‘I’m Not Running.’ A political comedy that is excellently staged, one exchange stood out to me. “I’m not political” claims Pauline when she first meets Sandy as his doctor, “why not?” is Sandy’s response.
This question is important because we should all be political, whether we want to be actively involved or not we should all be focused on politics as it affects every part of our lives. If you are lucky enough not to be political, it shows how you feel so secure and protected in your existence and have never had to worry about how someone’s opinions will affect your daily life. How far into politics and political agendas should theatre delve? Should theatre stay away from specific political events such as Brexit, and controversial political figures such as Donald Trump?Read More
As the cast re-entered the stage at the end of Hamilton, the whole crowd – including me – rose to their feet in eager applause. I had waited seven months to see the musical. It had surpassed my (very) high expectations and, in that moment, I was genuinely full of joy. I felt, as did the rest of the audience, that the performance deserved the appreciation of a standing ovation: a mark of thanks to the cast for their hard work and a recognition of the sheer talent they had displayed.Read More
For theatre fans in the U.K. hoping for their own version of BrodwayCon, news broke last week that they’re going to have to keep waiting.
It was announced that the country’s first ever “StageCon” would be postponed until sometime in 2019. The reason? Backlash over the prices of tickets.Read More