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Jane Lang and Paul Sprengerby Ellyn Wexler

While most high-profile attorneys have neither the time nor the inclination to be leaders in the arts world, Jane Lang and Paul Sprenger have proven to be anything but typical. The couple demonstrated vision and commitment by leading the effort...

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Helen Hayes Awards Nomination Celebration 2012by Manny Strauss

Last evening, Mickey's Backstage at Rivers at the Watergate set the scene for an exciting celebration of the Helen Hayes Awards Nominee Class of 2012. While the evening was full of energy and joy (as is apparent from the photo gallery), it was...

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Jared Neffby Brad Watkins

When I first crossed paths with him, Jared Neff was a green, ambitious, brash, optimistic, dynamic, invincible young man who was wet-behind-the-ears and looking for a stepping stone out of St. Louis on his way to Broadway. His resume rose to the...

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Faction of Fools Theatre Companyby Deryl Davis

Upon first hearing, you might think “Faction of Fools” a strange, or at least very self-deprecating, theatrical handle. But trace the Washington-based troupe’s theatrical lineage back to the Renaissance, and you will recognize...

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Bringing Theatre into Focusby Ellyn Wexler

How do you cobble together a living in the theatre? It’s an age old question and despite the stereotypical reliance on waiting tables, there likely are nearly as many solutions as there are theatre professionals. Colin Hovde, Artistic Director of...

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10 Questions — Colin Hovdeby Manny Strauss

First show you saw:
I don’t think that it was the FIRST show I ever saw, but it was the first show that I really saw . . . Fool Moon by Bill Irwin and David Shiner at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Beautiful,...

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Hidden Treasuresby Brad Watkins

Well, folks, the flurry and frenzy of crossing the "t"s and dotting the "I"s for the HHA nominations is in the rear view mirror and the flurry and frenzy of the monster collaboration of the HHA lies ahead — it never seems to stop here @ tW....

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Spooky Action Theater: Constructing a Foundation for the Futureby Ellyn Wexler

With arts organizations of every caliber struggling to survive, the story of a little theatre that has kept its head above water can be inspirational –- and in this case, a bit spooky, too. The founder of Spooky Action Theater, playwright, actor...

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The Whispered Conversationsby Linda Levy

With a nod to Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber’s lyrics from Sunset Boulevard I fervently believe that great philosophy is found within a show tune. These words characterize our time-honored ritual each February in the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes...

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Record Setting ArtSpeak!by Manny Strauss

If “education” is supposed to be hard to swallow, then Mark Shugoll and his ArtSpeak! program have found the proverbial spoonful of sugar! More than 500 students, parents, and audience members attended the most recent session held at...

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