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Industry Pro Newsletter: Public Theater Crew Joins IATSE & NYC Congestion Pricing Postponed

Starting tonight with a special preview episode, 'The Broadway Cast' with Ben Cameron is coming to BroadwayWorld. Also, we report on the indefinite postponement of NYC's congestion pricing plan. Stories include the Cultural Solidarity Fund's COVID relief efforts, Public Theater crew members joining IATSE.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Ticketmaster Security Breach

This week we celebrate Baltimore's CJay Philip for her upcoming Tony Award in theater education and LaChanze's launch of a new multimedia production company. On a concerning note, Ticketmaster has experienced a major security breach. Finally, we examine the pressing need for unity in the arts community amidst ongoing discord and funding debates.
Legislators Restore Some Arts Cuts, Advocates Call for Full Funding

Legislators have agreed to restore 75 percent of the recent arts funding cuts announced by Gov. Newsom, but advocates are continuing to push for full funding to support the arts community.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Pay What You Can Ticketing, Broadway Season Grosses

As we hit the final stretch ahead of the Tony Awards, this week we’re including the first in a series of guest essays from the producers of the Best Production nominees, with this installment from Tommy producers Stephen Gabriel and Ira Pittelman.
Arts Advocates Launch Campaign Urging Governor Newsom To Reverse Arts Funding Cuts Proposed In May Revise

On Friday, May 10, 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom presented his May Revision proposal for the 2024-25 State Budget. With a remaining $27.6 billion dollar deficit in the current year, the arts were among the hardest hit in Newsom’s proposed spending cuts.
African-American Shakespeare Company Present 1970s-Set THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Experience the classic Shakespeare play, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, reimagined in 1970s San Francisco by the African-American Shakespeare Company. This unique adaptation promises a fresh and exciting take on the timeless tale.
Theatre Rhinoceros Presents the World Premiere of THE PRIDE OF LIONS

Theatre Rhinoceros will present the world premiere of non-binary playwright Roger Q. Mason's boundary-breaking play The Pride of Lions. The Pride of Lions is directed by Ely Sonny Orquiza, stars seven Bay Area actors, and is supported by a creative team of both local and Southern California design talent.
African-American Shakespeare Company Presents PIPELINE By Dominque Morisseau

Experience the powerful drama PIPELINE by Dominique Morisseau, presented by the African-American Shakespeare Company from March 16-31.
THE PRIDE OF LIONS Comes to Theatre Rhinoceros Next Month

GLAAD Media Award winning Theatre Rhinoceros will present the World Premiere of The Pride of Lions. Performances run March 28-April 21.
Theatre Rhinoceros to Present BILLY in February

Theatre Rhinoceros presents BILLY - Bay Area LGBTQ theatre icon John Fisher queers the espionage genre in this action-packed play.
CULTURE OF LOWRIDING: History, Culture, & Community Event & Generational Black Pioneers Launches Oceanside Theatre Company's ARTS UNITE

Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) kicks off its new Arts Unite series with the free program 'Culture of Lowriding: History, Culture, & Community,' featuring a panel discussion on Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 pm and 'Generational Black Pioneers - Featuring Oceanside Firsts' on February 17 at 7:30 pm and February 18 at 2:30 pm at the Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside.
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Sets January 19 Episode Lineup

Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show continues with its opening monologue, one-on-one interviews with notable guests, roundtable discussions with panelists, and its signature “New Rules.” The series airs on HBO and is available to stream on Max.
New Drama Series THE FORGOTTEN ONES to Spotlight The Crisis Of Missing Or Abducted Black And Brown Girls And Women

Discover the new drama series 'The Forgotten Ones' that brings attention to the crisis of missing Black and Brown girls and women. Explore the alarming statistics, disparities in reporting, and the show's aim to shed light on this pressing issue. Scheduled to air in the summer of 2024.
Theatre Rhinoceros to Present GROUP THERAPY in November

Join Theatre Rhinoceros for the world premiere of 'Group Therapy' by Kheven LaGrone. This thought-provoking play explores the experience of aging in the LGBTQ+ community. Running from November 9th to December 3rd, 2023. Don't miss this engaging and powerful production.
Governor Newsom Signs Bill Securing Critical Funds to Support Creative Worker Jobs

California Governor Newsom has signed a new bill to provide critical funds and support for the state's creative workers. Learn more about the impact of this legislation and how it will benefit artists, performers, and other professionals in the entertainment industry.
Actors' Equity Association Applauds California Bill Providing Striking Workers with Unemployment Insurance

Actors’ Equity Association has issued a statement from President Kate Shindle in response to the passage of California’s SB 799, making it the third state in which workers on strike can apply for unemployment insurance. Read the statement here!
California Senate Passes Bill With Investment In Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations

The California state legislature has passed SB 104/AB 104 trailer bills, reallocating $11.5 million in unused arts funding for SB 1116, a measure introduced by Senator Anthony Portantino (D – Burbank), which creates a payroll fund to support small nonprofit performing arts organizations (SNPAOs).
Actors' Equity Comments on California Bill Investing in Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations

Discover the perspective of Actors' Equity on a proposed California bill that aims to provide increased support for nonprofit performing arts organizations. Gain insights into the potential impact of this legislation and understand how it may shape the future of the arts landscape in California.
Theatre Rhinoceros Announces 2023-24 Season, Alive And Well In The Castro

Theatre Rhinoceros has announced the 2023-24 Season – the company's 47th as the longest-running LGBTQIA+ theatre in the universe.
San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2023-24 Season

The 29th season of San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company will see its Artistic Director L. Peter Callender taking on two of what he terms “bucket list roles.” First as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in October, followed by Shylock in the Merchant of Venice in May.

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