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Educational Theatre Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members Photo Educational Theatre Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

The Educational Theatre Foundation will welcome two new members to its national board of trustees for the 2022-2024 term, adding to the existing pool of prominent leaders from a diverse range of industries including entertainment, finance, hospitality, law, education, and nonprofit theatre, all with a common passion for theatre education. 

2021 Educational Theatre Association Award Recipients Announced Photo 2021 Educational Theatre Association Award Recipients Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2021

The Educational Theatre Association Administrator’s Award recognizes outstanding school administrators who have demonstrated exemplary support for educational theatre and is awarded to Nate Fancher of Saint Cloud High School in Saint Cloud, Fla., and Britt Adams of Northwest Whittfield High School in Tunnel Hill, Ga.

2021 International Thespian Excellence Awards Winners Announced Photo 2021 International Thespian Excellence Awards Winners Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021

Broadway has the Tonys.  Hollywood has the Oscars. Thespians have the Thespys. The International Thespian Excellence Awards, or Thespys for short, recognize the highest level of achievement in school theatre performance and technical theatre.

The Academy Invites Leslie Odom Jr., Nathan Lane, George C. Wolfe & 392 More to Membe Photo The Academy Invites Leslie Odom Jr., Nathan Lane, George C. Wolfe & 392 More to Membership
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2021

There are 89 Oscar nominees, including 25 winners, among the invitees.

2021 Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teachers of the Year Announced Photo 2021 Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teachers of the Year Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

Roshunda Jones of G.W. Carver Magnet High School in Houston and Holly Stanfield of Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are the dual recipients of the second annual Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award presented by The ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).

EPIX Lands MURPH THE SURF Documentary Series Photo EPIX Lands MURPH THE SURF Documentary Series
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2021

‚ÄúMurf the Surf¬†is a great addition to the quality docuseries lineup that EPIX viewers have come to expect,‚ÄĚ said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. ‚ÄúR.J. Cutler and the talented team at Imagine are crafting an unexpected, exciting, entertaining series, bringing Murf‚Äôs truly unique story to life.‚ÄĚ

Princess Grace Foundation Partners with Thespy Awards - $500K to be Awarded Over 10 Y Photo Princess Grace Foundation Partners with Thespy Awards - $500K to be Awarded Over 10 Years
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021

The Educational Theatre Foundation, in partnership with the Princess Grace Foundation, has announced a major investment in the continuing education of promising young theatre artists. Thanks to a generous gift from the Victory Foundation, $500,000 in scholarships and support will be awarded over 10 years to students.

Princess Grace Foundation Announces New Grace Kelly Scholarship Program Photo Princess Grace Foundation Announces New Grace Kelly Scholarship Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021

As part of the Princess Grace Foundation's ongoing commitment to access, equity, inclusion and diversity, the Foundation has announced a leadership gift from the Victory Foundation to establish the Grace Kelly Scholarship program.

Educational Theatre Association Adds Four New Board Directors Photo Educational Theatre Association Adds Four New Board Directors
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

Four new board directors will join the Educational Theatre Association's (EdTA) governing board this summer, bringing a unique cross-section of educator experience to the national organization.

Listen to the First Two Episodes of OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL Photo Listen to the First Two Episodes of OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2021

OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL has¬†announced its first two episodes are now available! OUT FOR BLOOD: THE STORY OF CARRIE THE MUSICAL is a new, unofficial podcast exploring the history and mysteries of ‚ÄėBroadway‚Äôs greatest flop‚Äô, CARRIE THE MUSICAL.

Chasten Buttigieg to Join Educational Theatre Foundation's Virtual Gala Photo Chasten Buttigieg to Join Educational Theatre Foundation's Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2021

Teacher, writer, and LGBTQ rights advocate Chasten Buttigieg will participate in the virtual Educational Theatre Foundation gala in support of theatre education. The event will be streamed on January 28 at 8:30 p.m. (EST).

Tina Fey and Wayne Brady Join Educational Theatre Foundation's Virtual Gala Photo Tina Fey and Wayne Brady Join Educational Theatre Foundation's Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021

Actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright Tina Fey, and actor, singer, and improv comedian Wayne Brady, will show their support for school theatre by participating in the live streamed Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) gala.

Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald, Amber Riley & More Join Educational Theatre Foundati Photo Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald, Amber Riley & More Join Educational Theatre Foundation THEATRE ALIVE! Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020

The Educational Theatre Foundation will honor award-winning director, producer, and actor Kenny Leon with its second annual Craig Zadan Theatre for Life Award on January 28 at 8:30 p.m. (EST).

Full Program Announced for 2021 Sundance Film Festival Photo Full Program Announced for 2021 Sundance Film Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 15, 2020

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Jill Marie Burke and Brent Crayon Reunite to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jason  Photo Jill Marie Burke and Brent Crayon Reunite to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 9, 2020

Two industry veterans have teamed up to honor the 25th Anniversary of Jason Robert Brown’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD featuring one of musical theatre’s most inspiring finales, Hear My Song. Performer Jill Marie Burke and music director Brent Crayon enlisted the support of director Alan Bailey, and together they assembled Broadway performers, regional theatre standouts and high school musical students, to record a music video honoring the work of Jason Robert Brown and benefiting the Educational Theatre Foundation. 

Stars Reunite to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A N Photo Stars Reunite to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2020

The Educational Theatre Foundation is the beneficiary of the passion project of two industry veterans who have teamed up to honor the 25th Anniversary of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, featuring one of musical theatre’s most inspiring finales, Hear My Song.

Kenny Leon and the Shubert Organization to Be Honored at The Educational Theatre Foun Photo Kenny Leon and the Shubert Organization to Be Honored at The Educational Theatre Foundation Virtual Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2020

The Educational Theatre Foundation will honor award-winning director, producer, and actor Kenny Leon with its second annual Craig Zadan Theatre for Life Award on January 28 at 8:30 p.m. (EST).

State Theatre New Jersey Offers RBG, A Film By Betsy West And Julie Cohen Photo State Theatre New Jersey Offers RBG, A Film By Betsy West And Julie Cohen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2020

Celebrate the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the critically-acclaimed documentary, RBG! Including an added feature, an interview with the film's directors, Betsy West and Julie Cohen.

The Music Center To Provide Purchase Access To RBG Documentary Photo The Music Center To Provide Purchase Access To RBG Documentary
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2020

The Music Center today announced the opportunity for Angelenos to purchase the Emmy-winning documentary, RBG, which details the life of America's foremost champion of gender equality, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18, 2020.

DESERT ONE'S Barbara Kopple, RBG's Julie Cohen & BUOYANCY'S Rodd Rathjen Up Next On T Photo DESERT ONE'S Barbara Kopple, RBG's Julie Cohen & BUOYANCY'S Rodd Rathjen Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2020

Two-Time Academy Award Winning Director Barbara Kopple, Producers Eric Forman & David Cassidy, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard 'Taco' Sanchez and John Limbert, Diplomat and one of the Iran Hostages are Tom Needham's guests on THE SOUNDS OF FILM. They will be speaking about Kopple's amazing new documentary DESERT ONE. Also on the program are RBG director, Julie Cohen, and BUOYANCY director, Rodd Rathjen.

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