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by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2018
Tara Theatre in London has dedicated a three-week run of Eastern Star, a play about freedom of expression in Myanmar to the two Reuters journalists, U Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, given seven-year prison sentences in Yangon, for 'violating a state secrets act'. This news comes shortly after the 30th anniversary of the 1988 student uprising against the military dictatorship in Burma (now Myanmar) on 8th August.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 14, 2020
In commemoration of the birthday of Eric Garner, D.C. songwriter and recording artist Alan Scott is performing at the Eric Garner Day Celebration outside Brooklyna??s Barclays Center tomorrow, September 15.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017
The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winning creator, producer and theatrical innovator Peter Hall, who passed away on Monday, September 11th at age 86.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2018
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan's 12th Annual Other Israel Film Festival is pleased to announce this year's event will be held November 1-8, 2018. Screenings will be held at the JCC on 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, with additional special screenings at JCC Harlem, New York University's King Juan Carlos Center, and The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Brooklyn. Individual tickets and festival passes are now available at otherisrael.org.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 22, 2017
Tin Pan Alley, an historic stretch located on 28th Street in New York City, has come under threat of demolition, and musicians, writers, performers, and artists from around the country are joining forces to save the neighborhood landmark.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2017
In celebration of National Boss's Day, the hapless assistant of The Gazillionaire of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace, Wanda Widdles aims to recognize the greatest boss in the world by launching a petition for Clark County to rename a forgotten street in his honor. The campaign, which launched today, will place The Gazillionaire at the center of a one-woman, block-by-block initiative urging the county to rename one of the city's forgotten cul-de-sacs as Gazillionaire Court. For more information and to sign the petition, visit Change.org.
by Constance Drugeot - Nov 4, 2020
After a rise in complaints, Westminster City Council is planning to ban all street performing and busking across the West End. Save London Busker's campaign is trying to block these new laws, which could be devastating for hundreds of street performers and buskers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2020
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s holiday virtual season Ailey Forward celebrating six decades of Revelations will launch on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30pm ET with a “Revelations Reimagined”  Opening Night Virtual Benefit.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 24, 2017
Raue Center For The Arts launched a campaign to help stay alive and THRIVE! The 501(c)3 organization is facing financial challenges and is seeking an increase in funding from the City of Crystal Lake. Raue Center is asking for community support leading up to the City Council meeting on December 5, 2017.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2020
Revolutionary Spaces has announced a virtual performance of The Petition, a riveting short play centered on abolitionist and free Black man Prince Hall and an anti-slavery petition. The virtual performance will be streamed for free via Zoom on Thurs, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. ET. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2020
All the Little Things has been released on Soundcloud to help raise awareness to save Maidstone's only theatre. The song has been written by multi-award-winning theatrical song writer Darren Clark, composer of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Wicker Husband.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2018
Over 40,000 names have been counted on a petition to save FilmStruck, the subscription-based film streaming service. Barbra Streisand and Guillermo del Toro have pledged their commitment to the petition, and urged others to do so via Twitter.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
Urbanity Dance-dedicated to inspiring, engaging and empowering the Boston community with the art of dance and movement-has launched a new Community Residency program spearheaded by Julivic Marquez, Urbanity's Education Manager, partnering with AfroBeats Dance Boston and Diversify Our Narrative Boston as its first two Collectives-in-Residence.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021
Binghamton University's previously announced production of “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” has been canceled in response to student pushback.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2020
Artists Rights Society has just launched a petition to put $20,000 in the pocket of every working visual artist in the US, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 
by Alex Freeman - Mar 29, 2021
With off-Broadway performances resuming at some venues in New York, mid-May openings in the UK, and performances already underway in Australia and some parts of Asia, things are steadily returning to a sense of normal in the performing arts industry.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is launching #CongressSaveCulture, a campaign to support broader efforts advocating for financial relief for non-profit arts organizations to be included in the $2 trillion stimulus package currently being debated in Congress.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2020
According to The Stage, Philip Pullman and Stephen Fry are among those who have signed an open letter to the government, urging them to introduce a temporary income protection fund to support freelances during the Covid-19 pandemic.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2018
A new internet petition is calling on actor Matt Smith and Netflix to donate the surplus salary Smith received while filming the hit series THE CROWN.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2020
A petition has been created to shut down leisure venues by law in the UK.
by Marianka Swain - Mar 12, 2020
The UK theatre industry weathers the Covid-19 outbreak. Read updates here:
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 11, 2021
The American Theatre Wing is looking for signatures to call on New York legislators for relief to rebuild the 'creative economy.' A new document, 'Proposal to Revive And Rebuild The New York State Creative Economy,' outlines four ways that the state can direct funds to arts businesses and workers.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2020
Today's top stories: BC/EFA donates $125,000 to anti-racism groups, The Muny postpones 2020 season lineup, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2020
A group of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) theatremakers have published a letter to 'White American Theater' addressing racism in the industry and demanding change.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2020
BroadwayWorld previously reported on a petition that has been created to make the Apollo Theater a Broadway house. As of today, 13,051 have signed the petition. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2020
A petition has been created to make the Apollo Theater a Broadway house.
by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2017
A petition urging Chicago theater companies to stop inviting Weiss to productions was posted on Change.org on June 13th by the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition. As of this writing, the petition has received more than 3,690 signatures.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2020
SOS - Save Our scene campaigners are hoping for further signatories for a petition calling on the Victorian government to act now and offer essential support as Victoria's famous music scene teeters on the brink of collapse in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns.
by Alan Henry - Jun 21, 2017
A petition urging Chicago theater companies to stop inviting Weiss to productions was posted on Change.org on June 13th by the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition. As of this writing, the petition has received more than 3,500 signatures.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2020
Capezio and other dancewear companies are vowing to release more inclusive skintones in their clothing lines.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2019
Guru Suraj Kumar, a dance artist living in Chennai, India, has twice been denied a visitor visa to Canada to participate in the Toronto-area Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF) running June 29 to July 1. Both times, the reason given by Canadian officials was that they did not believe he would leave the country.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 7, 2020
Over 13K friends, family and fans have signed a petition to rename the Longacre Theatre (the home of Nick Cordero's last Broadway musical, A Bronx Tale) in his memory.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2021
This week's Theater Stories features the Longacre Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including A Bronx Tale, The Prom, and The Lightning Thief, the next show that is set to open at the theater, Diana, and much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021
A petition has been launched to get the 13th Street Rep Theatre's home on 50 W 13th Street granted Historic status. In the past year, we have lost so many small theatres that were the best opportunity for creative artists to practice their skills and be seen.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 20, 2019
Even though sometimes funny, even to the extent of farce, and filled with a manic vitality, Jerusalem is not easy theater, but it is infinitely rewarding. It will be surely be one of the most ambitious shows local audiences see in this new year.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2017
Art School, the new company being set up to support the education sector and arts industry to work together to improve and protect arts education, has announced that director Jonnie Riordan will speak at today's Art School event on the campaign to save arts A Levels at Coopers' Company and Coborn School.
by Alan Henry - Dec 26, 2019
California musicians have started a petition which as already received over 17.5K signatures urging the government to allow them an exemption under the new AB5 bill which limits which type of services are provided contractors instead of employees.
by Abigail Charpentier - Dec 16, 2019
It's time to march to the sound of a different drum – Amnesty International WA is holding its annual Beats for Bravery event at Fremantle's Moore & Moore Café on Friday, December 20. From 6pm-10pm, it's an opportunity to celebrate the brave human rights defenders among us with live musical performances and an auction of art works by prestigious local artists.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2020
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) has added more than 75 works to its collection in 2020, representing a wide range of artists that represent the defining voices of contemporary art and its future.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017
The American Theatre Critics Association has released a statement on the Hedy Weiss controversy and all that it implies for critics, theaters and their rights, diversity and more.
by Student Blogger: Izzi Diaz - Aug 11, 2020
For the past month, the Broadway community has suffered through the tremendous loss of one of our brightest, Nick Cordero.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2021
Hollywood filmmakers and movie stars have joined forces with Humane Society International (HSI) to produce a powerful stop-motion animated short film, Save Ralph, calling for an end to cosmetic testing on animals around the world. Although banned in 40 countries, the practice is still perfectly legal in most of the world, and even making a comeback in some regions, subjecting untold thousands of animals to needless suffering and death.
by Macon Prickett - Apr 6, 2018
The 49th Annual NASHVILLE Film Festival continues its rollout of film announcements with the short films in competition. This year the festival received nearly 5,000 shorts submissions and 215 shorts were selected. Selected shorts this year include films made by Dev Patel, Justine Bateman, and Neill Blomkamp and starring Natalia Dyer, Armie Hammer, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, and Kerri Kenney.
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 30, 2018
NBC Shares Primetime Schedule for 4/30-5/27
by Student Blogger: Sydni Dichter - Apr 28, 2021
There has been a lot going on in the theatre world these past few weeks, to say the least. I know something that I have been thinking about lately is: what are some things that I can personally do right now to help and participate in this movement? Here are just a few answers.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 26, 2018
If Americans think they know what defines a healthy food, they may be surprised. According to the current Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulations on labeling, certain sugar-packed foods, such as toaster pastries and pudding cups, are permitted to market themselves as "healthy," but foods that are widely known to be nutritious, such as eggs, are not. Even more perplexing is the fact that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, issued by the USDA and the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), contradict this advice. To help bring the FDA's regulations in line with these latest guidelines, and to advocate for meaningful change on behalf of consumers, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs today filed a petition with the FDA calling for the organization to modify its labeling regulations and allow eggs to be labeled as a healthy food.
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 24, 2018
NBC Shares Primetime Schedule for 4/23-5/20
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2020
Today's top stories: the musicians set to perform in the Disney on Broadway benefit livestream, which was cancelled due to a union dispute, are now petitioning the union.
by Robert Diamond - Apr 12, 2020
The Musical Director for the concert, Jim Abbott, has now released an open letter along with a petition - to his own union signed by all of  the members of the orchestra for the night, the contractor for the orchestra and even Adam Krauthamer, President of Local 802 AFM.  Click here to read and sign the petition.