May 13, 2009 |
Rocco Landesman, a Broadway impresario known for his colorful personality and blunt candor, has reportedly been chosen by the Obama administration to lead the National Endowment for the Arts. According to a report in the New York Times, the White House will nominate Landesman for the position of chairman at the NEA, a post that was previously held by Dana Gioia. The formal announcement is expected to come today.
November 24, 2004 |
New York stagehands and theater producers reached an agreement on a contract Tuesday, avoiding the Broadway stage's second labor disruption in less than two years. Details weren't immediately available. A union spokesman said the contract is similar to a three-year accord the union reached last month with the Nederlander Organization, which owns nine Broadway theaters. That agreement called for pay increases of 3% a year and greater benefits.
August 24, 2004 |
Starting next year, Clear Channel Communications Inc. plans to send a large wooden version of the Trojan horse on a tour of U.S. museums as a frontispiece to an exhibition on ancient Greece and Troy. The show will be the third inroad that the huge, diversified and highly controversial media and entertainment corporation has made into the art world since late 2001.
August 8, 2004 |
Ralph Renzi can be blamed for all the 50th anniversary hoopla around the Williamstown Theatre Festival, for he was the one, back in the sleepy summer of 1954, who decided that the northern Berkshires were destined to offer attractions beyond their "roadside stands retailing trinkets." A rich New York couple, the Clarks, already were building an art museum up the street to put their Renoirs out of the reach of a nuclear attack.
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December 23, 2003 |
Jenifer Estess, a theater producer who founded Project ALS to research a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease after she was diagnosed as having the malady in 1997, has died. She was 40. Estess died Dec. 16 at home in New York City. The cause of her death was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the formal name for Lou Gehrig's disease, her sister, Valerie Estess, told The Times.
November 17, 2003 |
At a time when public support for U.S. policy in Iraq appears to be declining, the Navy and Marine Corps have produced an upbeat short film about the role of sailors and Marines in toppling the regime of Saddam Hussein. The six-minute film is being shown to military personnel and, if the project proceeds as planned, it will be shown in movie theaters in the U.S. before feature films. The military hopes to have the film in theaters by the end of the year.