IATSE Makes the Magic Happen

April 24, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada, also known as IATSE, has been the moving force behind the entertainment industry for well over 100 years.

Reality-TV Writers Stage One-Day Strike

April 23, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - About 200 reality-show writers staged a one-day strike in New York Apr. 12 as part of an organizing campaign by the Writers Guild of America, East.

Review of “Groundhog Day”

April 21, 2017 
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor

Exhilarating as the Day Goes Round and Round    

“Ground Hog Day” is the musical adaptation of the 1993 movie. The creative team which brought us ‘Matilda the Musical” brings us a wonderful experience as the star Andy Karl playing a cynical weatherman.

Unions React to President Eliminating Arts Funding

April 13, 2017  
By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress USA

American Federation of Musicians joined 11 other arts and entertainment unions in sending a letter to Congress opposing President Donald Trump’s proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and privatization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Review of “Present Laughter”

April 12, 2017  
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor

A Witty Shining Classic Show  

“Present Laughter” is a Noel Coward play which opened first on Broadway in 1946 and has been revised five times. This is a witty and funny farce starring the wonderful Kevin Kline who is delightful in this show. 

Review of “The Play that Goes Wrong”

April 4, 2017 
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor

Hold on to your Seat for the Belly-Laughs

“The Play that Goes Wrong” is a laugh-a thon for two hours. “The Play that Goes Wrong” is in the tradition of the English Music Hall, Vaudeville and   Burlesque all rolled up into one.

Review of “Sweat”

April 3, 2017 
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor

Sweat an Absorbing Play
“Sweat” is written by Lynn Notage who is an African-American Pulitzer Prize winner for “Ruined”.  Straight from the Public Theatre this is a timely play given the attacks on unions by the Trump administration and the issue of outsourcing work which impacts negatively on American Workers. The play goes back and forth from  2002-2008.  

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