‘So, What’s It Really Like to Be a Woman in Jazz?’

December 1, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - So, what’s it really like to be a woman jazz musician? The idea that jazz is one of the most male-dominated genres of music is “totally not true,” pianist-composer Diane Moser said Nov. 28, just before she moderated a panel discussion on the issue at Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians’ Manhattan headquarters. There are plenty of women jazz musicians, she said, even if “they don’t get the press.”

Review of “Sweet Charity” at The Pershing Square Signature

November 29, 2016 
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

Sweet Charity is a Sweet Revival

New York, NY - “Sweet Charity” is a trimmed down version for off-Broadway in a small 200 seat theater where every seat is a good one. This sweet revival is a New Group Production and is directed by Leigh Silverman.

Lights, Camera, and Action at Radio City Music Hall

November 26, 2016
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Marty Fuller, Head Electrician at Radio City Music Hall, is the man who coordinates everything that involves lighting at its world-famous shows.

A Time for Unity and A Time to Give Thanks

November 24, 2016 
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

As we enter the Thanksgiving Season we should be able to give thanks and to think of the concepts that unite us as Americans.

Review of “ Les Liaisons Dangereuses” a Donmar Warehouse production at the Booth Theater

November 24, 2016 
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

New York, NY - “Les Liasisons Dangereuses” is a play adapted by Christopher from a 1782 novel by Choerlos De Laclos starring Live Schreiber and Janet McTeer who both give outstanding portrayals of seductive lovers.

Setting Up the Magic: Radio City’s Carpenters

November 24, 2016 
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

How do you get a double-decker bus into the theater at Radio City? Who does the groundwork that enables the audience to enjoy exciting moments during the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, including setting up scenery that’s almost four stories tall? That’s all part of the job for the theater’s 23 carpenters, members of Local 1 of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees.

Review of “Christmas spectacular starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall”

November 22, 2016 
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor

New York, NY - The “Christmas Spectacular; starring the Rockettes”  opened at Radio City Music Hall on November 11  2016 and runs until January 2, 2017. This is a show for children of all ages from 5 to 95.

Radio City Annual Christmas Spectacular – LaborPress Special Feature

November 21, 2016 
Radio City is a landmark in New York City’s entertainment world. Opened in 1932, it was then the largest indoor theatre in the world. The annual Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, first produced in 1933, is seen by more than 1 million people during the holiday season, and the 5,910-seat theatre is also home to the annual Tony awards and has been the scene of some legendary concerts. Over the next several weeks, LaborPress will be running a series of articles spotlighting the hundreds of workers onstage and backstage—stagehands, actors, wardrobe workers, musicians, sound technicians, the Rockettes, and more—whose labor makes Radio City what it is.

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