Entertainment

Frozen: A Delight for Fans
Entertainment, Features, New York

Frozen: A Delight for Fans

Frozen may not be a Lion King or an Aladdin, but it is based upon the top-grossing animated musical film from the wonderful world of Disney. Although many critics have said it’s not a very good show, do not tell that to the crowds in attendance, particularly the children.

“Rocktopia” Now Union
Entertainment, Features, New York

“Rocktopia” Now Union

“Rocktopia” a broadway show with no stars on stage, but with a large chorus and musical component, is now union. This popular Broadway production has now reached an agreement with Actors’ Equity. Negotiations have been taking place since November 2017.

Your Union: Making the Met Happen
Entertainment, Features, Municipal Government, New York

Your Union: Making the Met Happen

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles looking at the unionized workforce producing some of the greatest theatrical productions in the world.  The world famous Metropolitan Opera employs about 2,400 unionized workers, represented by a range of unions, including the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the American Guild of Musical…

‘Hangmen’ Is a Suspenseful and Dark Comedy
Entertainment, Features, New York

‘Hangmen’ Is a Suspenseful and Dark Comedy

Hangmen is a wonderful work by playwright Martin McDonagh, who also directed and wrote the screenplay for the Golden Globe award-winning movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Directed by Matthew Dunster, it’s an entertaining and enthralling show that holds the audience’s interest with dark humor and twists and turns, a tribute to Martin McDonagh as…

By the Sweat of Their Brows…
Entertainment, Features, Law and Politics, National

By the Sweat of Their Brows…

In 2017, Sweat won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Playwright Lynn Nottage based her play on interviews with steelworkers in Reading, Pennsylvania, conducted in 2011, at a time when the U.S. Census Bureau officially ranked Reading as one of the poorest cities in America.  Nottage cast her factory worker characters against a background of job…

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