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    How Tax Credits Could Bring About Inclusion in Hollywood (Guest Column)

    The demand for equity in Hollywood has never been more explosive. Yet Hollywood’s proposal for the next version of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program, which sunsets in 2020, may ignore its inclusion crisis. That would be a big mistake. The program doles out hundreds of millions of dollars to film and TV productions [...]

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    Broadway Critics Launch New Site for Theater Reviews

    There’s a new place for New York theater reviews. Those aren’t words you expect to hear these days, not as traditional media outlets scale back their theater coverage and more and more critics lose their full-time posts. But now a group of longtime reviewers — all veterans of city papers — has banded together to [...]

  • Frozen Broadway

    How Broadway's 'Frozen' Will Surprise Movie Fans

    It sounds like such an easy gig: Make a Broadway musical out of “Frozen,” the Disney animated smash that already had a score filled with stage-ready songs. But Broadway types know that a theatrical adaptation of a beloved movie has to both satisfy the fans by giving them what they love about the property, and [...]

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    Alyssa Milano: Time to End the Partisan Politics Around Health Care (Guest Column)

    My past year advocating for health care for Americans has taught me a number of things. One that rings true then, and now: medical emergencies do not discriminate based on party affiliation. Chronic illnesses and pre-existing conditions do not have a political ideology. And Americans from all walks of life can experience the personal and [...]

  • I am a Seagull Chekhov Movie

    'I Am a Seagull' Highlights Starry, but Little-Known Annual Production of Chekhov Plays

    There’s an immersive production of a Chekhov play that happens every year with a cast that’s included a Tony winner, a Pulitzer winner and familiar faces from TV. But you’ve probably never heard of it. That’s because the Lake Lucille Chekhov Project, launched in Rockland County, N.Y., in 2003, plays just one public performance annually, [...]

  • Trace Lysette

    'Transparent' Actress Trace Lysette on Speaking Up About Sexual Misconduct on Inclusive Set

    I was on a production call for a series that I’m helping to produce when my colleague, Evette Vargas, told me the news that Amazon had taken action regarding Jeffrey Tambor following a several-months-long investigation into reports of sexual misconduct on the set of “Transparent” that I made public after initial allegations by Van Barnes were [...]

  • Oscars Stage Design 2018

    The 2018 Oscar Stage Will Have Over 45 Million Crystals Embedded Into Its Stage

    You’ll see a lot of Broadway at the Oscars this year. There are ties to the theater industry, of course, in nominees like Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”), and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Coco”), all with projects now on Broadway (“Three Tall Women,” “Frozen”) or soon to start previews [...]

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