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Monday, May 25, 2015

As GOP Measures Drapes, Arts Action Fund IDs “Dirty Dozen” Senators by Leonard Jacobs

Happy Election Day. Sit down. Read this.We know that on the list of reasons why people vote for certain candidates, positions on the arts do not rank very high.If, however, you're one of the…

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More for AOL: “Manson: The Musical” and “La Bete” by Leonard Jacobs

Two more stories for AOL's recently launched City's Best. The first one is on the Off-Off-Broadway revival of Manson: The Musical: If anything can be a musical ("The Origin of Species" anyon…

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For AOL: Features on “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Photograph 51″ by Leonard Jacobs

Two new stories for AOL's recently launched City's Best. The first one is on the Broadway revival of Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, starring Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones:Daisy We…

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Bucks County Playhouse Could Reach Auction Block by Leonard Jacobs

Anyone have more information on the Bucks County Playhouse possibly heading for the auction block?The story, which you can read in full by clicking on the link above, comes from the Bucks Lo…

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Entertation Index, Nov. 1-5: Justin Long Doesn’t Mean a Pants Size by Leonard Jacobs

Each week, the CFR publishes a condensed, best-of-the-best version of The Brown Tweed Society's acclaimed Entertation Index.It compiles the best dish, gossip and celebrity news filtered via …

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“Kill the NEA”? With GOP Eyeing Big Cuts, Will It Happen? by Leonard Jacobs

You won't be happy with what I'm writing in this post.Even before the Republican Party takes over the House of Representatives with their biggest majority since Herbert Hoover's shirt collar…

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Susan Stroman Is White! A ‘Scottsboro Boys’ Observation by Leonard Jacobs

I'd like to make an observation. It concerns the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys tangentially but critically. I ask that you tolerate my brief digression, for I promise to return to the…

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No Play (by a Woman) Good Enough for 2010 Wasserstein Prize by Leonard Jacobs

Is there gonna be a rumble tonight?There might be.Or at least some eye-scratching and caterwauling.According to a quickly-going-viral post by playwright Michael Lew (found on the blog of t...

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‘My Big Friggin' Wedding'? Matzoh Luck! Ideas vs. VH1 Reality Shows by Leonard Jacobs

We all remember UNICO National, the Italian-American service organization that tried, unsuccessfully, to get Jersey Shore taken off the air last year.Now they're fuming that a new reality sh…

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Six Arts Groups Win Innovative Space Awards by Leonard Jacobs

This press release comes courtesy of the MetLife Foundation and LINC...LINC and MetLife Foundationannounce a total of $100,000in unrestricted funds nationwideto six outstanding artist spac...

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What’s a Funding Application? Oh, I Don’t Fill Those Out, Sorry! by Leonard Jacobs

Are the Brits actually carping and wingeing about having to fill out applications in order to receive their public appropriations?Dear God in the Heaven of Severe Austerity, that's exactly w…

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Didja Hear the One About the “Creative Economy”? Heh Heh by Leonard Jacobs

It was an intense, productive week here in the land of here-today, gone-tomorrow revenue (that's code for freelance work), so this post will be the first in a series designed to do an avalan…

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What’s the Secret Word, Dahling? Scream Real Loud! by Leonard Jacobs

Two more features for AOL's recently launched City's Best.The first feature is on my personal hero, Pee-Wee Herman, and The Pee-Wee Herman Show, now on Broadway .Here is an excerpt:Exper...

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A Chat With Adam Rapp and Those ‘Devil Boys From Beyond’ by Leonard Jacobs

Two more features for AOL's recently launched City's Best.The first feature is a short Q&A with playwright Adam Rapp on the occasion of his new play, Ghosts in the Cottonwoods.Here is ...

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Arts Advocacy Update 154: Bainbridge to Nowhere by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Nov. 10, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.) Expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story highl…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Trip Cullman by Leonard Jacobs

Fair or otherwise, theater directors, like actors and writers, are frequently typecast in the minds of actors and writers, not to mention producers and occasionally audiences, all of whom ma…

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Ready to Kiss Charitable Deductions Goodbye? by Leonard Jacobs

No more federal tax deductions for mortgage interest?No more federal tax deductions for charitable contributions?Should the federal government instead provide a 15 percent tax credit for cha…

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Stage Matters in TCG Video — But Optics Matter, Too by Leonard Jacobs

Does theater matter? The answers seems a given, no? Of course theater matters. All arts matter. All creativity matters. And, yes, everyone is creative -- not just the artist at the cliched c…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Susan Yankowitz and Madame P. by Leonard Jacobs

Before I type, write, think or shed another word, I have to apologize to playwright Susan Yankowitz. Let me explain.[caption id="attachment_9036" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo…

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Finish on Top: (Re:) Directions Theatre Offering Semi-Staged ‘Seesaw’ by Leonard Jacobs

Courtesy of my friend Tom Berger comes the following announcement. (What rock are you living under if you don't know Tom? Click here, peeps.)We're big fans of all things Berger-y and (re:) D…

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Intiman Theatre Struggle: Backdrop to Theatre Facts 2009 by Leonard Jacobs

The story is several weeks old now, and the ritualistic ringing of the alarm has ebbed into a hum of mere worry. Yet I wanted to add some reactions and observations to the coverage of the fi…

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The Most Interesting Person Famous for Uninteresting Things by Leonard Jacobs

Special to The Clyde Fitch [email protected] now, James Franco is the most interesting person in America who is famous for not very interesting things. Sure, he's also famo...

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La Petite Mort: Alastair Macaulay and the Death of Dance Criticism by Leonard Jacobs

Mr. Jacobs: Good morning, boys and girls.Class: Good morning, Mr. Jacobs.Mr. Jacobs: Very nice. Billy, fix your tie. Much better. Today, boys and girls, in Remedial Arts Criticism class, we'…

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Intifada of the Culture Wars: On the Censorship of the National Portrait Gallery by Leonard Jacobs

You can't say you weren't warned.Explicitly and often during 2009 and 2010, I warned here at the CFR that the culture wars would return. And they are.On Feb. 7, 2009, I wrote a post called T…

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Equity’s Showcase Code Sucks? Come to a Party — and Join LIT by Leonard Jacobs

If you haven't joined the League of Independent Theater -- you're thinking about it, you've heard they're doing stuff but you're not totally sure what, you've hearing rumors, you're living u…

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Arts Advocacy Update 157: Sundance Sunset? by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Dec. 8, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.) Expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story highli…

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How Many NY Arts Advocacy Groups Do We Need? Why Not Many? by Leonard Jacobs

The list of widely recognized arts advocacy organizations in New York includes, but may not be limited to, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York City Arts Coalition, Volunteer Lawyers f…

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The Truth About the Truth About the Provincetown Playhouse by Leonard Jacobs

The last mention of the Provincetown Playhouse on this site was June 9, 2010. Not that the saga surrounding the storied, iconic Greenwich Village theater, owned by New York University's Sch…

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Top 10 ‘Spider-Man’ Quotes, a Rant, and More by Leonard Jacobs

With Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark postponing tonight's performance, and with my new think piece for the Huffington Post waiting for approval, I've pretty much had enough of wall-to-wall Spi…

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For the Huffington Post: Will the Spider-Man Story Turn Off the Snark? by Leonard Jacobs

Getting out in front of the Spider-Man story? Not likely. One shouldn't even bother to try. This thing has become the monster tsunami of Broadway, unfortunately, and it's sweeping everything…

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