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Monday, February 19, 2024

The 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards Stage Design Pays Homage to the History of Animation and Motion Pictures by Michael Eddy

On Sunday, February 18th, the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards winners were announced in a star-studded ceremony hosted by David Tennant at The Royal Festival Hall in London. The 2024 EE BAFTAs fea…

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Andrew Dingman Immerses at Crossroads Winter Conference with CHAUVET Professional by Michael Eddy

Low trim heights, limited hang points, the lack of house lights… these challenges seem to be present when lighting an event at any big ballroom. They certainly were at the Gatlinburg Conve…

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Bandit Lights the Way for Winter Jam 2024 by Michael Eddy

The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular returned for its bi-coastal celebration of positivity and spreading the Gospel with a lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. This year’s lineup included …

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Scott Kinnebrew Joins Ayrton as Global Install Manager by Michael Eddy

Ayrton announces the appointment of Scott Kinnebrew to the role of Global Install Manager as part of Ayrton’s Global Installs team, with immediate effect. Passionate about lighting from a…

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Robe Assists Kontrafakt to Enter New Era by Michael Eddy

Show Designer and Director Martin Hruska wanted to create an ambitious, breathtakingly visual and memorable performance space for Slovak rap group Kontrafakt to deliver their highly anticipa…

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Industry Veteran Robert Roth Joins 4Wall Entertainment as VP of Live Events by Michael Eddy

4Wall Entertainment, a provider of entertainment equipment rentals, sales, and production services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Roth as VP of Live Events. Roth brings ov…

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‘Step Into the Light’ with Elation Proteus Mesmerizes at Valkea Art & Light Festival by Michael Eddy

In December, Särkänniemi Theme Park in Tampere, Finland, hosted the inaugural Valkea Light and Art Festival, filling the park with a myriad of captivating visual spectacles, one of which f…

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SES Adds Extensive Ayrton Lighting Rig to New Two Cities Church Worship Center in Winston-Salem by Michael Eddy

Just before Christmas, Two Cities Church in Winston-Salem, NC moved into a new worship center where state-of-the-art production equipment enhances the in-person and broadcast experience for …

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Elation and Best Audio & Lighting Support CQLP Lighting Design Competition in France by Michael Eddy

Elation and French distributor Best Audio & Lighting were delighted and honored to have provided lighting for the final of this year’s CQLP (C'est Qui Le Patron) lighting design compet…

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2023 CMA Touring Awards Nominees and Winner by Michael Eddy

The 2023 CMA Touring Awards were recently presented. Here are the winners along with the nominees in each category. CREW OF THE YEAR WINNER: “All-American Road Show Tour” Crew – Chris …

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New Possibilities for France 24 Studio with Help from CHAUVET Professional Ovation E-2 FC by Michael Eddy

Broadcasting 24/7, the international news channel France 24 reaches an impressively large audience of almost 500 million households around the world in French, Arabic, Spanish and Englis…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Bandit Lites Named Concert Visuals Company of the Year at Pollstar Live by Michael Eddy

Bandit Lites is thrilled to share Bandit was named Concert Visuals Company of the Year at the 35th annual Pollstar Awards. This was Bandit’s 30th career win in 30 years as a lighting compa…

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Apple Music LVIII Super Bowl Halftime Show with Usher by Michael Eddy

Look for PLSN's full in-depth coverage of the production solutions for the LVIII Super Bowl in our March issue. For today, here are some team and gear lists for The Apple Music LVIII Super …

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The Stage Managers’ Association Foundation Adds Two Board Members by Michael Eddy

The Board of Directors of the Stage Managers' Association Foundation (SMAF) is pleased to announce that at their January 2024 meeting, J. Jason Daunter of Anaheim, CA, and Judy Martel of Mil…

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Robe Imbibes the ISE Vibes by Michael Eddy

Robe lighting enjoyed the great vibes, brisk business, lively atmosphere, and fantastic visitor numbers checking out the 2024 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) expo at FIRA Barcelona, Spain. T…

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The LRLR Raffle and Behind the Scenes’ Mental Health Initiative at USITT by Michael Eddy

The Long Reach Long Riders and Behind the Scenes will host their annual fundraising raffle at the USITT Conference March 20-23 in Seattle, WA. The Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motor…

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ADJ Expands USA Sales Team Appoints Dean Faciana As Regional Sales Manager by Michael Eddy

Experienced lighting and sales professional Dean Faciana has joined ADJ USA’s internal sales team. His new role will involve supporting the company’s dealer network in the Northern Centr…

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Miles Dudgeon Joins ACT Entertainment in NYC Metro Regional Sales Role by Michael Eddy

ACT Entertainment is pleased to announce that Miles Dudgeon has come aboard as New York City Metro Regional Salesperson. Dudgeon brings extensive industry experience and knowledge of the e…

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

ESTA Launches Revamped NATEAC Website by Michael Eddy

ESTA is excited to unveil the brand-new NATEAC website at NATEAC.org! There, you’ll find the latest conference information, including an explanation of this year’s theme, Access, and sch…

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Back to the Roots – Chris Glatthor with Cameo on Rea Garvey’s Club Tour by Michael Eddy

Rea Garvey is one of the best-known musicians in Germany and is a guest on the biggest stages and festivals year after year. An arena tour for his new album "Halo" has already been announced…

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Harpa Invests in Robe FORTES by Michael Eddy

Harpa – Iceland’s premier concert hall and conference centre, located in capital city Reykjavik – has invested in 48 x new Robe FORTE moving lights which will be utilised in their 1600…

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Ed Warren & CHAUVET Professional Bring Flower Power to The Lottery Winners by Michael Eddy

It is close to impossible to improve on the power a flower must give rise to warm feelings and good thoughts, but Ed Warren managed to do just that when he lit The Lottery Winners’ recent …

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Robe iFORTE Brings Home a 2024 Parnelli Award by Michael Eddy

The Robe Lighting iFORTE® luminaire – currently its most powerful LED innovation – has won a coveted Parnelli Award for Indispensable Lighting Technology. The 2024 Parnelli Awards – …

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Callum Beattie Rocks With ChamSys MagicQ MQ500M Stadium Console by Michael Eddy

Chart-topping Scottish singer-songwriter Callum Beattie was supported on his tour note-for-intense-note with some fiercely bold visuals was a power-packed light show by Steve Mccraken of Mac…

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A new level of creativity at BlizzCon 2023 with GLP by Michael Eddy

GLP pulled out all the stops for lighting designers Mat Stovall and Manny Treeson when video game developer Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon 2023 was held at the Anaheim Convention Center i…

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NFPA Announces Re-Launch of its Website at NFPA.org by Michael Eddy

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) has re-launched its new website – NFPA.org – to provide a more seamless path for stakeholders to interact with the association.�…

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Ricky Bouckenhove & Live Systems Brighten Magic of Kerstcircus with CHAUVET Professional by Michael Eddy

Drawing unique acts from across the world, Kerstcircus Ahoy, which recently completed its 51st season of joy, served up performances that totally surprised anyone who entered Ahoy arena exp…

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Harmony in Nature: Elation lighting adorns Hawai‘i’s Lāna‘i Ocean Theater by Michael Eddy

A unique entertainment space that organically conforms to its natural surroundings, the Lāna‘i Ocean Theater is a Greek-style amphitheater. Land and resource management company Pulama Lā…

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Panto time for Robe by Michael Eddy

Lighting designer Andy Webb didn’t have any hesitation about which additional production lighting he wanted on the rig for two high-profile UK 2023-24 pantomime seasons … and that was Ro…

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Monday, February 5, 2024

The Met Goes Gold and Platinum with HES Halcyon by Michael Eddy

The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center is an iconic performing arts venue and has long been a New York City cultural landmark. Home to the world’s top tier operatic performances, t…

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Niklas Fuchs Busks LEMO Unplugged Tour with ChamSys Stadium Connect by Michael Eddy

LEMO may be one of the most popular Austrian performers today, but at heart, says Niklas Fuchs, he is more like “the friendly musician from next door.” This relaxed and engaging personal…

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards