Entries from Notes from the University of Illinois Music Library tagged with 'theatre'

The top 12 things you should know about MPAL

Whether you are new to the University of Illinois or a seasoned grad student, here are a few things you may not know about the Music and Performing Arts Library. Print, audio/visual, online...you name it, we've got it 1. Our...

Additional full text options in IIMP and IIPA

There are now more full text link options for the International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and the International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) databases. If the full text of an article is available directly from one of those...

Tony Awards

Overall coverage in the NYTimes Billy Elliot wins Best Musical (NYTimes) Complete list of winners (NYTimes) 33 Variations won best scenic design of a play...

Summer Studio Theatre at Illinois

(from Krannert Center web site) Summer Studio Theatre Returns to Krannert Center The Summer Studio Theatre returns to Krannert Center for its 19th season as a professional repertory company. Under the direction of UI Department of Theatre Head Brant Pope,...

Theater in Video

The Library now has a subscription to Alexander Street Press's Theater in Video "Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more...

33 Variations nominated for Best Play Tony Award

Backstory: 33 Variations and Its 190-Year Trip to Broadway by Smith Galtney Broadway.com May 15, 2009...

Theaters' worst acts take place in the seats

Theaters' worst acts take place in the seats "Bad behavior has become so pervasive, it's ordinary" By John Moore Denver Post Theater Critic 4/26/09...

Theatre project streams rehearsals online

Noises off: The rehearsal's the thing Posted by Chris Wilkinson December 2 2008 The Guardian Theatre Blog "The New York-based Ontological-Hysteric Theatre is in the process of rehearsing its new show, Astronome – A Night at the Opera, and will...

Music, Dance, and Theatre groups recipients of national arts medals

3 Academics and a Student Chorus Are Among Recipients of National Medals Chronicle of Higher Education By REEVES WIEDEMAN Tuesday, November 18, 2008 "...the Fisk Jubilee Singers were among four organizations honored [with National Medals of Arts]. The group, a...

Musicians, music critic, and lighting designer win genius grant

13 Academics Are Among 2008 MacArthur Fellows Chronicle of Higher Education By CAITLIN MORAN 9/23/08 Leila Josefowicz, 30, violinist, in New York. She captivates audiences with her technically precise and emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary works. Walter...

American Players Theatre inside edition

American Players will renew construction on black box theater Posted: Sept. 20, 2008 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Damien Jaques "At this time next year, American Players Theatre [just up the road, near Madison, WI] audiences will be attending productions indoors as...

The play's the thing

As many of you know, we acquired many theatre-related materials from the English Library over the Spring and Summer. We've got ---> periodicals (1st floor, on the new periodicals shelves facing the reading room and in the periodicals stacks near...

Opera and Shakespeare

Mark the Music: Singing Shakespeare at Glimmerglass by Alex Ross The New Yorker 8/18/08 "When composers have tried to set Shakespeare, they have run up against the problem that his verse creates music in the mind, next to which even...

YouTube and Research

It comes as no surprise that students use YouTube for fun and for research, because it's easy to use and has a lot of content. Respected music writer Norman Lebrecht writes about how he too has been pulled into YouTube....

New journals area

You might have noticed the new journals display area near the reading room on the first floor. We've selected several dozen of the top journal titles in music, dance, and theatre, and will display current issues face-out (recent issues are...

Chicago theater scene

(Chicago theater) Community vibrant despite some cuts (Chicago Tribune) By Chris Jones | Tribune critic May 25, 2008...

Theatre Festivals (and more)

Summer Stages (From NY Times) Theater Published: May 11, 2008 Plays by Shakespeare, John Guare, Michael John LaChiusa and more, in festivals from Alabama to Washington....

Theatre and Performing Arts blog

A thought-provoking blog focusing on theatre and the performing arts from the UK's Guardian. I think this source is useful for several reasons, not least for its international perspective. Here are a few recent entries to illustrate: Is Ballet's Future...

What makes or breaks an artist?

From Chronicle of Higher Education New Survey Will Examine What Makes Arts-School Graduates Succeed or Fail By CAROLYN MOONEY May 1, 2008...

Search Music Index and RILM at the same time (and more!)

Several of our music and other databases are available through the same vendor (Ebsco). This means that you can search in more than one of these databases simultaneously. 1. Go to the Online Research Resources page 2. Do a title...

Lincoln Center Festival 2008

(From Playbillarts.com) Lincoln Center Festival 2008 By Marilyn Stasio 18 Apr 2008 "Bold productions anchor this year's Lincoln Center Festival, which is scheduled to take place July 2–27. This year's lineup includes such names as Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Alan...

The Economics of Off-Off Broadway

From the NY Times Examining the Economics of Off Off Broadway By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON Published: April 12, 2008 This week the New York Innovative Theater Foundation released what is intended to be the first of several studies of Off Off...

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