Author: ATCA

More on Randy Gener attack

To send Randy cards or personal wishes: For ATCA members, his family has requested that mail be sent NOT to the hospital, but to Randy’s home address, which is listed both in our last printed directory (2009) and also under the private Members Directory on the...

Theater Hall of Fame inducts 8

Ellen Burstyn and Betty Buckley (Aubrey Reuben photos) The Theater Hall of Fame, for which ATCA members are the bulk of the electorate, inducted its class of 2013 on Jan. 27 at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre: Ellen Burstyn (inducted by Betty Buckley), Lorraine Hansberry (posthumously, by Phylicia Rashad), David Hays (daughter Julia Hays), Cherry Jones (Zachary Quinto), Cameron Mackintosh (in...

ATCA member Randy Gener assaulted

NEW COVERAGE:Hopeful update from ATCA chair (Feb. 10) Police say not a hate crime (Jan. 30).A comprehensive update (Jan. 28).Update about the arrest of a suspect (Jan 29).Howard Sherman column, with pictures of the candlelight vigil (Jan. 28).NYT report.How to contact Randy.Some ATCA responses.  Randy Gener ORIGINAL POST, LINKS BELOW:Long-time ATCA member Randy Gener, 2008 winner of...

Couple of Critical Controversies

Sarasota’s Asolo Rep was slapped down by Brian Friel for making significant changes in “Philadelphia, Here I Come,” as reported by Jay Handelman (Sarasota Herald-Tribune). In “Who Thinks It’s OK to ‘Improve’ Playwrights’ Work?,” Howard Sherman points out the issues are legal as well as moral and aesthetic. In the debate over...

Young Critics Seminar in Hungary, March 24-29

Any ATCA member 35 or younger is eligible, and there’s still time to join. Most expenses are paid.Deadline to apply is Feb. 15. The International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) has just announced it will hold a Young Critics Seminar in Hungary in two months’ time,...

ATCA/Humana, April 2-6

Registration now open for ATCA’s 40th anniversary conference! If you’d like to be persuaded to attend, read below. Otherwise, go right to these links:Conference Registration and Galt House (Hotel) — or phone them at 800-626-1814 The bluegrass will be extra-blue, the bourbon will be extra-strong and every play will be exciting (we...

Controversies: text changes and play to movie.

Sarasota’s Asolo Rep was slapped down by Brian Friel for making significant changes in “Philadelphia, Here I Come,” as reported by Jay Handelman (Sarasota Herald-Tribune). In “Who Thinks It’s OK to ‘Improve’ Playwrights’ Work?,” Howard Sherman points out the issues are legal as well as moral and aesthetic. In the debate over...

Four dozen top ten lists for 2013

Click below for an index to some (hardly all) “bests” or “top ten” theater lists for 2013, not from just NYC but also Albany, Atlanta, the Berkshires, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, St. Louis, San...

Inducters for Theater Hall of Fame

Liz Smith In yesterday’s column, Liz Smith lists (most of) the inducters for the upcoming Theater Hall of Fame ceremony (Jan. 27): Sarah Jessica Parker, Zach Quinto, Phylicia Rashad, Robert Wankel, Jack Viertel, John Guare and Betty Buckley. They’ll present inductees George Wolfe, Ellen Burstyn, Cherry Jones, Lynne Meadow, Jerry Zaks, Cameron Mackintosh,...

ATCA members Bill Green and Barbara Gross pass away

Theater historian William Green, professor of English at Queens College-CUNY for 52 years, died Nov. 13, age 87. Bill was an active guest at ATCA conferences for many years before someone finally ruled that his writing about Broadway qualified him to join. His chief scholarly work was...