Member Milestones

Randy Gener as of Feb. 10, 2014

Contributions still welcome Veteran ATCA member Randy Gener continues to improve as he recovers from severe head injuries suffered in a street attack Jan. 17 near his Manhattan home. He successfully has completed his second surgery, in which a synthetic plate was placed where a portion...

Chris Jones to head NCI

Chris Jones, new NCI head The O’Neill Theater Center’s search for a new director of the National Critics Institute has selected Chris Jones. For 15 years theater critic for the Chicago Tribune (and before that, Variety), Chris chairs ATCA’s committee on the regional theater Tony. He succeeds Dan...

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...

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...

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...

Clara Hieronymus, ATCA founder and 40-year critic for Nashville Tennessean, dies at 100

The doyenne of American theater critics, Clara was one of ATCA’s founders, following Henry Hewes in the central role of executive secretary, 1984-2001. She died Saturday in Savannah, Tenn., according to her daughter-in-law Martha Hieronymus, who told Evans Donnell of ArtsNash, “She went peacefully at home around 9:05 p.m.” Evans first reported...

Spotlight on Broadway

“Spotlight on Broadway” is an ambitious, fact- and people-filled website devoted to the history, architecture and much more of the 40 Broadway theaters. Executives, producers, designers, architects, historians and lots and lots of actors provide video background and anecdotes. Former ATCA chair Jeffrey Eric Jenkins provided historical...

Gerald Weales, 1925-2013

Gerald Weales, a sagacious scholar of theater and a lively, judicious critic, passed away Aug. 30, age 88. He served with distinction in World War II, earned a Ph.D. at Columbia, taught for some 30 years at the University of Pennsylvania, was critic for 25...

Interview with Dan Sullivan

Andrew McGibbon interviews Dan Sullivan (right) and critics seminar at the O’Neill the ATCA co-founder and head of the NCI program at the O’Neill Theatre Center. ...

Happy Birthday, Clara!

Clara Hieronymus turns 100 today Clara, a few years ago July 25, 2013 — A founder of the American Theatre Critics Association, Clara was one of the legendary crew who gathered in 1974 beneath a spreading Copper Beech tree at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. You will find...