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Three easy ways to become an advocate for the arts, and other Theatre in the News

Three easy ways to become an advocate for the arts, and other Theatre in the News

The stories theatre lovers have been talking about this week.

1. 'Tribes' star Russell Harvard talks deaf community culture by Irene Lacher []
April 7, 2013

Russell Harvard plays the deaf brother in a dysfunctional family in "Tribes" at the Mark Taper Forum through April 14. The Austin, Texas-based actor, who won a Drama League Award for the role off-Broadway, will move with the production to the La Jolla Playhouse from June 25 through July 21. He spoke in his Taper dressing room.

Do you feel sympathetic to your character, who feels marginalized because he's deaf? ...


2. Tom Hanks in 'Lucky Guy' on Broadway: What did the critics think? by Jamie Wetherbe []
April 2, 2013

A much-anticipated first and last happened Monday night when Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's final play, "Lucky Guy," at the Broadhurst Theatre.

The Oscar-winning actor stars as fabled New York tabloid journalist Mike ...


3. Cast is set for 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone' at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum by CTG []
March 30, 2013

Casting has been announced for "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," which begins previews April 24 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening Night is May 8 and performances run through June 9, 2013. ...


4. Time lapse installation of 'The Nether' set, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre by CTG []
April 3, 2013

"The Nether," a gripping new play by Jennifer Haley, explores the moral complexity of our increasingly virtual existence. The world-premiere production features a turntable set that moves between a cold interrogation room and a fantastical Victorian mansion. See how the set was constructed in this time lapse video!



5. Three easy ways to become an advocate for the arts on social media by CTG
April 8, 2013

Stand Up For Art avatarToday, April 8, is National Arts Advocacy Day, a chance for cultural and civic organizations, as well as grassroots advocates, to push for public and private support of the arts. Sponsored by Americans for the Arts, the two-day event encourages everyone to tell their communities and legislators why they believe the arts are important.

Here's how you can participate:

  • Change your Facebook and Twitter avatar to this image, and tell your followers about National Arts Advocacy Day.
  • Visit CTG's Facebook page or the Emerging Artists Green Room for arts advocacy messages to share with your friends. Check back for updates throughout the week.
  • Visit the Arts Action Center at, and learn how you can improve the arts in two minutes or less.

As a theatre-lover, you already believe in the transformative power of the arts. National Arts Advocacy Day is your chance to convert your belief into action. We hope you'll join CTG in standing up for art!

Don't forget to tell us the theatre headlines you're buzzing about in the comments section!