Howard Sherman is a New York based arts administrator and advocate. He is director of the Arts Integrity Initiative at The New School for Performing Arts. Howard is a regular contributor to The Stage. Read his latest column every other Friday.
Within the constraints of social distancing due to Covid, headphones have helped provide a sense of intimacy at the theatre, says Howard Sherman, but there’s nothing like the sound of an actor’s unamplified voice
There are risky shows every season, but this year the entire season will be risky, says Howard Sherman. in a business that was always wildly unpredictable, there are no maps to follow and no one knows exactly what’s coming
With New York state governor Andrew Cuomo announcing the easing of restrictions, Broadway shows have rushed to share their reopening plan, but producers are wisely taking a measured approach, says Howard Sherman
The Broadway star quit Moulin Rouge! in a bold stand against ‘unacceptable silence’ following bullying claims against Scott Rudin. The Tony winner tells The Stage why theatre’s future is at stake in this fight
If Diana is a hit on screen, will that ensure driving audiences to see it live? Howard Sherman says that if this gamble works, it could offer theatre a way to tap the huge resources of the big online players
Against all odds, theatremakers have continued to create new work throughout the pandemic. Howard Sherman says now is our chance to globally honour those who have kept going under the stress and limitations of the past year