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.
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
With theatres closed due to the pandemic and monumental events such as Black Lives Matter, 2020 will be a key year in theatre history – for that reason we must archive it for future generations, says Howard Sherman
A year on from theatres across the United States shutting down – a year of love, uncertainty, pain and loss – a few more months of fortitude and patience are still needed until the economic devastation on the theatrical workforce will abate, says Howard Sherman
Screen musicals such as The Prom and The Grinch Musical have filled the space of live theatrical work this year, but without an audible audience response, they have also accentuated our isolation and separation, says Howard Sherman
Dickens’ festive classic has long been a theatrical staple, but this year a film of Geffen Playhouse’s production will be available to stream anywhere, with the proceeds shared between venues all over America