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Howard Sherman

Howard Sherman

Biography

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.

Recent Articles

Does musical theatre have a big enough following to thrive on screen?

Does musical theatre have a big enough following to thrive on screen?

In the Heights and Schmigadoon! let musical fans celebrate together but will they find wider screen audiences? There’s no telling, says Howard Sherman
Headphones have proved a useful tool for theatre in a time of separation

Headphones have proved a useful tool for theatre in a time of separation

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
Get ready for a new Broadway story

Get ready for a new Broadway story

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
New York's Drama Book Shop is reborn

New York's Drama Book Shop is reborn

The rebirth of the Drama Book Shop, one of the important symbols of theatre in New York, shows how we can all play our part in supporting mainstays of theatrical life, says Howard Sherman
Theatre is returning – can I turn off the TV at last?

Theatre is returning – can I turn off the TV at last?

My gradual reintroduction to theatre has proven that I’m ready – and desperately eager – to see everything theatre artists want to show me. Can I finally turn off the TV? asks Howard Sherman
Broadway's floodgates have reopened, but producers are still playing it safe

Broadway's floodgates have reopened, but producers are still playing it safe

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
Karen Olivo: ‘My hope for what theatre can be is why I’m speaking out’

Karen Olivo: ‘My hope for what theatre can be is why I’m speaking out’

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
Challenges lie ahead as theatres reopen, but there is new hope and possibility

Challenges lie ahead as theatres reopen, but there is new hope and possibility

Moments of change offer the greatest opportunity and, while we shouldn’t gloss over the losses, there is now the chance to find a new way to go forward, says Howard Sherman
Will Diana musical usher in a new era of stage and screen partnerships?

Will Diana musical usher in a new era of stage and screen partnerships?

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
Let's unite to recognise the global theatre stars of the pandemic

Let's unite to recognise the global theatre stars of the pandemic

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
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