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 Friday.

Recent Articles

Injustice reminds us that theatre must be about more than selling tickets

Injustice reminds us that theatre must be about more than selling tickets

After a week of injustice, protests and anger, US theatres should seize the moment to absorb what is being communicated and embody it in their work and staffing, says Howard Sherman
Kate Shindle: ‘Touring Fun Home in 2016 felt like a collision course with history’

Kate Shindle: ‘Touring Fun Home in 2016 felt like a collision course with history’

Kate Shindle, president of US trade union Actors’ Equity Association, tells Howard Sherman about the industry’s fight against Covid-19, her Broadway breakthrough with Cabaret and her campaigning work as Miss America in 1998
Broadway-bound musical Smash offers hope, but let’s not return to old habits

Broadway-bound musical Smash offers hope, but let’s not return to old habits

The announcement that NBC’s series Smash will be heading to Broadway is a glimmer of hope for the industry, but it is important the field doesn’t return to its same bad habits
New artists may benefit from an unstable theatre landscape post-pandemic

New artists may benefit from an unstable theatre landscape post-pandemic

New York columnist Howard Sherman predicts that a burst of new activity post-lockdown could create opportunities for new theatre companies
Can theatremakers sustain free-to-view shows as the crisis wears on?

Can theatremakers sustain free-to-view shows as the crisis wears on?

With it becoming increasingly difficult for theatremakers and venues to generate income, Howard Sherman asks if it is time to consider a more capitalistic approach in the competition for eyes and ears
Theatre people are proving to be the silver lining in a very dark cloud

Theatre people are proving to be the silver lining in a very dark cloud

Howard Sherman applauds the performers who are stepping up and finding ways to keep connecting with audiences, as new work emerges and adapts during the Covid-19 crisis
Brian Dennehy was a great actor and towering star of the theatre

Brian Dennehy was a great actor and towering star of the theatre

Howard Sherman remembers Brian Dennehy, who died last week at the age of 81. 
We need to talk about the second wave, maybe the third

We need to talk about the second wave, maybe the third

There’s still a strong possibility that the scourge of coronavirus will impact entertainment into 2021
Lockdown has shown the value of theatre recordings

Lockdown has shown the value of theatre recordings

If there’s one positive to find among the destruction of the coronavirus outbreak, it is the way in which previously private or obscure recordings of theatre productions have begun to reach the public
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