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.
With a background in ballet and British TV sitcoms among her influences, Larissa FastHorse tells Howard Sherman why there’s still a way to go before Native American theatre is embraced by the mainstream
After appearing in Bring It On and Shuffle Along, Adrienne Warren won plaudits for her portrayal of Tina Turner on both sides of the Atlantic. She tells Howard Sherman how the lockdown has enabled her to focus on her work with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which uses the arts to challenge racism and bring about social change
Based on analytics and the anecdotal evidence of social media, last weekend was less the Fourth of July than the Hamilton Holiday, an unprecedented achievement for a theatrical work. Will it usher in a new era of live-capture presentations of Broadway shows?, asks Howard Sherman
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