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.
US unions Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are in dispute over streaming theatre, but it is members who are getting caught in the middle, says Howard Sherman
If we want diversity in the arts, as well as a safety net for all workers, economic structures must change, says Howard Sherman. For example, in the US, loss of healthcare coverage will further undermine the viability of a career in theatre
While there have been prominent campaigns to restart the high school American football season, students are also missing out on in-person theatre, which could have a knock-on effect on the industry for a whole generation, says Howard Sherman
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