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

Playwright Larissa FastHorse: ‘I want to to push indigenous and white audiences together’

Playwright Larissa FastHorse: ‘I want to to push indigenous and white audiences together’

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
We're all desperate for theatre's return but we must listen to the science

We're all desperate for theatre's return but we must listen to the science

No one really knows when it will be safe to congregate for entertainment and we are all desperate to see performances resume, but health and safety must come first, says US columnist Howard Sherman
Adrienne Warren

Adrienne Warren

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
Will Hamilton usher in a new era of live-capture theatre?

Will Hamilton usher in a new era of live-capture theatre?

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
Theatre has often silenced Black voices – there is much to make up for

Theatre has often silenced Black voices – there is much to make up for

Black voices have always mattered, but the theatre often failed to hear them, or silenced them. There’s so very much to make up for and to celebrate, says Howard Sherman
Opening digital archives can illuminate past failings on diversity

Opening digital archives can illuminate past failings on diversity

Companies opening their digital archives must pay attention to the work they show, because it may serve to illuminate their past failings when it comes to diversity, says Howard Sherman
Progress must be made – there is an opportunity in the coming reset

Progress must be made – there is an opportunity in the coming reset

Improvements must be made to racial equality within theatre – there is an opportunity in the coming reset, says Howard Sherman
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
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