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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

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
Digital work made in the pandemic should be preserved for future theatremakers

Digital work made in the pandemic should be preserved for future theatremakers

With theatres closed due to the pandemic and monumental events such as Black Lives Matter, 2020 will be a key year in theatre history – for that reason we must archive it for future generations, says Howard Sherman
525,600 minutes later, US theatre still waits to reopen

525,600 minutes later, US theatre still waits to reopen

A year on from theatres across the United States shutting down – a year of love, uncertainty, pain and loss – a few more months of fortitude and patience are still needed until the economic devastation on the theatrical workforce will abate, says Howard Sherman
Creatives driven online are democratising musical theatre in unexpected ways

Creatives driven online are democratising musical theatre in unexpected ways

Musical theatre creators who have moved online during the pandemic are democratising musical theatre, working without formulas and without rules, says Howard Sherman
Is publishing a book as nerve-racking as putting on a show?

Is publishing a book as nerve-racking as putting on a show?

Writing a book has been very different to managing theatres, but one thing remains the same – criticism, says Howard Sherman
How will theatre respond to Trump’s presidency?

How will theatre respond to Trump’s presidency?

Donald Trump may make it into many stories says producer Howard Sherman, but for the time being let’s keep him off the stage
There are only glimpses of optimism for US theatre as uncertainty reigns

There are only glimpses of optimism for US theatre as uncertainty reigns

Material change for US arts workers and organisations seems unlikely before the anniversary of US theatre’s shutdown in two months, says Howard Sherman
Screen musicals have been a balm, but they also highlight our separation

Screen musicals have been a balm, but they also highlight our separation

Screen musicals such as The Prom and The Grinch Musical have filled the space of live theatrical work this year, but without an audible audience response, they have also accentuated our isolation and separation, says Howard Sherman
How Jefferson Mays’ A Christmas Carol is supporting closed US theatres

How Jefferson Mays’ A Christmas Carol is supporting closed US theatres

Dickens’ festive classic has long been a theatrical staple, but this year a film of Geffen Playhouse’s production will be available to stream anywhere, with the proceeds shared between venues all over America
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