Posts Tagged ‘helen hayes’

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Edition

The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards nominees are here! [Theatre Washington]
Toby's Dinner Theatre racked up eight nominations for its production of The Color Purple; Signature's Dreamgirls, Woolly's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, and Folger's The Taming of the Shrew also fared well. [Post]
The Washington Performing Arts Society hires a new president: Stanford Live director Jenny Bilfield [...]

Arts Backers Find District Budget “Devastating”

Although the 6 percent sales tax on performance tickets suggested by Mayor Vince Gray in his proposed budget was struck down last month by the D.C. Council after waves of protest from the theater community, leaders of Washington's arts scene are still displeased with the final version of the budget the council passed last week.
The [...]

D.C. Theaters Protest Proposed Council Tax, Look to Yogis for Lessons in Civil Disobedience

The D.C. Theater Scene (no, not that one) was rocked—rocked!—this week with news of a proposed tax on theaters to help with the city's fiscal woes. Yesterday, Helen Hayes President & CEO Linda Grossman filed a letter with the D.C. Council protesting the move and proposing a hearing where the theater community might voice its [...]