Week in Review – June 20, 2014

What caught our eye this week…

THEATRE
While die-hard Sondheim enthusiasts get up in arms over changes to the upcoming film version of Into the Woods, one voice suggests directing that outrage to help prevent censorship of student productions

A theatre artist tells a tale of unsafe practices and lack of responsibility at the renowned Double Edge Theatre training program…

CLASSICAL
The International Beethoven Project announces a fourth annual festival in Chicago but with some musicians still unpaid from last year’s event…

Bucking the national trend, Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera agree on a contract extension with their musicians – 14 months early…

OPERA
On the heels of San Diego Opera‘s near collapse, Palm Beach Opera‘s remarkable turnaround is being cited as an example of positive change…

We had a double shot of The Metropolitan Opera this week with a tax filing revealing the general manager’s $1.8M annual compensation amid tough contract talks and a cancellation of the simulcast of the controversial John Adams opera Klinghoffer due to concerns about rising global anti-Semitism, a move that leaves Adams less than thrilled

And a Tweep shares her stylish audition wardrobe:

VISUAL
One of the world’s leading practitioners of rozome (Japanese textile art) leaves her New Hampshire home next month to embark on a one-year solitary retreat in New Zealand…

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) takes the rare step of sanctioning the Delaware Art Museum following its sale of art to pay off debts. In addition, the AAMD asks its members to refrain from loaning art or collaborating with the museum…

And the National Gallery of Art makes us happy (and hungry) with this Tweet:

CROWD
From Kickstarter: A Long Beach, California dancer wants help finishing his children’s book where a snake learns lessons through dance…

From Indiegogo: A Lake Dallas, Texas student wants to keep his afro while raising money for the local band…

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