The theater and the people who inhabit the world I really do like their superstitions and their traditions. Some of the more commonly known ones are things like not to whistle backstage or never say good luck before a performance but rather tell the actor to break a leg. These kinds of traditions are global in the theater realm.
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The Tony Awards are the American Theatre Wing’s awards to celebrate excellence in theatre on Broadway. They were named after one of the most dynamic leaders of the Wing, Antoinette Perry, who passed away shortly before the first event. This took place in April of 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Probably the pinnacle of any aspiring singer’s career is to star in a musical on Broadway. What with the lights, sequins and jam-packed audiences, what is there not to love? And, a role on Broadway can set a young thespian on the road to career success.
We’ve become used to the names on the big screen, often made up of famous actors and actresses in the latest Hollywood blockbuster. But before modern Hollywood had taken over the entertainment world, many people preferred to go out and watch live performances, such as the great theatre acts that have been put on around the world for countless decades.
Many consider theatre acting as some of the most difficult, usually because it requires learning every single line and doing the entire performance almost completely without stopping, although this can depend on the length.
When you plan an itinerary for Paris, at the top of the list of sights-to-see are the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre – which is undoubtedly one of the most famous collections of art in the world. Other noteworthy pieces that call the Louvre home are the Winged Victory of Samothrace Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix and The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault.
The USA has Broadway and the UK has the West End. It’s the premiere theater destination in Europe with a history dating back to 1663. This area of London is also one of the top places for a night out on the town, with clubs, pubs and restaurants that are uber trendy. People come from all over the world to experience the culture and night life of the West End.
Shakespeare’s plays have truly stood the test of time and the test of many, many strange adaptations. His plays are some of the most-performed productions in the history of theater. It’s little wonder that every now and then, or actually fairly regularly, people try to reinvent the wheel by putting a new spin on the bard’s great works.
However, sometimes these adaptations don’t always live up to the original work… Or just seem a little strange and whacky.
Theatre is one of the oldest forms of entertainment, dating back thousands of years. Today, theatre is bigger than ever before, with millions around the world enjoying a massive variety of productions, from local community centres to huge plays on Broadway. Some of these productions have been so successful in their long runs that they’ve brought in billions of dollars in some cases.
When an artist says that they are prepared to bleed for their art, most people probably assume that he or she is speaking figuratively. However, as several artists have proved over time, some of them mean it literally – and they do not stop at using blood.