CTA represents more than 100 actors, designers, directors, and choreographers in the legitimate theater
, film, television, commercial, industrial, and voiceover businesses.
April De Angelis' comic "Playhouse Creatures" - first performed in 1993 but later expanded in scope - explores the seamier side of Restoration theater, in which actresses such as Nell Gwyn fought to be seen as legitimate theater
professionals and not as rich men's playthings.
In 1961, the Fisher brothers took on a $3 million renovation to remodel and convert the movie house into luxurious legitimate theater
. Currently, Fisher Theater is home to Broadway fare in Detroit.
Such an original juxtaposition of jazz with the serious or legitimate theater
in America will not be found in any other comparable study on theater, although sociological themes are explored in volumes such as Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s by Amy Koritz (2008), who links dance, drama and literature to the changes in society, or Dennis Kennedy's The Spectator and the Spectacle: Audience in Modernity and Postmodernity (2009), a study that extends well beyond the Broadway audiences of the twenties into Europe and the late twentieth century.
The legitimate theater
biz is cooling but off an all-time high.
As far as I know it's the first fully successful effort to bring rock's manic, shameless anarchy to legitimate theater
Now best known for opera libretti co-authored with Michel Carre, like Gounod's Faust or Thomas' Mignon, (Paul-) Jules Barbier (1825-1901) made his debut in legitimate theater
. His play in verse for the Comedie-Francaise, Un Poete (1847)--which includes American characters and reference to slavery--was awarded a prize by the Academie Francaise.
"To me, legitimate theater
is whatever Black people say that it is," says King (right).
But Chicago still has seventy or so gay bars, three bath houses (the same number for decades), two thriving gay newspapers and a bar magazine rich with ads, a gay square dance club, gay and lesbian athletic teams, a lesbian and two gay men's choruses, a gay porno theater, a legitimate theater
that regularly stages gay-themed plays, and a GLBT lending and research library that's the repository of the papers of some important people.
Clarification that only legitimate theater
use or non-profit live performances arts uses would qualify a property owner to build additional floor area as a bonus for constructing theater space.
A discomfiting irony of Kruger's essay, however, is that she actually gives shortest shrift to the very Churchill play that self-consciously examines patriarchy's role in determining what constitutes legitimate theater
. For even as Kruger dismisses Serious Money as all too easily reaffirming "the power of that audience [the business elite]," (19) Churchill uses Serious Money to investigate the way in which theater generally reaffirms the power of this new audience.