The Broadway League has filed suit against seven Broadway casting agencies alleging that they have violated antitrust laws by forming a “cartel” that has collectively raised their fees and boycotted producers who will not pay it. In the federal suit, the League claims that these casting offices have added a 29% fee increase to already negotiated rates for all productions moving forward, which they say “jeopardizes” the future of Broadway shows.
A starburst light fixture sends a golden glow into the sitting compartment that abuts one of the star dressing rooms at the Imperial Theatre in New York. This may constitute a sly design homage to the incandescent chandeliers, suggesting clusters of sparklers, that rise and fall during Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, the thrillingly adventurous musical by Dave Malloy that brought a vitalizing, fresh energy to musical theater during its dazzling Broadway run.
“Bright Colors and Bold Patterns,” which opened last December, reopened this week at the SoHo Playhouse, 19 Vandam Street, Manhattan; 212-691-1555, sohoplayhouse.com. Here are excerpts from Charles Isherwood’s review, which appeared in The New York Times on Dec. 19. Gerry, the madly chattering fellow who’s the sole character in Drew Droege’s hilarious show “Bright Colors and Bold Patterns,” is either your ideal wedding guest or your worst-nightmare wedding guest.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".