PRINCETON -- When Sam Shepard died unexpectedly this summer, American theater lost a sharp, insightful commentator on the baleful condition of humans acting under the combined stresses of desperation and desire. His characters routinely find themselves in lives they can neither manage nor escape, circumstances into which Shepard delves eagerly in order to examine how pressure tests and shapes everyday human lives.
HOBOKEN -- "The Net Will Appear" is a tender and quite beautiful play now receiving its world premiere at Hoboken's Mile Square Theatre. A two-hander starring stage-and-screen-veteran Richard Masur opposite nine-year-old professional rookie Matilda Lawler (or understudy Willa O'Connor who performs once a week), deals with big themes like aging, love, and the challenges of fractured family, but pairs them nimbly with plenty of humor and charm.
RED BANK -- In 1959, Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" rocked the theater world with its realist vision of black American life and uncompromising examination of the complex humans at its center. More than half a century later, the play has become an enduring classic while establishing itself as a challenge for theater companies. Productions often slip into maudlin sentimentality, or allow the domineering presence of Walter Lee Younger to overpower and mute the depth of his cast-mates.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".