lotus



previous page: Magic FAQ
  
page up: Art
  
next page: Stand-up Comedy FAQ

Theatre FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Theatre. General, resource periodicals, mail order, and bookstore information. Frequently- discussed composer, musical, and performer information. And ticket information for Broadway and London theatre.

This FAQ about theatre was compiled and written by aku@leland.Stanford.EDU (Andrew Chia-Tso Ku) with numerous contributions by others.

Welcome to the rec.arts.theatre Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)/Informational posting! If you are a newcomer to r.a.t, you are strongly encouraged to at least scan the table of contents of this and the two subsequent FAQ postings before asking a question.

If you have any comments or corrections, please let us know. A number of people have contributed to the FAQ; several of them have indicated an interest in fielding comments themselves. These people have their email addresses indicated at the top of their sections, like this: [, comments: ]. Comments about all other sections should be addressed to me at aku@leland.stanford.edu.

THE REC.ARTS.THEATRE FAQ/INFORMATIONAL POSTING

written by:

[MB] Myra Bronstein myra@karin.att.com
[SB] M.S. Burton suburton@carson.u.washington.edu
[JAC] Jon Alan Conrad conrad@brahms.udel.edu
[DF] David Fristrom davidf@tiac.net
[AK] Andrew Ku aku@leland.stanford.edu
[ELN] Elizabeth Lear Newman eliz@world.std.com
[SP] Scott Putterman valjean@cs.stanford.edu
[DS] Desiree Sy dsy@psych.toronto.edu

additional material:

[RC] Ruth Cross norhcr@chevron.com
[HG] Harry Gold hsgold@minerva.cis.yale.edu
[TDK] Tom Dale Keever keever@phantom.com
[DK] Dave Kehs kehs@east.alsys.com
[ML] Michael Lara mslara@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
[PJS] Peter John Sill still007@gold.tc.umn.edu
[RS] Richard Sucgang rs54@cunixf.cc.columbia.edu
[LW] Linda Wiley ursula@geko.com.au
[AW] Alan Woods awoods@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu

Copyright (c) 1995 by the aforementioned authors. Use and copying of this information are permitted, as long as:

a) no fees or compensation are charged for use, copies or access to this information.

b) this copyright notice, with author list, is included intact.

corrections/additions by:

Gianmarco Baldini, Faith Burwasser, Brian Evans, Gary Watson, Melinda D Hart, David Pirmann, Stuart Goldstone, Melissa Bammel Adam Feldman, Scott Morris

-1.1 About the rec.arts.theatre. hierarchy
Welcome to rec.arts.theatre.* hierarchy, devoted to discussion of ...
-1.2 What other theatre-related newsgroups exist?
-1.3 What is the correct spelling of theatre/theater? [AW/ELN]
[AW]: Francis Hodge published an article about this in THEATRE ...
-1.4 What is a cast recording?
This really isn't a FAQ, but misuse of the term
-1.5 Where is the FAQ archived?
This FAQ is available at the following locations by anonymous ftp:...
-1.6.1 Musicals
Lyrics to some popular musicals: ftp://ftp.std.com/archives/...
-1.6.2 Gilbert & Sullivan
SAVOYNET Archive: ftp://diamond.idbsu.edu/...
-1.6.3 Shakespeare Plays
At Dartmouth:...
-1.6.4 Other
CMU English Server: gopher://english-server.hss.cmu.edu/...
-1.7 What should I wear to ?
There are no dress codes at theaters - you can wear whatever you like....
-2.2.1.1 Gateway mailing lists for rec.arts.theatre. newsgroups
If you do not have access to the Usenet newsgroups, you ...
-2.2.1.2 Specialized performers/shows/composers
LISTNAME ...
-2.2.1.3 Stagecraft
Send a message to: stagecraft-request@zinc.com ...
-2.2.1.4 Cast Recordings
For discussion of cast recordings, there is a mailing ...
-2.2.2 World Wide Web (WWW) Pages [AK]
Please note that due to space limitations, I am not ...
-2.2.3 Archives on LES MIZ, PHANTOM, MISS SAIGON
A representative of the management company handling these shows ...
-2.3 Further Information On Bitnet/Internet Resources
Deborah Torres (dtorres@umich.edu) and Martha Vander Kolk (mjvk@umich.edu),...
-3. Theatre Periodicals
[SB, comments: suburton@carson.u.washington.edu]...
-4.1 Mail Orders: Hard-To-Find Theatre Recordings
[AK, DK comments: aku@leland.stanford.edu]...
-4.2 Theatre Souvenirs And Posters
*One Shubert ...
-5.1 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: New York
[NETB] = [Not Exclusively Theater Books, but has above-average ...
-5.2 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Ontario
Theatrebooks (NEW LOCATION!)...
-5.3 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: California
Drama Books,...
-5.4 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Washington, D.C.
Backstage
-5.5 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Boston
Bakers
-5.6 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Chicago
Act I Bookstore - 312-348-...
-5.7 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Providence, RI
ACCIDENT OR ...
-5.8 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: England
Samuel French, Inc/...
-5.9 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Netherlands
International Theatre ...
-5.10 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Spain
F.A.E., Llibres i utils de l'espectacle, ...
-5.11 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: France
[PJS]
-6.1.1 Theatre Shows To Date
LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE - Boublil and Schonberg's first musical,...
-6.1.2 Current Theatre Projects
Boublil/Schonberg are currently working on a musical version of ...
-6.1.3 Theatre Recordings, Videos, Books, etc.
*LA REVOLUTION ...
-6.1.4 Miss Saigon magazine
Sun And
-6.2 Andrew Lloyd Webber
[SP]
-6.2.1 Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre Shows To Date
Each title is followed by name of lyricist....
-6.2.2 Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre Current Projects
SUNSET BOULEVARD - ALW's musical version of the Billy Wilder movie ...
-6.2.3 Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre Recordings Of Shows
*JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR ...
-6.2.4 Andrew Lloyd Webber: Other Recordings/Compilations
[ML/SP]
-6.2.5 The Phantom Of The Opera Tour Dates
Touring schedule by city in alphabetical ...
-6.2.6 Jesus Christ Superstar Tour Dates
As posted by YWMU07A@prodigy.com (Gretchen Armato). The source ...
-6.2.7 Cats Tour Dates
as posted by Keith Bauer (jellicat@research.att.com):...
-6.2.8 The Phantom Appreciation Society
The Phantom Appreciation Society in the UK has 250 ...
-6.3 Stephen Sondheim: Shows To Date
[JAC]
-6.3.1.1 LYRICS AND MUSIC
Broadway musicals unless otherwise indicated. Each title is followed ...
-6.3.1.2 LYRICS ONLY
Composer listed first, then librettist....
-6.3.2 Stephen Sondheim: Current Projects
PASSION (1994; James Lapine)...
-6.3.3 Stephen Sondheim: Recordings, Awards, Additional Info.
(OC = original cast)...
-6.3.3.1 Shows (as composer and lyricist)
*SATURDAY
-6.3.3.2 Revues, Concerts, etc.
SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE (1973; tribute concert), RCA ...
-6.3.4.1 The Stephen Sondheim Society
The Stephen Sondheim Society, based in Britain, was formed ...
-6.3.4.2 The Sondheim Review
The Sondheim Review is a quarterly journal devoted to Sondheim'...
-7.1 Musical: Chess versions/recordings [ELN]
The
-7.2 Musical: Jekyll And Hyde [RC]
The show began as a concept album (on the BMG label), really a ...
-7.3 Musical: Carrie [AK]
[Most of the following information comes from Ken Mandelbaum'...
-8. Theatre Performers On Record And Video
-8.1 Theatre Performers: Michael Ball [RS]
Cast
-8.2 Theatre Performers: Sarah Brightman [SP]
Cast
-8.3 Theatre Performers: Michael Crawford [SP]
Cast
-8.4 Theatre Performers: Frances Ruffelle [SP]
Cast
-8.5 Theatre Performers: Lea Salonga [compiled by SP]
Cast
-8.5.1 Is that really Lea Salonga posting to the Internet?
Yes, ManangL@aol.com is indeed Lea Salonga. Please don't ...
-8.7 Theatre Performers: Julie Andrews [HG]
Cast
-8.8 Theatre Performers: Anthony Warlow [LW]
Cast
-9.1 How do I Find Out What's Playing In Theatres?
Check out Joseph Geigel's
-9.2.1 Buying Regular-Priced Theatres Tickets: In Person Purchases
Many people prefer buying tickets in person at the box office: ...
-9.2.2 Buying Regular-Priced Tickets: Telecharge/Ticketmaster
TELECHARGE sells tickets to shows playing at Shubert and ...
-9.2.3 Buying Regular-Priced Theatres Tickets: Mail Order
In this age of instant gratification, people often overlook ...
-9.2.4 Buying Regular-Priced Theatres Tickets: Cancellation Lines
Cancellation lines sprout when a show reaches sellout status. ...
-9.3.1 Discount Theatre Tickets: TKTS (Officially: New York City on Stage) [MB/AK]
These are the well-known
-9.3.2 Discount Theatre Tickets: Bloomingdales [MB]
Bloomingdales has a Ticketmaster outlet on the third floor by ...
-9.3.3 Discount Theatre Tickets: Standing Room
A sellout show does have a potential silver lining: the theatre ...
-9.3.4 Discount Theatre Tickets: Twofers
-9.3.5 Discount Theatre Tickets: Student Tickets
Some Broadway shows sell student tickets; often these shows have ...
-9.4 Premium-priced Theatre Tickets
These are only options that the most wealthy or fanatical would use....
-9.4.1 The Actor's Fund of America
Broadway producers assign a few seats to every performance to ...
-9.4.2 Scalpers
You can sometimes find these people loitering around the front of ...
-9.4.2 Brokers
These are essentially legalized scalpers and typically, as in ...
-9.6 Size of Broadway Theatres and Floor Plans [AK/DF/DP]
Theatre total orchestra ...
-10.1 London Venues Information
[DF,comments: davidf@world.std....
-10.1.1 London Venues Information: The West End
The West End corresponds closely to Broadway; it is the home of big,...
-10.1.2 London Venues Information: The RSC And The RNT
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Royal National ...
-10.1.3 London Venues Information: The Fringe
The term The Fringe covers all the other theatres in and around London....
-10.2 London Venues Information: How To Find Out What'S Playing
I maintain another document, The London Stage Gazette, which ...
-10.3 London Venues Information: How To Get Tickets
If you are planning in advance, the easiest way to get tickets is ...









TOP
previous page: Magic FAQ
  
page up: Art
  
next page: Stand-up Comedy FAQ