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Co-Founder Of DC’s Signature Theater Resigns Following Allegations Of Sexual Assault

Two actors have publicly accused Eric Schaeffer, who has been the Northern Virginia company’s artistic director since its beginnings in 1989, of repeatedly grabbing their genitals during public events in 2016 and 2018. Signature management says that a two-month investigation in 2018 by an attorney for the company found the allegations “not credible,” but Schaeffer decided to resign this week after the actors made their accusations public on Facebook over the weekend. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Facebook, Theatre, Dc, Northern Virginia, Eric Schaeffer, Schaeffer, 06.24.20


Co-Founder Of DC’s Signature Theatre Resigns After Sexual Assault Allegations

Eric Schaeffer, founding artistic director of the Tony-winning Signature Theatre, resigned late Tuesday after an actor made public his allegation that Schaeffer sexually assaulted him during a Washington awards show in May 2018. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington, Theatre, Dc, Tony, Eric Schaeffer, Schaeffer, Signature Theatre, 06.24.20


Signature Theatre Co-Founder Eric Schaeffer Has Stepped Down Amid Allegations of Sexual Assault

BroadwayWorld reported earlier todaythatSignature Theatre denied sexual assault allegations against its co-founder and artistic director Eric Schaeffer. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Eric Schaeffer, BWW News Desk, Signature Theatre Co


Signature Theatre Denies Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Co-Founder Eric Schaeffer

Signature Theatre is denying sexual assault allegations against its co-founder and artistic directorEric Schaeffer. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Eric Schaeffer, Schaeffer, BWW News Desk


VIDEO: Claybourne Elder, Donna Migliaccio, and Christopher Michael Richardson Chat Sondheim on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE!

In the third episode of Signature Strong Live,Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer chats with stars aboutSignature's special relationship with Stephen Sondheim. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Eric Schaeffer, Stage Tube, Claybourne, Donna Migliaccio, Christopher Michael Richardson


California Blames Feds for Stalled Plans to Curb Pollution

(Bloomberg) -- California’s top clean-air official fired back at Trump administration charges that the state hasn’t done enough to fight pollution within its borders, saying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should “do its job.”Last month, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler warned California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols that federal highway funds for the state might be withheld over a backlog of incomplete state plans to fight air pollution.Nichols responded in a letter on Wedn...
Tags: News, California, Washington, House, Wheeler, Epa, Donald Trump, Trump, Nichols, Jim Jordan, Elijah Cummings, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Eric Schaeffer, California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, RYAN BEENE


Pruitt Rescinding Safety Rules Prompted By Fatal Plant Blast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is moving to rescind some safety measures proposed after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Pruitt on Thursday signed changes to proposed Obama-era safety rules that would affect 12,500 U.S. chemical plants, refineries and other facilities. The safety rules were prompted by a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, that killed 15 people. Pruitt’s changes eliminate some requirements for safety train...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Washington, Ap, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Environmental Working Group, Eric Schaeffer, West Texas, Pruitt, Environmental Integrity Project, Matt Shuham, Alex Formuzis


Theater News: South Korean Production of Titanic Hoping to Sail to Broadway

Eric Schaeffer directs the musical for the OD Company in Seoul.
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Eric Schaeffer, OD Company


A Charlie Brown Christmas Show Discount Tickets – As low as $38 (reg $59)

A Charlie Brown Christmas Show Discount Tickets – $38 (reg $59) Goldstar.com, one of our favorite sites for discount entertainment tickets, is offering discount tickets for A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage event.  They have tickets on sale for $38 – $50 (reg $59 – $73). The show is happening on November 30, 2017, at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma. More information about the Charlie Brown Christmas Show: The only holiday moment more magical than watching A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV ...
Tags: Christmas, Harlem Globetrotters, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Eric Schaeffer, Popper, Goldstar, Thrifty NW, Pantages Theater, Broadway Center


Video Flash: Signature Theatre Releases B-Roll Trailer for A Little Night Music

Eric Schaeffer's new production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony-winning musical runs through October 8.
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Tony, Eric Schaeffer, Hugh Wheeler


Photo Flash: Fall in Love With New A Little Night Music Photos

Eric Schaeffer directs Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical at Signature Theatre.
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Photo Flash: Sexy Sneak Peek at the Cast of Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Gigi. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. Sondheim's classically inspired score includes 'A Weekend in the Country', 'Liaisons', and the seminal 'Send in the Clowns.' BroadwayWorld has a sexy sneak peek at the cast in character below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Sweden, Theatre, Broadway, Sondheim, BroadwayWorld, Eric Schaeffer, Hugh Wheeler, BWW News Desk, Gigi Stephen Sondheim


Video Flash: Send in the Trailer for Signature Theatre's A Little Night Music

Eric Schaeffer will direct the company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony-winning musical.
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Tony, Eric Schaeffer, Hugh Wheeler


VIDEO: A Web of Love Affairs in New Trailer for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Gigi. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Check out a new trailer for the show below [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Sweden, Theatre, Broadway, Eric Schaeffer, Hugh Wheeler, Stage Tube, Gigi Stephen Sondheim


Holly Twyford, Florence Lacey to Star in Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; Cast Complete!

Signature Theatrehasannounced the full cast and creative team for A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Gigi. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Sweden, Theatre, Broadway, Eric Schaeffer, Hugh Wheeler, BWW News Desk, Holly Twyford Florence Lacey, Gigi Stephen Sondheim


Theater News: Signature Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for A Little Night Music

Holly Twyford will star in Eric Schaeffer's new production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony-winning musical.
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Tony, Eric Schaeffer, Hugh Wheeler, Holly Twyford


EPA Chief Spent First Weeks Courting Fossil Fuel Execs, Exposing 'Fatal Flaw' At Agency

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Tags: News, Obama, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Indiana, Atlantic, United States, Arctic, Bp, Epa, Great Lakes, Oklahoma, Naacp, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency


Some 450 Former EPA Officials Want The Senate To Reject Trump's Pick

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Tags: News, Senate, Epa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Huffington Post, Trump, Eric Schaeffer, Joseph Erbentraut, Schaeffer, Pruitt, Illinois River, Environmental Integrity Project


Aisle View: Charismatic Clown (with Ghastly Secret)

Ed Dixon in Georgie Photo: Carol Rosegg When devising a one-man play about show biz, it is understandably helpful to choose a famously crusty, famously crotchety, famously charming scene stealer as your subject. Ed Dixon--himself one of those weathered show biz types who has gone from chorus boy to character man, while also writing plays and even a memoir detailing his off-stage struggles with addiction and homelessness--has chosen to memorialize his friend George Rose, who easily fits ...
Tags: Coco, New York, London, News, Broadway, Kevin Kline, Huffington Post, Dominican Republic, Rose, Arlington VA, Steven Suskin, Davenport, Dixon, Eric Schaeffer, Vic, Carol Rosegg


Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, now playing thru January 29.The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stunning production below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Eric Schaeffer, BWW News Desk


Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC Sets Sail Tonight

Signature TheatrepresentsTitanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, tonight,December 13, throughJanuary 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Eric Schaeffer, BWW News Desk


STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music Video

Signature Theatre'sTitanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet,will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. Get ready for the show'sbig send-off with the company's rendition of 'Godspeed Titanic' below [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Eric Schaeffer, Stage Tube


Donna Migliaccio Stars in SILVER BELLES World Premiere, Starting Tonight at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatrepresents theworld premiere production of a new holiday musical, Silver Belles. Directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, this world premiere musical features a book by Allyson Currin WSC Avant Bard's Caesar and Dada, music by Matt Conner Signature's Nevermore and lyrics by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith Creative Cauldron's The Turn of the Screw. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Eric Schaeffer, Caesar, Matt Conner, BWW News Desk


The Clean Air Act Was Supposed To Protect Us. Here's Why It's Not

ALBANY, N.Y. — When Deneen Carter-El moved to the Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany’s South End two decades ago, she thought the beige-colored townhouses and trimmed lawns would be a welcome change from high-rise public housing. But appearances were deceiving. The 16-building complex borders the Port of Albany — a 200-acre shipping hub that’s home to landfills, bus depots, a cement plant and a large terminal where crude oil is transferred from railcars to barges and tankers. Only a chain-link fence...
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Ed Dixon's GEORGIE to Receive Workshop in NYC Next Week

Martin Platt and David Elliott Perry Street Theatricals announce a workshop presentation of Georgie My Adventures with George Rose, directed by Eric Schaeffer and written by and starring Ed Dixon, on April 11, 2016. The presentation will run 90 minutes, with no intermission. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Eric Schaeffer, George Rose, Georgie, Ed Dixon, BWW News Desk, Martin Platt, David Elliott Perry, Georgie My Adventures


Monumental Musicals, Lapine Premiere with Debra Monk & More Slated for Signature Theatre's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Set FREAKY FRIDAY!

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 201617 season, including the previously announced production of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey'sFREAKY FRIDAY. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Eric Schaeffer, Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey, BWW News Desk, Maggie Boland


Fracking Supply Chain a Climate Disaster, Doing Little to Uplift Poor Communities: Studies

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Two recent studies further call into question the oil and gas industry's claims of the climate benefits and community benefits of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons One of those studies, published in Environmental Research Letters and titled, "Just fracking: a distributive environmental justice analysis of unconventional gas development in Pennsylvania, USA," concludes that "the income distribution of the population nearer to sh...
Tags: United Kingdom, Newcastle, Huffington Post, Bell, Newcastle University, Derek Bell, Chesapeake Energy, Eric Schaeffer, Clough, Steve Horn, Environmental Research Letters, Pennsylvania USA, Industries, Aubrey McClendon, Environmental Integrity Project, Emily Clough


The Last Session: Million Dollar Quartet Ends Seven-Year Chicago Run Today

Million Dollar Quartet , the musical that dramatizes the historic recording session of four American rock icons who came to light in the '50s, ends its seven-year run in Chicago Jan. 17. Directed by Eric Schaeffer , the show - filled with blues and rock 'n' roll hits - ran only 14 months on Broadway in 2010-11, but its original 2008 Chicago production at the Goodman Theatre turned into a blockbuster, running nearly 3,000 performances. There was also a national tour and productions in Las Vegas a...
Tags: Chicago, Broadway, Las Vegas, Eric Schaeffer, Goodman Theatre


Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and More in Signature Theatre's the Fix

Signature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer . Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe , the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe.
Tags: Dempsey, Eric Schaeffer, Mark Evans, John Dempsey, Dana P Rowe


Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans, Lawrence Redmond and More in...

The cast of The Fix is directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer . Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe , the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe.
Tags: Dempsey, Eric Schaeffer, John Dempsey, Dana P Rowe, Mark Evans Lawrence Redmond