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Articles Tagged Broadway

  • Friday, December 06, 2013
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    PSW Staff 12/06/13 10:26 AM,
    Masque Sound, which has been working with Broadway and numerous large-scale touring productions for more than 75 years, recently took delivery of a new Sennheiser Digital 9000 wireless system. Masque Sound counts timeless productions such as The Lion King, MAMMA MIA! and The Phantom of the Opera among its clients. “There has been overwhelming demand among key designers and theatrical sound professionals to demo and use the Digital 9000 wireless system from Sennheiser,” notes Scott Kalata of Masque Sound. “We… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVMicrophoneSignalWireless

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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    PSW Staff 09/25/13 09:18 AM,
    Masque Sound  continues its Broadway run by providing a custom audio equipment package for the groundbreaking new production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. For sound designer Clive Goodwin, there were two main goals: To make the play sound as natural as possible and to ensure that the whole audience, even members seated in the very back of the mezzanine, could clearly hear Nico Muhly’s beautiful composition. “Nico’s music sets the theme for the show,” says Goodwin. “The Glass… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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    PSW Staff 06/25/13 12:32 PM,
    Building on the success of the DiGiCo D5T, still in current use on shows such as Cinderella, SD7T consoles have become a mainstay in the audio trenches on Broadway and in the West End (UK) for many a year, with their potently powerful hardware, Stealth engine and theatre software kit capable of handling the most intricate demands of theatre audio today. This June, a slew of the newest productions utilizing DiGiCo SD7T consoles took home coveted 2013 TONY Awards. Kinky… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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    PSW Staff 05/21/13 11:00 AM,
    With songs by rocker girl Cyndi Lauper and story by celebrated actor/playwright, Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots has Broadway on its feet. Based on the 2005 British flick about a struggling shoe factory that reinvigorates business by making fetish footwear for drag queens, the show opened to rave reviews—and a Tony Award nomination on the horizon. Sound designer John Shivers opted for a DiGiCo SD7T to handle the production after becoming familiar with the system on his previous productions for Bonnie… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, March 25, 2013
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    PSW Staff 03/25/13 10:51 AM,
    When Broadway’s newest musical, Kinky Boots, strutted into the Hirschfeld Theatre earlier this month, it earned rave reviews from preview audiences. To bring the show’s music-and-dance-filled score to life for audiences, Sound Designer John Shivers, along with his long-time associate and collaborator, David Patridge, turned to Masque Sound for a custom audio equipment package. Based on the 2005 film and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price, an aspiring young businessman forced to give up his dreams… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioConsolesDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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    PSW Staff 09/11/12 09:31 AM,
    Once, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best New Musical, relies on DPA Microphones’ 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones to provide a transparent sound in a small, discreet capsule. Based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Once takes place on a set designed to give audience members the illusion that they are watching a true event unfold, making them feel as though they are right on stage with the actors. The natural sounding DPA 4060s add to this impression. With… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Tuesday, April 06, 2010
    Theater Aviom Rack
    PSW Staff 04/06/10 06:34 AM, 0 Comments
    Aviom’s Pro16 personal mixing system is helping musicians stay on point for Paris’ newest show “Zorro the Musical” currently being staged at the city’s famous Folies Bergere Theater. “Zorro” marries the tale of the legendary Spanish masked hero with the music of the Gypsy Kings.  The show’s orchestration places instruments in three separate locations in the theater: guitars are situated on one platform, keyboards and miscellaneous percussion on another, and a full drum kit on a third.  To make this… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertDigitalEthernetInterconnectSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    Come Fly Away
    PSW Staff 03/31/10 06:10 AM, 0 Comments
    Come Fly Away, the new musical that brings together the legendary music of Frank Sinatra and the creative vision of Tony Award winner Twyla Tharp, is now on Broadway. This exciting show combines the seductive vocals of Frank Sinatra with the sound of a live 19-piece big band and the thrill of Twyla Tharp’s choreography. Fifteen of the world’s best dancers tell the story of four couples falling in and out of love at a swinging nightclub on a sultry… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneWirelessAudio

  • Friday, November 06, 2009
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    Mark Frink 11/06/09 04:37 PM, 0 Comments
    A recent trip to Broadway in the Big Apple took me to five of the season’s top shows to see what equipment is used when the stakes are high. Literally million dollar shows, successful musicals often gross over a million dollars a week. Next February’s off-again, on-again Spiderman, sees songwriter U2’s start-up costs estimated at around $40 million. Broadway sound designs must provide clear, crisp, detailed sound to every seat in the house for patrons who pay average prices approaching… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureAmplifierAnalogDigitalEthernetLine ArrayLoudspeakerMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSubwooferWirelessAudio





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