Day: April 6, 2016

The Bible may become Tennessee’s state book

The Bible may become Tennessee’s state book

PBS News Hour reports that the Tennessee Senate has passed a bill naming the Bible as the state’s official book (Mississippi and Louisiana tried to pass similar bills unsuccessfully): In a 19-8 vote, the state Senate approved a measure Monday that would make the Bible the state’s official book, the first state in the nation […]

“Godspell” composer curtains his shows in North Carolina

“Godspell” composer curtains his shows in North Carolina

Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the music for shows including Godspell and Wicked, has withdrawn his work from North Carolina stages in response to the state’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Playbill published Schwartz’s words online: In an email obtained by Playbill.com, Schwartz writes, “To my fellow theatre writers and producers: As you no doubt […]