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Rocco Landesman to visit Peoria

Earlier this week, I borrowed an old vaudeville expression to ask whether newly installed National Endowment for the Arts chair Rocco Landesman “will play in Peoria.” Apparently he’s going to try. On Tuesday, August 11—his first day on the job—Landesman contacted Kathy Chitwood, executive director of the Eastlight Theatre in East Peoria, responding to her […]

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NEA chair Rocco Landesman speaks out

Back in May, I blogged about Rocco Landesman’s nomination as chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts. I noted that Landesman, a veteran Broadway and regional-theater producer, had operated the Royal George Theatre here back in the 1990s, where he mounted the Chicago premiere of Angels in America. (That production, by the way, was […]