Part of the Russian University of Theatre Arts in the heart of Moscow has been devastated by fire. For several hours firefighter struggled to save the historic 18th-century building that houses the largest theatrical university in Russia.
Gay tolerance clearly has a long way to go in some African states. The British producer of a play about homosexuals has enraged authorities in Uganda, leading to his deportation back to the UK. His local girlfriend and two children were left behind.
Moscow's Culture Department, lead by the new role model for city officials Sergey Kapkov, has launched an experiment for theater-going foreigners: Performances in the capital’s theaters will now feature subtitles in English and German.
Tweeter and theater are not meant to be enjoyed at one and the same time. But Rhode Island’s Providence Performing Arts Center has offered a 'tweet seat' section of seats for those who will live-tweet from the performance using a special hash tag.