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Broadway has taken another giant step for in making their productions accessible to all, adding GalaPro to their suite of audience services. Like I-Caption® and D-Scriptive, This unique service, provides on-demand caption and audio description for each performance—right to your own smart phone or wifi enabled tablet. For more information on this innovative service Click Here. To find a production offering GalaPro, click here.




Performed in repertory, the two-part revival returns to Broadway with double the excitement: "Millenium Approaches" and "Perestroika". Tony Kushner's 1993 hit is re-born through the efforts of Sound Designer Ian Dickenson and A1 John Dory using a Digico SD10 filling the Neil Simon Theatre with D&B Y Point Source and conventional loudspeakers.


Denzel Washington fits Eugene O'Neill's description of Hickey the traveling salesman perfectly. In this four-hour extravagant play we have no problem lounging in Harry Hope's bar stunningly designed by Santo Loquasto. Sound Designer Dan Moses Schreier makes Hickey's transformation come alive under the capable hands of A1 Tim Riggs keeping the Yamaha CL5 consoles humming smoothly.


Backstage captions in the dressing rooms is a requirement for this production; and the Sound Associates team of Mark Annunziato and Betsy Selman have designed and installed audio and video D-Scriptive and I-Caption services in addition to an Infrared Listening System. The new GalaPro App allows patrons to access the services on their own mobile phones.


Fitz Patton and Chris Cronin, sound designers, teamed up to make this fabulous production led by Glenda Jackson come alive. Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning Play is gorgeous in every sense and A1 Wayne Smith deftly manages the Yamaha QL1 console into D&B Q1 and T10 Line arrays. Even director Joe Mantello complimented the sound design team.


A Great Opening for the new Helen Hayes Theatre now owned and operated by 2ND STAGE, Broadway's newest owner. Sound Designer Darron West requested a Broadway Debut of the D&B DS-100 Spatialization Processor to enhance the Q and Y conventional speaker systems. Chris Devaney manages all the hoop-la with Lectrosonics SSM wireless on a Yamaha CL1 Console.


Rogers and Hammerstein's 1945 classic is revived with a fully digital sound design by Scott Lehrer using the "first on Broadway" Yamaha Rivage PM10 Audio Console. A1 Carin Ford mixes the 40 Sennheiser SK3732 wireless through a Timax Soundhub to a full D&B rig featuring Y8 Line Arrays, V7 Point Source Boxes and E Series Surrounds. No missed cues through the Digital Clearcom Helix and Freespeak wireless communication system and full HD CCTV backstage video.


Sound Designer Gareth Owen brings this popular "juke box" musical off the road into the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with A1 Steve Henshaw mixing the Sennheiser 3732 body packs and Shure Axient hand held wireless through an Avid S6L Digital Console. D&B J Series Line Arrays and V Subs mix with E Series Surrounds to make a sweet package bringing "Love To You Baby" and "Bad Girls" alive for the cheering, standing room audience.


Broadway Musical Storytelling is making a big splash this fall as Bruce Springsteen plants his musical chops on stage at the Walter Kerr Theater. The audience is enjoying an unusual intimate experience in the 950 seat house and "The Boss" delivers a stunning performance usually enjoyed by thousands in the world's arenas. In his musical career spanning more than forty years with the E Street Band, the solo voice with only a guitar, harmonica and piano thrill the audience with timeless hits "Born In The USA" and "The Price You Pay"! Sound Designer Brian Ronan is up for the challenge of making each performance a thrilling "you-are- there" experience with L'Acoustics DV-DOSC Line Arrays and an Avid S3L console under the capable mixing of A1 John Cooper.


After a visit to the Yonkers shop by Chazz Palminteri and his son for a guitar repair, the production crew assembled a first class sound system designed by Gareth Owen with his associate Josh Leibert. A1 Dave Horowitz is in charge of the Avid S6L console, d&b V Line Array system and 36 Sennheiser 5212/3732 wireless microphones to bring the Bronx Tale with music by Alan Menken to life in the Longacre Theatre for directors Jerry Zacks and Robert De Niro.


In the immediate wake of the 09/11/01 terrorist attacks, incoming aircraft were diverted from the NYC area to other airports, many outside the USA. Those diverted to St. Johns, Newfoundland found their reception by the local residents in the small, isolated town of Gander to be remarkably kind and sensitive inviting the "stranded" passengers into their homes for a "sleep-over." For this heart-warming musical, Sound Designer Gareth Owen chose a new Avid S6L-32 audio console for A1 Chris Leussmann to mix the d&b loudspeaker combination in Ford's Theatre, DC and the Royal Alex, Toronto, scheduled before the Broadway Premier.


Five band locations in the Winter Garden Theatre digitally synced together add a spectacular music dimension to this popular British Rock import. No expense has been spared with this newest Andrew Lloyd Webber production about the musical talents of fifth graders at a prestige prep school. Sound Designer Mick Potter has once again turned the theatre into a magical Rock & Roll Palace. Meyer Articulated Line Arrays and sub-woofers provide plenty of SPL to a grateful audience. <