- April 1, 2023
We go from Miami to Arthurian England and take our MLB and NBA NFTs with us. Walk with us Sorkin style on this week’s NFTheatre News Roundup.
Miami Tech Month Begins with Week Devoted to NFTs
The first-ever Miami NFT Week kicks off today, Friday, April 1st. This comes after officials in the city have attempted to define Miami as the crypto capital of the world. NFTs are an important aspect of the crypto world, and Miami’s business and political leaders hope to court the emerging market as it grows larger.
Miami NFT Week will feature over 200 speakers participating in over 40 talks. Some of the notable speakers include Mark Cuban and Miami mayor, Francis Suarez. The three-day event will also include a metaverse experience, as well as a host of after-parties.
The week is part of Miami Tech Month, wherein the city courts potential businesses and draws a crowd of techies from across the world. With a hiring fair, 5K, and a plethora of parties, NFT week is just one part of the city’s tech plans.
Camelot to Return to Broadway. Sorkin to Write Updated Book
A revival of Camelot will debut on Broadway, coming from the Lincoln Center Theatre. First opening in the Majestic Theatre in 1960, the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical will be making its return after years of hiatus.
Aaron Sorkin, writer of films like The Social Network and Molly’s Game, as well as television shows like West Wing will be updating the book for a 21st-century audience.
Based on the King Arthur legends adapted from T. H. White’s 1958 novel The Once and Future King, the original production, starred Richard Burton. The 1960 version ran for 873 performances and won four Tony Awards. The musical explores themes like justice and humanity.
Bucks and Brewers Latest Sports Teams to Launch NFTs
The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers are the latest sports teams to launch their own NFTs. the NBA and MLB franchises will begin offering fans digital merchandise.
The Bucks plan on giving out NFTs, like a “Fear the Deer” poster as the NBA wraps up its season in the next three games. While on the other hand, the Brewers will be offering fans packs of digital trading cards.
The Bucks and the Brewers aren’t the only sports teams to offer their fanbases NFTs, but they are the latest. Both Wisconsin-based teams join franchises like the New Jersey Devils and the Golden State Warriors in jumping into the NFT market.
What seems most interesting is how Wisconsin local news is reporting on the NFTs, calling them souvenirs similar to towels and bobbleheads. But tech adverse fans don’t have to worry. The physical merch isn’t going away just yet.
Ariana Debose Wins Oscar for West Side Story
Broadway star Ariana Debose won her first Oscar Award for her role in West Side Story. Debose, who’s seen turns on stage in shows like Hairspray, Les Miserables, and Hamilton made the jump to the screen.
Her first on-screen role was actually as a competitor in Dancing with the Stars. She saw many successful runs on TV shows, other stage shows like Motown, and in small film parts. The role of Anita in West Side Story is her first Oscar nom.
The film, directed by Steven Speilberg, is a feature-length adaptation of a 1957 musical. The 2021 version picked up 7 Oscar noms, including Debose’s. The 31-year-old actor will next appear in a Marvel film and has other film projects on the horizon.