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By Bennett Liebman


Shea's president pulled from day-to-day supervision

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/two-sheas-buffalo-theatre-board-members-resign-amid-staff-turmoil/article_ec25e27e-23f7-11ed-bae4-cb3ac354dc7e.html?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_The_Buffalo_News


Shea's announces management reorganization

https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/sheas-management-reorganization-president-michael-murphy/71-54faff81-fe67-4524-b2b0-5a4a0b6e06fd


Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Kander Team On 'New York, New York'

https://deadline.com/2022/08/lin-manuel-miranda-new-york-new-york-musical-john-kander-1235099489/


Live Performance Is Back. But Audiences Have Been Slow to Return

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/21/arts/performing-arts-pandemic-attendance.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


How Classic Movies From 'High Noon' to 'Almost Famous' Are Getting Reboots

https://www.thewrap.com/classic-movies-broadway-stage-high-noon-almost-famous-devil-wears-prada/


I Was Stranded in Canada on 9/11, and Even I Learned from 'Come From Away'

https://observer.com/2022/08/i-was-stranded-in-canada-on-9-11-and-even-i-learned-from-come-from-away/


Angelica Ross on making Broadway history as trans actress in 'Chicago'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/08/22/angelica-ross-chicago-broadway-history/


Confessions Of A Former David Mamet Admirer

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2022/8/25/confessions-of-a-former-david-mamet-admirer


Broadway box office feels the weight of three fewer shows

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/08/23/broadway-box-office-feels-the-weight-of-three-fewer-shows/


New fellowship developed to grow the number of Black talent agents

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/08/19/new-fellowship-developed-to-grow-the-number-of-black-talent-agents/


Anna Deveare Smith Developing Ella Fitzgerald Musical

https://playbill.com/article/anna-deveare-smith-developing-ella-fitzgerald-musical-to-star-dee-dee-bridgewater-and-charity-angel-dawson


'Sweeney Todd' revival starring Josh Groban headed to Broadway

https://nypost.com/2022/08/24/sweeney-todd-revival-starring-josh-groban-headed-to-broadway/


Theater Blog Roundup: Theater as Class Struggle

https://newyorktheater.me/2022/08/24/theater-blog-roundup-theater-as-class-struggle/


Executive director Criss Henderson resigning at Chicago Shakes

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-criss-henderson-retires-chicago-shakes-20220824-ycnobozbnrfxviqcledttjs7jm-story.html


You Couldn't Say No to Myrna Salazar

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/08/22/you-couldnt-say-no-to-myrna-salazar/


In Anna Deavere Smith's 'Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,' the voices of a shattered city

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/25/arts/anna-deavere-smiths-twilight-los-angeles-1992-voices-shattered-city/


'Hair' care in 2022: The times, they are a changin'

https://denvergazette.com/arts-entertainment/arts-news-hair-shows-how-much-has-changed/article_ecde1cd4-2408-11ed-a417-8bf6292517de.html


'Hamilton' To Donate Damages From Church To LGBTQIA+ Coalition

https://deadline.com/2022/08/hamilton-door-mcallen-church-lgbtqia-south-texas-equality-project-1235099182/


In a Small Mountain Town, a Beloved Theater Company Prevails

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/25/theater/creede-repertory-theater-colorado.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


A Broadway detour brings 'Sing Street' to the Huntington

https://www2.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/25/arts/broadway-detour-brings-sing-street-huntington/


How one Berkeley company plans to house traveling artists

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/how-one-berkeley-company-plans-to-house-traveling-artists-amid-soaring-bay-area-housing-crisis


Those Trying To Make Joan Of Arc Nonbinary Can't Pigeonhole Her

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/22/attempts-to-make-joan-of-arc-nonbinary-show-she-cant-be-pigeonholed-into-postmodernism/


Musical Tammy Faye tells gay icon's life story with score by Elton John

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/aug/23/musical-tammy-faye-tells-gay-icons-life-story-with-score-by-elton-john


How much longer can the Edinburgh Fringe festival survive?

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/edinburgh-festival-strike-sadowitz-josie-long/


At Salzburg Festival, Directing Slow and Fast, At Salzburg Festival

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/25/theater/salzburg-festival-iphigenia-verrueckt-nach-trost.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


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