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Theater News for the Week Ending August 12th

By Bennett Liebman


COVID cancels 'Jersey Boys' through Saturday at Cap Rep in Albany COVID cancels 'Jersey Boys' through Saturday

https://www.timesunion.com/theater/article/COVID-cancels-Jersey-Boys-through-Saturday-at-17361988.php


A 'Night' to remember at Barrington Stage

https://www2.bostonglobe.com/2022/08/11/arts/night-remember-barrington-stage/


Barrington Stage Names Alan Paul to Be Its New Artistic Director

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/08/10/barrington-stage-names-alan-paul-to-be-its-new-artistic-director/


Shea's Performing Arts Center expansion grows to $26.6M

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/08/10/barrington-stage-names-alan-paul-to-be-its-new-artistic-director/


Syracuse Stage adds more sensory-friendly shows to 2022-2023 season

https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/syracuse-stage-adds-more-sensory-friendly-shows-to-2022-2023-season/


A Lost 'Member': The Mary Rodgers Musical That Wasn't

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/08/10/a-lost-member-the-mary-rodgers-musical-that-wasnt/


'Shy' Excerpt: Mary Rodgers on Creating 'Once Upon a Mattress'

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/09/theater/mary-rodgers-jesse-green-shy.html


'Into the Woods Unveils New Cast for Broadway Extension

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/e2-80-98into-the-woods-unveils-new-cast-for-broadway-extension-exclusive/ar-AA10A6M4


There's "no drama" between Jane Lynch and Lea Michele

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2022/8/11/theres-no-drama-between-jane-lynch-and-lea-michele


Rivers Cuomo Says Weezer's 'SZNZ' Broadway Run Off Over Low Ticket Sales

https://www.billboard.com/music/rock/weezer-cancel-sznz-broadway-run-low-ticket-sales-1235125248/


Our Upcoming Theatrical Season

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/our-upcoming-theatrical-season


OSKAR EUSTIS IS NONPROFIT THEATER'S PANDEMIC PAY CHAMP

http://broadwayjournal.com/oskar-eustis-is-nonprofit-theaters-pandemic-pay-champ-exclusive/


New Marvin Gaye Bio-Musical in Development From the Artist's Son

https://www.playbill.com/article/new-marvin-gaye-bio-musical-in-development-from-the-artists-son


Broadway shows surge in their final weeks on the Great White Way

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/08/10/broadway-shows-surge-in-their-final-weeks-on-the-great-white-way/


'Ohio State Murders,' starring Audra McDonald to open

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/08/08/ohio-state-murders-starring-audra-mcdonald-to-play-newly-renamed-james-earl-jones-theatre/


'Here There Are Blueberries' shows banality of evil

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-09/review-moises-kaufman-here-there-are-blueberries-play


DG Statement on The Door McAllen Church's Unauthorized Production, https://www.dramatistsguild.com/news/dg-statement-door-mcallen-churchs-unauthorized-production-hamilton


Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/11/arts/climate-change-outdoor-theater.html


Remaining Staff at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater Unionize With IATSE

https://www.playbill.com/article/remaining-staff-at-chicagos-victory-gardens-theater-unionize-with-iatse


Remembering Chicago theater legend Myrna Salazar

https://www.wbez.org/stories/remembering-chicago-theater-legend-myrna-salazar/5690d141-958c-49ce-bbaa-9a88f6df9dc3


New musical version of 'The Devil Wears Prada' trips on the runway

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/08/08/devil-wears-prada-elton-musical/


Ojai Playwrights Conference artistic director takes a final bow

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-05/robert-egan-ojai-playwrights-conference-artistic-director-steps-down


Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear Cancel London Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Concert

https://www.playbill.com/article/abigail-barlow-and-emily-bear-cancel-london-unofficial-bridgerton-musical-concert-following-legal-action-from-netflix


My life was turned into a romcom! How our arts writer became the lead character in a new play

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/aug/09/my-life-was-turned-into-a-romcom-how-our-arts-writer-became-the-lead-character-in-a-new-play?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


'It's great to be back': return of Edinburgh fringe sees surge in sales

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/aug/05/edinburgh-fringe-return-surge-in-sales

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