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Theater News for the Week Ending December 17th

By Bennett Liebman


Sen. Schumer promotes Save Our Stages funding as Proctors in Schenectady reopens

https://www.wamc.org/capital-region-news/2021-12-13/sen-schumer-promotes-save-our-stages-funding-as-proctors-in-schenectady-reopens


NYS Council on the Arts Grants

https://www.nysca.org/downloads/files/FY2022_Round_3_Grantee_List.pdf


Live theater in London, NYC grapple with new virus outbreaks

https://www.timesdaily.com/news/nation/live-theater-in-london-nyc-grapple-with-new-virus-outbreaks/article_106baae7-b802-5586-ab5d-d4087ba599e9.html


Broadway Cancels Some Performances as New York City's Covid-19 Cases Rise

https://www.timesdaily.com/news/nation/live-theater-in-london-nyc-grapple-with-new-virus-outbreaks/article_106baae7-b802-5586-ab5d-d4087ba599e9.html


Broadway shows, newly reopened after COVID, face new cancellations

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/16/1065015609/theater-performances-canceled-covid-broadway-west-end


Broadway Is Canceling Shows Due to Positive Covid Tests

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/theater/broadway-coronavirus-cancellations.html


As cases rise, Broadway League explores booster shot policy for theater workers

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/12/15/as-cases-rise-broadway-league-explores-booster-shot-policy-for-theater-workers/


Review: Broadway's 'Flying Over Sunset' comes in for a crash landing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/12/13/flying-sunset-broadway-review/


'The Music Man' Once Had a Disabled Character. Then He Was Erased.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/theater/music-man-disability-meredith-willson.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


'The Woman Gave Him His Ticket, and He Walked Off'

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/12/nyregion/metropolitan-diary.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Broadway League elects 13 new members to board of governors

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/12/15/broadway-league-elects-13-new-members-to-board-of-governors/


Special Stephen Sondheim Playbills swiped in 'Company' heist

https://pagesix.com/2021/12/13/special-stephen-sondheim-playbills-swiped-in-company-heist/


Broadway stage managers see strides in diversity

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/12/15/broadway-stage-managers-see-strides-in-diversity/


For This Theater Leader, a Mission That Goes Beyond the Stage

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/theater/westcoast-theater-sarasota-nate-jacobs.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Senator Murray Pushes to Extend COVID Grant Disbursement Deadline

https://www.murray.senate.gov/senator-murray-pushes-to-extend-covid-grant-disbursement-deadline-for-independent-entertainment-venues/


As theaters adapt to a new reality, streaming takes the stage

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/12/17/arts/theaters-adapt-new-reality-streaming-takes-stage/


Major Music Acts Are Seeing 20% No-Show Rates at Concerts

https://www.wsj.com/articles/major-music-acts-are-seeing-20-no-show-rates-at-concerts-11639663201?mod=business_lead_pos13


Being Alive Together

https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2021/12/sondheim-omicron-theater


'Hanging on by our fingertips': theatres fear Omicron's impact on festive season

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/16/theatres-omicron-impact-covid


Review: First the Party, Then the Crash, in a 'Cabaret' Revival

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/theater/cabaret-review-london-eddie-redmayne.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


'It's been annihilated': businesses hard hit by plan B falloff in trade

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/16/annihilated-businesses-hard-hit-by-plan-b-falloff-in-trade-pubs-hair-salons-financial-support-covid


Andrew Lloyd Webber 'heartbroken' as theatregoers exit stage right

https://www.mailplus.co.uk/edition/showbiz/theatre/136347/andrew-lloyd-webber-heartbroken-as-theatregoers-exit-stage-right-before-christmas


Terry Gilliam's Disputed Sondheim Show Finds a Home

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/15/theater/gilliam-sondheim-into-the-woods.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


'Without live theatre, we are nothing:' 2021 brought a return to the stage in CT

https://www.ctinsider.com/entertainment/article/ct-live-performaces-pandemic-reflect-2021-16703870.php


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