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Theater News for the Week Ending December 25th

By Bennett Liebman


Broadway Sees Lifeline in $15 Billion Aid for U.S. Entertainment

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-22/broadway-sees-lifeline-in-15-billion-aid-for-u-s-entertainment


Broadway community applauds relief package, but says more is needed

https://broadwaynews.com/2020/12/22/theater-community-applauds-relief-package-but-says-more-is-needed/


Stimulus Offers $15 Billion in Relief for Struggling Arts Venues

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/arts/covid-stimulus-theaters-venues.html


House And Senate Pass Massive Covid-19 And Government Spending Package: What's In It For Showbiz

https://deadline.com/2020/12/covid-19-relief-congress-save-our-stages-1234660371/


My dream for theater: Toss the old business model in the dumpster fire of 2020

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/my-dream-for-theater-toss-the-old-business-model-in-the-dumpster-fire-of-2020/ar-BB1c6KyK


A Chance to Invest in the Next 'Hamilton'? Broadway's Financiers Say to Call Them Now.

https://www.riaintel.com/article/b1ps502v3xc60p/a-chance-to-invest-in-the-next-hamilton-broadways-financiers-say-to-call-them-now


Rebecca Luker, a Broadway Star for Three Decades, Dies at 59

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/theater/rebecca-luker-dead.html


Rebecca Luker, 3-Time Tony-Nominated Performer, Passes Away at 59

https://www.playbill.com/article/rebecca-luker-3-time-tony-nominated-performer-passes-away-at-59


With a Beloved Cafe Threatened, Broadway Stars Put on a Show

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/theater/west-bank-cafe-telethon.html


The most exciting theater now is a figment of our imagination, How TikTok and social media are changing Broadway fandom

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/12/22/tiktok-broadway-musical-theater-ratatouille/


Turning Great Plays into Bad Films

https://www.wsj.com/articles/turning-great-plays-into-bad-films-11608654000


The 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020

https://www.vulture.com/article/the-10-best-theater-moments-of-2020.html


Let's Be Real: These Programs Won't End Racism at Your Theatre https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/12/22/lets-be-real-these-programs-wont-end-racism-at-your-theatre/


'It's More Money Than I Imagined.' So He's Giving Some of It Away

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/theater/jeremy-o-harris-commission-philanthropy.html?smid=tw-share


Why Would a Broadway Actor Choose to Live in Philadelphia? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/realestate/rob-mcclure-mrs-doubtfire-diy-philadelphia-house.html?auth=login-email&login=email


The Artists We Lost in 2020, in Their Words

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/arts/artists-who-died-2020.html


Remembering Broadway's shining stars who died in 2020 https://nypost.com/2020/12/23/remembering-broadways-shining-stars-who-died-in-2020/


An Online Show that Runs and Runs (and Runs)

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/theater/stars-in-the-house-rudetsky.html


Seven Broadway Stars Who Have Created New Businesses During the Pandemic

https://variety.com/2020/legit/news/broadway-pandemic-covid-19-robbie-fairchild-jeremy-o-harris-1234873686/


How Broadway's workers are getting through the shutdown together

https://nypost.com/2020/12/23/how-broadways-workers-are-getting-through-the-shutdown/

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