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Theater News for the Week Ending February 11th

By Bennett Liebman

Williamstown Theatre Festival eases season after Times report

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-02-03/after-times-investigation-theater-festival-announces-culture-changes

A 'Music Man,' scared of its own trombones

https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/broadway/ny-broadway-music-man-hugh-jackman-20220211-w43rkaapvnamxdvej6gtdoxte4-story.html

Even With Hugh Jackman, 'The Music Man' Goes Flat

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/10/theater/the-music-man-review.html

Broadway's mask and vaccination requirement remains through April 30

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/02/09/broadways-mask-and-vaccination-requirement-remains-through-april-30/

Broadway Mask Mandate To Remain As New York State Eases Policy

https://deadline.com/2022/02/broadway-mask-covid-vaccine-mandate-to-remain-as-new-york-state-eases-policy-1234929707/

Broadway sees upward trend in capacity, grosses

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/02/08/broadway-sees-upward-trend-in-capacity-grosses/

Spring Forward? Broadway Eyes A Rebound After Brutal Winter

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeseymour/2022/02/09/spring-forward-broadway-eyes-a-rebound-after-brutal-winter/?sh=352cdf4e158e

Actors' Equity appoints new team of COVID-19 safety consultants

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/02/07/actors-equity-appoints-new-team-of-covid-19-safety-consultants/

Music Men Sue 'The Music Man' After Their Broadway Dreams Are Dashed

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marchershberg/2022/02/09/music-men-sue-the-music-man-after-their-broadway-dreams-are-dashed/?sh=73ad4e197fd6

Black Theatre Coalition Announces Cohort of Broadway Fellows

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/02/07/black-theatre-coalition-announces-cohort-of-broadway-fellows/

'It Was a Crusade': Karen Brooks Hopkins Revisits Her BAM Tenure

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/09/theater/bam-karen-brooks-hopkins.html

Lynn Nottage dominates NYC's theater season with new works

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/on-stage/2022/02/05/on-stage-lynn-nottage-dominates-nyc-s-theater-season-with-three-new-works

Exit Stage Left: Broadway Theater Enters a New Era

https://stories.camden.rutgers.edu/02-09-2022-exit-stage-left/index.html

Here Are the 25 Worst Broadway Musicals of the 21st Century

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/worst-broadway-musicals

Lin-Manuel Miranda hints Disney's 'Encanto' could be headed to Broadway

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/lin-manuel-miranda-hints-disneys-encanto-could-be-headed-to-broadway-11644513250

Detroit night on Broadway: Crowd celebrates Motor City theater impact

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2022/02/06/detroit-night-broadway-crowd-celebrates-motor-city-theater-impact/6676372001/?gnt-cfr=1

Harper Lee Estate Told to Pay $2.5 Million in Dispute Over 'Mockingbird' Plays

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/10/theater/harper-lee-to-kill-a-mockingbird.html

'Sing Street' to make a stop at the Huntington on its way back to Broadway

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/e2-80-98sing-street-e2-80-99-to-make-a-stop-at-the-huntington-on-its-way-back-to-broadway/ar-AATHS8x?ocid=BingNewsSearch

Marin Shakespeare's new leader loves the Bard but won't gloss over his problems

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/marin-shakespeares-new-leader-loves-the-bard-but-wont-gloss-over-his-problems

'Tina' to launch North American tour in fall 2022

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/02/10/tina-to-launch-north-american-tour-in-fall-2022/

In COVID's wake, Orlando actors look elsewhere for work

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/os-prem-et-orlando-actors-leave-central-florida-20220210-6vopg6edives3go5rbto6fmpfm-story.html

Deb Clapp resigning from League of Chicago Theatres

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/2/10/22928063/deb-clapp-league-of-chicago-theatres-stepping-down-as-executive-director

The Lab Where the Method Was Born

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/02/03/the-lab-where-the-method-was-born/

Amana's Old Creamery Theatre closes permanently after 50 years

https://dailyiowan.com/2022/02/10/amanas-old-creamery-theatre-closes-permanently-after-50-years/

A new series of pop-up musical theatre concerts will serenade London commuters

https://www.timeout.com/london/news/the-cast-of-dirty-dancing-the-musical-will-be-serenading-waterloo-station-at-5pm-today-021022

Commercial theatre companies report Covid revenue losses of up to 90%

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/commercial-theatre-companies-report-covid-revenue-losses-of-up-to-90


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