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Theater News for the Week Ending February 18th

Updated: Feb 23

By Bennett Liebman


Actors from HBO's 'The Gilded Age' who have appeared on Berkshire stages

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/berkshirelandscapes/gilded-age-hbo-show-actors-who-have-been-in-the-berkshires/collection_bfb41906-8a2b-11ec-b6dd-a73590ea70d4.html


5 Monologues, Each a Showcase for Asian American Actors Over 60

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/16/theater/out-of-time-asian-american-actors.html


How Jonathan Larson Taught Me to Become a Better Critic

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/16/theater/tick-tick-boom-jonathan-larson.html


Sopranos stars kill it at St. George Theatre

https://www.silive.com/news/2022/02/sopranos-stars-kill-it-at-st-george-theatre-for-in-conversation-with-the-sopranos.html


Broadway Rebounds as 'The Music Man' Starring Hugh Jackman Celebrates Opening Night With Starry Red Carpet

https://www.insideedition.com/broadway-rebounds-as-the-music-man-starring-hugh-jackman-celebrates-opening-night-with-starry-red


Opinion | Yes, Some Musicals Are Unwoke. That's Not a Writ to Rewrite Them

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/15/opinion/woke-broadway-encores.html


The Merchant of Venice: John Douglas Thompson's Shylock Takes the Ton

http://nystagereview.com/2022/02/15/the-merchant-of-venice-john-douglas-thompsons-shylock-takes-the-town/


Broadway and the prisoners of Mask-aban

https://nypost.com/2022/02/17/broadway-and-the-prisoners-of-mask-aban/


Daniel Craig on Returning to Broadway

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/arts/daniel-craig-macbeth-broadway-coronavirus-pandemic-1235095509/


Stephen Sondheim Reveals Nixed Plans for Gay-Version of COMPANY

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Stephen-Sondheim-Reveals-Nixed-Plans-for-Gay-Version-of-COMPANY-in-a-Final-Interview-20220214


Broadway's Recovery Continues Ahead Of A Jampacked Spring

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeseymour/2022/02/16/broadways-recovery-continues-ahead-of-a-jampacked-spring/?sh=2730081a17ff


Leaked grosses show impact of Omicron on Broadway

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/02/15/leaked-grosses-show-impact-of-omicron-on-broadway/


Lynn Nottage Talks MJ & More

https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/LISTEN-Lynn-Nottage-Talks-MJ-More-on-THE-THEATRE-PODCAST-WITH-ALAN-SEALES-20220217


Vrittney Johnson Becomes First Black Glinda

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/arts/broadway-wicked-brittney-johnson-first-black-glinda-1235091016/


A Dungeons & Dragons musical is set to premiere in New York City

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-dungeons-dragons-musical-is-set-to-premiere-in-new-york-city-11644879237


Play questions ownership of Anne Frank story

https://forward.com/culture/482496/anne-frank-puppet-compulsion-play-the-house-behind-theater-j-meyer-levin/


'Macbeth' to offer more than 2,000 free tickets to students

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/02/17/macbeth-to-offer-more-than-2000-free-tickets-to-students/


Associate directors and choreographers to see union representation, https://broadwaynews.com/2022/02/17/associates-directors-and-choreographers-to-see-union-representation-with-sdc/


Loretta Greco named artistic director at the Huntington Theatre Company

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/15/arts/loretta-greco-named-artistic-director-huntington/


Carol Neulander's family 'saddened and dismayed' by new musical

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/state-and-regional/carol-neulanders-family-saddened-and-dismayed-by-new-musical-a-wicked-soul-in-cherry-hill/article_e909c0dc-8c22-11ec-904f-e7b709163130.html


Jeremy O. Harris Opens 'Slave Play' in Los Angeles After Threatening to Cancel Run

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/jeremy-o-harris-opens-slave-014115931.html


Lifting mask mandate recasts Bay Area front-of-house staff as referees of warring audiences

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/lifting-mask-mandate-recasts-bay-area-front-of-house-staff-as-referees-of-warring-audiences


The Kennedy Center looks back at 50 years of theater ambition

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/02/15/kennedy-center-musical-theater-50-years/


Hath Not a Jew Roles? A Case for Authentic Jewish Casting,

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/02/16/hath-not-a-jew-roles-a-case-for-authentic-jewish-casting/


10 Rising Black Women to Watch in Theatre

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/02/10/10-rising-black-women-to-watch-in-theatre/


West End to fully recover in just two years

https://www.cityam.com/west-end-to-fully-recover-in-just-two-years-following-covid-19-decimation/

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