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Theater News for the Week Ending January 21st

By Bennett Liebman


Geva Names Elizabeth Williamson Its New Artistic Director

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/01/20/geva-names-elizabeth-williamson-its-new-artistic-director/


As Broadway Struggles, Governor Hochul Proposes Expanded Tax Credit

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/theater/broadway-hochul-tax-credit.html


Now Is the Winter of Broadway's Discontent

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/16/theater/broadway-omicron-closings.html


How omicron is wreaking havoc on local theaters

https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2022/01/14/how-omicron-is-wreaking-havoc-on-local-theaters/


Commentary: A missed opportunity with federal pandemic arts relief?

https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Commentary-A-missed-opportunity-with-federal-16789139.php


Reports From Broadway

https://www.wnyc.org/story/broadway-goes-dark-theater-workers-omicron-driven-closures/


Tensions spread on Broadway as more shows go on 'hiatus' due to COVID-19

https://www.amny.com/entertainment/tension-broadway-shows-hiatus/


The life of a Broadway usher explained

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/on-stage-episodes/2022/01/15/on-stage-the-life-of-a-broadway-usher-explained


A Broadway show about life after incarceration finds its most avid audience in a New York City jail

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/01/21/clydes-nottage-rikers-island/


The Grace, Grief, and Joy of Terry Teachout

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/01/18/the-grace-grief-and-joy-of-terry-teachout/


'The Kite Runner' Heading To Broadway

https://deadline.com/2022/01/the-kite-runner-broadway-play-1234914193/


Pulitzer-Winning A Strange Loop Sets Broadway Premiere

https://www.playbill.com/article/pulitzer-winning-a-strange-loop-sets-broadway-premiere-announces-full-cast


Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster Open Up About The Music Man's Broadway Return

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/01/hugh-jackman-sutton-foster-the-music-mans-broadway-return


Broadway grosses see continued impact from Omicron

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/01/18/broadway-grosses-see-continued-impact-from-omicron/


Spring promises to bring a rebirth of Broadway shows & musicals

https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/broadway/ny-broadway-covid-pause-cancel-20220120-4btejfxcfjdunckavg2uoeiuoi-story.html


Everett Lee, First African-American to Conduct on Broadway, Has Died at 105

https://theviolinchannel.com/everett-lee-the-first-african-american-to-conduct-on-broadway-has-died-aged-105/


Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof, Now a Rich Man, Receives a Letter from His HOA

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/tevye-from-fiddler-on-the-roof-now-a-rich-man-receives-a-letter-from-his-hoa


Performing Arts Reps Warn House Hearing Creative Economy Needs Help

https://deadline.com/2022/01/save-our-stages-actors-equity-house-hearing-performing-arts-broadway-1234915788/


Offscript: Steppenwolf's Next Steps

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/01/18/offscript-steppenwolfs-next-steps/


James Russell Lees, 1957-2022

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/01/18/james-russell-lees-1957-2022/


How an improv show hit Broadway, won a Tony Award and is now at ACT

https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/how-an-improv-show-hit-broadway-won-a-tony-award-and-is-now-at-act/


Pioneering playwright, theatrical scholar Paul Carter Harrison dead at 85

https://www.boston25news.com/news/trending/pioneering-playwright-theatrical-scholar-paul-carter-harrison-dead-85/7DMZVRYMYJGV7NHH5PU4AVIWSQ/


How omicron is wreaking havoc on local theaters

https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2022/01/14/how-omicron-is-wreaking-havoc-on-local-theaters/


Brandon Victor Dixon, locally grown Broadway superstar and arts booster

https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2022/01/19/brandon-victor-dixon-locally-grown-broadway-superstar-and-arts-booster/


'My head was exploding with it all': understudies suddenly thrust into the spotlight

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jan/15/my-head-was-exploding-with-it-all-understudies-suddenly-thrust-into-the-spotlight


Augmented Reality Theater Takes a Bow. In Your Kitchen

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/21/theater/national-theater-immersive-storytelling-studio-all-kinds-of-limbo.html


Mask-wearing in theatres no longer required, as England eases Covid restrictions

https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/theatre-news/news/mask-wearing-in-theatres-no-longer-required-as-england-eases-covid-restrictions


Dames in distress: Britain's theatres count cost of Christmas wrecked by Covid

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jan/14/dames-in-distress-britains-theatres-count-cost-of-christmas-wrecked-by-covid

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