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Theater News for the Week Ending January 28th

By Bennett Liebman

Upstate theaters ask state for slice of arts-relief fund

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Upstate-theaters-asking-state-for-part-of-16800760.php

Broadway theater capacity rises as ticket prices tumble

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/01/26/broadway-capacity-rises-as-ticket-prices-tumble/

Broadway Grosses Fall, but Average Attendance Rises, as Shows Close

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/26/theater/broadway-grosses-omicron.html

Omicron hampers Broadway. Fewer tourists are there for just a score of shows

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/23/1074817122/pandemic-broadway-closed-shows-actors-producers-tickets

Coming to Broadway this spring a bevy of Jewish writers

https://forward.com/culture/481434/broadway-theater-jewish-musical-show-revival-new-york-funny-girl/

Off Broadway's Perfect Crime Closes Due to Copper Pipe Theft

https://www.vulture.com/2022/01/off-broadway-perfect-crime-copper-pipe-theft.html

Stephen Sondheim Leaves Rights to His Works to a Trust

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/theater/stephen-sondheim-will-estate-trust.html

James Snyder Fired from Harry Potter Following Misconduct Allegations

https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/james-snyder-fired-from-harry-potter-cursed-child_93262.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline

Broadway's 'Phantom Of The Opera' Welcomes First Black Christine To The Full-Time Cast

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/broadway-phantom-of-the-opera-black-christine-emilie-kouatchou_n_61f16f77e4b094ce54a4cf4d

Landmarks Commission Approves Public Theater's Revitalization Plan for Delacorte

https://playbill.com/article/nyc-landmarks-commission-approves-public-theaters-revitalization-plan-for-delacorte-theater

New Law Could Reduce Pay Inequity On Broadway

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marchershberg/2022/01/24/new-law-could-reduce-pay-inequity-on-broadway/?sh=7e19e0fb374e

Veteran NYC cabbie performs to help struggling theater

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2022/01/21/veteran-nyc-cabbie-performs-to-save-theatre-80-st--marks-in-east-village

Touring Through Omicron: Broadway Shows Hit Bumps on the Road

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/25/theater/broadway-tours-omicron.html

How Theatres Are Facing the Omicron Wave

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/01/25/how-theatres-are-facing-the-omicron-wave/

Protecting the creative economy during COVID

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/590818-protecting-the-creative-economy-during-covid-arts-and-the

Los Angeles Is Changing. Can a Flagship Theater Keep Up?

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/01/28/arts/pop-culture-entertainment-news/center-theater-group-los-angeles

Chicago theater is determined to recover -- how will it?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-chicago-theater-struggling-2022-20220127-4hg2qd2lc5hu3l2yflxiotajhy-story.html

Getting real about economic justice in theater

https://chicagoreader.com/arts-culture/ghost-light/getting-real-about-economic-justice-in-theater/

The Black List, Founded in Hollywood, Expands Into Theater

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/25/theater/black-list-theater.html

West End's small shows squeezed out in price-cutting dash for audiences

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jan/25/west-ends-small-shows-squeezed-out-in-price-cutting-dash-for-audiences

Venues keep rolling with virtual performances

https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2022/01/24/heres-a-list-of-theaters-that-are-moving-online-amid-coronavirus-closures/

Guthrie Theater finishes pandemic year in the black

https://www.startribune.com/guthrie-theater-finishes-pandemic-year-in-the-black/600139192/

Can theatre survive Covid?

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts-and-books/can-theatre-survive-covid

Ian McKellen keen to star in a stage musical: 'I'm available but incompetent'

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jan/25/ian-mckellen-stage-musical

The Great British Baking Show Is Being Adapted into a Stage Musical

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/great-british-baking-show-being-223700718.html


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