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Theater News for the Week Ending January 7th

By Bennett Liebman


Coronavirus Is Surging. Avant-Garde Arts Festivals Are Closing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/03/theater/festivals-covid-coronavirus.html


Broadway faces a racial reckoning.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/broadway-faces-a-racial-reckoning-change-is-happening-but-is-it-enough-11641420413


Broadway grosses plummet after COVID-19 cancellations

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/01/05/broadway-grosses-plummet-after-covid-19-cancellations/


BroadwayCon pushed to July due to COVID-19 concerns

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/01/06/broadwaycon-pushed-to-july-due-to-covid-19-concerns/


Broadway Unions Revolt Over Proposal to Half Workers' Pay During COVID 'Pauses'

https://www.thedailybeast.com/broadway-unions-revolt-over-proposal-to-half-workers-pay-during-covid-pauses?source=articles&via=rss


TodayTix Group acquires ticketing platform Goldstar

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/01/05/todaytix-group-acquires-ticketing-platform-goldstar/


Hugh Jackman Returning to Music Man Post COVID Quarantine, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/arts/hugh-jackman-returns-music-man-covid-19-1235070777/


Omicron variant outbreaks have hit Broadway, so understudies have saved the day

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/03/1069323496/with-covid-outbreaks-broadways-understudies-take-center-stage


'Mrs. Doubtfire' on Broadway Is Pausing to Avoid Closing, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/02/theater/mrs-doubtfire-broadway.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Welcoming Back Live Theater Doesn't Mean Agreeing About All of It

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/theater/live-theater-critics-debate.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


'Flying Over Sunset' To End Broadway Run Three Weeks Early

https://deadline.com/2022/01/flying-over-sunset-broadway-closing-early-covid-1234904536/


'Paradise Square' Musical Postpones Broadway Opening Due To Omicron

https://deadline.com/2022/01/paradise-square-broadway-musical-postpone-omicron-covid-1234904232/


Joan Copeland, Stage and Screen Actress and Sister of Arthur Miller

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Joan-Copeland-Stage-and-Screen-Actress-and-Sister-of-Arthur-Miller-Dies-at-99-20220104


Vermont entertainment venues start to require COVID booster shots

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/entertainment/2022/01/04/vermont-entertainment-venues-covid-19-booster-shots/9088250002/


In film and theater, intimacy coordinators and directors redefine how to practice safe sets

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/01/02/lifestyle/film-theater-intimacy-coordinators-directors-redefine-how-practice-safe-sets/


New COVID postponements for Chicago theater

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-ent-covid-cancellations-chicago-theater-list-20220107-bdxs5pk2f5etpcans46bmyrbci-story.html


Innovation and isolation marked second year of coronavirus in Connecticut theater

https://www.courant.com/ctnow/arts-theater/hc-ctnow-magical-theater-moments-2021-20220101-3jvpmj7hnvdcfp2pu554rny5di-story.html


Indiana theater group loses COVID case appeal in state court

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20220105/NEWS06/912347012/Indiana-theater-group-loses-COVID-case-appeal-in-state-court


Philly theater in the pandemic -- half empty or half full?

https://www.inquirer.com/arts/covid-theatre-philadelphia-laneshe-miller-white-pandemic-restrictions-20220104.html


Coronavirus surge darkens N.J. stages

https://www.nj.com/entertainment/2022/01/coronavirus-surge-darkens-nj-stages.html


2021 A year in review

https://www.wamc.org/arts-culture/2022-01-02/2021-a-year-in-review


Tony Award royalty will turn out to celebrate 50 Years of Broadway musicals

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/01/05/kennedy-center-broadway-50-years-concert/


Playing 'Wit' on Borrowed Time

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/01/06/playing-wit-on-borrowed-time/


Governments must step up and make sure live theatre isn't another casualty of COVID

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2022/01/02/governments-must-step-up-and-make-sure-live-theatre-isnt-another-casualty-of-covid.html


New Year Highlights in Russian Theater

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/01/07/new-year-highlights-in-russian-theater-a75989


A livestreamed 'Clyde's' starring Uzo Aduba is the next best thing to being in a theater

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-01-06/clydes-livestream-uzo-aduba-theater


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