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Theater News for the Week Ending July 22

By Bennett Liebman


A Bold Concert of Songs and a Potent Play Leave Audiences Abuzz

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/theater/williamstown-most-happy-concert-man-of-god.html


Billy Crystal's Mr. Saturday Night to End Broadway Run

https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/mr-saturday-night-closing-broadway_94043.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline


Tony-winning playwright Christopher Durang diagnosed with aphasia

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/07/19/tony-winning-playwright-christopher-durang-diagnosed-with-aphasia-sigourney-weaver-and-more-share-why-the-writer-has-faded-from-public-view/


Playwright Christopher Durang Diagnosed With Aphasia

https://deadline.com/2022/07/christopher-durang-aphasia-diagnosis-1235072273/


'Funny Girl' drama timeline

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/18/entertainment/lea-michele-funny-girl-beanie-feldstein-timeline-cec/index.html?utm_content=2022-07-19T08%3A00%3A15&utm_source=fbCNNi&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social


'The Kite Runner' :Afghan story to Broadway

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/20/1112105425/kite-runner-broadway


Broadway Advocacay Coalition, Ato Blankson-Wood, Asmeret Ghebremichael & More to Take Part in Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Arts in Action Festival

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ato-Blankson-Wood-Asmeret-Ghebremichael-More-to-Take-Part-in-Broadway-Advocacy-Coalitions-Arts-in-Action-Festival-20220720


Deirdre O'Connell & More to Star in Sarah Ruhl's BECKY NURSE OF SALEM

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Deirdre-OConnell-More-to-Star-in-Sarah-Ruhls-BECKY-NURSE-OF-SALEM-at-Lincoln-Center-Theater-This-Fall-20220720


It Was an Understudy's Time to Shine, When Into the Woods ' Lead Actor Was Out on Opening Night

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/woods-lead-actor-opening-night-222307780.html


'Into the Woods' is back on Broadway

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/22/1112105706/into-the-woods-broadway


'Paradise Square': How an Ambitious Broadway Musical Got Overshadowed

https://www.nhregister.com/entertainment/article/Paradise-Square-How-an-Ambitious-Broadway-17314832.php


Broadway League extends optional mask policy through August

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/07/20/broadway-league-extends-optional-mask-policy-through-august-and-until-further-notice/


'A Strange Loop' writer and composer started out on Broadway as an usher

https://www.weku.org/2022-07-18/a-strange-loop-writer-and-composer-started-out-on-broadway-as-an-usher


If Internships Go Away, What's Next for the Next Generation

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/07/18/after-internships-whats-next-for-the-next-generation/


'Dear Evan Hansen' writer Steven Levenson is generating drama

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-07-20/steven-levenson-writer-dear-evan-hansen-tick-tick-boom-if-i-forget


A Neil Diamond show heads to Broadway. Just don't call it a jukebox musical

https://forward.com/culture/511004/neil-diamond-musical-beautiful-noise-broadway/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_4704617


Blumenthal & accessibility

https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/wake-up-charlotte/too-kill-a-mockingbird-broadway-charlotte-nc/275-549defb5-543b-48fc-8231-8ae8c82ae149


The Sondheim bandwagon is getting very, very crowded

https://www2.bostonglobe.com/2022/07/20/arts/side-by-side-by-side-by-side/


'Devil Wears Prada' stage musical arriving in grand style

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/7/18/23268484/devil-wears-prada-stage-musical-preview-chicago-anna-d-shapiro-elton-john-theater


Ingrid Michaelson Debuts Song from Musical Adaptation of The Notebook

https://people.com/theater/ingrid-michaelson-sings-new-song-from-musical-stage-adaptation-of-the-notebook-watch/


Ken-Matt Martin, Dismissed by Victory Gardens Board, Won't Return

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/07/20/ken-matt-martin-dismissed-by-victory-gardens-board-wont-return/


Liza Minnelli Should Be a Kennedy Center Honoree

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/11-stone-cold-theater-icons-who-should-get-kennedy-center-honors-072621


An Immersive 'Next to Normal' Debuts in Barcelona

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/theater/immersive-next-to-normal.html


Canadian Actors' Equity will respect U.S. union's prohibitions on working with Drabinsky

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/article-garth-drabinsky-producer-union/


London's West End gets first purpose-built theatre in 50 years

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jul/21/london-west-end-new-theatre-sohoplace


Drag Queen banned by London's National Theatre after explicit joke about children

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11031243/Drag-Queen-banned-Londons-National-Theatre-explicit-joke-children.html

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