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Theater News for the Week Ending March 25th

By Bennett Liebman


'Music Man' Sets Box Office Record for a Reopened Broadway

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/22/theater/music-man-broadway.html


'The Music Man' tops $3 million as weekly grosses resume

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/03/23/the-music-man-tops-3-million-as-weekly-grosses-resume/


Hugh Jackman Is Worth Millions To Broadway As Industry Recovers

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeseymour/2022/03/23/hugh-jackman-is-worth-millions-on-broadway-as-industry-recovers/?sh=6464fc1a73db


Vaccine mandate for Broadway performers remains unchanged after NYC announcement

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/03/24/vaccine-mandate-for-broadway-performers-remains-unchanged-after-nyc-announcement/


'MJ' to launch North American tour

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/03/21/mj-to-launch-north-american-tour-in-2023/


POTUS Moves Up Broadway Opening, Will Be Eligible for 2022 Tony

https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/potus-moves-up-broadway-opening-tony-eligible_93549.html


Broadway tickets more expensive as pandemic eases

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/23/broadway-tickets-more-expensive-as-pandemic-eases.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Broadway prepares for nonstop opening nights

https://www.amny.com/entertainment/broadway/ambroadway-broadway-prepares-for-nonstop-opening-nights/


After 'Grey's Anatomy,' Jesse Williams Takes the Stage

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/15/theater/jesse-williams-interview-broadway.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


When Broadway hitches its wagon to a star, the ride can get bumpy sometimes

https://www2.bostonglobe.com/2022/03/24/arts/when-broadway-hitches-its-wagon-star-ride-can-get-bumpy-sometimes/


Whose song is this to sing? A new opera about Emmett Till faces scrutiny and protest

https://www.washingtonpost.com/music/2022/03/22/emmett-till-opera-protest/


Shaina Taub's 'Suffs' Tells the Suffragist Tale in Song

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/24/theater/shaina-taub-suffs-public-theater.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Wife Of Broadway Stagehand Who Fell To His Death Sues 'Beetlejuice'

https://deadline.com/2022/03/beetlejuice-stagehand-lawsuit-winter-garden-theatre-peter-wright-1234984010/


New York's Broadway Makers Marketplace provides fans both crafts and community

https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1087242381


Newsies--An Oral History

https://www.theatrely.com/post/newsies-an-oral-history-how-it-all-happened


Oscar-tipped family drama Coda to be adapted into stage musical

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/mar/23/coda-film-adapted-stage-musical


Wilma Theater returns donation from group close to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/philly-s-wilma-theater-is-returning-a-donation-from-a-group-close-to-russian-oligarch-roman-abramovich/ar-AAVpjMR?ocid=BingNewsSearch


Atlanta theater leaders on moving through stages

https://www.ajc.com/things-to-do/atlanta-theater-leaders-on-moving-through-stages-during-two-challenging-covid-19-years/DVHK5HXYSZCNRB57WEEJQD4B64/


A Native American play goes on a major national tour

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/03/23/native-american-play-sayet/


In-person theater is back. These artists chose not to return with it

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-03-24/pandemic-artists-theater-lost-generation


From Newark to New Orleans: Richard Schechner's Backstory

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/03/21/from-newark-to-new-orleans-richard-schechners-backstory/


Meet the couple behind Artists Who Code, a group helping artists switch careers to tech

https://news.yahoo.com/meet-couple-behind-artists-code-214745011.html


'If there is art, life goes on': Kyiv theatre company takes shelter underground

https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/03/24/if-there-is-art-life-goes-on-kyiv-theatre-company-takes-shelter-underground


Ukrainian theatre's new drama? Making dumplings for soldiers

https://gulfnews.com/world/europe/ukrainian-theatres-new-drama-making-dumplings-for-soldiers-1.86642718


A tiny English-language Kyiv theatre turned 'art shelter' goes to war

https://consent.yahoo.com/v2/collectConsent?sessionId=1_cc-session_a1f339ce-5ec5-4cfb-befb-e658d6a8323d


Russian director to open Avignon Festival despite travel ban

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220324-russian-director-to-open-avignon-festival-despite-travel-ban


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