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Theater News for the Week Ending March 4th

By Bennett Liebman


The Shubert Organization Announces the Naming of the James Earl Jones Theatre

https://shubert.nyc/press/the-shubert-organization-announces-the-naming-of-the-james-earl-jones-theatre/


Ma-Yi Theater Company Shares Story of Violence Against Performer

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ma-Yi-Theater-Company-Shares-Story-of-Violence-Against-Performer-on-Opening-Night-of-THE-CHINESE-LADY-20220225


Maryland's Brittney Johnson on Groundbreaking 'Wicked' Role AP

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/marylands-brittney-johnson-on-being-1st-black-woman-to-play-good-witch-in-wicked/2985581/


Broadway Actors You Should Know in THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadway-Actors-You-Should-Know-in-THE-MARVELOUS-MRS-MAISEL-20220227


Ned Eisenberg, New York Actor Known for 'Law & Order,' Dies at 65

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/01/arts/television/ned-eisenberg-dead.html?smtyp=cur&smid=fb-nytimes


Harvey Fierstein -- warts, ego and all

https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books/harvey-fierstein-warts-ego-and-all-in-his-juicy-memoir-i-was-better-last-night/article_323de1b9-569e-5fec-b643-767be40380de.html


Point-Counterpoint: Can't Broadway Just Be for Fun?

https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/point-counterpoint-cant-broadway-just-be-for-fun-_93421.html


Broadway Cares to donate $300,000 to aid Ukrainian civilians

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/03/03/broadway-cares-to-donate-300000-to-aid-ukrainian-civilians/


Broadway capacity reaches 92% in new high for the season

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/03/01/broadway-capacity-reaches-92-in-new-high-for-the-season/


'Some Like It Hot' begins work session ahead of Broadway run

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/03/01/some-like-it-hot-begins-work-session-ahead-of-broadway-run/


The Past Pushes Back in 2 Shows With Contemporary Blackness

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/01/theater/merchant-of-venice-black-no-more.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


Tony Walton Dead: Oscar- And Tony-Winning Designer Was 87

https://deadline.com/2022/03/tony-walton-dead-obituary-set-costume-designer-broadway-film-1234969925/


Behind the scenes with 'American Utopia

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/on-stage-episodes/2022/02/26/on-stage-behind-the-scenes-with-the-production-stage-manager-of--american-utopia-


Ickey Ekwonu could go from '101 Dalmatians' to leading Jets role

https://nypost.com/2022/03/03/ickey-ekwonu-could-go-from-101-dalmatians-to-leading-jets-role/


Will Swenson to play Neil Diamond in Broadway-bound 'A Beautiful Noise'

https://www2.bostonglobe.com/2022/03/04/arts/will-swenson-play-neil-diamond-broadway-bound-beautiful-noise/


25 Top Acting Colleges You Should Know

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/amazing-acting-colleges-know-5772/


Westchester Broadway Theatre agrees to refunds after venue shuttered

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2022/03/02/westchester-broadway-theatre-refund-elmsford-venue-closed/9329988002/


Barbara Gaines to leave Chicago Shakespeare Theater

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-barbara-gaines-retiring-chicago-shakespeare-theater-20220301-ie5lpsy3uncujbe6wlikudoyyy-story.html


Best reason to be glad to be back at the theater (no matter what's onstage)

https://chicagoreader.com/best-of-chicago/best-reason-to-be-glad-to-be-back-at-the-theater-no-matter-whats-onstage/


New A.R.T. production stars the Ocean

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/03/new-a-r-t-production-stars-the-ocean/?utm_medium=Feed&utm_source=Syndication


Many months later

https://www.broadstreetreview.com/features/many-months-later-how-has-the-walnut-street-theatre-answered-a-community-rallying-for-equity


Epic modern classic arrives on the West Coast

https://www.ladowntownnews.com/arts_and_entertainment/epic-modern-classic-arrives-on-the-west-coast/article_2e4acc08-9809-11ec-a686-9f8da45339f1.html


Love London Theater. But Not London Theatergoing

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/02/theater/london-theater-pandemic-safety.html


This Play Is Touring Europe. But No One's Going Anywhere

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/theater/a-play-for-the-living-in-a-time-of-extinction.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


Royal Court Theatre apologises to Jewish community over character's name

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/mar/01/royal-court-theatre-apologises-to-jewish-community-over-characters-name


L.A. theater gets a must-see play about adoption and happiness

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-03-01/rogue-machine-daf-james-on-the-other-hand-were-happy-review

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