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Theater News for the Week Ending May 13th

By Bennett Liebman


Musical 'A Strange Loop' leads the 2022 Tony nominations, with 11 nods

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/05/09/tony-award-nominations-2022/


Sarah Jessica Parker, Daniel Craig Snubbed in Tony Awards Nominations

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/arts/sarah-jessica-parker-daniel-craig-tonys-snubs-nominations-1235143127/


Tony Nomination Snubs and Surprises

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/09/theater/tony-nominations-snubs-surprises.html


Tony nominators give Garth Drabinsky's return to Broadway a new narrative

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/article-tony-nominators-give-garth-drabinskys-return-to-broadway-a-new/


Commentary: What the 2022 Tony nominations say about the state of Broadway

https://www.mdjonline.com/tribune/lifestyles/commentary-what-the-2022-tony-nominations-say-about-the-state-of-broadway/article_82c1bcbb-962a-58a4-9e70-149804c2581f.html


The 2022 Tony nominations mark a historic shift on Broadway

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/05/10/the-2022-tony-nominations-mark-a-historic-shift-on-broadway/


Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/8/22

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadway-Grosses-Week-Ending-5822-20220510


Disparity grows at Broadway box office

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/05/11/disparity-grows-at-broadway-box-office/


After Nude Jesse Williams Video, Theater Takes Additional Security Measures

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/theater/jesse-williams-leaked-nude-video.html


Patti LuPone slams Broadway theatergoer for not wearing mask

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2022/05/11/patti-lupone-broadway-theatre-mask-policy/9741130002/


5 times Broadway diva Patti LuPone went off on fools who dared cross her

https://www.queerty.com/5-times-broadway-diva-patti-lupone-went-off-fools-dared-cross-20220512


for colored girls: the 40-year-old masterwork that's still captivating audiences

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/may/11/for-colored-girls-ntozoke-shange-broadway-revival-camille-browno


2022 New York Drama Critics Awards

https://newyorktheater.me/2022/05/12/2022-new-york-drama-critics-awards-a-case-for-the-existence-of-god-kimberly-akimbo/


Broadway: 'Mrs. Doubtfire' To Close

https://deadline.com/2022/05/broadway-mrs-doubtfire-closing-how-i-learned-to-drive-extends-run-1235023078/


Theater is back, but its recovery is proving to be perilous

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-05-11/theater-is-back-attendance-is-down-costs-soaring-covid-19-pandemic


ART's '1776' aims to give history a shake

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/05/12/arts/arts-1776-aims-give-history-shake/


James Ijames Wins 2022 Drama Pulitzer for 'Fat Ham'

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/05/09/james-ijames-wins-2022-pulitzer-for-fat-ham/


La Jolla Playhouse's cast for Lempicka

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/theater/story/2022-05-10/theater-notebook-la-jolla-playhouse-announces-cast-creative-team-for-upcoming-musical-lempicka


Carolee Carmello Comes Home

https://saratogaliving.com/carolee-carmello-opera-saratoga/


'That community defined me': Tony-winning producer from Chicago suburbs

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20220512/that-community-defined-me-tony-winning-producer-reflects-on-teenage-years-in-deerfield


Joe Morton: Into the Storm of 'Lear'

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/05/11/joe-morton-into-the-storm-of-lear/


Susan Nussbaum, 1953-2022

https://chicagoreader.com/arts-culture/susan-nussbaum-1953-2022/


Legally Blonde star Courtney Bowman, 'Blonde isn't just a hair colour - it's a feeling', https://news.yahoo.com/legally-blonde-star-courtney-bowman-053000990.html


Hayley Mills Follows In Judi Dench's Footsteps To Check Into Stage Version Of 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

https://news.yahoo.com/hayley-mills-follows-judi-dench-194302799.html


People in performing arts twice as likely to have depression

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/may/12/performing-arts-depression-equity-covid-job-insecurity


Understudies are the key to change in the theatre industry - let's make it happen

https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/theatre/understudies-change-in-theatre-industry-ocean-at-the-end-of-the-lane-b999081.html


David Eldridge: My play Middle is about the blue collar classes

https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/theatre/david-eldridge-play-middle-national-theatre-surburban-blue-collar-classes-aspiration-b999423.html

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