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Theater News for the Week Ending May 20th

By Bennett Liebman

Regional American Repertory Theater delays opening of 'Paradigm Bomb"

https://buffalonews.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/american-repertory-theater-delays-opening-of-paradigm-bomb-after-mass-shooting/article_13b83a26-d6d2-11ec-9140-2b34bfba08af.html

Patti LuPone's Acting Advice for Her Younger Self

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/patti-lupone-broadway-theater-advice-75151/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=backstage5%2Ceditorial%2Cillustration%2Clink%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Patti LuPone on 'Company,' Sondheim + Being Herself

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/patti-lupone-company-interview-profile-75139/

Vogel, Nottage and Anderson, 3 generations of Tony-nominated playwrights signal the health of Broadway

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/05/20/with-vogel-nottage-and-anderson-three-generations-of-tony-nominated-playwrights-signal-the-health-of-broadway/

Critics Review This Broadway Season and Decode Tony Nominations

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/theater/broadway-season-critics.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

Justin Timberlake in talks to replace Hugh Jackman on Broadway

https://pagesix.com/2022/05/18/justin-timberlake-in-talks-to-replace-hugh-jackman-on-broadway/

Broadway Actors Who Worked on Scott Rudin Shows Released From NDA

https://www.thewrap.com/broadway-actors-released-from-nda-scott-rudin/https://www.thewrap.com/broadway-actors-released-from-nda-scott-rudin/

Broadway Deal Over Rudin Shows Will Limit Nondisclosure Agreements

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/theater/broadway-nondisclosure-scott-rudin.html

Tony Nominees See Uptick At Broadway Box Office

https://www.yahoo.com/now/tony-nominees-see-uptick-broadway-194155915.html

'A Strange Loop' sees 45% jump at box office after Tony nominations

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/05/18/a-strange-loop-sees-45-jump-at-box-office-after-tony-nominations/

'A Strange Loop': Michael R. Jackson's Writing Advice

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/michael-r-jackson-a-strange-loop-interview-75142/

Austin Pendleton Is Still on Broadway

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/05/23/austin-pendleton-broadway-the-minutes-laurie-metcalf-john-malkovich

Micaela Diamond and Ben Platt to Star in PARADE

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Micaela-Diamond-and-Ben-Platt-to-Star-in-PARADE-at-New-York-City-Center-Directed-by-Michael-Arden-20220517

'Lehman Trilogy,' 'Kimberly Akimbo' Lead Outer Critics Awards

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/05/19/lehman-trilogy-kimberly-akimbo-lead-outer-critics-awards/

Tony Awards 2022--A very Black affair!

https://amsterdamnews.com/news/2022/05/13/tony-awards-2022-a-very-black-affair/

Sarasota's Asolo Rep leaders plan to retire after long runs next year

https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2022/05/18/sarasotas-asolo-rep-leaders-plan-retire-after-long-runs-next-year/9764652002/

'Godspell' in Toronto: An oral history of the legendary 1972 production

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/05/19/godspell-toronto-martin-short-levy-radner-shaffer-garber/

Finally, some good news for Chicago theater

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-court-theatre-tony-award-20220518-b3j2qkw76jfprat4icj776srb4-story.html

"The Karate Kid: The Musical" Opens Next Week At KPAC

https://www.timesnewspapers.com/webster-kirkwoodtimes/the-karate-kid-the-musical-opens-next-week-at-kpac/article_c88d41b2-d77c-11ec-b0f5-57083a3de1c2.html

A Neil Diamond Musical Is Coming to Broadway, After a Stop in Boston

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/18/theater/neil-diamond-musical-broadway.html

'Come From Away' returns to the Ahmanson

https://beverlypress.com/2022/05/come-from-away-returns-to-the-ahmanson/

For David Strathairn, telling Jan Karski's heroic story is a blessing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/05/19/david-strathairn-jan-karski/

The celebrated assassin: the play about Gandhi's killer, still dividing India

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/may/16/celebrated-assassin-play-gandhis-killer-india-anupama-chandrasekhar-nathuram-godse

The Father and the Assassin review

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/may/20/the-father-and-the-assassin-review-national-theatre

Ralph Fiennes, Jodie Comer and other stars light up London plays

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/05/17/london-theater-comer-fiennes-plays/


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