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Theater News for the Week Ending November 19th

By Bennett Liebman


If Remote Work Empties Downtowns, Can Theaters Fill Their Seats?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/15/arts/music/san-francisco-theaters-concert-halls.html


Broadway grosses hit new high

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/11/16/broadway-grosses-hit-new-high/


Proctors wins preservation award

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Proctors-wins-preservation-awards-for-affiliates-16628296.php


Live theatre returns to Shea's

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2021/11/13/live-theatre-is-back-and-what-it-means-to-performers


How Broadway entities have quietly addressed allegations against William Ivey Long

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/11/16/william-ivey-long-allegations


Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long accused of sexual abuse

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/16/1054756926/william-ivey-long-broadway-sexual-abuse


In words and music, New York theater aims at an America at war with itself

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/assassins-caroline-visitor/2021/11/14/f7263978-42fa-11ec-a88e-2aa4632af69b_story.html


Stephen Sondheim feted at 'Company's' Broadway performance

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-11-16/company-broadway-first-performance-stephen-sondheim


Broadway professionals share their pandemic stories

https://fortune.com/videos/watch/Broadway-professionals-share-their-pandemic-stories/2fe45110-5d40-459c-becb-81dafe51b673


In time for Thanksgiving, Broadway serves up a turkey

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/diana-musical-broadway-review/2021/11/17/1403a16e-47ad-11ec-b8d9-232f4afe4d9b_story.html


Andrew Cuomo Lurks As Evil Villain In Former Lawyer's New Off-Broadway Musical Comedy

https://abovethelaw.com/2021/11/andrew-cuomo-lurks-as-evil-villain-in-former-lawyers-new-off-broadway-musical-comedy/


Theater Workers Call for an End to 10 Out of 12s

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/theater-worker-group-demand-better-working-conditions-74253/


Ed Bullins, Leading Playwright of the Black Arts Movement, Dies at 86

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/16/theater/ed-bullins-dead.html?smid=tw-share


Broadway, touring productions set new COVID-19 testing rates

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/11/18/broadway-touring-productions-set-new-covid-19-testing-rates/


Live Performers Find Red State Rules a Tough Act to Follow

https://khn.org/news/article/covid-safety-conservative-states-live-theater-vaccination-mask-mandate-bans/


Austin's Theatres Embrace a Virtual Future, On the Stage, On the Screen

https://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2021-11-12/on-the-stage-on-the-screen-austins-theatres-embrace-a-virtual-future/


There's No Easy Path To Getting Louisville Audiences Back To Theater Seats

https://www.leoweekly.com/2021/11/theres-no-easy-path-to-getting-louisville-audiences-back-to-theater-seats/


Laura Osnes loses another theater gig

https://www.startribune.com/laura-osnes-loses-another-theater-gig-apparently-over-vaccine-status/600117779/


Dave Chappelle's Netflix comments prompt Duke Ellington school to postpone renaming

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/11/12/dave-chappelle-duke-ellington-theater-renaming-postponed/


Contemporary Plays, Teaching From the Page as Well as the Stage

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/11/16/contemporary-plays-teaching-from-the-page-as-well-as-the-stage/


The Silent Voice of the Costume Designer

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/11/16/the-silent-voice-of-the-costume-designer/


More than half of arts jobs furloughed due to Covid restrictions

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/more-than-half-of-arts-jobs-furloughed-due-to-covid-restrictions--report


Two thirds of people struggle to hear live theatre

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/two-thirds-of-people-struggle-to-hear-live-theatre--survey


Has 'Grease' been canceled? Schools scrap musical amid sexism fears

https://nypost.com/2021/11/17/has-grease-been-canceled-schools-scrap-musical-amid-sexism-fears/


Interview: Bartlett Sher Talks MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Interview-Bartlett-Sher-Talks-MY-FAIR-LADY-at-the-London-Coliseum-20211119


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