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Theater News for the Week Ending October 29th

By Bennett Liebman


New York's $3 million tax credit aims to help restart Broadway

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/10/29/new-yorks-3-million-tax-credit-looks-to-help-restart-broadway/


Is Broadway Booming Or Bombing?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeseymour/2021/10/28/is-broadway-booming-or-bombing-the-box-office-tells-two-stories/?sh=4247ff935472


Broadway shows filled 85% of all seats last week, League says

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/10/27/broadway-shows-filled-85-of-all-seats-last-week-league-says/


As Broadway Returns, Shows Rethink and Restage Depictions of Race

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/23/theater/broadway-race-depictions.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


'Is This a Room,' 'Dana H.' to close on Broadway in November

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/10/25/is-this-a-room-dana-h-to-close-on-broadway-in-november/


A massive new indoor-outdoor stage will overlook Times Square

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/a-massive-new-indoor-outdoor-stage-will-overlook-times-square-102721


David Paymer reprises "Mr. Saturday Night" role in new musical adaptation at Barrington Stage

https://www.wamc.org/podcast/the-roundtable/2021-10-21/david-paymer-reprises-mr-saturday-night-role-in-new-musical-adaptation-at-barrington-stage


Lortel Awards Move to Gender-Neutral Acting Categories

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/news/lortel-awards-move-to-gender-neutral-acting-catego_92931.html


Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals of 2020-21 Revealed!

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Most-Popular-High-School-Plays-and-Musicals-of-2020-21-Revealed-20211026


Donnelley Foundation survey shows arts organizations still hesitant to open

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-ent-donnelley-foundation-arts-organization-pandemic-survey-tt-1026-20211027-a7llowwb2rdvtnijneq6ui6ndq-story.html


COVID-19 side effect: In theater, harder to be party of one

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/os-prem-et-orlando-theater-party-of-one-20211028-tef5wp5dmrfgja45bxl7zu5bja-story.html


Hilary Mantel play to close amid Covid uncertainty

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/oct/26/hilary-mantel-play-to-close-amid-covid-uncertainty-the-mirror-and-the-light


Seeking respite, theater's glorious return to Chicago offered just the ticket

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/10/27/22747692/seeking-respite-reality-theater-teatro-zinzanni-broadway-in-chicago-plays-musicals-offered-ticket


How is UK Theatre Faring Since Reopening Post Pandemic?

https://www.backstage.com/uk/magazine/article/good-times-again-uk-theatre-leaders-reflect-on-reopening-74183/


Bringing back WFH would be 'hammer blow' for theatres in London's West End

https://consent.yahoo.com/v2/collectConsent?sessionId=1_cc-session_468c632a-9842-4351-b5c6-7e42148443b6


Actor Chad Kimball Claims He Lost 'Come From Away' Job Over Religion

https://deadline.com/2021/10/chad-kimball-come-from-away-lawsuit-broadway-christian-beliefs-1234860005/


Manhattan Theatre Club Announces New Commissioning Program

https://www.broadwayworld.com/industry/article/Manhattan-Theatre-Club-Announces-New-Commissioning-Program-New-Slate-Of-Commissions-and-Inaugural-Groundworks-Lab-For-New-Work-Development-20211027


Caroline, or Change reviews: Sharon D Clarke's 'titanic' performance

https://www.goldderby.com/article/2021/caroline-or-change-reviews-broadway/


Potempa: Chicago Shakespeare shakes up stage with Beatles' blend 'As You Like it'

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-potempa-col-st-1028-20211027-lrnqzwh2fnhgzncgjvag6mnqhi-story.html


Broadway's Biggest Licensing Company Could Be Put Up For Sale

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marchershberg/2021/10/28/broadways-biggest-licensing-firm-could-be-put-up-for-sale/?sh=5f5e2ce23daf


Broadway's 'Phantom of the Opera' plots a cautious return to the stage

https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/broadways-phantom-opera-plots-cautious-return-stage-2021-10-24/


Peter Scolari, 'Newhart' and 'Girls' Actor, Is Dead at 66, Peter Scolari

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/arts/peter-scolari-dead.html


WAITING FOR GODOT in Yiddish to be Presented at the Royal Dramatic Theatre

https://www.broadwayworld.com/sweden/article/WAITING-FOR-GODOT-in-Yiddish-to-be-Presented-at-the-Royal-Dramatic-Theatre-20211027


Mark Strong on acting, insecurity and life without a father

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/oct/28/mark-strong-acting-insecurity-life-without-father

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