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Theater News for the Week of April 30th

By Bennett Liebman


Sinking Scott Rudin Holds on to Little Island as Barry Diller Defends Him https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/4/26/22404610/scott-rudin-defended-by-barry-diller-on-little-island


As reports of Scott Rudin's workplace abuses pile up, the producer steps back from big-name projects

https://www.salon.com/2021/04/26/scott-rudin-workplace-abuse-allegations-broadway/


Ramifications Of Scott Rudin Broadway Resignation Could Be Immense

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Rita Wilson Says Scott Rudin Made Her Feel "Worthless, Unvaluable"

https://deadline.com/2021/04/rita-wilson-scott-rudin-made-her-feel-worthless-unvaluable-replaceable-1234743069/


Broadway Takes a Back Seat as NYC Prepares to Reopen by July, http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/04/broadway-takes-a-back-seat-as-nyc-prepares-to-reopen-by-july


Broadway League optimistic for September reopening of Broadway

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/04/29/broadway-league-optimistic-for-september-reopening-of-broadway/


Broadway poised to announce September return

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/arts/2021/04/29/broadway-return?cid=id-app15_m-share_s-web_cmp-app_launch_august2020_c-producer_posts_po-organic


'We're Not Going Back': Inside Broadway's Racial Reckoning

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeseymour/2021/04/28/were-not-going-back-inside-broadways-racial-reckoning/?sh=5676de4fa60c


When will Chicago live theater start again?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-friday-col-0430-20210428-h5onark63bblroksvfb4gzor7a-story.html


Broadway Producers Unite to Launch Fellowship Program for Black Leadership in the Industry

https://www.broadway.com/buzz/200704/broadway-producers-unite-to-launch-fellowship-program-for-black-leadership-in-the-industry/


Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program receives 17,000 applications in 24 hours

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/04/27/shuttered-venue-operators-grant-program-receives-17000-application-in-24-hours/


RSC appoints first woman and person of colour as chair

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/apr/28/rsc-appoints-first-woman-and-person-of-colour-as-chair-shriti-vadera


Why Making Digital Theater Is Like Shooting 'Star Wars'

https://variety.com/2021/legit/podcasts/zoom-theater-digital-plays-baltimore-waltz-1234960969/


Can 'The King and I' Be Decolonized?

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/04/26/can-the-king-and-i-be-decolonized/


Actors' Equity Convention ends with walkout by BIPOC delegates

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/4/29/actors-equity-convention-end-with-walkout-by-bipoc-delegates-after-failure-to-address-white-supremacy-culture


Sondheim Musical, in Development for Years, Looks Unlikely

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/theater/sondheim-bunuel-ives.html


Big win for immigrant performers as Actors' Equity removes green card restrictions

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/actors-equity-removes-green-card-or-us-citizen-restrictions-on-membership


Florence Welch to Score New Broadway-Bound 'Great Gatsby' Musical

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/florence-welch-to-score-broadway-bound-great-gatsby-musical


What a Business Needs to Know about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=8e70c585-970e-4e12-b476-f132c123830f


What We Learned During the Great Intermission of 2020

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/04/27/what-we-learned-during-the-great-intermission-of-2020/


Chicago Concert And Performance Venues, Many On The Brink, Hope Federal Relief Money Is a Lifeline

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/26/chicago-concert-performance-venues-pandemic-federal-relief-money/


Theatre newcomers get their chance to shine as London's West End reopens

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/apr/25/theatre-newcomers-get-their-chance-to-shine-as-londons-west-end-reopens

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