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Theater News for the Week of August 13th

By Bennett Liebman


Ushering in the Age of Vax-and-Mask

https://www.wsj.com/articles/broadway-covid-19-vaccination-masks-audra-mcdonald-the-lehman-trilogy-pass-over-11628802233


Area arts venues again requiring masks

https://www.timesunion.com/theater/article/Area-arts-venues-again-requiring-masks-for-16374670.php


Broadway superstar Laura Osnes fired from show for not being vaccinated

https://pagesix.com/2021/08/12/broadway-superstar-laura-osnes-fired-from-show-for-not-being-vaccinated/


Beanie Feldstein to star in Broadway revival of 'Funny Girl,

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/11/beanie-feldstein-to-star-in-broadway-revival-of-funny-girl/


Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Telsey Office launch casting fellowship program

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/12/lin-manuel-miranda-and-the-telsey-office-launch-casting-fellowship-program/


Off-Broadway League, Actors' Equity reach new collective bargaining agreement

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/11/off-broadway-league-actors-equity-reach-new-collective-bargaining-agreement/


Broadway shows will not report grosses

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/09/broadway-shows-will-not-report-grosses-this-season/


Lauren Reid named president of the John Gore Organization

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/09/lauren-reid-named-president-of-the-john-gore-organization/


'West Side Story' will not reopen

https://nypost.com/2021/08/09/west-side-story-will-not-reopen-on-broadway/


West Side Story' Will Return $10 Million Federal Aid

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/theater/west-side-story-grant.html


Actors Fund, Places Please Project Offer Theater Worker Financial Aid

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/actors-fund-places-please-project-theater-worker-financial-aid-1234996286/#!


How "Hamilton" stayed alive during the pandemic

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/technology-media-and-telecommunications/our-insights/how-hamilton-stayed-alive-during-the-pandemic-an-interview-with-producer-jeffrey-seller


Another $100m Injected into Local Arts from Federal Shuttered Venue Fund

https://w42st.com/post/another-100m-injected-into-local-arts-from-federal-shuttered-venue-fund-svog-broadway/


Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' gets a multicultural restaging

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/our-town-peterborough/2021/08/11/198bcf1c-f86b-11eb-943a-c5cf30d50e6a_story.html


Hygiene theater won't end pandemic

https://philadelphiaweekly.com/hygiene-theater-wont-end-the-pandemic/


After a Midsummer Shiver, Provincetown Proceeds With Care

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/theater/provincetown-summer.html


The actors were unmasked for the show's opening

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/covid-protocols-problems-take-center-stage-as-bay-area-theaters-resume-productions


N.J. theater saved from auction block

https://www.nj.com/bergen/2021/08/historic-nj-theater-saved-from-auction-block-bought-by-town.html


Staging The Glass Menagerie in St. Louis

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/show/st-louis-on-the-air/2021-08-10/staging-the-glass-menagerie-where-tennessee-williams-st-louis-story-began


Lend Us Your Ears, and Don't Forget Your Farm Boots

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/theater/farm-theater-pennsylvania-climate-change.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Audra McDonald Talks 'Respect,

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/audra-mcdonald-career-profile-good-fight-respect-73803/


Shubert Artistic Circle Announces Inaugural Core Program Class

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/11/shubert-organization-artistic-circle-announces-inaugural-core-program-class/


Lamda boss to leave job amid 'conduct and management style' complaints

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/aug/10/lamda-boss-to-leave-job-amid-conduct-and-management-style-complaints


'I have a scene to do, run!'

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jul/28/i-have-a-scene-to-do-run-backstage-at-minack-theatre


Edinburgh Fringe Is Back. Is a Smaller Festival Better?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/theater/edinburgh-fringe.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Shaw Festival pulls Stephen Sondheim's Assassins from lineup

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/article-shaw-festival-pulls-stephen-sondheims-assassins-from-lineup-after/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Nestruck%20on%20Theatre&utm_content=2021-8-10_16&utm_term=Shaw%20Festival%20pulls%20Stephen%20Sondheim%E2%80%99s%20Assassi

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