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Theater News for the Week of August 20th

By Bennett Liebman


The arts are not immune to sexually abusive work environments

https://www.wbfo.org/2021/2021-08-13/theater-talk-the-arts-are-not-immune-to-sexually-abusive-work-environments


4 Accusers Speak Out About Broadway Star Alice Ripley

https://www.thedailybeast.com/4-accusers-speak-out-about-how-broadway-star-alice-ripley-traumatized-her-young-fans


With Hamilton, Disney, Wicked ticket sales slow, Broadway isn't back

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/14/with-hamilton-disney-wicked-ticket-sales-slow-broadway-isnt-back.html


Will audiences return to the Great White Way in September

https://www.amny.com/entertainment/arts-entertainment/ambroadway-will-audiences-return-to-the-great-white-way-in-september/


As Venues Reopen, Will Streamed Theater Still Have a Place?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/theater/streaming-theater-future.html


Broadway Star Laura Osnes Denies Being Fired Over Vaccine Refusal

https://deadline.com/2021/08/laura-osnes-broadway-covid-vaccine-refusal-1234816313/


Musicians Union Ratifies Back-To-Work Agreement With Broadway League

https://deadline.com/2021/08/broadway-musicians-union-broadway-league-agreement-1234816642/


Broadway comes back with new investors, bold plans

https://news.yahoo.com/show-must-broadway-comes-back-110151557.html


Should Broadway Really Open Up in September?

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/broadway-open-up-september


Museum of Broadway now set to open next summer

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/16/museum-of-broadway-now-set-to-open-next-summer/


The Case For Grosses

https://www.theatrely.com/post/the-case-for-grosses-opinion


Broadway sets terms for prorated pay for actors

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/13/broadway-sets-terms-for-prorated-pay-for-actors-stage-managers/


John Gore Organization and Black Theatre Coalition partner for new fellowship program

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/17/john-gore-organization-and-black-theatre-coalition-partner-for-new-fellowship-program/


'Wicked' names Christina Alexander Director of Social Responsibility

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/16/wicked-names-christina-alexander-director-of-social-responsibility/


David Milberg, A Financier with a Broadway Dream Come True

https://washingtonindependent.com/david-milberg-a-financier-with-a-broadway-dream-come-true/


Lincoln Center Hopes a $20 Million Donation Will Help Fuel a Revival

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/arts/lincoln-center-donation.html


COVID-19 vaccine mandates should extend to actors onstage

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-08-19/covid-vaccination-mandate-actors-theater-broadway


Chicago theaters requiring proof of vax, negative COVID tests, masks

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/17/22628755/chicago-theaters-proof-of-vax-negative-covid-tests-masks


How streaming Broadway shows could change theater forever

https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/theater/2021/08/18/stream-broadway-shows-could-change-live-theater-forever/5481391001/


'Hamilton' Makes Emotional Return to Los Angeles Theater

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/hamilton-show-los-angeles-return-1235043816/


Theater Director With Exaggerated Résumé Quits

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/theater/christopher-massimine-pioneer-theater.html


Theatres Restaff, But Who Gets to Come Back?

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/16/theatres-restaff-but-who-gets-to-come-back/


Can theatre clean up its act on mental health?

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/aug/13/there-was-a-distinct-lack-of-help-theatre-mental-health


Quebec's box-office subsidies keep theatres thinking big in the pandemic

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/article-quebecs-box-office-subsidies-have-kept-theatres-thinking-big-in-the/


Andrew Cuomo musical by Hank Morris headed to Off-Broadway

https://nypost.com/2021/08/19/andrew-cuomo-musical-a-turtle-on-a-fence-post-headed-to-broadway/

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