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Theater News for the Week of December 18th

By Bennett Liebman


Stimulus talks could spill into weekend as lawmakers scramble to complete deal https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/12/17/stimulus-checks-900-billion-relief-package/


Behind The Scene: David Weingarden on the Battle to Save Our Stages

https://relix.com/articles/detail/behind-the-scene-david-weingarden-on-the-battle-to-save-our-stages/


The Flea Theater Conflict Raises Questions of Equity and Exploitation

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/the-flea-theater-off-broadway-interviews-72294/


When Broadway comes back: 5 ways the pandemic will transform the live theater industry, https://fortune.com/2020/12/13/covid-live-theater-broadway-west-end-reopening-innovation/


What is the Future of Streaming Theater

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/virtual-streaming-theater-pandemic-2020-72309/


Bushnell Needs Aid to Survive Pandemic

https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-coronavirus-bushnell-blumenthal-commerce-committee-save-our-stages-20201216-ttglp4xsnjhtnkkyqtb2ljkhf4-story.html


New York City Awards to Cultural Groups

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/15/arts/nyc-arts-grants.html


UK Theatre Problems

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/dec/15/this-government-wrong-foots-british-theatre-at-every-step


Ann Reinking and Chicago

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-ann-reinking-appreciation-jones-1218-20201216-ykxhvc2gwnczxe7fygdrl7zmxu-story.html


Ann Reinking Dies at 71

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/14/theater/ann-reinking-dead.html


Shubert Organization Appoints Pamela Newkirk

https://deadline.com/2020/12/shubert-organization-pamela-newkirk-board-of-directors-broadway-diversity-inc-1234657765/


Manhattan West Includes Theater

https://deadline.com/2020/12/manhattan-west-development-midnight-theater-venue-broadway-connection-1234657665/


'Moulin Rouge' to Tour

https://deadline.com/2020/12/moulin-rouge-musical-national-tour-2022-1234657514/


Lin-Manuel Hopeful about Broadway

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lin-manuel-miranda-hopeful-broadway-140054334.html


Covid-19 and LA Cultural Institutions

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-12-17/covid-19-walloped-our-cultural-industries-some-may-never-be-the-same


Live Theater in Atlanta

https://www.ajc.com/things-to-do/live-theater-or-not-that-is-the-question/QVEUDZZC7BFFZD74V5NNH7MZGE/


Producers and Podcasts

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerylbrunner/2020/12/13/how-this-visionary-producer-is-transforming-the-theater-podcast-landscape/?sh=586f4f2c5123


Actors Finding Work

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/15/how-out-of-work-broadway-actors-find-ways-to-earn-money-amid-pandemic.html


Changing the American Theatre

https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/12/16/change-in-the-american-theatre-begins-and-ends-outside-the-theatre/


AFTA Leader Robert Lynch on Leave

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/robert-lynch-afta-ceo-paid-leave/2020/12/16/b0bb617a-3fd1-11eb-8bc0-ae155bee4aff_story.html


Theater community takes on new roles during the pandemic https://broadwaynews.com/2020/12/18/theater-community-takes-on-new-roles-during-the-pandemic/


Bumps on the Road From Broadway to Hollywood https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/18/theater/broadway-film-adaptations.html

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