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Theater News for the Week of December 4th

By Bennett Liebman


Here's what readers think of COVID-era virtual arts

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-12-03/pandemic-arts-survey-results


Longtime Board Chairman Steps Down at Apollo Theater

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/03/arts/apollo-theater-richard-parsons.html


Dr. Anthony Fauci Sheds Light on What Coronavirus Vaccine Efficacy Means for Broadway https://www.playbill.com/article/dr-anthony-fauci-sheds-light-on-what-coronavirus-vaccine-efficacy-means-for-broadway


Fauci Says Widespread Vaccine Use Could Reopen Broadway By Fall 2021

https://deadline.com/2020/12/anthony-fauci-broadway-reopen-covid-coronavirus-vaccine-fall-2021-1234636379/


Intermission: How Long Until the Curtain Rises Again?

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/intermission/2020/12/02/intermission--how-long-until-the-curtain-rises-again--december-3-2020


Cuomo Passes Law Protecting New York Actors From Unauthorized Image Use

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/actors-unauthorized-actor-image-use-law-72205/


New Theatre Producers of Color Group Sets Mentorship Program https://deadline.com/2020/12/theatre-producers-of-color-broadway-mentorship-education-program-tuition-free-1234635694/


Theatre Producers of Color Announce BIPOC Producing 101 Course, https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/12/01/theatre-producers-of-color-announce-bipoc-producing-101-course/


Bah, Pandemic! How Theaters Are Saving 'A Christmas Carol', https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/theater/christmas-carol-dickens-pandemic.html


The culture is ailing. It's time for a Dr. Fauci for the arts., https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/biden-fauci-secretary-of-arts-cabinet-post/2020/12/01/a04f3bf8-2da3-11eb-bae0-50bb17126614_story.html


Actor Harry Lennix plans to build 'the Black version of Lincoln Center' on Chicago's South Side, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-african-american-museum-arts-chicago-20201202-4iml2mv3y5eexlvuvvcbl4rowq-story.html


Theatre companies in tier 3 areas describe 'shock and heartbreak', https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/dec/03/theatre-companies-in-tier-3-areas-describe-shock-and-heartbreak-covid


Don't vilify the giants of commercial theatre - they're the lifeblood of the industry, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/dont-vilify-giants-commercial-theatre-lifeblood-industry/


Andrew Lloyd Webber believes in Broadway and the West End's imminent rebirth, https://www.washingtonpost.com/


Connecticut arts groups to split $9 million in COVID relief grants aimed at making a difference 'of survival'

https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-154-arts-groups-receive-covid-relief-grants-20201201-vha626lvmzhi5moh3v7yz7dg4e-story.html


With Germany's Theaters Closed, the Drama's Online. Again.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/theater/germany-theater-streaming.html


Movie theaters, live venues would get billions in covid aid from stimulus package, https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-ent-coronavirus-stimulus-aid-movie-music-theaters-20201204-kjy2jmchyncczfo4wy5pet7ckm-story.html


State funds may have saved Racine Theatre Guild from being another COVID casualty, https://www.lakegenevanews.net/news/local/state-funds-may-have-saved-racine-theatre-guild-from-being-another-covid-casualty/article_f47e0a53-70b6-5f59-8be0-e75c799eb0f8.html


Verve Expands Theater Presence With Key Signings

https://variety.com/2020/legit/news/verve-theater-john-doyle-stew-nick-stafford-1234844112/


Health care workers raise money for out-of-work Broadway performers https://www.wesh.com/article/health-care-workers-broadway/34866841

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