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Theater News for the Week of February 19th

By Bennett Liebman


Australia, with low covid rates, is open for theater business again

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/australia-theaters-reopening-covid/2021/02/18/568f08a2-7062-11eb-85fa-e0ccb3660358_story.html


Broadway stars in 2021 Time 100 Next List

https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news-features/broadway-stars-acknowledged-in-2021-time-100-next-list


New York City cultural institutions like Broadway and theaters fear being left out of Andrew Cuomo reopening

https://www.crainsnewyork.com/hospitality-tourism/cultural-institutions-fear-being-left-out-cuomos-reopening


What We Talk About When We Talk About Reopening

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/02/17/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-reopening/


Broadway: Broken or Business as Usual

https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2021/02/16/broadway-broken-or-business-as-usual/?sh=15dcce272111


How to Continue Helping Arts Workers During an Unprecedented Era of Theatre

https://www.playbill.com/article/how-to-continue-helping-arts-workers-during-an-unprecedented-era-of-theatre


Pandemic Starves Entertainment of Billions in Sponsorship Dollars, But Will They Return?

https://adage.com/article/agencies/pandemic-starves-entertainment-billions-sponsorship-dollars-will-they-return/2314726


Broadway Across America raises the curtain on national tours

https://culturess.com/2021/02/18/broadway-across-america-national-tours/


Chris Jones: On Second City, private equity and the sad lack of a Chicago comedy savior

http://www.hastingstribune.com/ap/entertainment/chris-jones-on-second-city-private-equity-and-the-sad-lack-of-a-chicago-comedy/article_5145f567-d99b-50cd-aa21-76af8e784cdc.html


Second City Is Sold to Private Equity Group

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/arts/second-city-sold.html


West End will bounce back quicker than Broadway

https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/theatre/west-end-broadway-kevin-mccollum-theatre-recovery-b919598.html


What we can learn from the Dr. Phillips Center about reopening safely

https://matthew-zarracina.medium.com/what-we-can-learn-from-the-dr-phillips-center-about-reopening-safely-bacb97e0d756


Curtain Up beer boosts Broadway

https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/2021/02/18/curtain-up-ipa-beer-happy-hour-guys-nj-breweries-covid/6757684002/


Broadway leaders look to fall reopening

https://www.amny.com/news/ambroadway/


Berkshire cultural workers seek to pull back curtain on pay

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/berkshire-cultural-workers-seek-to-pull-back-curtain-on-pay-equity-gaps-with-anonymous-social/article_0acffeb2-6fb8-11eb-aff7-433975c4cd8d.html


National Theatre to halt Europe tours over Brexit rules

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/feb/17/national-theatre-to-halt-europe-tours-over-brexit-rules


Community theaters deemed eligible for Save Our Stages funding

https://www.courant.com/ctnow/arts-theater/hc-ctnow-community-theaters-added-to-save-our-stages-20210218-bnoauafa3neafewjwaeqq3a4pi-story.html


Actor loses tribunal claim over loss of Color Purple role after homophobic comments

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/feb/17/actor-loses-tribunal-claim-over-loss-of-lgbt-color-purple-role


'"We See You, White American Theater'"

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/We-See-You-White-American-Theater-Publishes-Accountability-Report-Highlighting-Theatres-Taking-Action-20210217


Cicely Tyson: Grace, Poise, Mischief, and Always Truth

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/02/17/cicely-tyson-grace-poise-mischief-and-always-truth/


'Theater In Quarantine': All The World's A Stage, Including This Closet

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/18/969151120/theater-in-quarantine-all-the-worlds-a-stage-including-this-closet

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