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Theater News for the Week of February 26th

By Bennett Liebman


Lincoln Center to create outdoor performance spaces this spring

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/02/25/lincoln-center-to-create-outdoor-performance-spaces-this-spring/


Arts, Entertainment and Recreation in New York City

https://www.osc.state.ny.us/reports/osdc/arts-entertainment-and-recreation-new-york-city-recent-trends-and-impact-covid-19


New York City's Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/arts/nyc-arts-recreation-employment.html


California Lost 175,000 'Creative Economy' Jobs, Study Finds

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/arts/california-arts-funding.html


Milwaukee Rep announces reopening for live theater in April

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-milwaukee-rep-reopening-0227-20210225-a7m6xv4bdjdlnbb4j754ygflqe-story.html


Broadway unions lobby New York state for COBRA subsidy renewal

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/02/24/broadway-unions-lobby-new-york-state-for-cobra-subsidy-renewal/


Broadway's Dark Year

https://www.city-journal.org/live-theater-hit-hard-by-pandemic


The Birth of 'Rent,' Its Creator's Death and the 25 Years Since

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/theater/rent-anniversary.html


Meryl Streep Michael Cristofer Places, Please Movie Broadway love letter

https://deadline.com/2021/02/meryl-streep-michael-cristofer-places-please-movie-broadway-homage-how-to-save-theater-pandemic-1234700906/


You're New Here, Aren't You? Digital Theater's Unexpected Upside

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/theater/streaming-audience-numbers.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Union battle hangs over the Met, Broadway stars coming to 'Muppets' and more, amBroadway

https://www.amny.com/news/ambroadway-union-battle-hangs-over-the-met-broadway-stars-coming-to-muppets-and-more/


Cultural Solidarity Fund to Give $500 Grants to NYC Theater Artists

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/cultural-solidarity-fund-grants-for-nyc-theater-artists-72682/


Black Broadway Community Members Call for Equity and Access

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/black-history-month-2021/2021/02/19/black-members-of-broadway-community-want-to-see-change-when-curtain-rises-again


COVID-19 interrupted a generation of theater artists

https://www.gazettextra.com/entertainment/covid-19-interrupted-a-generation-of-theater-artists-now-they-wonder-whats-next/article_3248090f-5e1c-5d4c-a95b-121a44631648.html


Douglas Turner Ward: A Lens on 'Questions That the Country Wasn't Asking'

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/theater/douglas-turner-ward-memories.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


"Hamilton will be coming back!"

https://www.wkbw.com/rebound/hamilton-will-be-coming-back-sheas-president-talks-future-of-the-theater-and-when-it-could-bring-shows-back-to-town


UK government to conduct review of vaccine passports

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/uk-government-venues-vaccine-passports-review_53434.html


Thoughts of a Colored Man Lands Broadway Theatre

https://www.playbill.com/article/thoughts-of-a-colored-man-lands-broadway-theatre


S.F. Mayor London Breed proposes arts funding

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/s-f-mayor-london-breed-proposes-arts-funding-to-make-up-for-hotel-tax-shortfall


Devastating, unviable, admin overload

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/feb/24/uk-stage-companies-brexit-europe?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0xOckCJE-rjY_Z7eRLudJyozPUaZrQxs-VEnFZzSjKB7e5pIdJppABHDQ


The magic returns after 49 weeks

https://aussietheatre.com.au/news/the-magic-returns-after-49-weeks


'Van Gogh' shows Chicagoans will flock back to live shows

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-van-gogh-live-shows-jones-0228-20210225-dcsooi4bkbgfzkvsl2ptbylpom-story.html


In world first, Israeli theater reopens for vaccinated audiences

https://www.haaretz.com/life/.premium-vaccinated-israelis-return-to-the-theater-where-only-the-laughter-is-infectious-1.9566134

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