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Theater News for the Week of February 5th

By Bennett Liebman


Actors' Equity Association Releases Statement Applauding the Introduction of the 'Protecting the Right to Organize' Act

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Actors-Equity-Association-Releases-Statement-Applauding-the-Introduction-of-the-Protecting-the-Right-to-Organize-Act-20210204


National Endowment for the Arts Grants $27.5 Million in First Round of 2021 Funding

https://www.playbill.com/article/national-endowment-for-the-arts-grants-275-million-in-first-round-of-2021-funding


Center Theatre Group raises $700,000 on Zoom with RWQuarantunes party

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-02-04/zoom-covid-relief-center-theatre-group-quarantunes


'Color Purple' actress fired over homophobic posts sues theater

https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-color-purple-actress-homophobic-comments-sues-refuse-gay-role-20210203-cdicibih2fb63adqvsrfttg3qy-story.html


The Influence of Adrienne Kennedy

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-02-02/adrienne-kennedy-playwright-festival


Bringing Stages to Storefronts in a Theater-Hungry City

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/theater/miami-new-drama-seven-deadly-sins.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


Andrew Lloyd Webber urges the Government to trial 'game-changing' chemical spray

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/andrew-lloyd-webber-urges-government-trialgame-changing-chemical/


All the World's a Screen

They're Used to It, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/03/theater/video-screens-technology.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Hal Holbrook was captivating as Mark Twain

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/hal-holbrook-appreciation/2021/02/02/c27db81e-6569-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html


Solo performers all owe a debt to Hal Halbrook

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-solo-shows-hal-holbrook-appreciation-20210204-owxgctfk2nhudbqy4wo2pntj5e-story.html


Come From Away to Be Filmed

https://deadline.com/2021/02/come-from-away-broadway-movie-eone-1234685571/


So What Could a 'New Federal Theatre Project' Actually Look Like?

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/02/03/so-what-could-a-new-federal-theatre-project-actually-look-like/


With Live Performances At Theaters Dark Due To Pandemic Restrictions

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/02/03/broadway-on-demand-online-streaming-theater/


Actors' Equity seeks wages owed to Clay Aiken

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/02/04/actors-equity-seeks-wages-owed-to-clay-aiken-from-broadway-christmas-show/


SBA updates guidance and eligibility for Save Our Stages grants

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/02/01/sba-updates-guidance-and-eligibility-on-save-our-stages-grants/


Has the Pandemic Permanently Changed Live Theater?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/feminaferox/2021/02/has-the-pandemic-permanently-changed-live-theater/


The Conversation: Syracuse Stage presenting a virtual season

https://www.localsyr.com/community/the-conversation/the-conversation-syracuse-stage-presenting-a-virtual-season/


Philanthropic angels rescue some Colorado arts groups

https://coloradosun.com/2021/02/02/struggling-arts-organizations-colorado-coronavirus/


Bastrop Opera House continues live events as COVID-19 surges in Texas

https://www.statesman.com/story/news/local/bastrop/2021/02/03/bastrop-opera-house-continue-events-lisa-holcomb-covid-pandemic-surges/4321986001/


Theaters plan ahead to fill seats with in-person audiences

https://www.theridgefieldpress.com/arts-leisure/article/Curtain-Call-Theaters-plan-ahead-to-fill-seats-15918566.php






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