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Theater News for the Week of January 22nd

By Bennett Liebman


New Report: Audiences Want Vaccines and Masks Before They Return

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/01/21/new-report-audiences-want-vaccines-and-masks-before-they-return/


Actors' Equity warns delay in vaccination efforts will hurt theater industry restart

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/01/21/actors-equity-warns-delay-in-vaccination-efforts-will-hurt-theater-industry-restart/


In two years, a sea change in the number of women running Connecticut theaters

http://bway.ly/nixqd9#https://www.courant.com/ctnow/arts-theater/hc-ctnow-women-running-connecticut-theaters-20210122-6gqzk5zapbdfffv56nrn6eao2i-story.html


Gov. Cuomo proposes tax credits for theatrical productions

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/01/20/gov-cuomo-proposes-tax-credits-for-theatrical-productions-in-new-york/


Cuomo Introduces Tax Credits For Arts & Entertainment

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Cuomo-Introduces-Tax-Credits-For-Arts-Entertainment-Affected-by-Covid-19-Pandemic-20210119


Cuomo offers 'peanuts' to restaurants and theaters

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9164751/Cuomo-offers-peanuts-restaurants-theaters-130-million-rescue-plan.html


A starry, elegant inaugural ceremony launches a new era

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/starry-capitol-ceremony-biden-new-era/2021/01/20/f826b934-5b46-11eb-8bcf-3877871c819d_story.html


Broadway Reacts to the 2021 Inauguration

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Social-Roundup-Broadway-Reacts-to-the-2021-Inauguration-20210120


Actors' Equity Blasts Trump's Freeze On $110 Million NEA & NEH Funding

https://deadline.com/2021/01/actors-equity-blasts-donald-trumps-effort-to-freeze-110-million-in-nea-neh-funding-1234676194/


Remembering Philip J. Smith

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/01/19/remembering-philip-j-smith-a-behind-the-scenes-broadway-power-player/


Community theaters, shut out of COVID relief funding, lobby for help

https://www.courant.com/ctnow/arts-theater/hc-ctnow-community-theater-ineligible-covid-relief-20210119-e34rel2lgrgmjegen2jtce5kxm-story.html


Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/theater/critics-playbills-as-memories.html


UK theatre bosses eye 2021 with resilience and realism

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jan/18/another-rocky-road-uk-theatre-bosses-eye-2021-with-resilience-and-realism


'Moulin Rouge!' Was Their Ticket, Then 2020 Happened.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jan/18/another-rocky-road-uk-theatre-bosses-eye-2021-with-resilience-and-realism


How Theater Stepped Up to Meet the Trump Era

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/theater/moulin-rouge-broadway-coronavirus.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Milwaukee Rep Awards $60,000 in Freelance Artist Relief

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/theater/theater-in-trump-era.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


The Black Seed Unveils Generous Grant Program for Black Theatres

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/01/20/milwaukee-rep-awards-60000-in-freelance-artist-relief/


My nominees for a Secretary of Culture in the Biden Cabinet

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-01-18/culture-secretary-biden-administration-cabinet


Will Chicago have music and arts this summer?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-summer-small-arts-2021-chicago-20210121-xm4wcawzd5dbni6hgogzggxkwm-story.html


'Let's Open Up Music Venues For COVID Testing'

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/iatse-music-venues-covid-vaccine-1234886741/


Broadway Veteran Exiting Theatre Biz for Teaching Career

https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/broadway-veteran-teacher-kate-elliott-1234888990/

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