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Theater News for the Week of January 29th

By Bennett Liebman

In Miami, making live theater work during the pandemic

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/in-miami-making-live-theater-work-during-the-pandemic

Benefits of Virtual Programming in Chicago, Survey of 61 Small Arts Organizations in Chicago Reveals Benefits of Virtual Programming, Impact on Plans for 2021 https://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/Survey-of-61-Small-Arts-Organizations-in-Chicago-Reveals-Benefits-of-Virtual-Programming-Impact-on-Plans-for-2021-20210127

New York City's Creative Class Faces Health-Care Crunch

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-citys-creative-class-faces-health-care-crunch-11611669604

Broadway League offers theaters as vaccination sites, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/01/26/broadway-league-offers-theaters-as-vaccination-sites/

Broadway League Co-Signs Letter Offering Help with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution https://www.broadway.com/buzz/200334/broadway-league-co-signs-letter-offering-help-with-covid-19-vaccine-distribution/

What counts as theater in a COVID-19 era of streaming?

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-01-25/future-theater-covid-digital-streaming

Cuomo Announces New York Arts Revival

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/new-york-arts-revival-theater-reopening-cuomo-72556/

Leon Levy Foundation Awards $250,000 to ART/New York

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Leon-Levy-Foundation-Awards-250000-to-ARTNew-York-Creates-COVID-Relief-Fund-20210127

UK government working on 'realistic return date'

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/uk-government-working-on-realistic-return-date-and_53229.html

Creativity Drove the Inauguration--It Should Drive the Recovery, Too

https://blog.americansforthearts.org/2021/01/26/creativity-drove-the-inauguration%E2%80%94it-should-drive-the-recovery-too

The Biden-Harris Administration and the Arts

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/The-Biden-Harris-administration-must-integrate-15903671.php

The Improbable Rise of Mike Nichols

https://forward.com/culture/463022/how-a-penniless-immigrant-named-igor-skyrocketed-to-broadway-and-hollywood/

Stewart/Whitley hires new assistants

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/01/25/stewart-whitley-hires-new-assistants-as-casting-office-looks-to-broadway-reopening/

IATSE president offers union members to help build vaccination centers

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/01/25/iatse-president-offers-union-members-to-help-build-vaccination-centers/

Actors' Equity President: Union Is "Ready Workforce" To Vaccinate U.S

https://deadline.com/2021/01/actors-equity-covid-19-vaccination-stage-managers-help-kate-shindle-guest-column-1234680942/

In The Midst Of The Pandemic, This Resourceful Broadway Star Discovered A Side Hustle He Adores

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2152467509867/in-the-midst-of-the-pandemic-this-resourceful-broadway-star-discovered-a-side-hustle-he-adores

Ontario theatres forced to cancel livestreamed shows, while film and television shoots continue https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/article-ontario-theatres-forced-to-cancel-live-streamed-shows-while-film-and/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Nestruck%20on%20Theatre&utm_content=2021-1-26_16&utm_term=Ontario%20theatres%20forced%20to%20cancel%20live-streamed%20shows,%20while%20film%20and%20television%20shoots%20continue&utm_campaign=newsletter&cu_id=el%2F0O6erOqW5qHlmWhoPVgR6m6gNw1iOOyTgTOX6nPY%3D

The vanishing Tony Awards must go on

https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-tony-awards-when-show-must-go-on-20210127-s3bbsuuc4rc7lcsezkm2guydxu-story.html

An Oral History of the Broadway Shutdown

https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/an-oral-history-of-the-broadway-shutdown-part-1_91847.html

25 Years Since The Birth Of 'Rent' And The Death Of Its Writer, Jonathan Larson

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/25/959666108/13-140-000-minutes-its-been-25-years-since-the-first-performance-of-rent


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