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Theater News for the Week of July 16th

By Bennett Liebman

NFTs come to Broadway in new venture by Seaview, Marathon Digital

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/07/15/nfts-come-to-broadway-in-new-venture-by-seaview-marathon-digital/

After 15 months of unemployment, Broadway theater staff return to the job

https://www.fox5ny.com/news/broadway-theatre-staff-return-15-months-later

'West Side Story,' 'Hangmen' receive government boost for Broadway reopening

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/07/13/west-side-story-hangmen-receive-government-boost-for-reopening/

Jujamcyn Theaters to make accessibility improvements following suit

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/us-attorney-files-and-simultaneously-settles-lawsuit-against-jujamcyn-theaters-llc and https://broadwaynews.com/2021/07/13/jujamcyn-theaters-to-make-accessibility-improvements-following-suit/

Christine Baranski Knows It's Good to Be Scared

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/christine-baranski-knows-its-good-to-be-scared

Shubert Organization acquires ticketing provider Showtickets

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/07/13/shubert-organization-acquires-ticketing-provider-showtickets/

Broadway on the cusp of a vibrant rebound

https://dailyprogress.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/broadway-on-the-cusp-of-a-vibrant-rebound/article_7783a65e-e2b2-11eb-9bfb-97098f444603.html

Proctors gets federal aid, nears $14M needed to reopen organization

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Proctors-gets-federal-aid-nears-14M-needed-to-16309463.php

America needs a Department of Arts and Culture

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/08/opinion/america-needs-department-arts-culture/

Where Art Matters: In Praise of the American Regional Theatre

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/07/15/where-art-matters-in-praise-of-the-american-regional-theatre/

'Courtney, Take Your Break' Meme: Story of 'Legally Blonde' Musical

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/legally-blonde-musical-omigod-you-guys-courtney-take-your-break-youtube-1188898/

Signature Theatre picks Matthew Gardiner as its new artistic director

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/gardiner-signature-new-artistic-director-schaeffer/2021/07/13/7c145b54-e3da-11eb-b722-89ea0dde7771_story.html

Paul Huntley, Hair Master of Broadway and Hollywood, Is Dead at 88

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/13/theater/paul-huntley-dead.html

California Approves Funding for Music Venues, Arts Recovery in New State Budget

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13899557/california-approves-funding-for-music-venues-arts-recovery-in-new-state-budget

California Theaters, Facing a Shaky Future, to Get $50 Million in Aid

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/14/theater/california-theaters-get-50-million.html

Our Job Is to Change This Industry

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/07/13/offscript-our-job-is-to-change-this-industry/

Performing Now NYC A New Pop-Up Ticket Booth Selling Tickets

https://t2conline.com/performing-now-nyc-a-new-pop-up-ticket-booth-selling-tickets-to-off-broadway-dance-and-comedy/

Covid Surge Shuts Down West End Shows

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/15/theater/west-end-covid-canceled-shows.html

Theatres deserve better treatment from government

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/theatres-deserve-better-treatment-from-government-says-sir-cameron-mackintosh-6hd78jfbc

I've been cast as bitchy theatre critic

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jul/13/theatre-critic-mr-snarl-finborough-masks-and-faces

Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Act: Activism

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/12/theater/andrew-lloyd-webber-cinderella.html

Michael Halberstam, accused of harassment, steps down as Theatre leader

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/15/22578607/michael-halberstam-writers-theatre-resign-leave-depart-exit-artistic-director-workplace

Empty Theaters Breed Mental Health Concerns

https://brooklynrail.org/2021/07/theater/A-Roundtable-Conversation-Alicia-Ramrez-talks-to-Dr-Alisa-Hurwitz-and-Jess-Dvila-as-Empty-Theaters-Breed-Mental-Health-Concerns


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