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Theater News for the Week of July 2nd

By Bennett Liebman


Actors' Equity Releases Statement on Biden's Request of $201M for the National Endowment for the Art

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Actors-Equity-Releases-Statement-on-Bidens-Request-of-201M-for-the-National-Endowment-for-the-Arts-20210701


In Buffalo's Theatre District, watch a play in a shop window

https://www.wivb.com/news/in-buffalos-theatre-district-watch-a-play-in-a-shop-window/


Springsteen Reopens Broadway, Ushering In Theater's Return

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/27/theater/bruce-springsteen-broadway.html


Broadway Workers Coming Back, Bruce Springsteen Is Back on Broadway

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/29/theater/bruce-springsteen-broadway-usher.html


Broadway smash hit 'Hamilton' is set to receive $30 MILLION in federal aid

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9741987/Broadway-smash-hit-Hamilton-set-receive-30-MILLION-federal-aid.html


The $30 Million Founding Father: How 'Hamilton' Got Federal Aid

https://news.yahoo.com/30-million-founding-father-hamilton-115232993.html


As reopening nears, Off-Broadway, Actors' Equity negotiate the terms

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/06/30/as-reopening-nears-off-broadway-actors-equity-negotiate-the-terms/


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to return to Broadway as one-part play

https://ew.com/theater/harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-one-part-play-broadway-return/


Dr. Ruth trying to get play about her life to Broadway

https://pagesix.com/2021/06/28/dr-ruth-trying-to-get-play-about-her-life-to-broadway/


Every new play on Broadway this fall is by a Black playwright, https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/every-new-play-on-broadway-this-fall-is-by-a-black-playwright-070221


Broadway company manager appointed to Cuomo administration

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/06/28/broadway-company-manager-appointed-to-cuomo-administration/


With gift from David Geffen, Yale's drama school goes tuition-free

https://news.yale.edu/2021/06/30/gift-david-geffen-yales-drama-school-goes-tuition-free


Mellon Announces $1.5 Million 'Generation Now' Partnership

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/06/30/mellon-announces-1-5-million-generation-now-partnership-for-bipoc-playwrights/


Theatre Unbound bows out; NEA adds $80 million in pandemic relief

https://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2021/06/theatre-unbound-bows-out-nea-adds-80-million-in-pandemic-relief/


YouTube Theater to launch this summer in Inglewood

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-06-28/youtube-theater-to-launch-this-summer-in-inglewood


Brattle Theatre Executive Director: Outpouring Of Community Support Was Like 'It's A Wonderful Life

https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2021/06/28/brattle-theatre-executive-director-outpouring-of-community-support-was-like-its-a-wonderful-life


SAG-AFTRA's New Stance on Vaccinations + Health Insurance

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/sag-aftra-new-vaccine-guidelines-and-health-plan-73572/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=editorial%2Cindustry-news%2Clink%2Cstock-person%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


4 Young Theatres Seize Opportunity for Growth

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/06/30/4-young-theatres-seize-opportunity-for-growth/


AAPAC Visibility Report Shows Gains for Black Actors But Persistent Funding Disparities

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/06/28/aapac-visibility-report-shows-gains-for-black-actors-but-persistent-funding-disparities/


Chicago Theatre Freelancers Speak Out

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/07/01/overworked-underpaid-unheard-chicago-theatre-freelancers-speak-out/


Generational Divides Emerge Onstage in Germany

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/theater/castorf-montag-berlin.html


UK Government Expected to Back Insurance Scheme for Live Entertainment

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2021/06/30/620672.htm


Andrew Lloyd Webber on Cinderella: 'We're not looking for a fight - we just want culture back!'

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jul/01/andrew-lloyd-webber-on-cinderella-we-just-want-the-arts-back-were-not-looking-for-a-fight


Lack of support for theatre is to discourage dissent, says top playwright

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jun/25/laura-wade-theatre-posh-home-im-darling-government-cuts-arts

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