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Theater News for the Week of June 25th

By Bennett Liebman


Nederlander Organization, Jujamcyn Theaters receive Shuttered Venue Operators grants

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/06/23/nederlander-organization-jujamcyn-theaters-receive-shuttered-venue-grants/


With New Show, a Broadway Rarity: Season Has 7 Plays by Black Writers, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/24/theater/chicken-biscuits-broadway-lyons-lewis-urie.html


Douglas Lyons' 'Chicken & Biscuits' Coming To Broadway

https://deadline.com/2021/06/douglas-lyons-chicken-biscuits-broadway-norm-lewis-michael-urie-1234780844/


New musical 'The Right Girl' to premiere at Proctors in the fall

https://dailygazette.com/2021/06/24/new-musical-the-right-girl-to-premiere-at-proctors-in-the-fall/


'I Needed It': A Well-Timed Outdoor Theater Opens on Little Island

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/21/theater/little-island-broadway-inspirational-voices.html


'A Level of Abuse': Laying Bare Theater's Dirty Secrets

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/theater/robert-ohara-torrey-townsend-off-broadway.html


The Music Man' on Broadway is not the musical we need

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-06-22/commentary-music-man-broadway-hugh-jackman


'Chicken & Biscuits' starring Michael Urie and Norm Lewis

https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news-features/michael-urie-and-norm-lewis-to-star-in-chicken-and-biscuits-on-broadway


'The Music Man' Announces Scott Rudin Replacement

https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/music-man-broadway-producer-replace-scott-rudin-1235002344/


Scott Rudin Avoided Answering for Abusive Behavior for Decades

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/scott-rudin-abusive-behavior-1234972177/


New Project to Give Away $500,000 in Rent Relief to NYC Theater Artists

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/fundraiser-rent-relief-for-theater-artists-73519/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=creator%2Ccrew%2Cindustry-news%2Clink%2Cstock-misc%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


AAPAC's New Theatre Diversity Study Underscores Prominence of White Leadership on NYC Stages, https://www.playbill.com/article/aapacs-new-theatre-diversity-study-underscores-prominence-of-white-leadership-on-nyc-stages


Black women playwrights claim a leading role

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/06/17/arts/black-women-playwrights-claim-leading-role/


America's Oldest Theater Wants This Philly Actress to Shut Up

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2021/06/14/walnut-street-theatre-bernard-havard-jenna-pinchbeck/


Andrew Lloyd Webber Sues U.K. Government to Show Live Events Research

https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/andrew-lloyd-webber-legal-action-uk-government-1235004242/#!


Civic life is under assault - theatres can play a vital role in restoring it

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jun/21/theatre-change-civic-function-dan-hutton


How U.S. States Could Fund Repertory Resident Theatres

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/06/21/how-u-s-states-could-fund-repertory-resident-theatres/


The theatre industry is right to go for legal action - it has no other choice

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/theatre-industry-right-go-legal-action-has-no-choice/


Theatre Training Programs Have Some Learning to Do

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/06/23/educators-of-color-caught-in-institutional-inertia/


Biden Picks For Arts Council Include Ukulele Legend Jake Shimabukuro

https://deadline.com/2021/06/biden-arts-council-nominees-jake-shimabukuro-kamilah-forbes-1234781142/


NEA Offers Relief Funds to Help Arts and Culture Sector

https://www.arts.gov/about/news/2021/nea-offers-relief-funds-help-arts-and-culture-sector-recover-pandemic?utm_source=NEWS&utm_medium=TW&utm_campaign=NEWS_ARPGuidelines_TW


The Drive of Phylicia Rashad

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/06/24/the-drive-of-phylicia-rashad/


Bureaucratic snafus shouldn't delay aid

https://www.startribune.com/bureaucratic-snafus-shouldnt-delay-aid/600070094/

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