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Theater News for the Week of March 19th

By Bennett Liebman


Theater Actors Step Up Push for Union to Allow Them to Work

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/19/theater/actors-equity-frustration-petition.html


Tourists Trickle Back to New York City

https://www.wsj.com/articles/tourists-trickle-back-to-new-york-city-11616100873


Royal George Theatre must empty

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-royal-george-closing-chicago-20210319-7vdvx4rxq5esbencd2cpr4ccny-story.html


How NY PopsUp Aims to Get the Performing Arts Industry Back to Work

https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/ny-popsup-cuomo-ayodele-casel-1234933795/


Shakespeare in the Park to return

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/03/16/shakespeare-in-the-park-to-return-this-summer/


The Arts Are Coming Back This Summer

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/16/theater/summer-outdoor-performances.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


New York Raises the Curtain for Live Events

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-raises-the-curtain-for-live-events-11615982401


Frustration Growing Among Actor's Equity Members

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/3/18/frustration-growing-among-actors-equity-members-over-unions-covid-19-plan-or-lack-thereof


The Open Culture Program Faces Criticism From Actors' Equity

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/nyc-open-culture-program-actors-equity-72869/


Roundabout launches Refocus Project

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/03/17/roundabout-launches-refocus-project-to-diversify-theater-canon/


'It has been a sort of nightmare

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/mar/14/how-has-global-theatre-fared-during-pandemic-schaubuhne-internationaal-amsterdam-public-theater-new-york-odeon-paris-helsingborg


Michael Ball '100% backs' vaccine passport

https://www.itv.com/news/london/2021-03-18/michael-ball-100-backs-vaccine-passports-to-bring-audiences-back-to-the-west-end


Berlin Volksbühne theatre director resigns

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/16/berlin-volksbuhne-theatre-director-resigns-over-harassment-claims


Save Our Stages gains additional funding

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/03/16/save-our-stages-gains-additional-funding-ahead-of/


Fighting Viral Hate With a Hashtag

https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/03/26/fighting-viral-hate-with-a-hashtag/


Where the Year Went

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/03/11/where-the-year-went-a-look-back-and-forward/


Here are all the precautions one S.F. theater

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/here-are-all-the-precautions-one-s-f-theater-took-to-film-onstage-during-covid?fbclid=IwAR1UletNu9KHiQiyUjcB8M4gMCHTQ98Kw7o7zTjXZHdBfWZdOuCmUE3aOzg


U.K. Theaters Mark One Year of Shutdown

https://variety.com/2021/legit/global/west-end-theater-pandemic-one-year-anniversary-1234931476/


When stages are dark, theatre lives on in your memories

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/mar/15/theatre-magic-memory


Deadline 'Company' During The Covid Shutdown

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/broadway-company-during-covid-shutdown-011722059.html


First Indoor Show in Loop?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-prem-ent-teatro-zinzanni-reopens-chicago-20210316-oe3ctrtrivgybjnjbxzgefy67q-story.html


The Rise of Audio Theater During the Coronavirus Pandemic

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/how-audio-plays-have-changed-the-face-of-pandemic-theater-72871/


Sonia Friedman unveils season of West End plays

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/mar/12/sonia-friedman-west-end-gemma-arterton-emma-corrin?CMP=twt_a-culture_b-gdnculture


Texas Performing Arts

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/coronavirus/2021/03/17/1-year-later--covid-19-has-decimated-the-performing-arts-in-texas-


A Year Without Broadway: Laura Benanti And Christopher Jackson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tinOrb8x40


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