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Theater News for the Week of May 14th

By Bennett Liebman

Yet another reason to cut intermission in theater: COVID-19

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-05-11/theater-without-intermission-broadway-reopening

When Covid Dropped the Curtain on Broadway Actors, TV Kept the Lights On

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/12/arts/television/covid-broadway-TV-actors.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

CDC lifts mask requirement for vaccinated individuals, posing a question for Broadway

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/14/cdc-lifts-mask-requirement-for-vaccinated-individuals-posing-a-question-for-broadway/

For West End's Return, Cleansing Spirits and an Aching for Change

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/12/theater/west-end-reopening.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

SBA Expects 'Save Our Stages' Money to Reach Indie Venues Next Week

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/sba-save-our-stages-indie-venues-next-week-1234970610/

How the Pandemic Has Changed Arts Education

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/3-professors-on-how-the-pandemic-transformed-arts-education-73251/

TCG Announces Sixth Round of Rising Leaders of Color

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/05/10/tcg-announces-sixth-round-of-rising-leaders-of-color/

Broadway in Chicago is offering refundable tickets

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-chicago-theater-refundable-tickets-20210513-cn4ru7i2fravvkf4n2dltld3ii-story.html

Broadway May Mandate Vaccinations for Audiences and Workers. That's Just One Reopening Challenge

https://www.thedailybeast.com/broadway-may-mandate-vaccinations-for-audiences-and-workers-thats-just-one-reopening-challenge

As Broadway Plans Its Return, 'Hamilton' Will Require Vaccines Backstage

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/theater/broadway-reopening.html

Phylicia Rashad Named Dean of Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts at Howard University

https://www.playbill.com/article/phylicia-rashad-named-dean-of-newly-reestablished-college-of-fine-arts-at-howard-university

A Pause, Yes, But We're Keeping the Ghost Light On

https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/06/18/a-pause-yes-but-were-keeping-the-ghost-light-on/

Is it ethical for cruise lines, venues, schools or Broadway to restrict entry to people not vaccinated against COVID-19

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-it-ethical-for-cruise-lines-schools-or-broadway-to-restrict-entry-to-people-not-vaccinated-against-covid-19-2021-05-12

'Annie Live!' To Air on NBC This 2021 Holiday Season

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/annie-live-nbc-christmas-holidays-bob-greenblatt-neil-meron-1234971627/amp/

'We won't be bouncing back' - the unsettling truth about the big reopening

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/may/12/bouncing-back-unsettling-truth-big-reopening?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

'We even performed it in front of the pope!' - how we made Godspell

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/10/performed-front-of-pope-how-we-made-godspell-jeremy-irons?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Return of NYC's Broadway signals bounce back of American economy

https://thegrio.com/2021/05/13/return-of-broadway-bounce-back-american-economy/

Disney Theatrical announces 'Aladdin' return, no ticketing fees

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/11/disney-theatrical-announces-aladdin-return-no-ticketing-fees/

New Yorkers must support Broadway right now

https://nypost.com/2021/05/11/new-yorkers-must-support-broadway-right-now/

Why Broadway is waiting until fall to reopen

https://apnews.com/article/ny-state-wire-coronavirus-pandemic-entertainment-health-lifestyle-f8d23167f48e5b58e6c3494f322ab998

Community Theatres Need to Stop Protecting Their Problematic Men

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/5/10/community-theatres-need-to-stop-protecting-their-problematic-men


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