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Theater News for the Week of May 21st

By Bennett Liebman

Theaters, ignore anti-vaxxers. Require proof of vaccination

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-05-19/anti-vaxxer-covid-vaccine-passports-theater

Billy Porter Reveals He Has Been H.I.V. Positive for 14 Years

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/19/arts/billy-porter-hiv-positive.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

SPOTCO DROPS 'LEHMAN TRILOGY' FROM LAWSUIT AGAINST RUDIN

http://broadwayjournal.com/rudin-free-lehman-trilogy-dropped-from-spotco-suit-clearing-path-to-opening/

Green Shoots in April 2021?

https://trgarts.com/blog/insights-report-may-2021

Scott Rudin Accuser Speaks Against Bullying On Hollywood Commission Panel

https://variety.com/2021/biz/news/scott-rudin-accuser-andrew-coles-panel-workplace-harassment-bullying-1234977876/

Drama Book Shop, Backed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, to Open in June

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/19/theater/drama-book-shop-lin-manuel-miranda.html

Broadway Advocacy Coalition launches equity workshop program for productions

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/21/broadway-advocacy-coahttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/19/theater/drama-book-shop-lin-manuel-miranda.html

Covid-19 Aid to Concert Halls, Theaters Set to Be Distributed Next Week

https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-aid-to-concert-halls-theaters-set-to-be-distributed-next-week-11621596601

Dion Musical 'The Wanderer' Announces Pre-Broadway Run

https://deadline.com/2021/05/dion-the-wanderer-broadway-musical-christy-altomare-michael-wartella-joey-mcintyre-1234759512/

Broadway League to evaluate guidelines on masking as New York lifts mandate

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/18/broadway-league-to-evaluate-guidelines-on-masking-as-new-york-lifts-mandate/

Downtown Theater (And Off-Broadway Shows) in NYC Returns

https://www.vulture.com/2021/05/downtown-theater-off-broadway-nyc.html

Members of the Broadway community advocate for a more equitable return

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/17/members-of-the-broadway-community-advocate-for-a-more-equitable-return/

Ted Chapin to step down from R&H Organization after 40 years

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/17/ted-chapin-to-step-down-from-r-h-organization-after-40-years/

The West End's Comeback: London Theater Reopens

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/theater/london-west-end-reopening.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

Garth Drabinsky brings pre-Broadway musical to Chicago

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-broadway-in-chicago-paradise-square-20210518-6tsqbqlapjdktbjidupi5p5z5i-story.html

Get Vaccinated at the Pantages and Try for 'Hamilton' Tickets

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/get-vaccinated-at-the-pantages-and-try-for-hamilton-tickets/2598450/

Industry Pro Newsletter: The West End Returns, Updated CDC Mask Guidance, and the Continued Demise of the Third Party Cookie

https://www.broadwayworld.com/industry/article/Industry-Pro-Newsletter-The-West-End-Returns-Updated-CDC-Mask-Guidance-and-the-Continued-Demise-of-the-Third-Party-Cookie-20210517

In an (almost) post-pandemic America, people need theater now more than ever

https://pacificlegal.org/people-need-theater-now-more-than-ever/

'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Feature Skips Theatrical For Amazon

https://deadline.com/2021/05/everybodys-talking-about-jamie-feature-musical-skips-theaters-heads-to-amazon-prime-1234760839/

Katy Rudd: the high-flying director who can't resist a risk

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/19/spotlight-on-katy-rudd-theatre-director

Scott Rudin's Business Partner Barry Diller Facing Abuse Allegations

https://radaronline.com/p/scott-rudin-business-partner-barry-diller-abuse-claims-temper/

Charles Grodin, Star of 'Beethoven' and 'Heartbreak Kid,' Dies at 86

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/movies/charles-grodin-dead.html


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