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Theater News for the Week of May 28th

By Bennett Liebman


Broadway productions now have more options for reopening dates

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/28/broadway-productions-now-have-more-options-for-reopening-dates/


Places please: A new relief fund wants to help artists move back to New York

https://www.crainsnewyork.com/small-business/relief-fund-wants-help-artists-move-back-new-york?adobe_mc=MCMID%3D47347047419039250343716084342296370731%7CMCORGID%3D138FFF2554E6E7220A4C98C6%2540AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1621914781&CSAuthResp=1%3A%3A748424%3A23%3A24%3Asuccess%3ACBB5DF22864D67EAC2F858A678EEBF6F


Actors' Equity Association Urges All States To Continue Federal Pandemic Unemployment Insurance

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Actors-Equity-Association-Urges-All-States-To-Continue-Federal-Pandemic-Unemployment-Insurance-20210524


Broadway Restart Accelerates as 'Hadestown' Plans Its Return

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/24/theater/hadestown-broadway-reopening.html


Colonial Williamsburg is facing up to its own past through theater

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/05/22/colonial-williamsburg-dramas-slaves-troubled-past/


At cultural institutions that pledged to diversify staff, hiring -- and change -- have been slow

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/25/arts/cultural-institutions-that-pledged-diversify-staff-hiring-change-have-been-slow/


Leader of Americans for the Arts Retires After Workplace Complaints

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/27/arts/robert-lynch-afta-retires.html


Tony Awards announced, plus televised Broadway celebration

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-tony-awards-2021-announced-20210526-jxnw7gjpvfhrzmje2xaaklb4oy-story.html


Popular Northeast summer festivals leap onstage after lockdown

https://www.newsday.com/travel/northeast-summer-theater-festival-1.50257178


Lyric Opera gets rid of intermissions. Now what?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-lyric-no-intermission-jones-0528-20210525-prt7ibyfrfhfpgpdmm5fn7dvue-story.html


The Return of Live Theater

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/at-home/live-theater-returns.html


'Fleabag' National Theatre Production to Stream on Amazon

https://variety.com/2021/film/global/fleabag-benedict-cumberbatchs-frankenstein-hamlet-national-theatre-amazon-1234980839/


Stop looking at NYC as the only place where theatre is important

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/5/28/stop-looking-at-nyc-as-the-only-place-where-theatre-is-important


After Tragedy, an Indianapolis Theater Stages a Comeback

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/24/theater/fonseca-theater-indiana.html


'There's nothing like it!' Musical stars return to storm the stage

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/25/musical-stars-stage-hamilton-pretty-woman-back-to-the-future


The Great Outdoors

https://www.americantheatre.org/category/special-section/the-great-outdoors/


Theatre is like church: we gather to bear witness

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/25/theatre-is-like-church-we-gather-to-bear-witness-nathaniel-martello-white


Can't Have People in the Theatre? Bring Theatre to the People

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/05/26/cant-have-people-in-the-theatre-bring-theatre-to-the-people/


'You Could Be King'

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/05/26/you-could-be-king/


They've Given $6 Million to the Arts. No One Knew Them, Until Now

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/26/arts/music/alphadyne-foundation-storefront-concerts.html


UK theatres promise to only cast trans actors in trans roles

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/26/uk-theatres-promise-to-only-cast-trans-actors-in-trans-roles


SBA begins sending notice of grant awards for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

http://bway.ly/l3s1hz#https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/26/sba-begins-sending-notice-of-grant-awards-for-the-shuttered-venues-operators-grant-program/


Partnerships between Black playwrights and directors showcased at Williamstown Theatre Festival

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/21/arts/partnerships-between-black-playwrights-directors-showcased-williamstown-theatre-festival/

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