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Theater News for the Week of November 20th

By Bennett Liebman


The Editorial Board: Support for the arts is urgent as institutions suffer under the pandemic https://buffalonews.com/opinion/editorial/the-editorial-board-support-for-the-arts-is-urgent-as-institutions-suffer-under-the-pandemic/article_686e0492-28f0-11eb-9977-af4d342d4fdf.html


Broadway Industry Says Covid-19 Vaccines Could Hasten Revival, https://www.wsj.com/articles/broadway-industry-says-covid-19-vaccines-could-hasten-revival-11605621476


Tina Fey To Host NBC's 'One Night Only: The Best of Broadway' Two-Hour Special https://deadline.com/2020/11/tina-fey-host-nbc-one-night-only-best-of-broadway-special-1234617753/


SAG-AFTRA And Actors' Equity Resolve Jurisdictional Dispute Over Taping Of Live Theater https://deadline.com/2020/11/sag-aftra-actors-equity-deal-live-theater-taping-dispute-1234619239/


Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Columbia Law School Seeking Artists to Tackle Police and Prison Reform Through Performance

https://www.playbill.com/article/broadway-advocacy-coalition-and-columbia-law-school-seeking-artists-to-tackle-police-and-prison-reform-through-performance


How NYC Nonprofit Statement Arts Gets 100% of Its Kids Into College, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/statement-arts-program-backstage-72097/


Will the covid-19 vaccine mean theatre curtains can rise again? https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2020/11/19/will-the-covid-19-vaccine-mean-theatre-curtains-can-rise-again


Jacob's Pillow Theater, Site of Dance Festival, Is Destroyed in Fire https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/arts/dance/jacobs-pillow-massachusetts-fire.html


Tourism, Engine for NYC Economy, May Not Fully Recover Until 2025, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/nyregion/nyc-tourism-covid.html


When Political Theater Ditches the Disguises of Fiction https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/theater/political-theater-kristina-wong-denis-ohare.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


In a stunning turn, Ari Roth resigns from Mosaic Theater, the D.C. company he created https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/ari-roth-resigns-mosaic-theater/2020/11/18/0bc10492-28f0-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html


Sony Music Masterworks Acquires 50% Of Broadway's 'Slave Play' Production Company Seaview https://deadline.com/2020/11/sony-music-masterworks-broadway-seaview-acquisition-slave-play-1234618677/


DISNEY'S SCHUMACHER SEES SLOW RETURN OF AUDIENCES & TICKET PRICES http://broadwayjournal.com/disneys-schumacher-sees-slow-return-of-audiences-ticket-prices/


How one resourceful NYC theater produced new musicals safely in a bubble during the summer of COVID-19

https://www.fastcompany.com/90574215/how-one-resourceful-nyc-theater-produced-new-musicals-safely-in-a-bubble-during-the-summer-of-covid


PRODUCERS WANT UNION CONCESSIONS BEFORE REOPENING

http://broadwayjournal.com/disneys-schumacher-sees-slow-return-of-audiences-ticket-prices/


What happens when there's no business like show business? How Broadway stars are pivoting amid Covid-19

https://www.nbcnews.com/know-your-value/feature/what-happens-when-there-s-no-business-show-business-how-ncna1248022


New York won't really live again until Broadway is back

https://nypost.com/2020/11/18/new-york-wont-really-live-again-until-broadway-is-back/


Lockdowns Aren't Funny. But You've Still Got to Laugh. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/theater/france-lockdown-comedy.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

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