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Theater News for the Week of October 16

By Bennett Liebman


Tony nominees issue calls for political action, financial support for Broadway https://broadwaynews.com/2020/10/15/tony-nominees-issue-calls-for-political-action-financial-support-for-broadway/



How Weird Were the Tony Nods? Well, How Weird Was the Season? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/theater/tony-award-nominations-analysis-critics.html


Tony awards 2020: unusual Broadway year leads to restricted nominations https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/oct/15/tony-nominees-2020-broadway-jagged-little-pill-slave-play


40 Black playwrights on the theater industry's insidious racism, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-10-14/40-black-playwrights-theater-racism


Column: For actors and other arts professionals, the healthcare safety net has been ripped to pieces, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-actor-healthcare-retirement-1018-20201015-5u6tyakz7zdnnnd5ktp64hgllu-story.html


Sonia Friedman: I've closed 18 shows and paused 10. Here's my cure for theatre https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/oct/15/sonia-friedman-theatre-west-end-mental-health


Disneyland to lay off 200 actors as 'Frozen Live' and 'Mickey and the Magical Map' close amid pandemic


How Live Theater Is Innovating Its Way Through the Pandemic


Despite Every Barrier, This Artist Created Safe, Socially Distant Live Theater--No Zoom Required, https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerylbrunner/2020/10/12/despite-every-barrier-this-artist-created-safe-socially-distant-live-theater-no-zoom-required/#68c98f5f4b2b


Head of Huntington Theater Company Resigns Amid Internal Strife https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/14/theater/huntington-theater-company-resignation.html


Tiffani Gavin at the O'Neill: Not a Program, a Priority https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/10/14/tiffani-gavin-at-the-oneill-not-a-program-a-priority/


Broadway Will Be a While. These Venues Say They're Ready Now https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/12/theater/theater-reopenings-new-york.html


Broadway performers face uncertainty: "The future is completely anyone's guess at this point"


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