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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/


The 2020 Tony nominations have been announced, and they're the weirdest ever https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/the-2020-tony-nominations-have-been-announced-and-theyre-the-weirdest-ever/2020/10/15/884dd802-0efe-11eb-8074-0e943a91bf08_story.html


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

https://www.ocregister.com/?returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ocregister.com%2F2020%2F10%2F12%2Fdisneyland-to-layoff-200-actors-as-frozen-live-and-mickey-and-the-magical-map-close-amid-pandemic%2F%3FclearUserState%3Dtrue


How Live Theater Is Innovating Its Way Through the Pandemic

https://www.barrons.com/articles/how-live-theater-is-innovating-its-way-through-the-pandemic-51602599501


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"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/broadway-performers-coronavirus-shutdown-uncertainty/


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