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Theater News for the Week of October 22nd

By Bennett Liebman


Shea's Buffalo Theatre will restore its prized Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

https://www.buffalorising.com/2021/10/sheas-buffalo-theatre-will-restore-its-prized-mighty-wurlitzer-organ/


Broadway Is Back. Here's What It's Like for Theatergoers

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/theater/live-performance-coronavirus.html


Broadway ticket buyers make more last-minute decisions

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/10/21/broadway-ticket-buyers-make-more-last-minute-decisions/


NY Theatre Producers Offered Tax Credits for Doing Diversity Jobs Training

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/10/20/ny-theatre-producers-offered-tax-credits-for-doing-diversity-jobs-training/


Broadway star claims he was fired for Christian beliefs

https://pagesix.com/2021/10/21/broadway-star-claims-he-was-fired-for-christian-beliefs/


Broadway to Have Its Blackest Season Ever

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/broadway-record-breaking-season-black-artists-74121/


"Is This a Room" and "Chicken & Biscuits" Bring the Unexpected to Broadway

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/25/is-this-a-room-and-chicken-biscuits-bring-the-unexpected-to-broadway


Blackness comes to 'The Great White Way

https://thegrio.com/2021/10/18/blackness-shows-theater-new-york/


BroadwayPlus brings lasting connections to ticketholders

https://www.amny.com/news/broadwayplus-brings-lasting-connections-to-ticketholders-and-actors-through-vip-and-group-experiences/


As Borders Reopen, New York Wants Foreign Tourists Back

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/nyregion/nyc-tourism.html


For Sharon D Clarke, a 'Big Sing' and a Big Broadway Moment

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/theater/sharon-d-clarke-caroline-or-change.html


Opinion: Is It Time for Performers to Renegotiate the Eight-Show Week?

https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/opinion-alternates-on-broadway_92880.html


Ari'el Stachel Departs the Visitor

https://deadline.com/2021/10/ariel-stachel-the-visitor-musical-public-theater-david-hyde-pierce-arab-american-depiction-1234859141/


Neil A. Mazzella, puts hammer and nail to restore sparkle

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/broadway-returns-sets-mazzella/2021/10/20/05633010-2fad-11ec-93e2-dba2c2c11851_story.html


Smaller shows will go on at Ida-damaged Louisiana theater

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/smaller-shows-will-go-on-at-ida-damaged-louisiana-theater/ar-AAPDcvp?ocid=BingNewsSearch


How two daughters of Broadway legends came to premiere a new play

https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2021/10/17/how-two-daughters/


97-year-old actor: 'I enjoy working with other people, particularly young -- well, in my case, they're all younger than I am'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/97-year-old-actor-i-enjoy-working-with-other-people-particularly-young--well-in-my-case-theyre-all-younger-than-i-am/2021/10/18/8699dfec-2159-11ec-b3d6-8cdebe60d3e2_story.html


2020 was supposed to be theater's reckoning

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/2020-was-supposed-to-be-theaters-reckoning-2021-suggests-reasons-for-cautious-optimism


Rebecca Caine speaks out on abuse she suffered

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/10/20/rebecca-caine-phantom


Directors of Inclusion in Theatre Need to be more than Symbolic Positions

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/10/20/directors-of-inclusion-in-theatre


Forcing audiences into casinos to see theatre is just what Sydney doesn't need

https://www.smh.com.au/culture/theatre/forcing-audiences-into-casinos-to-see-theatre-is-just-what-sydney-doesn-t-need-20211003-p58wqf.html


Piers Morgan slams 'virtue-signalling' as theatre bans 'racist' word

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/celebs-tv/piers-morgan-slams-virtue-signalling-6074884


No Mask Required: The Joys and Fears of Seeing U.K. Theater Now

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/theater/british-theater-fans.html


Leslie Bricusse obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/oct/20/leslie-bricusse-obituary


We know they can do it when it suits them: theatre became more accessible

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/oct/15/we-know-they-can-do-it-when-it-suits-them-theatre-became-more-accessible-during-covid-will-it-last

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