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Theater News for the Week of October 23rd

Updated: Oct 30

By Bennett Liebman


'Shuffle Along' and Insurer Drop Pregnancy-Prompted Lawsuit

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/theater/shuffle-along-audra-mcdonald-insurer-pregnancy-lawsuit.html


'NERDS' PRODUCERS ACE ANGELS IN COURT

https://mailchi.mp/bwayjournal/sprecher-loses-rights-to-rebecca-2393705?e=198298f659


SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity Feud Over Streaming Rights for Theater Productions

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/sag-aftra-actors-equity-theater-streaming-rights-jurisdiction-71925/


Save Our Stages re-emerges in new Senate small business bill

https://broadwaynews.com/2020/10/21/save-our-stages-re-emerges-in-new-senate-small-business-bill/


Most U.S. theaters stay dark, 8 months after COVID-19 started. Some blame Actors' Equity., Florida

https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2020/10/21/covid-florida-theaters-stay-dark-actors-equity/3586619001/


Future of theater? Not exactly sure, but Diane Paulus is working on it

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/10/a-r-t-s-diane-paulus-talks-about-the-survival-of-theater/


We've had endless, endless plans': How the National Theatre got its doors back open, https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/national-theatre-reopening-pandemic-death-of-england-delroy-a4572182.html


Can We Imagine Something Better?

www.vulture.com/article/david-byrne-heidi-schreck-constitution-american-utopia.html


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


Broadway music leaders form coalition to diversify the industry

https://broadwaynews.com/2020/10/23/broadway-music-leaders-form-coalition-to-diversify-the-industry/


Theater professors wait in the wings during Broadway shutdown

https://theithacan.org/life-culture/theater-professors-wait-in-the-wings-during-broadway-shutdown/


In the Boardroom Where It Happens

https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/10/22/in-the-boardroom-where-it-happens/


Marge Champion, Dancer, Actor and Choreographer, Dies at 101 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/arts/dance/marge-champion-dead.html


Firehouse Theatre Shuts Down BACK TO THE '80S Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests https://www.broadwayworld.com/dallas/article/Firehouse-Theatre- Shuts-Down-BACK-TO-THE-80S-Due-to-Positive-COVID-19-Tests-20201023


New Musical by Weinstein Accuser Set for Screening

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/19/theater/the-right-girl-Weinstein-musical.html

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