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Theater News for the Week of October 30th

By Bennett Liebman


Eight Small New York Theaters Sue Cuomo Over Pandemic Restrictions https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/theater/small-theaters-lawsuit-pandemic-restrictions.html


NYC Theaters Sue de Blasio, Cuomo Over COVID Closures https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/nyc-theaters-sue-de-blasio-cuomo-over-covid-closures-71988/


Democratic congressional candidate Amanda Stuck focuses on Broadway career of Mike Gallagher's wife

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/28/amanda-stuck-focuses-broadway-career-mike-gallaghers-wife/3749536001/


Walt Disney World Layoffs Hit 720 Actors' Equity Members

https://deadline.com/2020/10/walt-disney-world-actors-equity-layoffs-1234604853/


Dear American Theatre: Don't Forget About Immigrant Artists https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/10/27/dear-american-theatre-dont-forget-about-immigrant-artists/


To Be or Not to Be: Theatres Brace for Another Season of Uncertainty https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/10/26/to-be-or-not-to-be-theatres-brace-for-another-season-of-uncertainty/


Westchester Broadway Theatre permanently shuttered due to pandemic

https://www.radio.com/wcbs880/news/local/westchester-broadway-theatre-permanently-closes-due-to-covid


Westchester Broadway Theatre won't reopen, a victim of COVID shutdown

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/greenburgh/2020/10/26/westchester-broadway-theatre-closes-after-46-years-covid-victim/6034192002/?fbclid=IwAR06o9l3vgsT2lyHrCTmIeBbGHk236v6dA1WaOURLRcWMBm2uOi2EydKeN8


City partners with local theatres to launch Off Broadway in the Boros: Pop-ups

https://www.amny.com/news/off-broadway-in-the-boros-popups-launch/


Sen. Chuck Schumer continues the push for Save Our Stages

https://broadwaynews.com/2020/10/23/sen-chuck-schumer-continues-the-push-for-save-our-stages/


Broadway Casting & Live Event Exec Resigns For Failure To Meet "High Standards"

https://deadline.com/2020/10/bruston-manuel-rws-entertainment-binder-casting-resignation-broadway-casting-exec-resigns-abruptly-i-have-not-lived-up-to-the-high-standards-the-team-expects-and-deserve-1234604301/


Walt Disney World Layoffs Hit 720 Actors' Equity Members

https://deadline.com/2020/10/walt-disney-world-actors-equity-layoffs-1234604853/


Yes, We Liked the Berkshires Shows. Here's $2 Million https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/theater/berkshire-barrington-theater-gross-gift.html


Bay Area live theater industry sees bleak future: 'No one has a plan, https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Bay-Area-live-theater-industry-sees-bleak-future-15677160.php


The coronavirus keeps most London theaters dark, while performers stock grocery shelves https://www.washingtonpost.com/road-to-recovery/2020/10/30/covid-london-theater/?arc404=true

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