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Theater News for the Week of October 8th

By Bennett Liebman


How Broadway Musicals Saved This Doctor After His Dad Died

https://people.com/theater/how-broadway-musicals-saved-doctor-after-dad-died-when-he-was-11-the-beauty-of-life/


Commentary: Plan to support New York artists harkens back to the WPA

https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Commentary-Plan-to-support-New-York-artists-16511981.php


The True History Behind 'Six,

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-true-history-behind-six-the-musical-about-henry-viiis-wives-180978781/


Beanie Feldstein on Longtime Love of 'Funny Girl' and Barbra Streisand

https://variety.com/2021/legit/features/beanie-feldstein-funny-girl-barbra-streisand-1235081712/


The Flea Announces New Resident Company and a Focus on Black and Queer Artists

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/07/theater/the-flea-black-queer-artists.html


George Ferencz, Innovative Theater Director, Dies at 74

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/01/theater/george-ferencz-innovative-theater-director-dies-at-74.html


Jeremy McCarter: From Drama Critic to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Co-Author

https://observer.com/2021/10/jeremy-mccarter-from-drama-critic-to-lin-manuel-mirandas-co-author/


'The Lehman Trilogy' Music Tells a Story

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/nick-powell-the-lehman-trilogy-composer-sam-mendes-74079/


Adrian Lester Finally Arrives on Broadway, via Wall Street

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/theater/adrian-lester-lehman-trilogy-broadway.html


Theatre Leadership Project Approved for NYC Theatrical Production Tax Credit

https://www.broadwayworld.com/industry/article/Theatre-Leadership-Project-Approved-for-New-York-City-Musical-and-Theatrical-Production-Tax-Credit-20211007


The Lark Is Grounded: New-Play Incubator to Fold After 27 Years

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/10/05/the-lark-is-grounded-new-play-incubator-to-fold-after-25-years/


An Acclaimed Playwright on Masks and the Return to the Stage, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/04/theater/sarah-ruhl-smile-bells-palsy.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


American Shakespeare Center cancels fall season amid reports of internal strife

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/shakespeare-staunton-cancels-season/2021/10/06/30e17ea2-2546-11ec-8d53-67cfb452aa60_story.html


A Dance Show on a Cruise Ship? It's Not What You Think

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/01/arts/dance/virgin-voyages-dance-cruise.html


'Connecticut's Broadway:' 6 venues form new coalition to promote theater in CT, https://www.ctinsider.com/news/article/Connecticut-Broadway-coalition-theater-16510591.php


Netflix's Diana: The Musical is the year's most hysterically awful hate-watch, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/oct/04/diana-the-musical-netflix-hysterically-awful


Jeremy O. Harris To Pull 'Slave Play' In L.A. Over Lack Of Female Playwrights

https://deadline.com/2021/10/jeremy-o-harris-slave-play-mark-taper-forum-los-angeles-cancellation-1234850308/


Biden's Picks to Head NEH, NEA: Shelly Lowe and Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/10/06/bidens-picks-to-head-neh-nea-shelly-lowe-and-dr-maria-rosario-jackson/


Tentative agreement reached after IATSE strike shutters opening night

http://bunewsservice.com/the-show-goes-on-tentative-agreement-reached-after-iatse-strike-shutters-opening-night-at-north-shore-music-theatre/


Kennedy Center stagehands authorize strike days before 'Hadestown' run

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/kennedy-center-stagehands-strike/2021/10/07/f942bbf0-26e9-11ec-8d53-67cfb452aa60_story.html


Disney Princess Concert Tour Cancels Fall Dates Due To Covid Concerns

https://deadline.com/2021/10/disney-princess-concert-tour-cancellation-covid-fall-dates-1234850045/


Saving New York Independent Theater: An Update

https://newyorktheater.me/2021/10/05/saving-new-york-independent-theater-an-update/


How Director Michael Longhurst Is Resuscitating Theater on Both Sides of the Atlantic

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/director-michael-longhurst-resuscitating-theater-201816852.html


Column: Live theater spotlights a welcome virus diversion

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-theater-diversion-st-1007-20211006-gcbqm4oxsndvfmujn3zjlhmzfm-story.html


'I Didn't See Myself Represented In American Theater': New Play 'Thoughts Of A Colored Man' Arrives On Broadway

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/10/01/thoughts-of-a-colored-man-play-broadway-diversity/

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