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Theater News for the Week of September 10th

By Bennett Liebman


Theater Talk: COVID rules 'not uniform, but ubiquitous' as Buffalo theaters open

https://www.wbfo.org/2021/2021-09-03/theater-talk-covid-rules-not-uniform-but-ubiquitous-as-buffalo-theaters-open-with-diverse-casts


Broadway League's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion commitment is not 'just talk.'

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/09/09/guest-essay-broadway-leagues-equity-diversity-inclusion-commitment-is-not-just-talk/


'Broadway Rising' Feature Documentary To Chronicle Industry Reopening.'

https://deadline.com/2021/09/broadway-rising-documentary-amy-rice-jesse-tyler-ferguson-justin-mikita-industry-reopening-1234828821/


Supporters Fuel Fiscal Year 2021 Grant-making Past $13 Million

https://broadwaycares.org/supporters-fuel-fiscal-year-2021-grant-making-past-13-million/


How Broadway, How Surreal! How Radical! How Avant-Garde! How Broadway?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/theater/experimental-broadway-plays.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


A 'Wicked' revelation: Bold and on Broadway, a former Princeton athlete finds his way home again

https://theathletic.com/2800716/2021/09/03/a-wicked-revelation-bold-and-on-broadway-a-former-princeton-athlete-finds-his-way-home/


Broadway Return of Waitress Sets House Record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre

https://www.playbill.com/article/broadway-return-of-waitress-sets-house-record-at-the-ethel-barrymore-theatre


How Broadway helped keep NYC alive after 9/11

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/september-11/ny-broadway-shutdown-9-11-terrorist-attacks-20210905-k2njmu5425cdxfpoth6w4cj3qi-story.html


Transgender March on Broadway Slams Cameron Mackintosh

https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/transgender-march-on-broadway-cameron-mackintosh-1235057686/


Bernadette Peters and Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Privilege of Creativity

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/bernadette-peters-and-lin-manuel-miranda-on-the-privilege-of-creativity?fbclid=IwAR0sPpFhnblbgyD6FLh6WN_DsynkXIkSlBTiaHIJ3vYHHgefBwzihZdqDHk


Sharon D. Clarke Talks 'Caroline, or Change'

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/sharon-d-clarke-caroline-or-change-broadway-73949/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=backstage5%2Ceditorial%2Cheadshot%2Cillustration%2Clink%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


Why Theater Can't Go Backward

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/director-lileana-blain-cruz-theater-post-pandemic-73942/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=creator%2Ceditorial%2Cessentialists%2Clink%2Cproduction-still%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


'Working' is restaged as a vehicle for activism on Black Lives Matter Plaza

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/working-musical-dc-activism/2021/09/07/c36ab1de-0fda-11ec-882f-2dd15a067dc4_story.html


'Come from Away' review: Musical has folksy charm on screen

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-09-09/review-come-from-away-broadway-apple-tv-plus


Sexual misconduct claims at Artists' Exchange trigger backlash

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/07/metro/sexual-misconduct-claims-artists-exchange-triggers-backlash/


Steppenwolf Emerges from the Pandemic with New Leadership

https://www.newcitystage.com/2021/09/09/collision-course-steppenwolf-emerges-from-the-pandemic-with-new-leadership-and-a-new-theater-fall-arts-preview-2021/


Why Can't Theatres Be More Like Public Parks?

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/09/08/why-cant-theatres-be-more-like-public-parks/


'The Doors Didn't Open Easily' on Her Path to 'Cinderella'

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/03/theater/JoAnn-Hunter-cinderella-choreographer.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


Hilary Mantel on staging The Mirror and the Light

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/sep/09/hilary-mantel-the-mirror-and-the-light


What's The Future Of Musical Theater Post-Covid?

https://www.businessbecause.com/news/insights/7793/future-of-musical-theater


Why London's West End will always win

https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/newwestendcompany/why-london-s-west-end-will-always-win-b953458.html


'I felt completely lost': the actors navigating an arts crisis and long Covid

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/sep/03/i-felt-completely-lost-the-actors-navigating-an-arts-crisis-and-long-covid


New 'Los Angeles Anti-Racist Theater Standards' Seek To Create Lasting

https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/New-Los-Angeles-Anti-Racist-Theater-Standards-Seek-To-Create-Lasting-Systemic-Change-20210908


College Theatre Programs Must Be Held Accountable for Their Promises of Change

https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/9/9/college-theatre-programs-must-be-held-accountable-to-their-promises-of-change


Once on This Island: How LaChanze Helped Me Heal After 9/11

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/09/08/once-on-this-island-how-lachanze-helped-me-heal-after-9-11/


When 'The Crown' left Black voices out of an episode about Kenya, Marcia Johnson got angry -- and then she wrote a play

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/stage/2021/09/03/when-the-crown-left-black-voices-out-of-an-episode-about-kenya-marcia-johnson-got-angry-and-then-she-wrote-a-play.html

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