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Theater News for the Week of September 3rd

By Bennett Liebman


When The World Shuffled Off to Buffalo

https://www.buffalorising.com/2021/08/ec200-when-the-world-shuffled-off-to-buffalo-the-rich-history-of-wny-theatre/


Musicals Return to Broadway With 'Waitress' and 'Hadestown

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/02/theater/broadway-reopening-hadestown-waitress.html


What Theater Learned While Being Closed for 18 Months

https://www.vulture.com/2021/09/theater-broadway-reopening-lessons.html


Celebrities wade into West Stockbridge feud as permit hearing looms for The Foundry

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/southern_berkshires/celebrities-wade-into-west-stockbridge-feud-as-permit-hearing-looms-for-the-foundry/article_4ec452ae-076a-11ec-9ddb-975f7c8106e4.html


Broadway shows are back, but different from before

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/02/entertainment/broadway-returns-new-york/index.html


Broadway Theater Safety, Proof of Vax, Masks and Live Theater, https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/broadway-theater-safety-proof-vax-masks-live-theater-1218367/


Broadway Returns! But Where Will it Go Now?

https://www.vogue.com/article/curtain-up-new-york-theaters-reopen


Broadway Theater Owners and Producers Start Campaign to Bring Back Locals

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/theater/this-is-broadway-campaign.html


TKTS Times Square reopens Sept.14

https://broadwaynews.com/2021/09/01/tkts-times-square-will-reopen-september-14/


Patti LuPone Is Anxious and Emotional About Broadway's Return

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/patti-lupone-is-anxious-and-emotional-about-broadways-return


Broadway Musicals Return, But COVID Concerns Are Center Stage

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/1033011323/broadway-musicals-reopen-covid-delta


Trans March on Broadway, Protesting Statements Made by Cameron Mackintosh

https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/trans-march-on-broadway-protesting-statements-made_92684.html


Alexandra Billings Counters Transphobic Cameron Mackintosh Comments

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/alexandra-billings-calls-out-cameron-mackintosh-trans-comments-73925/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=expert&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


How 'Pass Over' on Broadway and other shows are rehearsing safely

https://www.lohud.com/story/entertainment/2021/08/30/pass-over-broadway-shows-infectious-economics-salivadirect-test/5486958001/


3 Broadway Veterans Prepare For Opening Night After The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/30/1032340297/3-broadway-veterans-prepare-for-opening-night-after-the-pandemic-hiatus


Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz: 'The US arts scene is like a totalitarian state

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/wicked-composer-stephen-schwartz-us-arts-scene-like-totalitarian/


At 23, She Created A Not-For-Profit To Give Women And Non-Binary Theater Artists All The Tools

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerylbrunner/2021/08/31/at-23-she-created-a-not-for-profit-to-give-women-and-non-binary-theater-artists-all-the-tools-to-produce-and-showcase-their-shows/?sh=58fc90736bdb


'Hamilton' reopens at the Hollywood Pantages

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-08-27/hamilton-hollywood-pantages-covid-delta


Inside Disney Theatrical's Global Restart After Pandemic Shutdown

https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/disney-broadway-lion-king-frozen-beauty-and-the-beast-1235052207/


Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces New Leadership Structure

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/09/02/oregon-shakespeare-festival-announces-new-leadership-structure/


Theatre's Fall Plans, and the Delta Variant

https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/27/theatres-fall-plans-and-the-delta-variant/


'Let It Go' was about pressure on women: Frozen's songwriters on redefining Disney

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/frozen-musical-kristen-anderson-lopez-robert-b1912283.html


Tom Stoppard admits being at odds with 'lively' leftwing UK theatre scene

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/aug/31/tom-stoppard-admits-being-at-odds-with-lively-leftwing-uk-theatre-scene


Edinburgh's festivals bounce back to sell more than 520,000 tickets despite late lifting of restrictions

https://www.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/edinburghs-festivals-bounce-back-to-sell-more-than-520000-tickets-despite-late-lifting-of-restrictions-3365295 Watch Hadestown Cast Serenade Audience With "Lean On Me" After First Show Back https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/watch-hadestown-cast-serenade-audience-with-lean_92703.html


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