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Theater News for Week Ending June 10th

By Bennett Liebman


Jodie Comer to Make Broadway Debut in 'Prima Facie' Next Spring

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/theater/jodie-comer-broadway-prima-facie.html


'Dear Evan Hansen' To End Broadway Run This Fall

https://deadline.com/2022/06/dear-evan-hansen-broadway-closing-1235039771/


For Better or Worse, We Still Live in Joe Papp's World

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/06/03/for-better-or-worse-we-still-live-in-joe-papps-world/


'Tina' to play final Broadway performance in August

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/07/tina-to-play-final-broadway-performance-in-august/


Broadway grosses slide as multiple shows close

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/08/broadway-grosses-slide-as-multiple-shows-close/


Ariana DeBose & Kate Shindle Weigh in on Swings and Understudies

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ariana-DeBose-Kate-Shindle-Weigh-in-on-Swings-and-Understudies-at-the-Tonys-20220606


The records that could be broken at the 2022 Tony Awards

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/07/the-records-that-could-be-broken-at-the-2022-tony-awards/


At this year's Tonys, diversity wins

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/06/09/arts/this-years-tonys-diversity-wins/


New wave of Black, queer narratives takes Broadway by storm

https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-black-gay-male-narratives-broadway-off-broadway-pride-month-2022-strange-loop-20220608-i7poqfe6qjetlpqassbgfa7sle-story.html


The Tonys bring energy missing from other awards show

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/06/09/arts/tonys-bring-energy-missing-other-awards-shows/


At Tony Awards on Sunday, the stakes could not be higher for Broadway

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/06/09/tony-awards-75th-broadway/


Theatrical corporate-climate protesters deserve Tony Awards

https://nypost.com/2022/06/09/theatrical-corporate-climate-protesters-deserve-tony-awards/


Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre Will Be Renamed for Lena Horne

https://www.broadway.com/buzz/202312/broadways-brooks-atkinson-theatre-will-be-renamed-for-lena-horne-first-named-after-a-black-woman/


Come From Away to close on Broadway in October

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/come-from-away-broadway-close-1.6482581


Tom Stoppard's 'Leopoldstadt' Will Open on Broadway This Fall

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/theater/stoppard-leopoldstadt-broadway.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Is It Finally Twilight for the Theater's Sacred Monsters?

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/theater/men-american-theater.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


New 42 Worker Files Bias Lawsuit Over Diversity Training

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/theater/new-42-diversity-lawsuit.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur


Counting down to Broadway's biggest night

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/on-stage-episodes/2022/06/04/counting-down-to-broadway-s-biggest-night-


New York lawmakers fight to keep Broadway theaters running as 'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Come From Away,' 'Tina,' announce closures

https://abc7ny.com/broadway-shows-closures-save-our-stages-dear-evan-hansen/11939861/


MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/MAMMA-MIA-FROZEN-JR-More-Top-the-List-of-School-Theatres-Most-Popular-Plays-Musicals-20220608


Tender and Callow Fellows: Flint Rep's Gay 'Fantasticks'

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/06/08/tender-and-callow-fellows-flint-reps-gay-fantasticks/


Colorado's Jason Veasey taking Black Pride to Broadway's biggest night

https://denvergazette.com/arts-entertainment/colorados-jason-veasey-taking-black-pride-to-broadways-biggest-night-john-moore/article_881247b8-e361-11ec-9bab-ff4628623c36.html


John Leguizamo explores 'the beginning of Latin man' in new musical, 'Kiss My Aztec'

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/john-leguizamo-kiss-my-aztec-musical-rcna32351


San Diego REP Suspends Productions

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/06/08/san-diego-rep-suspends-productions/


Shakespeare's works and fantastical musicals dominate Oregon's summer theater season

https://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2022/06/shakespeares-works-and-fantastical-musicals-dominate-oregons-summer-theater-season.html


Review: LeBron mania informs a tale of friendship in 'King James'

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-06-09/review-rajiv-josephs-new-drama-king-james-mark-taper-forum


Live updates | Kyiv theater reopens with soldout performance

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-government-and-politics-e58e3ed29772c8354990ca241f6c043f


Guys & Dolls: Immersive Musical Set At London's Bridge Theatre

https://deadline.com/2022/06/immersive-version-of-classic-broadway-musical-guys-dolls-to-open-at-londons-bridge-theatre-next-year-lets-party-1235042065/


Cursed Child star Noma Dumezweni: 'As a Black woman in acting, I'm fearless now'

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jun/09/noma-dumezweni-harry-potter-cursed-child-dolls-house-undoing

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