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Theater News for Week Ending May 6th

By Bennett Liebman


Broadway's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Dropped

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/broadway-vaccine-mandate-update-75066/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=editorial%2Cindustry-news%2Clink%2Cproduction-still%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


Spring Awakening: Those You've Known, on HBO Max

https://newyorktheater.me/2022/05/04/spring-awakening-those-youve-known/


Spring Awakening doc:

https://slate.com/culture/2022/05/spring-awakening-lea-michele-jonathan-groff-hbo-documentary.html


Ariana DeBose to Host This Year's Tony Awards Ceremony

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/04/theater/ariana-debose-tony-awards-host.html


A white librettist wrote an opera about Emmett Till

https://theconversation.com/a-white-librettist-wrote-an-opera-about-emmett-till-and-some-critics-are-calling-for-its-cancellation-181459


'Death of a Salesman' on Broadway to star Wendell Pierce

https://thegrio.com/2022/05/03/death-of-a-salesman-on-broadway-wendell-pierce-sharon-clarke/


Julianne Hough on her Broadway debut

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/julianne-hough-on-her-broadway-debut-in-potus-050422


Broadway grosses see 15% drop as six shows open

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/05/04/broadway-grosses-see-15-drop-as-six-shows-open/


A Letter to Sanaz Toossi from Heidi Schreck

https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/trailers/heidi-schreck-review-response-wish-you-were-here/


Tony Awards Administration Committee Issues Final Eligibility Ruling

https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/tony-awards-eligibility-ruling-final-2022_93753.html


What Happened at The Lark?

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/05/02/what-happened-at-the-lark/


Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse revisit roles

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/on-stage-episodes/2022/04/30/mary-louise-parker-and-david-morse-revisit-roles-in--how-i-learned-to-drive-


The Shubert Organization announces partnership with livestream service

https://broadwaynews.com/2022/05/04/the-shubert-organization-announces-partnership-with-livestream-service-stellar/


Are Broadway stars obsolete? Jackman, LuPone prove they're not

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-05-02/commentary-are-broadway-stars-a-thing-of-the-past-not-while-hugh-jackman-and-patti-lupone-are-around


Actors' Equity to Take on Broadway Touring Industry via 'Waitress'

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/actors-equity-waitress-unionizing-fight-to-entire-broadway-touring-industry-exclusive-1235141202/


Randy Rainbow debuts in Vegas; is Broadway next?

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/randy-rainbow-debuts-in-vegas-is-broadway-next-2570978/


Virginia Woolf Reviews in LA

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Zachary-Quinto-Calista-Flockhart-Graham-Phillips-Aimee-Carrero-in-Geffen-Playhouses-WHOS-AFRAID-OF-VIRGINIA-WOOLF-20220504


Meat Loaf musical to open Las Vegas Strip residency

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/meat-loaf-musical-set-for-fall-opening-on-the-strip-2571774/


Bechdel Project Names Jeanne Dorsey Its Inaugural Resident Writer

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/05/02/bechdel-project-names-jeanne-dorsey-its-inaugural-resident/


This Trump Play in London Is a Comedy. Unless You're American.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/theater/the-47th-play-trump-london.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater


Timothée Chalamet's West End debut cancelled

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/may/05/timothee-chalamets-west-end-debut-cancelled-after-two-years-of-postponements


Cinderella: Row intensifies over cancellation of Lloyd Webber musical

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/news/cinderella-andrew-lloyd-webber-cancelled-protests-b2071234.html


Emma, Hershel, and Me

https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/05/05/emma-hershel-and-me/


'Jerusalem,' a Once-in-a-Lifetime Performance, Again

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/29/theater/in-jerusalem-review.html

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