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This Week in Theater News

By Bennett Liebman

The High School Harry Potter Spinoff

Puffs, the Harry Potter spoof, is a huge hit. J.K. Rowling could learn from it. (

Renewed Broadway Tax Credit

Governor Hochul renews tax credit program for Broadway productions (

Stats on Broadway

Statistics - Broadway in NYC | The Broadway League

Filling Seats on Broadway, Theater

Filled Broadway seats reach pre-pandemic levels in first full season since Covid closures | CNN Business

Broadway Still Recovering

Broadway's first post-pandemic season shows theater industry still recovering | Crain's New York Business (

Playwrights Save the Tony Awards

How America’s Playwrights Saved the Tony Awards - The New York Times (

Impact of the WGA Strike

A Look at the Impact of the WGA Strike on the 2023 Tony Awards | Observer

Black Tony Nominees

Tony Awards are abundant with Black nominees (

A Tony for Pasadena

Pasadena Playhouse wins Tony for regional theater amid hot streak - Los Angeles Times (

Students Protest After District Vetoes

Students protest after district vetoes play | Whidbey News-Times (

Board Members Leave the Walton Board

More board members leave the Walton Arts Center amid controversy - Arkansas Times (

High School Students Stage Independent play

Carroll students take play to independent stage after school cancellation | Schools |

School Removes Nazis from Sound of Music

An OC School Removed Nazi Symbols From 'The Sound Of Music.' Some Parents Say It's Censorship | LAist

Black Audiences Only in London

Why is a Black Audiences-Only London Theatre Night Causing a Scandal? (

Making Six a Hit

How fan videos made 'Six' the musical a hit on Broadway, beyond - Los Angeles Times (

MTC Prospering Over the Decades

For Five Decades The Manhattan Theatre Club Has Prospered Under Her Leadership (

Arian Moayed Plays Creepy

Arian Moayed Plays Creepy Men for Thoughtful Reasons - The New York Times (

Kimberly Akimbo Funds High School Musicals

AMERICAN THEATRE | ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Gives Grants to Fund High School Musicals

AI and the Theater

AI and the Future of Theater — OnStage Blog

Leopoldstadt, the TV Show

Will Broadway's Leopoldstadt Become a TV Series? | Playbill

Celebrating Rebecca Luker

Take a Look as Broadway Celebrates Rebecca Luker in Song at Symphony Space | Playbill

Chita Rivera, the Nun

‘I was going to be a nun!’ Broadway legend Chita Rivera on Chicago, West Side Story – and her love of sumo wrestling | Theatre | The Guardian

Increasing Performing Arts Accessibility

Bay Area Theatre Week Returns to Increase Performing Arts Accessibility | Business Wire

Miriam Silverman and Good Morning America

Miriam Silverman Was Born on ‘Good Morning America.’ Next, a Tony Award? (

Broadway League Award Recipients

AMERICAN THEATRE | Broadway League Names 2023 Award Recipients

Audience Choice Award Winners

‘Into the Woods’ leads winners of 2023 Audience Choice Awards (

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