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This Week in Theater News

Updated: Jun 21

By Bennett Liebman

The Stage for Lorna Courtney

For Lorna Courtney of ‘& Juliet,’ New York Has Always Been Her Stage - The New York Times (

Chris Jennings to Head MTC

Manhattan Theatre Club Names Chris Jennings as Executive Director (

WGA Asks Its Nominees to Skip Tony wards, Writers Guild asks Tony-nominated members not to attend Tony Awards - CBS News

Robin Wagner Passes, Robin Wagner, Visionary Set Designer of Broadway Hits, Dies at 89 - The New York Times (

Broadway Box Office Rebounds

Broadway Box Office Rebounds In 2022-2023 Season – The Hollywood Reporter

Broadway Box Office Current Numbers

Broadway Box Office Hits $33M For First Week Of New Season – Deadline

Drama Teacher Will Get Special Tony

Broward drama teacher who includes deaf students in school shows will receive special Tony Award (

Daly and Schreiber Back on Broadway

Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber Will Return to Broadway in John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT: A PARABLE (

Ghee and Newell Make History

J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell on Making Tony History | Time

Succession’s Theater Roots

Succession had roots in the theater. That’s why it was great. - Vox

The City Center Season

Coming to City Center: ‘Pal Joey,’ ‘Titanic’ and the 20th Fall for Dance - The New York Times (

Sweeney on Tour

SWEENEY TODD Will Embark on Tour in 2025 (

What Happens at the Tony Awards?, What Will Happen at the Tonys on June 11? It's Unclear. (

Music and Here Lies Love

Battle brews between ‘Here Lies Love’ and musicians union over use of recorded tracks instead of live orchestra | amNewYork (

Musicians vs. Here Lies Love

Musicians Union Responds After Here Lies Love Characterizes Them as 'Artistic Gatekeepers' | Playbill

Transparent Musical

The 'Transparent' musical aims to continue legacy of TV hit - Los Angeles Times (

Teens Put on LBTQ Play

Their high school canceled an LGBTQ play. These teens put it on anyway. - The Washington Post

Superhero Justin Huertas

AMERICAN THEATRE | Justin Huertas, Theatrical Superhero

Who Can Afford the Theatre?

Who can afford a night out at the theatre anymore? | Evening Standard

Emilio Sosa Dresses Broadway

5 Shows, 94 Actors, 450 Costumes: Emilio Sosa Dresses Broadway - The New York Times (

Actors vs. Audience

‘They don’t know the rules’: actors hit back at theatregoers phoning, drinking and fighting | Theatre | The Guardian

Some Like It Hot and the Drama Desk, ‘Some Like It Hot’ leads Drama Desk Award winners (

Reshaping Lorraine Hansberry

‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’ reshapes the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry (

The Whiteness of Theatre

Outrage at performances for all-Black audiences ignores the whiteness of theatre | The Independent

No Nazis in the Sound of Music, Nazi imagery removed from 6th grade production of The Sound of Music — OnStage Blog

Off-Broadway Marches On

Off-Broadway marches on in the shadow of the Tony Awards | amNewYork (

Grey House Reviews

Review Roundup: GREY HOUSE Opens On Broadway Starring Laurie Metcalf, Tatiana Maslany, And More (

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