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This Week in Theater News

By Bennett Liebman

Cabaret to Transfer


Advertising Leader on the the Tony awards,

When the 2023 Tony Awards were in limbo, an advertising leader weighed the possibilities and impact (

Broadway Grosses

No major changes across Broadway box office in days before 2023 Tonys (

2023 Tony viewership, 2023 Tonys viewership is best since 2019 (

Jewish Theater in 2023

How 2023 Became One of the Biggest Years for Jewish Theater: ‘That Lifeblood Has Risen’ (

Taper Forum Cancellations

Mark Taper Forum Cancels All Productions Planned for 2023-24 Season, Due to ‘Crisis Unlike Any Other in Our 56-Year History’ (

Perelman Performing Arts Center Opening

The Perelman Performing Arts Center is opening in Lower Manhattan this fall (

Diversity at the Tony Awards,

The Tony Awards are theater’s tribute to diversity | WAMC

Agreement at Here Lies Love

amBroadway | ‘Here Lies Love’ and musicians union reach agreement over hiring live musicians | amNewYork (

Profiling Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer profile: from Holby City to Hollywood | The Week UK

The Art at the Center of Leopoldstadt, ‘Leopoldstadt’, Tom Stoppard’s Tale of Turn-of-the-Century Vienna With a Gustav Klimt Painting at the Center, Won the Tony for Best Play (

The unscripted Tony Awards

Florida Teacher Joseph Zembuch-Young Receives 2023 Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award — OnStage Blog

The Unscripted Tony awards

The Tony Awards show was unscripted. Who knew it would be incomparable? - The Washington Post

Rufus Norris Stepping Down

Rufus Norris to step down as Director in 2025 (

Is Miss Saigon Offensive?

Miss Saigon is offensive’: the satire savaging the ‘racist, imperialist and misogynistic’ musical | Theatre | The Guardian

Playing Ike

Ike on a Bike: The Devoted Cyclist Playing Eisenhower Onstage - The New York Times (

Mocking DeSantis

Tonys presenter mocks DeSantis: ‘The current grand wizard’ of Florida | The Hill

Alex Newell Wins a Tony

Alex Newell May Be the First Non-Binary Actor to Win a Tony, But They Want Others to Follow | Playbill

Rocky Horror Controversy

Teen cast in 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' play stirs controversy | WSET

Tony Highlights

Highlights of the Tony Awards: No Script, But Big Wins for ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ and ‘Leopoldstadt’ - The New York Times (

Death of Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson, Oscar-Winning Actress Turned Politician, Dies at 87 - The New York Times (

Purlie Victorious Is Coming, ‘Purlie Victorious’ revival announces theater, dates and full cast (

Miranda on Diversity Improvements

Lin-Manuel Miranda launches RISE Network to improve diversity on Broadway | BusinessMirror and GLENN GAMBOA | AP Business Writer

Louisville Theatre Needs Dollars

Louisville theatre needs to raise $300K to evade closure |

Leaving the Theatre Industry

I had to pay my rent: Why actors leave Canada’s theatre industry | The Star

Hate Messages in the Theater

Vernon theatre company gets hate messages; sadly it's nothing new | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source (

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Evita

Andrew Lloyd Webber: I Wouldn't Be Able to Stage EVITA Today (

Is Rent Still Relevant?

Is ‘Rent’ still relevant? Cultural wonder now a time capsule on N.J. stage | Review -

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