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This Week in Theater News

By Bennett Liebman

Theater and Pandemic Recovery

The theater world hasn't recovered from the pandemic and is in crisis - The Washington Post

Getting People Back to the Theater

The theatergoing habit is broken. How do theaters get people back? - Los Angeles Times (

Trouble for Non-Profits

Story of the Week: America’s Not-For-Profit Theaters Are in Trouble (

Theater Director Detained in Moscow

Moscow Court Extends Pretrial Detention Of Theater Director Berkovich (

Obit for Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin, Comic Actor With a Serious Side, Dies at 89 - The New York Times (

Preserving the Hansberry Legacy

Meet the woman whose job is to preserve and shape the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry (

Long Wharf’s New Season

Long Wharf Theatre Launches of '23-'24 Season 'Theatre of Possibility' | New Haven, CT Patch

Hoe Hadestown Survived, How Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown survived growing pains on the long road to Broadway - The Globe and Mail

Brilliance of Into the Woods

'Into the Woods' Brings Broadway Brilliance to L.A.'s Ahmanson: Review - Variety

Feminism at an English Country House

How to Squeeze a Feminist Farce Into an English Country House - The New York Times (

Broadway Closings

4 Broadway Shows Close Today (

School Plays as Cultural Battleground

School Plays Are the Latest Cultural Battleground - The New York Times (

Theatre Poster Violates Junk Food Ads

London theatre show’s cake poster falls foul of junk food ad rules | Advertising | The Guardian

A Sustainable Production enter

National Theatre joins London venues to create first sustainable production centre | Evening Standard

Anger at Miss Saigon

The 'racist' Miss Saigon musical is back on stage - and people are angry (

Alex Edelman Working in Clay

Broadway’s Alex Edelman is a comic who works clay as well as the room - The Washington Post

Richard Thomas, Forever Atticus Finch

Richard Thomas to Continue as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Tour for 2023-24 Season (

Juliet Stevenson in NYC, Juliet Stevenson On Her Return to the New York Stage | Observer

Arthur Miller’s Connecticut Studio

Arthur Miller's old studio is in a Connecticut parking lot (

Prima Facie Breaks House Record

‘Prima Facie’ breaks house record for third time in final week as overall box office dips (

Wanting Theater to Push You

Sarah Benson, Soho Rep’s Former Director, Wants Theater to Push You - The New York Times (

Beneatha’s Place, ‘I want to take the audience further than they’d like’: Kwame Kwei-Armah on Beneatha’s Place | Stage | The Guardian

The Collapsing Cultural Bubble

The Great Collapsing Culture Bubble | The Nation

Filipino Audiences and Here Lies Love

For Filipino Audiences, ‘Here Lies Love’ Offers Emotional Rip Currents - The New York Times (

Obit for Jack Goldstein

Jack Goldstein, a Savior of Broadway Theaters, Dies at 74 - The New York Times (

New Leader for Oregon Shakes

New Artistic Director 2023 - OSF News (

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