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This Week in Theater News

By Bennett Liebman

El Mago Adds Performances

Exclusive: ‘El Mago Pop’ adds performance to limited Broadway engagement (

Angelina Jolie Is a Broadway Producer

Angelina Jolie joins producing team of Broadway-aimed ‘Outsiders’ (

Funny Girl Recoups

Lifted by Lea Michele, ‘Funny Girl’ Recoups on Broadway - The New York Times (

Keys is Broadway’s Next Hope

Alicia Keys' new musical 'Hell's Kitchen' is Broadway's next big hope (

Hard Times for Theater

US love affair with stage faces crisis: ‘Hardest time to be producing theater’ | US theater | The Guardian

Theater Not Doomed

Three Leaders Talk Theaters in Crisis and Why Theater Is (Not) Doomed - Variety

Death of Theatre

The Death (again) of Theatre and the Future — OnStage Blog

What Is Milwaukee Rep Doing Right

As people return to live theater, what is the Milwaukee Rep doing right? - Milwaukee Business Journal (

Money Needed for Bay Area Theater, This Tony-winning Bay Area theater needs to raise $3 million to stay afloat | Datebook (

A Transformation Needed for Theater

Opinion | Nonprofit regional theaters need a total transformation - The Washington Post

The Spamalot Cast, Ethan Slater, James Monroe Iglehart, Christopher Fitzgerald to lead cast of ‘Spamalot’ revival nsformation Needed for Theater, (

Weston Rebuilds

Theater Review: Weston rebuilds ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ — spectacularly | Vermont Arts |

Parade Breaks House Record

‘Parade’ shatters Jacobs house record again in final week as overall box office dips slightly (

Hadestown Hosts Autism Friendly Performance

HADESTOWN to Host First-Ever Autism Friendly Performance in Partnership with TDF (

How to Be in Hamilton

If you've ever wanted to be in 'Hamilton,' you can now do so - on Roblox | CityNews Toronto, AP

LGBTQ Hits London Center Stage

LGBTQ issues take center stage in London (

Meet the Moulin Rouge Designers

Meet the ‘Moulin Rouge!’ designers who created its kinetic aesthetic - The Washington Post

Hip-Hop and Musicals

Hip-hop’s 50-year influence on musical theatre revealed in new book | The University of Kansas (

Shakespeare Out of Tampa Bay Schools

'Romeo and Juliet' banned from Hillsborough, Florida schools (

In Praise of Mincemeat

In ‘Operation Mincemeat,’ the Theater of War Is a Comedy - The New York Times (

Reviews of Back to the Future

Review Roundup: BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Opens On Broadway! (

August Wilson Book Review, Book Review: ‘August Wilson: A Life,’ by Patti Hartigan - The New York Times (

The Audio Achievement of Here Lies Love,Broadway musical 'Here Lies Love' is a spatial audio achievement (

Phylicia Rashad Steps Down, Phylicia Rashad stepping down as Howard University dean - Los Angeles Times (

Reviving Musicals

Can ’Candide,’ ‘Rent’ and ‘Spamalot’ Ever Be Truly Revived? - The New York Times (

Making Theater in Oakland

She’s made theater in Oakland for decades. Now Ayodele Nzinga finally has her own venue (

Shakespeare as a Sitcom

Reimagining a Shakespeare comedy as the original sitcom | STLPR (

Reviews of the Shark Is Broken

Review Roundup: THE SHARK IS BROKEN Opens On Broadway- See What The Critics Are Saying! (

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