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This Week in Theater News

By Bennett Liebman

A New Brain Reviews

Review Roundup: A NEW BRAIN at Barrington Stage Company (

Honoring the Legacy of William Finn, ”A New Brain “ at Barrington Stage honors the legacy of William Finn | WAMC

Show Goes on in Vermont

After a Vermont playhouse flooded, the show went on (

A Woke Witch Hunt, A woke witch hunt has taken over the arts | The Spectator

UK Theater Problems

It's Not Just America: UK's Theater System is Also Collapsing (

Bailing out the Theater, Op-ed: The US bails out other industries. Why not theaters? (

Free Theater for All

We Need Free Theater for All (

San Diego Theater Problems

Offstage drama: San Diego theaters reeling from one-two punch of falling revenue and rising costs - The San Diego Union-Tribune (

Neil Patrick Harris and Tick Tick Boom

Neil Patrick Harris will direct Kennedy Center’s ‘Tick, tick...Boom!’ - The Washington Post

Obit for Tina Howe

Tina Howe, Playwright Best Known for ‘Coastal Disturbances,’ Dies at 85 - The New York Times (

New Cast for Little Shop

'Little Shop of Horrors' casts Constance Wu, Corbin Bleu in New York (

Obit for Nathan Louis Jackson

Playwright and Screenwriter Nathan Louis Jackson Passes Away at 44 (

Debut of Edith Wharton Play

A Lost Edith Wharton Play Debuts on Stage for the First Time | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine

Cell Phones at Theaters

On the Scourge of Cell Phones at Live Performances (

Bartenders Sue the Shuberts

Broadway bartenders sue NYC's Shubert Organization (

Going Gonzo in La Jolla

La Jolla Playhouse goes gonzo for world premiere musical | KPBS Public Media

Da Vinci to Broadway, Story of the Week: Is The Da Vinci Code Headed to Broadway? -

Making Here We Are

How Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Here We Are’ Musical Was Made (

Need for a New Audience

Ross: Theater needs to change to adapt to a new audience -

The Soul Train Musical

Broadway-bound ‘Hippest Trip — The Soul Train Musical’ interrogates the great man myth | Datebook (

Casting Sex Offenders in Shows with Minors

Community Theatre Under Fire for Knowingly Casting Sex Offender in Shows with Minors — OnStage Blog

Losing Subscribers

Hitting Theater Hard: The Loss of Subscribers Who Went to Everything - The New York Times (

Remembering Ron Cephas Jones

AMERICAN THEATRE | 3 Things to Know About the Miracle That Was Ron Cephas Jones

Theatre of Politics

AMERICAN THEATRE | The Theatre of Politics, or the Politics of Theatre? Yes.

The Broadway Box Office

‘El Mago Pop,’ ‘Funny Girl’ break house records as overall box office increases (

Problems for Not-For-Profits

Letters: Not-for-profit theaters have ceased to exist because they’ve taken money from Broadway (

Closings in Columbus

Are your favorite Columbus theaters at risk of closing forever? (

Layoffs at Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre staff cuts announced in the wake of falling revenue, drop in attendance - Chicago Sun-Times (

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