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This Week in Theater News

By Bennett Liebman

Limited Schedule for Williamstown

Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season will have a slimmed-down look with only one fully mounted production | Arts-theater |

NY Gov’s Budget Slashes Arts Funding

NY Governor’s Proposed Budget Slashes Arts Funding by More Than Half (

Life Of Pi Opens

‘Life of Pi’ is a feast for the eyes, but don’t expect much drama - The Washington Post

Obit for Director Michael Rudman, Michael Rudman obituary | Theatre | The Guardian

Cal Shakes to pause theater productions in 2023 (

Understudy Bookstore Opens in Chicago

AMERICAN THEATRE | The Understudy Opens a New Chapter for Chicago Bookstores

Underfunding BIPOC Arts Orgs, New York's BIPOC-Led Arts Orgs Are Grossly Underfunded (

Wrestling with Theater

'A bunch of violent theater nerds': Why some of the Bay Area’s best stories are in wrestling rings | Datebook (

Drag and Donuts Cancelled, After ‘drag & donuts’ show cancelation, Boone students show support – Orlando Sentinel

Disney and Orlando Arts

How Disney powers Orlando’s growing arts scene: ‘The whole community benefits’ – Orlando Sentinel

Anti-Drag Bills in Texas, Texas Lawmakers Choose Mob Rule Over Rule of Law With Anti-Drag Bills | Dallas Observer

Growing a Musical, Robert Horn On Growing a Broadway Musical From the Ground Up | Observer

4 Sweeneys Talk

'Sweeney Todd' is back Broadway: We talk with 4 actors about the difficult role : NPR

Aaron Sorkin and Technology

Aaron Sorkin on technology and becoming a content creator | Adobe Blog

Meaning of Phantom

Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Meaning of ‘Phantom’ (

Public Obscenities Opens, In ‘Public Obscenities,’ Tashnuva Anan Makes Her New York Debut - The New York Times (

Broadway Bodies

Broadway Bodies: A Critical History of Conformity – New York Theater

Equity and LORT Agree

AMERICAN THEATRE | Actors’ Equity and LORT Reach New Tentative Agreement

The Jungle in DC. Review: ‘The Jungle’ at Harman Hall is essential viewing - The Washington Post

Producing Shucked

To launch the new musical ‘Shucked,’ a producer revives an old strategy: preview pricing | Broadway News

Equity and Political Action, Actors’ Equity announces political action committee | Broadway News

Grosses on Broadway

Broadway Grosses Analysis: Chicago Says Goodbye to Jinkx Monsoon With Highest-Grossing Non-Holiday Week | Playbill

Tony Kushner on Theater, Tony Kushner talks Jewishness, Shakespeare, ‘Angels’ – Harvard Gazette

Alley Theatre Cancels Odyssey

Alley Theatre cancels complete run of 'The Odyssey' due to 'impossible' completion | Datebook (

Robert Falls Leaves Goodman, AMERICAN THEATRE | Robert Falls: Letting Go of the Goodman

Audra McDonald Balances Broadway, Audra McDonald On Balancing Broadway and Motherhood | Time

Ragtime Raises Big Bucks, ‘Ragtime’ benefit concert raises more than $1 million for Entertainment Community Fund | Broadway News

Spitting at the Ushers

‘I’ve been spat at’: half of UK theatre staff consider quitting over audience behaviour | Theatre | The Guardian

Musicals as Great Plays

The best musicals are the equal of great plays, so why the snobbery? | David Benedict | The Guardian

72 Years of the King and I

The King and I Celebrates its 72nd Anniversary | London Theatre Direct

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