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EASL Theater News for the Week of August 28

By Bennett Liebman

Broadway League Update on Actions Toward Equity and Inclusion, https://www.broadwayleague.com/home/

Major Broadway Theater Owner Jujamcyn Sues Insurance Companies Over Paltry COVID Payout, https://deadline.com/2020/08/jujamcyn-theaters-broadway-lawsuit-chubb-insurance-covid19-coronavirus-1203023669/

Insurers Battle Broadway Theater Owner Over Pandemic Payout, https://www.forbes.com/sites/marchershberg/2020/08/25/insurers-battle-broadway-theater-owner-over-pandemic-payout/#4f0195d01064

First Indoor Theater Performances Since COVID Shutdown Get Equity Greenlight, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/indoor-theater-performances-equity-approval-covid-19-71569/

Unemployment Is Rampant. So This Theater Is Giving Freelancers Money., https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/24/theater/the-public-unemployment-freelancers.html

Social distancing guidelines for singers updated after new COVID transmission study results, https://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/social-distancing-guidelines-for-singers-updated-after-new-covid-transmission-study-results

Theatre reopening 'doomed to failure' without insurance solution, UK, https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/theatre-reopening-doomed-to-failure-without-insurance-solution

For ever and a day: why we turn to Shakespeare at times of crisis, https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/aug/22/for-ever-and-a-day-why-we-turn-to-shakespeare-at-times-of-crisis

Broadway Stars Reflect on the Theater Shutdown in New York City, https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/08/25/broadway-stars-reflect-on-the-theater-shutdown-in-new-york-city#

Theater Blog Roundup: 4 Essential Aspects of Playwriting, 15 Favorite Musicals, 50 Two-Handers, 74th annual Tony Awards, https://newyorktheater.me/2020/08/22/theater-blog-roundup-4-essential-aspects-of-playwriting-15-favorite-musicals-50-two-handers-74th-annual-tony-awards/

How Theater Actors Are Surviving During the Pandemic, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/how-theater-actors-are-surviving-during-the-pandemic-71472/

Broadway Producer Brian Moreland on Racism, Fighting for Change, and How Theaters Will Reopen, https://www.thedailybeast.com/broadway-producer-brian-moreland-on-racism-fighting-for-change-and-how-theaters-will-reopen

Column: Looking ahead to fall's weirdo 2020 Tony Awards, and what they must achieve, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-tony-awards-jones-0830-20200827-lm475y5vajgfjpawgw6k3g3hza-story.html

Tony Awards Ceremony Will Go Ahead, Online, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/theater/tony-awards-ceremony-online.html

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