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EASL Theater News for the Week of October 2, 2020

By Bennett Liebman

Study Shows Steep Revenue Plunge for Theatres, Some Hope for 2021, https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/09/30/study-shows-steep-revenue-plunge-for-theatres-some-hope-for-2021/

Just 20% of New York theater created by people of color, study finds, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/sep/30/new-york-theater-shows-broadway-study

Commentary, How LA's Small Theatre Community is Fighting for Its Life, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-09-30/la-small-theater-community-covid-closures-virtual-festival

Mellon Foundation to Provide $5 Million to Aid Black Theaters, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/arts/black-theaters-funding-black-seed.html

More Connecticut theaters move to membership models, https://www.courant.com/ctnow/arts-theater/hc-ctnow-connecticut-theaters-adopt-membership-models-20200928-c6x4usd6u5gp3chga36rcm5kui-story.html

New York City Ballet Dropped From a Woman's Photo-Sharing Lawsuit, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/28/arts/dance/new-york-city-ballet-lawsuit.html

The Shubert Organization Update on Actions Toward Equity and Inclusion, http://shubert.nyc/press/edi-statement-92920/

Broadway leaders applaud inclusion of Save Our Stages in revised Heroes Act, https://broadwaynews.com/2020/09/29/broadway-leaders-applaud-inclusion-of-save-our-stages-in-revised-heroes-act/

As Broadway Reels, One Producing Team Looks For A New Normal, https://www.forbes.com/sites/leeseymour/2020/09/25/as-broadway-reels-one-producing-team-looks-for-a-new-normal/#47984b533a6b

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Brown Paper Tickets, https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/washington-state-attorney-general-bob-ferguson-sues-brown-paper-tickets/

Unemployed Stage Actors to Face New Health Insurance Hurdle, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/01/theater/stage-actors-health-insurance.html

Theaters Could Become Acquisition Targets During Pandemic, https://www.forbes.com/sites/marchershberg/2020/09/28/theaters-could-become-acquisition-targets-during-pandemic/#1fcad9372960

Carrie Hope Fletcher: 'The arts aren't viable? See how you feel without them!', https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/sep/30/carrie-hope-fletcher-the-arts-arent-viable-see-how-you-feel-without-them

Shakespeare is under threat from campus censors and Twitter mobs, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/classic-books/shakespeare-threat-campus-censors-twitter-mobs/

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