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Theater News for the Week of January 8th

By Bennett Liebman

'Mean Girls' Won't Return to Broadway, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/theater/mean-girls-closing.html

'Mean Girls' Broadway Musical Announces Permanent Closure Due To Covid Shutdown, https://deadline.com/2021/01/mean-girls-broadway-tina-fey-closing-musical-covid19-shutdown-1234666902/

York Theatre Flooded After Water Main Break, https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/news/york-theatre-flooded-after-water-main-break-at-sai_91792.html

'Spamalot' Movie: Paramount Acquires Musical, https://deadline.com/2021/01/spamalot-paramount-pictures-movie-musical-eric-idle-casey-nicholaw-monty-python-and-the-holy-grail-1234665944/

When Will We Be Back in 2021, 2021 in the arts: Will we be back to live shows by, say, October? https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-arts-entertainment-2021-year-ahead-slow-recovery-0110-20210107-d35hp3tl3bbdnhpd7zkcan45se-story.html

Arts workers are building a labor movement to save a creative economy in peril, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/arts-advocacy-pandemic-relief/2021/01/07/97a36c8c-4edb-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

A Biden Cabinet Secretary For Arts? Advocates Are Hopeful, https://www.npr.org/2021/01/07/953937793/a-biden-cabinet-secretary-for-arts-advocates-are-hopeful

Danny Burstein on the Devastating Loss of His Wife, Fellow Broadway Star Rebecca Luker (Guest Column), https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/danny-burstein-on-the-devastating-loss-of-his-wife-fellow-broadway-star-rebecca-luker-guest-column

Can We Bring Back Broadway?, https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/in-focus/2021/01/03/can-we-ever-bring-back-broadway-

UK Theatre Power List, Lloyd Webber and Waller-Bridge on theatre power list for coronavirus effort, https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55571470

Shea's in Buffalo, Shea's role in community much larger than just theater, https://www.wgrz.com/article/money/business/sheas-role-in-community-much-larger-than-just-theater/71-b1ed36c4-d3ae-4cf7-8c70-124ee85d7b6a

Fixing Broken Boards, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/01/05/boards-are-broken-so-lets-break-and-remake-them/

Digital Performances are Landing with Audiences, https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/11/11/new-study-digital-performances-are-landing-with-loyal-audiences/?utm_content=148456201&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-2968990931

Crowdsourced 'Ratatouille' TikTok Musical Sells $1 Million In Tickets, https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericfuller/2021/01/04/ratatouille-crowd-sources-theater/?sh=192f49071eff

Congress Approves $15 Billion In Grants To Shuttered Live Venues, https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2021/01/07/congress-approves-15-billion-in-grants-to-shuttered-live-venues-a-closer-look/?sh=7b579a6144f7

Brooklyn venues see ray of hope with passage of 'Save Our Stages Act, https://www.brooklynpaper.com/brooklyn-venues-find-ray-of-hope-with-passage-of-save-our-stages-act/

State Theatre in Ithaca Raises Funds, https://ithacavoice.com/2021/01/state-theatre-reaches-160k-goal-of-save-your-seat-campaign/

Saving New York Theater: A Political Status Report, https://newyorktheater.me/2021/01/05/saving-new-york-theater-a-status-report/

Shakespeare in a pandemic, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jan/05/shakespeare-in-a-pandemic-you-cant-have-romeo-and-juliet-without-touching

UK performers raise alarm as Brexit deal threatens EU touring, https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/29/uk-performers-raise-alarm-as-brexit-deal-threatens-eu-touring

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