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Theater News for the Week of March 5th

By Bennett Liebman

Actors' Equity Slams New York City's "Open Culture" Outdoor Performance Plan, https://deadline.com/2021/03/actors-equity-association-open-culture-plan-new-york-city-wage-safety-issues-1234706412/

Offstage Tempest at American Shakespeare Center, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/03/04/an-offstage-tempest-at-american-shakespeare-center/

COVID and theater: Daniel Fish, Culture Clash reflect on shutdown, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-03-02/covid-theater-shutdown-anniversary-daniel-fish-culture-clash

With Broadway still dark due to Covid, actors find work 10,000 miles away in Australia, https://www.cnn.com/style/article/broadway-covid-sydney-australia-intl-hnk/index.html

Democracy needs theater: Live drama essential for citizens, https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-live-theater-is-needed-for-a-living-democracy-20210302-qepmcylxwfeq3mqgoaqqakmniq-story.html

Tony Awards Voting Starts Now. And It's Going to Be Weird, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/theater/broadway-tony-awards-voting.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Theater

Two young theater directors scour the globe for solutions to opening U.S. theaters, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/covid-theater-comeback-project/2021/03/01/13439096-79e4-11eb-b3d1-9e5aa3d5220c_story.html

Select Broadway Theaters To Open For New York Pop Up, https://deadline.com/2021/03/broadway-theaters-new-york-pop-up-events-in-april-1234705938/

Pop-Up Broadway: Some Theaters To Reopen For First Time In Over A Year, https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/03/03/pop-up-broadway-some-theaters-to-reopen-for-first-time-in-over-a-year/?sh=1c6b24853f7a

Cap of 50 people makes no sense for theater, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-arts-industry-recovery-chicago-0307-20210304-6yn6ny46prgexetf7ychqg3iwe-story.html

Should proof of COVID vaccine be required to get into live shows?, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-vaccine-required-live-entertainment-0305-20210302-gcgihr5vbbhhzkcqpzsowxzjcq-story.html

Culture sector cautiously welcomes budget but says further support needed, https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/03/culture-sector-cautiously-welcomes-budget-but-say-further-support-needed

Budget 2021: How does it affect entertainment and arts?, https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56263130

Broadway's Cort Theatre to Receive Major Renovation and Expansion, https://www.playbill.com/article/broadways-cort-theatre-to-receive-major-renovation-and-expansion

Japanese theatre offers new viewing experience, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-theatre-idUSKBN2AU0B2

Sparking Economic Recovery Through the Arts, https://blog.americansforthearts.org/2021/03/03/sparking-economic-recovery-through-the-arts

The Social Impact of COVID-19 on Intentionally Marginalized Artists and Creative Workers, https://blog.americansforthearts.org/2021/03/03/sparking-economic-recovery-through-the-arts

'Six' the musical was bound for Broadway glory, https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/six-musical-broadway-shutdown/2021/03/03/c74f8c78-7aa4-11eb-85cd-9b7fa90c8873_story.html

The Case for a New Federal Theater Project, https://variety.com/2021/legit/podcasts/new-federal-theater-project-nataki-garrett-oregon-shakespeare-festival-1234918940/

Bill C. Davis Dead: 'Mass Appeal' Playwright And Screenwriter Was 69, https://deadline.com/2021/03/bill-c-davis-dead-obituary-mass-appeal-playwright-screenwriter-was-69-1234705677/

The Rent 25th Anniversary, "Rent" stars Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp reflect on the groundbreaking musical's 25th anniversary - and how it set the stage for "Hamilton", https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rent-musical-25th-anniversary-idina-menzel-anthony-rapp-hamilton/


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