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Theater News for the Week of May 28th

By Bennett Liebman

Broadway productions now have more options for reopening dates, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/28/broadway-productions-now-have-more-options-for-reopening-dates/

Places please: A new relief fund wants to help artists move back to New York, https://www.crainsnewyork.com/small-business/relief-fund-wants-help-artists-move-back-new-york?adobe_mc=MCMID%3D47347047419039250343716084342296370731%7CMCORGID%3D138FFF2554E6E7220A4C98C6%2540AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1621914781&CSAuthResp=1%3A%3A748424%3A23%3A24%3Asuccess%3ACBB5DF22864D67EAC2F858A678EEBF6F

Actors' Equity Association Urges All States To Continue Federal Pandemic Unemployment Insurance, https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Actors-Equity-Association-Urges-All-States-To-Continue-Federal-Pandemic-Unemployment-Insurance-20210524

Broadway Restart Accelerates as 'Hadestown' Plans Its Return, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/24/theater/hadestown-broadway-reopening.html

Colonial Williamsburg is facing up to its own past through theater, https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/05/22/colonial-williamsburg-dramas-slaves-troubled-past/

At cultural institutions that pledged to diversify staff, hiring -- and change -- have been slow, https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/25/arts/cultural-institutions-that-pledged-diversify-staff-hiring-change-have-been-slow/

Leader of Americans for the Arts Retires After Workplace Complaints, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/27/arts/robert-lynch-afta-retires.html

Tony Awards announced, plus televised Broadway celebration, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-tony-awards-2021-announced-20210526-jxnw7gjpvfhrzmje2xaaklb4oy-story.html

Popular Northeast summer festivals leap onstage after lockdown, https://www.newsday.com/travel/northeast-summer-theater-festival-1.50257178

Lyric Opera gets rid of intermissions. Now what?, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-lyric-no-intermission-jones-0528-20210525-prt7ibyfrfhfpgpdmm5fn7dvue-story.html

The Return of Live Theater, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/at-home/live-theater-returns.html

'Fleabag' National Theatre Production to Stream on Amazon, https://variety.com/2021/film/global/fleabag-benedict-cumberbatchs-frankenstein-hamlet-national-theatre-amazon-1234980839/

Stop looking at NYC as the only place where theatre is important, https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/5/28/stop-looking-at-nyc-as-the-only-place-where-theatre-is-important

After Tragedy, an Indianapolis Theater Stages a Comeback, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/24/theater/fonseca-theater-indiana.html

'There's nothing like it!' Musical stars return to storm the stage, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/25/musical-stars-stage-hamilton-pretty-woman-back-to-the-future

The Great Outdoors, https://www.americantheatre.org/category/special-section/the-great-outdoors/

Theatre is like church: we gather to bear witness, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/25/theatre-is-like-church-we-gather-to-bear-witness-nathaniel-martello-white

Can't Have People in the Theatre? Bring Theatre to the People, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/05/26/cant-have-people-in-the-theatre-bring-theatre-to-the-people/

'You Could Be King', https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/05/26/you-could-be-king/

They've Given $6 Million to the Arts. No One Knew Them, Until Now, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/26/arts/music/alphadyne-foundation-storefront-concerts.html

UK theatres promise to only cast trans actors in trans roles, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/may/26/uk-theatres-promise-to-only-cast-trans-actors-in-trans-roles

SBA begins sending notice of grant awards for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, http://bway.ly/l3s1hz#https://broadwaynews.com/2021/05/26/sba-begins-sending-notice-of-grant-awards-for-the-shuttered-venues-operators-grant-program/

Partnerships between Black playwrights and directors showcased at Williamstown Theatre Festival, https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/21/arts/partnerships-between-black-playwrights-directors-showcased-williamstown-theatre-festival/


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