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Theater News for the Week of June 4th

By Bennett Liebman

Broadway Theater Owner Cited by OSHA in Stagehand's Fatal Fall, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/02/theater/death-winter-garden-theater-shubert-organization.html

Shubert Organization Fined Following Death of Stagehand, https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Shubert-Organization-Fined-Following-Death-of-Stagehand-at-the-Winter-Garden-Theatre-20210602

The heat is on for theater across American to make its comeback pop, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/britney-shakespeare-nationals/2021/06/03/781ac792-c407-11eb-9a8d-f95d7724967c_story.html

A Chance to Fix the Tonys, and So Many Things to Fix, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/02/theater/tony-awards-broadway-fix.html

Some Venue Owners Get a Federal Lifeline. Others Are Told They're Dead, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/02/arts/music/shuttered-venue-operators-grants.html

As Grants For Shuttered Venues Trickle Out, Many Owners Are Still Waiting, https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1002586773/as-grants-for-shuttered-venues-trickle-out-many-owners-are-still-waiting

The delay in relief funds is pushing small arts firms to the brink, https://www.crainsnewyork.com/small-business/delay-relief-funds-pushing-small-arts-firms-brink

Broadway's Back But the Audience is Tentative: Except for "Music Man" Ticket Sales Are Slow So Far, Even for "Hamilton", https://www.showbiz411.com/2021/06/04/broadways-back-but-the-audience-is-tentative-except-for-music-man-ticket-sales-are-slow-so-far-even-for-hamilton

As Broadway Goes Live, Smaller Theaters Cling to Life, https://therealdeal.com/2021/06/04/pulling-rabbits-out-of-a-hat-how-nyc-theaters-survived-covid-or-didnt/

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

New York neighborhood turned into 'Seven Deadly Sins' theater, https://nypost.com/2021/06/03/new-york-neighborhood-turned-into-seven-deadly-sins-theater/

Second City returns with scaled-down shows -- but bigger ones on the way, https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/6/2/22464397/second-city-shows-jon-carr-mainstage-etc-improv-chicago-sketch-zmc

Actors' Equity Exec Director Mary McColl Announces Departure, https://deadline.com/2021/06/mary-mccoll-actors-equity-association-executive-director-departure-announcement-1234767487/

Shea's Prepares to open, https://www.wkbw.com/am-buffalo/sheas-prepares-to-open

National Theatre commits to more plays from outside London, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jun/04/national-theatre-more-plays-outside-musical-gandhi-assassin

The Drama League Names Three-Time Tony Winning Producer Bonnie Comley President of The Board of Directors, https://t2conline.com/t2c-is-thrilled-to-announce-the-drama-league-names-three-time-tony-winning-producer-bonnie-comley-president-of-the-board-of-directors/

The Age of Reopening Anxiety, https://www.newyorker.com/culture/dept-of-returns/the-age-of-reopening-anxiety

For 40 Years, He Climbed Ev'ry Mountain for Rodgers & Hammerstein, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/31/theater/ted-chapin-rodgers-hammerstein.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

Intimacy: The professionals making it safe for today's theaters, https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/6/1/intimacy-the-professionals-making-it-safe-for-todays-theaters

Where Oscar Wilde Once Slept (in Prison Garb), https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/01/world/europe/oscar-wilde-prison-jail.html

Andrew Lloyd Webber threatens legal action if June 21 rules relaxation stalls, https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/andrew-lloyd-webber-threatens-legal-24239234

Column: Steppenwolf-born 'Pass Over' heads to Broadway, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-pass-over-steppenwolf-broadway-20210603-lavvyl43mvgtxh3fctjt7hmk2y-story.html

Digital Be Damned! Welcome to Shows You Can Touch and Feel, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/02/theater/live-puppet-costumes-blindness.html

When Will Scott Rudin's Broadway Shows Reopen?, https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/scott-rudin-broadway-shows-reopen-224031863.html


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