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Theater News for the Week of June 18th

By Bennett Liebman

Proctors' hosting of rehearsals for 3 shows to become $20M windfall, https://www.timesunion.com/localarts/article/Proctors-hosting-of-rehearsals-for-3-shows-to-16246131.php

3 national tours launch in Buffalo, https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2021/06/14/3-national-tours-to-launch-at-shea-s-performing-arts-center-in-buffalo

Industry leaders launch project to provide rental assistance to theater workers, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/06/17/industry-leaders-launch-project-to-provide-rental-assistance-to-theater-workers/

Actors Fund re-elects Brian Stokes Mitchell, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/06/10/actors-fund-re-elects-brian-stokes-mitchell-appoints-two-new-board-members/

Stage Collaborators Take a Dip Together, With Healing in Mind, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/16/theater/the-watering-hole-lynn-nottage-signature.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

Running the Show From the Kitchen Table, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/theater/portland-center-stage-marissa-wolf.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

Harvey Fierstein Donates $2.5 Million for Public Library Theater Lab, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/arts/harvey-fierstein-nypl-theater-lab.html

Seeding by Ceding, https://mackenzie-scott.medium.com/seeding-by-ceding-ea6de642bf#pq=FCM5k2

With donations, billionaire MacKenzie Scott is good to Chicago arts, https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/chris-jones/ct-ent-billionaire-mackenzie-scott-donation-arts-20210617-vegykv2kgbeapllvgnkgbw2w2y-story.html

Less Than 1% Of Independent Venues Have Gotten Relief Funds, https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/less-1-independent-venues-have-gotten-save-our-stages-pandemic-relief-funds

Senators Demand 'Immediate Action' by SBA Over Save Our Stages Delay, https://variety.com/2021/music/news/senators-klobuchar-cornyn-sba-save-our-stages-1234996699/

Putting the Music in Musical Theater, https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2021/07/montage-zoe-sarnak

Broadway League, Actors' Equity reach agreement on touring COVID-19 protocols, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/06/14/broadway-league-actors-equity-reach-agreement-on-touring-covid-19-protocols/

Broadway Tour COVID Restrictions Set, Actors' Equity + Producers Set, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/equity-broadway-league-set-safety-protocols-73486/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=editorial%2Cindustry-news%2Clink%2Cproduction-still%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

A View from the Door: Institutional Dramaturgy, https://3viewstheater.com/a-view-from-the-door-institutional-dramaturgy

Can Theatre Learn From the NFL?, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/06/11/play-for-play-can-theatre-learn-from-the-nfl/

Nominees Announced for the 2021 Jimmy Award, God, I Hope I Get It! https://www.broadway.com/buzz/200916/god-i-hope-i-get-it-nominees-announced-for-the-2021-jimmy-awards/

Why Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' faces criticism, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-06-16/in-the-heights-criticism-colorism-full-coverage

In the Heights' colorism controversy: Why its light-skinned casting fails Latinx communities, https://slate.com/culture/2021/06/in-the-heights-colorism-latinx-controversy.html

Why acclaimed 'In the Heights' fell short at the box office, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/newsletter/2021-06-15/in-the-heights-box-office-the-wide-shot

Reopen Theatre? Why Not a Whole Neighborhood, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/06/11/reopen-theatre-why-not-a-whole-neighborhood/

Proof we're in a golden age of American playwriting, Coming to an L.A. stage, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-06-16/theater-reopening-branden-jacobs-jenkins-octoroon-fountain

Canada is slowly reopening, but is the live theater left behind, https://illinoisnewstoday.com/canada-is-slowly-reopening-but-is-the-live-theater-left-behind-3-insiders-participate/254015/

'Get this wrong, and we wipe out an entire sector', Producer Sonia Friedman, https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/producer-sonia-friedman-stage-lockdown-covid_54267.html

Drama school 'heartbroken' over student harassment claims, https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57314307

Lloyd Webber's Cinderella could go on despite lockdown extension, https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/jun/14/lloyd-webbers-cinderella-could-go-on-boris-johnson-hints

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