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Theater News for the Week of July 9th

By Bennett Liebman

Actors' Equity partners with air quality group on theater ventilation protocols, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/07/08/actors-equity-partners-with-air-quality-group-on-theater-ventilation-protocols/

'Waitress' and More Broadway Shows Return Thanks to Federal Grant, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/waitress-returns-to-broadway-with-federal-grant-73628/

Disney, With Benefit Concert, Makes an Early Return to Broadway, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/07/theater/disney-broadway-benefit-concert.html

How Shakespeare in the Park and New York Theater Are Changing, https://variety.com/2021/theater/features/shakespeare-in-the-park-new-york-theater-1235010326/

In 'What to Send Up,' I See You, Black American Theater, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/06/theater/what-to-send-up-bam.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

Met Opera Strikes Deal With Stagehands Over Pandemic Pay, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/04/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-local-one-deal.html

A Call to Diversify Theater Stage Managers, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/05/theater/stage-managers-diversity.html

Virtual Awards for Virtual Theater Deserve Real Recognition, https://www.rollingstone.com/culture-council/articles/virtual-awards-theater-recognition-1190137/

As economy reopens, Bay Area venues 'left behind' by bungled federal program, https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/as-economy-reopens-bay-area-venues-left-behind-by-bungled-federal-program

'I don't own that job': Rethinking the theater scene's long tenures and limited opportunities, https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/i-dont-own-that-job-rethinking-the-theater-scenes-long-tenures-and-limited-opportunities

America needs a Department of Arts and Culture, https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/08/opinion/america-needs-department-arts-culture/

'Guys and Dolls': Bill Condon to Direct Remake, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/guys-and-dolls-remake-sets-bill-condon-to-direct-1234978734/

Actors' Equity Lifts Masking, Testing Mandates For Vaccinated Theater Companies, https://deadline.com/2021/07/actors-equity-lifts-masking-covid-19-testing-mandates-for-fully-vaccinated-theater-companies-1234785657/

Former Folksbiene CEO a 'mastermind' at resume-padding, https://forward.com/culture/472621/chris-massimine-folksbiene-pioneer-theatre-company-university-of-utah-lie/

Theater Is in the Streets of New York, if You Listen, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/08/theater/new-york-city-audio-tours.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

New York Times features Drama Class of 2020, which graduated amidst the COVID-19 shutdown, https://www.uncsa.edu/news/20210708-new-york-times-features-drama-class-of-2020.aspx

Rodgers and Hammerstein: cosy box-office bankers or radical trailblazers?, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jul/07/rodgers-and-hammerstein-cosy-box-office-bankers-or-radical-trailblazers

Sexual assault allegations at Epic Theatre spark internal investigation, staff resignations, https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/06/30/metro/sexual-assault-allegations-epic-theatre-spark-internal-investigation-staff-resignations/

Theater Blog Roundup: Are Theater Screens Here to Stay?, https://newyorktheater.me/2021/07/06/theater-blog-roundup-are-theater-screens-here-to-stay-will-audiences-need-etiquette-reeducation/

Sonia Friedman: Commercial sector is weeks from collapse and needs support now, https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/sonia-friedman-commercial-sector-is-weeks-from-collapse-and-needs-support-now

Theatre producers call on government to change isolation rules immediately after show cancellations, https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/theatre-producers-call-on-government-isolation_54445.html

An all-white cast at WaterTower Theatre has sparked outrage, https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/performing-arts/2021/07/01/an-all-white-cast-at-watertower-theatre-has-sparked-outrage-after-last-summer-critics-ask-how/

Thoughts of a Colored Man Scribe Keenan Scott II on the Play's Unexpected Journey to Broadway, https://www.broadway.com/buzz/200969/thoughts-of-a-colored-man-scribe-keenan-scott-ii-on-the-plays-unexpected-journey-to-broadway/

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