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Theater News for the Week of August 27th

By Bennett Liebman

'This Is Broadway' Campaign Aims to Attract Wary Theatergoers, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/theater/this-is-broadway-campaign.html

Former Cuomo target gets payback of sorts, through musical theater, https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Former-Cuomo-target-gets-payback-of-sorts-16401478.php

Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/theater/broadway-diversity-pledge-reopening.html

New Deal for Broadway: Sweeping diversity pledge for stage, https://www.fastcompany.com/90668559/sweeping-dei-pledge-takes-center-stage-for-broadway?icid=dan902:754:0:editRecirc

Actors' Equity and Off-Broadway League Reach New Agreement, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/26/actorss-equity-and-off-broadway-league-reach-new-agreement/

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID on Broadway?, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/26/what-happens-if-someone-tests-positive-for-covid-on-broadway/

Capital Rep's new theater is excellent. Its first show is, too, https://www.timesunion.com/theater/article/Capital-Rep-s-new-theater-is-excellent-and-its-16408675.php

'Moulin Rouge!' hires Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/24/moulin-rouge-hires-director-of-equity-diversity-and-inclusion/

Black Theatre United publishes list of reforms for Broadway industry, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/23/black-theatre-united-publishes-list-of-reforms-for-broadway-industry/

New York City's Economy Is Dealt a New Blow by the Delta Variant, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/business/economy/nyc-economy-covid-delta-variant.html

Broadway theater returns with an unprecedented seven plays by Black writer, https://www.marketplace.org/2021/08/20/broadway-theater-returns-with-an-unprecedented-seven-plays-by-black-writers/

Micki Grant Blazed a Trail, From Poetry to Broadway and Beyond, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/23/micki-grant-got-what-she-wanted-a-final-interview/

Annie Baker's Infinite Life Postponed at Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, https://www.playbill.com/article/annie-bakers-infinite-life-postponed-at-off-broadways-signature-theatre

NYC needs another 'I Love NY' campaign to bring Broadway back, https://nypost.com/2021/08/21/nyc-needs-another-i-love-ny-campaign-to-bring-broadway-back/

Aaron Sorkin: To Kill A Mockingbird more relevant to changed Broadway, https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/theater/2021/08/20/aaron-sorkin-to-kill-a-mockingbird-broadway/8198823002/

Camille A. Brown Will Be The First Black Woman To Direct And Choreograph A Broadway Show, https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerylbrunner/2021/08/22/for-the-first-time-in-65-years-camille-a-brown-will-be-the-first-black-woman-to-direct-and-choreograph-a-broadway-show/?sh=29d39ce42240

The Alice Ripley Allegations Have Started a Needed Conversation, https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/8/24/the-alice-ripley-issue-has-started-a-conversation-and-the-broadway-community-isnt-ready

Met Opera Reaches Deal With Orchestra, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/arts/music/met-opera-orchestra-deal.html?smid=tw-share

Luis Alfaro aims to make L.A. the center of the theater world, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-08-25/playwright-luis-alfaro-center-theatre-group

Texas venues face losing talent that wants vaccine proof, or breaking law, 'We don't want the heat', https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/music/2021/08/19/we-dont-want-the-heat-texas-venues-face-losing-talent-that-wants-vaccine-proof-or-breaking-law/

Can small L.A. theaters survive a prolonged COVID pandemic?, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-08-24/los-angeles-theaters-99-seat-covid-delta-variant

These 30 N.J. theaters will enforce COVID vaccine or negative test results, https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/08/these-30-nj-theaters-will-enforce-covid-vaccine-or-negative-test-result-and-mask-requirements.html

Stages St. Louis will present pre-Broadway tryout for new 'Karate Kid' musical, https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/stages-st-louis-will-present-pre-broadway-tryout-for-new-karate-kid-musical/article_7f6b2111-9b06-51e6-b304-69ff5b454965.html

Laura Osnes Replaced for Both Disney Tour + Hamptons Concert, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/laura-osnes-leaves-concerts-over-covid-vaccination-madate-73889/

Staging 'The Glass Menagerie' on the Fire Escapes That Inspired It, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/theater/glass-menagerie-tennessee-williams-st-louis.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

I'm finally seeing live shows again - and I feel like a kid in a sweetshop, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/aug/23/im-finally-seeing-live-shows-again-and-i-feel-like-a-kid-in-a-sweetshop

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