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Theater News for the Week of October 15th

By Bennett Liebman

A Racial Reckoning Is Underway in Theater. Where Is the Gender Reckoning?, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/opinion/theater-race-gender.html

Cheerleading for the arts, https://www.wamc.org/arts-culture/2021-10-10/cheerleading-for-the-arts

Maverick Threatens To Foreclose On Historic East Village theater, https://therealdeal.com/2021/10/14/hardball-lender-maverick-seeks-foreclosure-sale-on-historic-east-village-theater/

The Public Theater Cancels First Previews for THE VISITOR, https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/The-Public-Theater-Cancels-First-Previews-for-THE-VISITOR-20211014

Actors of Indian descent proud to lead Broadway's 'Aladdin', https://dailyprogress.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/actors-of-indian-descent-proud-to-lead-broadways-aladdin/article_fad9c099-ea77-5697-b2f8-7aef68d18f9e.html

Creative Goods launches QR-enabled buying program for Broadway merch, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/10/12/creative-goods-launches-qr-enabled-buying-program-for-broadway-merch/

Broadway Black Names Davon Williams Executive Director, https://www.broadwayworld.com/industry/article/Broadway-Black-NamesDavon-WilliamsExecutive-Director-20211014

Canadian Stage announces indoor theatre season starting January, https://nowtoronto.com/culture/canadian-stage-announces-indoor-theatre-season-starting-january

Neil LaBute Seeks 'The Answer to Everything' in Germany, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/theater/neil-labute.html

How Lili Taylor Caught Wallace Shawn's 'Fever', https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/10/14/how-lili-taylor-caught-wally-shawns-fever/

'Jesus Christ Superstar' at 50: What Was the Buzz?, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/12/theater/jesus-christ-superstar-50th-anniversary.html

Performers struggle to balance covid safety and the show, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/shows-canceled-performers-covid-safety/2021/10/06/99cc4fdc-25e6-11ec-8d53-67cfb452aa60_story.html

Kennedy Center stagehands spare 'Hadestown', https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/kennedy-center-stagehands-reach-agreement-with-the-performing-arts-venue-sparing-hadestown-from-cancellation/2021/10/09/6ea97c44-2901-11ec-9de8-156fed3e81bf_story.html

'Hadestown' musical's creators explain the magic behind the showstopping song 'Wait for Me, https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/theater-dance/hadestown-kennedy-center/2021/10/12/71cb5b4e-2790-11ec-8d53-67cfb452aa60_story.html

Sam Mendes The Lehman Trilogy Ted Sarandos Helped British Stage Workers in pandemic, https://deadline.com/2021/10/sam-mendes-broadway-return-the-lehman-trilogy-ted-sarandos-british-stage-workers-afloat-during-pandemic-1234856097/

Jim O'Quinn, Founding Editor of American Theatre Magazine, Dies at 74, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/10/12/jim-oquinn-founding-editor-of-american-theatre-magazine-dies-at-75/

Broadway Is Ready To Pull The Plug On 'Aladdin', Says Source, https://okmagazine.com/p/broadway-ready-pull-the-plug-aladdin-ticket-sales-dont-increase-says-source/

'Hamilton' Producers Deny Trans Actor's Discrimination Allegations, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/arts/hamilton-suni-reid-eeo-complaint-discrimination-retalition-1235031057/

Caesars signs $100M deal to create live theater projects at casinos, https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/caesars-signs-100m-deal-to-create-live-theater-projects-at-casinos/

Lynn Nottage, Clint Ramos, and More Call for the End of 10 out of 12s, https://thebroadwayblog.com/lynn-nottage-clint-ramos-and-more-call-for-the-end-of-10-out-of-12s/

An Insider's Guide to Latinx Theater, https://now.tufts.edu/articles/insider-s-guide-latinx-theater

Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Awards $1.3M In Reopening Grants, https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/LaurentsHatcher-Foundation-Awards-13M-In-Reopening-Grants-20211013

Slave Play Will Remain in Center Theatre Group Season After Organization's Commitment to Gender Equity, https://www.playbill.com/article/slave-play-will-remain-in-center-theatre-group-season-after-organizations-commitment-to-gender-equity

Racist incident rattles 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' cast at Engeman Theater in Northport, https://connecticut.news12.com/racist-incident-rattles-smokey-joes-cafe-cast-at-engeman-theater-in-northport

George Chakiris celebrates 60 years of 'West Side Story' at Redford Theatre, https://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2021/10/13/george-chakiris-celebrates-60-years-west-side-story-redford-theatre/8427968002/


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