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Theater News for the Week Ending June 24th

By Bennett Liebman

Review: 'Ain't Misbehavin',' Saving Its Love (and Pain) for You, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/theater/aint-misbehavin-review.html

Broadway's 'MJ' gets a box office bump after the Tony Awards, https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Broadway-s-MJ-gets-a-box-office-bump-after-the-17258459.php

James Rado, Co-Creator of the Musical 'Hair,' Is Dead at 90, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/theater/james-rado-dead.html

Broadway theaters drop their mask mandate starting in July, https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Broadway-theaters-drop-their-mask-mandate-17255804.php

Actors' Equity Not Consulted In New Audience Mask-Optional Policy, https://deadline.com/2022/06/actors-equity-broadway-league-covid-mask-optional-policy-theater-audiences-1235050923/

Broadway League announces optional mask policy for July, https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/21/broadway-league-announces-optional-mask-policy-for-july/

THE SHUBERT FOUNDATION Gives Record $37.6 Million in Grants, https://shubert.nyc/press/the-shubert-foundation-gives-record-376-million-in-grants/

Weezer On Broadway: Band Announces Five-Show Fall Residency, https://deadline.com/2022/06/weezer-broadway-residency-1235049941/

Tony-Winning Revival of Company to Close in July, https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/tony-winning-revival-of-company-to-close-in-july_93949.html

'Company' to end Broadway run in July, will launch North American tour, https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/21/company-to-end-broadway-run-in-july-will-launch-north-american-tour/

'Back to the Future' musical to bring flying DeLorean to Broadway, https://nypost.com/2022/06/22/back-to-the-future-musical-will-open-on-broadway-in-2023/

She Won a Tony. But Deirdre O'Connell 'Can't Think About That, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/theater/deirdre-oconnell-tony-awards.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

Onstage, Paradise for Black Characters Often Comes With a Price, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/theater/black-playwrights-theater-deliverance.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

The Orchard, https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/theatre/the-orchard-06-20-22

Working In This Cutting Edge Fifth Dimension Of Theater, https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerylbrunner/2022/06/23/working-in-this-cutting-edge-fifth-dimension-of-theater-jessica-hecht-discovered-unexpected-magic/?sh=7ef23ad56e6b

Who will play Fanny Brice when Feldstein leaves 'Funny Girl'?, https://www.amny.com/entertainment/broadway/who-will-play-fanny-brice-when-feldstein-leaves-funny-girl/#.YrJCH58Uzr0.twitter

Why 'North Country' and 'Hangmen' struggled on Broadway, https://www.amny.com/entertainment/why-north-country-and-hangmen-struggled-on-broadway/#.YrDoCrko6YQ.twitter

Weed Dispensary Eyes Long Wharf, https://www.newhavenindependent.org/article/cannabis_zoning_2?fbclid=IwAR2bSR_zAeivNEg0grt8J1-tPKg3AeE6NUX5gC_4b0zTnqgv6WfWF-QkSVM&fs=e&s=cl#.YqIRe79D1zE.facebook

'To Kill a Mockingbird' comes to D.C. with Richard Thomas as Atticus, https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/06/23/mockingbird-kennedy-center-richard-thomas/

'Light in the Piazza' is stunning, https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/theater/story/2022-06-20/review-ccae-theatricals-light-in-the-piazza-is-stunning-both-musically-and-visually

Penumbra Theatre: one of the premier legacy Black theaters in the United States, https://www.minnpost.com/mnopedia/2022/06/penumbra-theatre-one-of-the-premier-legacy-black-theaters-in-the-united-states/

'Transparent' musical leads Mark Taper Forum 2022-23 season, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-06-23/transparent-musical-larissa-fasthorse-comedy-mark-taper-forum-2022-23-season

Two years later, 'Emma' finally waltzes onto the Guthrie stage, https://www.startribune.com/two-years-later-emma-finally-waltzes-onto-the-guthrie-stage/600183879/

TV-film star Holland Taylor turned playwright to honor a Texas political star, https://www.ajc.com/things-to-do/tv-film-star-holland-taylor-turned-playwright-to-honor-a-texas-political-star/LOB4MX3B2RHC5EKX7LE6YCMVBY/

Neil Diamond surprises audience at Boston premiere of musical about his life, https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/neil-diamond-a-beautiful-noise-musical-boston-massachusetts/

There's a secret to building the perfect season at Ensemble Theatre, https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/arts/2022/06/23/ensemble-theatre-cincinnati-2022-2023-season/7700071001/

Three cheers for booing in the theatre, https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/three-cheers-for-booing-in-the-theatre

Of course theatre critics should speak their mind, but not with cheap shots, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/19/of-course-theatre-critics-should-speak-their-mind-but-not-with-cheap-shots

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