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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

‘Take Me Out’ plans April 2021 Broadway opening by Caitlin Huston

“Take Me Out,” starring Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more, has rescheduled its Broadway run to spring 2021. The revival of Richard Greenberg’s play, produced by Second Stag…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

The Actors Fund launches health insurance counseling campaign by Caitlin Huston

The Actors Fund is launching a health insurance counseling and education campaign for performing artists and entertainment workers.  The campaign, Every Artist Ensured, will provide workers…

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Broadway League announces show closures through 2020 by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League announced Monday that all shows will be closed through 2020. Ticket refunds will be processed through Jan. 3. As previously reported, the Jan. 3 date is not intended as a…

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Broadway costume shops form coalition amid financial uncertainty by Caitlin Huston

Broadway’s costume shops have banded together in a fight for their survival.  A group of more than 40 small business owners, whose costuming businesses create pieces for theater, televisi…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Roundabout moves ‘Caroline, or Change’ to spring 2021, announces ‘Trouble in Mind’ by Caitlin Huston

Roundabout Theatre Company has moved its theatrical season, including “Caroline, or Change,” to spring 2021.  “Birthday Candles” starring Debra Messing, has been moved to fall 2021.…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

‘American Buffalo,’ ‘The Minutes’ move Broadway dates to spring 2021 by Caitlin Huston

“American Buffalo” and “The Minutes” have rescheduled their Broadway dates to spring 2021. The two plays, lead produced by Jeffrey Richards, were originally intended to open on Broad…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

‘The Music Man’ pushes Broadway opening to May by Caitlin Huston

“The Music Man,” starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, has pushed its opening to spring 2021. The musical, produced by Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and David Geffen, was originally set t…

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Broadway production of ‘Flying Over Sunset’ rescheduled to spring 2021 by Caitlin Huston

Lincoln Center Theater has moved its Broadway production of “Flying Over Sunset” to spring 2021. The new musical, as well as Lynn Nottage’s opera “Intimate Apparel,” were previousl…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Broadway shows expected to remain closed through early January by Caitlin Huston

Broadway shows will remain closed through at least Jan. 3, according to sources familiar with the matter.  The Broadway League is expected to make an announcement about the new date this we…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Shubert Chairman Philip J. Smith to retire by Caitlin Huston

Philip J. Smith will retire as chairman and co-chief executive of the Shubert Organization after more than 63 years at the company.  Robert Wankel, the current co-CEO and president of the S…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

SDC to release hiring data in effort to combat racism by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has announced new measures it will take to combat racism within the industry.  Among the initial steps, the union said it will publish detaile…

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Drama League announces 2020 winners by Caitlin Huston

Danny Burstein was awarded the Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award for his role in “Moulin Rouge!” Burstein was among the winners announced Thursday for the Drama League awa…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

COVID-19 theater think tank looks at reopening strategies by Caitlin Huston

A COVID-19 theater think tank has launched a website to help theaters across the country identify risks and areas of improvement related to the virus.  Created by producer and publicist Mat…

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘The Inheritance’ win Drama Desk Awards by Caitlin Huston

Pulitzer Prize-winner “A Strange Loop” won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, with “The Inheritance” taking home the prize for Outstanding Play in the digital ceremony Sat…

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

‘We See You, White American Theater’ movement gains traction by Caitlin Huston

After penning a testimonial speaking to racism within the theater industry, a collective of more than 300 theatremakers — artists who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color —…

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Apollo Theater did not create Broadway house petition by Caitlin Huston

A petition to make the Apollo Theater a Broadway house garnered close to 16,000 signatures in the past week.  However, the petition, which has now closed, did not come from the Apollo Theat…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Broadway Cares donates $125k to Broadway Advocacy Coalition, anti-racism groups by Caitlin Huston

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced Monday a donation of $125,000 distributed across the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and three other social justice and anti-racism groups.  Of the t…

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Broadway members push for industrywide change by Caitlin Huston

Members of the Broadway community are pushing for change in the industry amid a national reckoning on racial inequality.  Last week, several Black members of the theater community posted st…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

SDC and AGMA hire medical professionals to create reopening guidelines by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has partnered with the American Guild of Musical Artists to hire a team of medical professionals to create safety recommendations around reopen…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Drama Desk Awards broadcast postponed by Caitlin Huston

NY1 and the Drama Desk Organization have postponed Sunday evening’s broadcast of the Drama Desk Awards amid protests in New York. NY1 was originally scheduled to air a special presentation…

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Broadway speaks out on racial injustice amid George Floyd protests by Caitlin Huston

Broadway shows, theatrical institutions and unions have spoken out against police brutality and racial injustice in light of the ongoing protests occurring across the country.  Over the wee…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

New York’s independent theaters look for rent forgiveness by Caitlin Huston

Off-Off-Broadway theaters are banding together to seek some form of rent relief as continued payments threaten their survival.  Close to 400 attendees tuned in to a virtual town hall Thursd…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

PRG executive Darren DeVerna dies at age 60 by Caitlin Huston

Darren DeVerna, chief executive of global theatre for Production Resource Group, died May 21 at the age of 60.  Deverna passed away after a battle with cancer, according to the company. As …

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Actors’ Equity outlines safety plans for the reopening of theaters by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has unveiled four overarching principles needed to safely reopen theaters across the country.  The preliminary principles, designed by epidemiologist David Michaels, rely o…

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Equity-League health insurance premiums rise during shutdown by Caitlin Huston

Health insurance premiums will increase for members of Actors’ Equity as fund trustees grapple with maintaining insurance coverage while theaters are closed.  The quarterly premium will i…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

‘Smash’ musical aims for Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Helmed by a newly announced creative team, a musical adaptation of “Smash” is setting its sights on Broadway. The musical, based on the NBC television show, will feature a book by Bob Ma…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Livestreaming events to celebrate the Tony Awards by Caitlin Huston

Two digital events will honor the Tony Awards on June 7.  The first will air on streaming platform Broadway on Demand and, with support from the American Theatre Wing and the…

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Friday, May 15, 2020

‘Some Like It Hot’ to open on Broadway in fall 2021 by Caitlin Huston

The musical adaptation of “Some Like It Hot” will now head straight to Broadway in fall 2021.  The musical was originally slated to make its world premiere in Chicago in 2021, but that …

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

‘Frozen’ will not reopen on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway production of “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway resumes, Disney Theatrical Productions announced Thursday. Disney Theatrical says the closure is “a result of the indu…

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Broadway producers receive rent bills amid shutdown by Caitlin Huston

As Broadway theaters remain dark, producers are still receiving weekly rent bills.  They’re not paying yet. The expectation is that producers will pay once they receive money from insuran…

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The Actors Fund distributes more than $10.5 million in financial assistance by Caitlin Huston

The Actors Fund has distributed more than $10.5 million to members of the arts community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The amount, distributed over eight weeks, is a record for the Ac…

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