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Friday, January 15, 2021

Philip J. Smith, former chair and co-CEO of the Shubert Organization, dies at age 89 by Caitlin Huston

Philip J. Smith, chairman emeritus of the Shubert Organization, passed away Friday at the age of 89. Smith died from complications due to COVID-19, his daughters Linda Phillips and Jennifer …

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical pushes back Chicago premiere date by Caitlin Huston

The pre-Broadway run of “The Devil Wears Prada” musical has pushed back by one year.  The musical, which is set to make its world premiere in Chicago, will now start previews in July 20…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Broadway industry members await guidelines on Save Our Stages legislation by Caitlin Huston

Members of the Broadway community are awaiting further guidance on Save Our Stages legislation after the passage of the landmark relief bill last month.  Save Our Stages was signed into law…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Gov. Cuomo outlines plan to accelerate return of theater and the arts by Caitlin Huston

Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a plan Tuesday to stage outdoor concerts and create jobs for artists this winter in an effort to accelerate the return of arts and Broadway to the state.  In the …

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Skeleton Crew’ announces Broadway premiere by Caitlin Huston

Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew” in winter 2022, the theater company announced Monday.  This joins its previously ann…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

‘Mean Girls’ announces Broadway closing by Caitlin Huston

“Mean Girls” will not return to Broadway when theaters reopen, the musical announced Thursday. The production had been running at the August Wilson Theatre since April 2018 and cited the…

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Actors’ Equity condemns insurrection at US Capitol by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity spoke out against the mob of Trump supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.  “What happened yesterday in Washington, D.C. was shocking and unacceptable. For …

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Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation receives anonymous $200k for emergency relief by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation recently received an anonymous donation of $200,000 to its emergency assistance fund.  The fund was established in April 2020 to help suppo…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Disney opens ‘Frozen’ in Australia and looks to future productions by Caitlin Huston

A stage production of “Frozen” made its international debut last month, as Disney resumes its worldwide theatrical roll-out. “Frozen” opened on Dec. 10 in Sydney, Australia, where th…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Aaron Tveit on his unique Tony nomination and hopes for Broadway’s return by Caitlin Huston

When the Tony Award nominations were announced in October, “Moulin Rouge!” actor Aaron Tveit’s name stood alone.  Tveit was the only actor nominated in the category of Best Leading Ac…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Rebecca Luker, a celebrated Broadway soprano, dies at age 59 by Caitlin Huston

Rebecca Luker, a celebrated Broadway soprano and a three-time Tony nominee, died Wednesday at the age of 59. Luker had been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., and publicly re…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Broadway community applauds relief package, but says more is needed by Caitlin Huston

While the theater community celebrates the inclusion of the Save Our Stages provision in the stimulus package, leaders say there is still more to be done to help workers within the industry.…

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Congress includes Save Our Stages in stimulus package as vote nears by Caitlin Huston

After months of negotiation, Congress is poised to pass a $900 billion stimulus bill that includes the Save Our Stages provision.  The provision, which has received bipartisan support and b…

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Actors’ Equity extends flexible dues policy by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity is extending its policy of flexible dues paying periods.  Following a policy set last spring, the union will continue to extend the deadline by which union members are requ…

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Theater community takes on new roles during the pandemic by Caitlin Huston

When it became clear the pandemic would not be over quickly, producer Sally Cade Holmes ramped up her search for additional income streams.  Holmes, who had decided in early 2020 to leave T…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Pamela Newkirk joins board of directors at Shubert Organization by Caitlin Huston

Pamela Newkirk, a journalist and author of the book “Diversity Inc.: The Failed Promise of Billion-Dollar Business,” has joined the board of directors of the Shubert Organization.  Newk…

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‘Moulin Rouge!’ reschedules North American tour dates to 2022 by Caitlin Huston

‘Moulin Rouge!’ is planning to start its North American tour in Chicago in 2022.  The tour, which was originally scheduled to begin Nov. 21, 2020 in New Orleans, will now conduct techni…

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Senate holds hearing on aid for theater and live entertainment sector by Caitlin Huston

In a congressional hearing Tuesday, venue owners, senators and members of the entertainment community testified about the need for relief for the live entertainment industry.  Speaking befo…

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Monday, December 14, 2020

West End theaters set to shut down this week as COVID cases increase by Caitlin Huston

West End theaters are set to shut down again Wednesday as London enters a new phase of lockdown.  The news comes as productions in London, including the musicals “Six” and “Everybody…

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Concord Theatricals secures worldwide licensing rights to ‘Slave Play’ by Caitlin Huston

Concord Theatricals has secured the exclusive worldwide licensing rights to “Slave Play.”  The play will initially be released to professional theaters through Concord Theatricals’ Sa…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

‘Ratatouille’ TikTok musical to be presented in digital performance by Caitlin Huston

The “Ratatouille” musical is moving from TikTok to the theater community at large.  On Jan. 1, 2021, theatrical production company Seaview will present “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musica…

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‘Jagged Little Pill’ prepares to reunite for live concert by Caitlin Huston

Over the past few weeks, “Jagged Little Pill” has been picking up momentum.  The musical was featured in the Thanksgiving Day parade, recorded performances for the NBC Broadway special …

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

‘Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris to donate collections of plays by Black playwrights across the U.S. by Caitlin Huston

“Slave Play” and playwright Jeremy O. Harris will donate a collection of plays by Black playwrights to 53 libraries and community centers across the country.  The collection, named the …

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Kenny Leon named senior resident director at Roundabout Theatre Company by Caitlin Huston

Kenny Leon has been named a senior resident director at Roundabout Theatre Company. Leon, who directed “A Soldier’s Play” at Roundabout last season, will help select Roundabout’s pla…

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Broadway Across America, ticket buyers donate $1 million to Broadway Cares by Caitlin Huston

Broadway Across America and ticket buyers have donated $1 million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  The amount came from ticket buyers who donated the value of their unused Broadway an…

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

New York to receive 170,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine by mid-December by Caitlin Huston

New York expects to receive 170,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.  In a press conference, Cuomo said New York would follow recently…

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Musicians’ union launches campaign for relief by Caitlin Huston

Local 802 is sounding the alarm for relief for musicians in New York City.  Launched Tuesday under the banner #SaveNYCMusicians, the campaign asks for donations to the union’s emergency r…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

‘Jagged Little Pill,’ ‘American Utopia’ and more nominated for Grammy Awards by Caitlin Huston

“Jagged Little Pill” and “American Utopia” were among the Broadway shows nominated for the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The full list of nominees, announced by t…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Come From Away’ to perform in CBS Thanksgiving telecast by Caitlin Huston

The casts of “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Come From Away” will perform as part of the CBS Thanksgiving Day telecast.  The CBS broadcast, which airs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 26, will n…

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How theaters reopened in South Korea and London by Caitlin Huston

In early July, while most theaters in the U.S. remained shuttered, director Sammi Cannold traveled to South Korea and found musicals operating at full capacity.  She spent two-and-a-half mo…

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA reach agreement over streaming theater by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA have reached an agreement over coverage of streamed and recorded theater. The new agreement, announced late Thursday, states that during the pandemic Actors’…

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