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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Actors plan march on Broadway to protest Rudin, industry inequality by Caitlin Huston

A group of theater activists are planning a march Thursday to protest producer Scott Rudin’s membership in the Broadway League and to call for greater transparency from Actors’ Equity. …

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Actors’ Equity calls for Rudin’s staff to be released from any NDAs by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity called on producer Scott Rudin to release his employees from any nondisclosure agreements they may have signed. Equity made the statement Saturday, in light of the news that…

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Scott Rudin to ‘step back’ from Broadway after allegations of workplace harassment by Caitlin Huston

Producer Scott Rudin told the Washington Post Saturday that he would “step back from active participation” in his Broadway productions. The statement comes after an article from the Holl…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

NYTW artistic director Jim Nicola to step down from post after more than 30 years by Caitlin Huston

Jim Nicola, the longtime artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop, will step down from his post on June 30, 2022. Nicola, who has held the position since 1988, said Friday that he will…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Application process for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants will not restart this week by Caitlin Huston

The application process for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants will not reopen by this weekend, a spokesperson for the Small Business Administration told Broadway News Thursday.  The port…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Karen Olivo says she will not return to Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in wake of Rudin allegations by Caitlin Huston

Actor Karen Olivo, who is currently Tony-nominated for playing Satine in ‘Moulin Rouge!’, said she will not be returning to the production when it resumes. Olivo said she will not return…

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Actors Fund to help book appointments at Broadway vaccination site by Caitlin Huston

Starting Wednesday, the Actors Fund will help members of the performing arts community book appointments at the new Broadway vaccination site.  The site, which opened Monday at 20 Times Squ…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda, de Blasio open Broadway vaccination site in Times Square by Caitlin Huston

A vaccination center for Broadway workers opened Monday in Times Square. The center, located at 20 Times Square in the former home of the NFL Experience site, will administer about 2,000 COV…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Broadway unions make statement on workplace harassment after Rudin allegations by Caitlin Huston

Two Broadway union leaders, alongside the president of SAG-AFTRA, issued a statement on workplace harassment and bullying Monday, in the wake of allegations made against producer Scott Rudin…

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Amanda Green elected president of the Dramatists Guild by Caitlin Huston

Lyricist and writer Amanda Green was elected council president of the Dramatists Guild of America, becoming the first woman to lead the trade association in its 100-year history.   Green, …

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T. Fellowship to be renamed in honor of Hal Prince by Caitlin Huston

The T. Fellowship has renamed the mentorship program the Prince Fellowship in honor of its founder, the late Hal Prince.  Prince created the fellowship in 2005 as a means to usher in the ne…

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At NY PopsUp, Amber Iman speaks up on Scott Rudin allegations, Broadway’s reopening by Caitlin Huston

Performing at a NY PopsUp event Saturday, actor Amber Iman addressed the controversy surrounding one of the program’s producers, Scott Rudin, as well as general concerns around Broadway’…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

SBA suspends start of Shuttered Venue Grant program due to technical difficulties by Caitlin Huston

Hours after applications opened Thursday, the Small Business Administration temporarily halted the start of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. The portal to apply for the grant pro…

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New York State budget includes tax credits for Broadway, grants for businesses by Caitlin Huston

The New York State budget includes tax credits, grant programs and other measures aimed at helping restart the Broadway industry.  The budget, which was finalized Tuesday, contains a $100 m…

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SBA opens Shuttered Venue grant program by Caitlin Huston

The Small Business Administration will open applications Thursday for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, which could bring up to $10 million to eligible Broadway applicants.  Broa…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Neil Diamond musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ to premiere at Emerson Colonial Theatre by Caitlin Huston

The Neil Diamond musical, newly named “A Beautiful Noise,” will make its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre in the summer of 2022. The musical, produced by Ken Davenpo…

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Broadway reopens its doors for pop-up event by Caitlin Huston

The click-clack of unseen tap shoes echoed throughout the theater. The lights dimmed. The audience hushed. Dancer Savion Glover walked on the stage and was greeted by the first entrance appl…

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Actors’ Equity releases new safety protocols for vaccinated productions by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity released new guidelines Friday for productions that have fully vaccinated workforces.  Among the new guidelines is the requirement for a COVID-19 safety officer, weekly COV…

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Armie Hammer withdraws from the Broadway cast of ‘The Minutes’ by Caitlin Huston

Armie Hammer has withdrawn from his role in the Broadway production of “The Minutes.”  The departure, announced Friday, comes as the actor faces allegations of sexual assault and a rela…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Pulitzer Prize Board postpones announcement of 2021 drama prize winner by Caitlin Huston

The Pulitzer Prize Board has postponed its announcement of the 2021 winners in drama, journalism, books and music.  The announcement will now be made on June 11, 2021 at 1 p.m., about two m…

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American Theatre Wing announces $1 million donation to Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative by Caitlin Huston

The American Theatre Wing has received a $1 million donation and matching challenge for its national initiative to support and diversify the next generation of theater industry professionals…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘Diana’ musical sets date for Broadway return, Netflix premiere by Caitlin Huston

The “Diana” musical put tickets on sale Tuesday for an anticipated Broadway run starting Dec. 1. The new musical has set an opening night date of Dec. 16 at the Longacre Theatre. In addi…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

All New Yorkers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 6, Cuomo says by Caitlin Huston

All New Yorkers who are above the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting April 6, Gov. Cuomo announced Monday.  And starting Tuesday, all New Yorkers who are 30 years ol…

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Friday, March 26, 2021

New York City Comptroller calls for vaccination of theater workers by Caitlin Huston

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has joined the calls to expand vaccine eligibility to members of the theater industry. In a letter sent to New York Gov. Cuomo and Health Commissi…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

NYC Mayor de Blasio announces vaccination site for Broadway workers, plans for fall reopening by Caitlin Huston

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans Thursday to open a dedicated vaccination site for Broadway workers in preparation for a fall reopening of the industry.  The city said it …

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Troika CEO Randy Buck steps down from company by Caitlin Huston

Randy Buck, chief executive of touring production company Troika Entertainment, is stepping down after 21 years with the company.  Buck is leaving the position due to personal health issues…

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Fauci says Broadway reopening this fall still likely by Caitlin Huston

Dr. Anthony Fauci reiterated his prediction Tuesday that Broadway theaters could reopen this fall.  In opening remarks for a virtual panel with the National Endowment for the Arts, Fauci, t…

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Broadway Licensing acquires Dramatists Play Service by Caitlin Huston

Broadway Licensing has entered into an agreement to acquire theatrical licensing company Dramatists Play Service, Inc.  Under the agreement, Dramatists Play Service will continue to work wi…

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‘Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death’ announces plans for 2022 Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

Melvin Van Peebles’ “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death” has announced plans to return to Broadway in 2022.  The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1971, will be directed by…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Kate Wetherhead joins ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ creative team by Caitlin Huston

Kate Wetherhead, a Broadway actor and co-creator of the online series “Submissions Only,” has joined the writing team for “The Devil Wears Prada” musical. Wetherhead will co-write th…

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Actors’ Equity responds to petition on theater reopenings by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has pledged to host a town hall in response to union members calling for clarity on reopening protocols.  In a Medium post published this past weekend, Equity said it would…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre