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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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Sony Music Masterworks acquires stake in Seaview Productions by Caitlin Huston

Sony Music Masterworks has acquired a 50% ownership position in Seaview Productions, the theater production company led by producer Greg Nobile.  Masterworks, a division of Sony Music Enter…

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Actors’ Equity study finds gradual, but improving diversity in the industry by Caitlin Huston

The theater industry has hired more actors and stage managers of color in the past four years, but still falls short of reflecting the diversity of the country, according to a new study from…

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Tina Fey to host NBC Broadway special in December by Caitlin Huston

Tina Fey will host a two-hour Broadway television special on NBC this December.  The special entitled “One Night Only: The Best of Broadway” will air Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. and feature perfo…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

SDC re-elects Michael John Garcés, Melia Bensussen in 2020 election by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has re-elected Michael John Garcés as executive board first vice president and Melia Bensussen as secretary. The results of the 2020 executive…

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‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ announces Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

Keenan Scott II’s play “Thoughts of Colored Man” is set to premiere on Broadway when live theater resumes.  The play will be directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, who most recently direc…

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‘Caroline, or Change,’ ‘Trouble in Mind’ set to open on Broadway in fall 2021 by Caitlin Huston

“Caroline, or Change” will return to Broadway in fall 2021, Roundabout Theatre Company announced Tuesday.  Next fall, Roundabout will also present Alice Childress’s “Trouble in Mind…

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Date for Tony Awards ceremony remains uncertain by Caitlin Huston

The date for the Tony Awards ceremony still remains unknown, as organizers plan for a digital ceremony during the industrywide shutdown.  Though the Tony Awards had originally announced tha…

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Monday, November 16, 2020

MTC announces fall Broadway premiere of ‘Lackawanna Blues,’ return to live theater by Caitlin Huston

Manhattan Theatre Club is planning to bring back live theater productions in fall 2021.  The theater company aims to kick off their season this fall with the Broadway premiere of the one-pe…

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‘The Minutes’ to vacate Broadway theater to allow for renovations, return planned for 2022 by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway production of “The Minutes” is vacating the Cort Theatre Monday to allow the Shubert Organization to make renovations on the theater.  “The Minutes,” written by Tracy L…

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Stagehand dies after fall at Winter Garden Theatre by Caitlin Huston

A 54-year-old stagehand died Thursday after falling from a platform above the stage at the Winter Garden Theatre.  Police responded to a call at 8:48 a.m. Thursday and found a man lying on …

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Drama League forms new directors council by Caitlin Huston

The Drama League has formed a directors council, a first for the organization, with the goal of providing mentorship to members and guidance for the reopening of the industry.  Formed in 19…

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Jagged Little Pill’ and more to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Caitlin Huston

Four Broadway shows will perform virtually in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  “Hamilton,” “Mean Girls,” “Jagged Little Pill” and “Ain’t Too Proud” will be…

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Broadway shows may not report grosses upon return by Caitlin Huston

When Broadway returns, shows may not necessarily report weekly grosses.  In an interview with the podcast “Putting It Together,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said the …

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Broadway sees possibility for federal aid post-election by Caitlin Huston

With the majority of votes tallied in the presidential election, Broadway industry leaders are hopeful that Congress will now pass a second relief bill with provisions to help the theater co…

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society applauds Biden victory by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society celebrated the victory of President-elect Joe Biden Saturday.  The union had endorsed Biden for president — the first presidential endorseme…

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Actors’ Equity calls Biden the ‘most consequential president for the arts industry in a generation’ by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity applauded the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Saturday, as Biden was named the winner of the 2020 presidential race. Equity had endorsed the Biden/Harris ticket and E…

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Situation hires Rachel O’Connor as executive event producer by Caitlin Huston

Situation has hired Rachel O’Connor as an executive event producer, the digital advertising agency announced Thursday.  O’Connor has been consulting for Situation for more than ten year…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

London productions can rehearse, stream during lockdown by Caitlin Huston

London productions will be able to rehearse and perform without audiences during the country-wide lockdown.  Oliver Dowden, UK secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, twee…

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Monday, November 2, 2020

UK lockdown affects planned runs of London shows by Caitlin Huston

A lockdown in the United Kingdom will impact the runs of several London productions that were aiming to restart this fall.  On Saturday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Engla…

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Broadway rallies behind Biden ahead of election day by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway community traditionally rallies behind political causes and presidential elections.  But during this election season, with the industry shut down, a pandemic raging and unemplo…

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Sen. Chuck Schumer continues the push for Save Our Stages by Caitlin Huston

The Save Our Stages Act appeared in a new bill this week, as Democratic Senators looked to counter a proposal put forward by Senate Republicans.  The act, which would provide grants to thea…

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Broadway music leaders form coalition to diversify the industry by Caitlin Huston

A group of prominent Broadway composers, music directors and musicians have banded together to create more opportunities for musicians of color in the theater industry. The group, Musicians …

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Elizabeth Furze named CEO of North America for advertising agency AKA by Caitlin Huston

Elizabeth Furze has been named chief executive officer of AKA’s North American division.  Furze was formerly a managing partner at AKA NYC, alongside Scott A. Moore. Moore will step down …

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Edward Pierce elected as president of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 by Caitlin Huston

Broadway designer Edward Pierce has been elected president of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829.  Pierce takes over the role from Beverly Miller, who has been president since 1995. He was…

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Save Our Stages re-emerges in new Senate small business bill by Caitlin Huston

The Save Our Stages Act has re-emerged in a new Senate Democrat relief bill aimed specifically at small businesses. The $370 billion bill, entitled the Heroes Small Business Lifeline Act, co…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

‘Moulin Rouge!’ producer Carmen Pavlovic on the Tonys and guiding a show through a pandemic by Caitlin Huston

“Moulin Rouge!” producer Carmen Pavlovic had intended to fly back home to Australia in late February and then return to New York City to see the musical through Tony Awards season. But w…

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