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The pandemic has darkened theaters around the country. So this summer, some are staging scenes in parks and fields for small groups of masked patrons.
At issue: payment for media buying and marketing strategy for the Broadway revivals of “West Side Story” and “The Music Man.”
The first professional musical staged in the United States since theater shut down is also a de facto public health experiment.
A Barrington Stage Company production won the blessing of the actors’ union, but was unable to get permission from Massachusetts state officials.
Calls for diversity grow louder, and there are shows in the pipeline. But many are being shepherded by newcomers, not the powerful industry regulars.
The annual awards show for Off and Off Off Broadway theater was prerecorded and streamed after the coronavirus led to cancellation of a live ceremony.
A 29-page document released this week amounts to a call for wholesale restructuring of the system, onstage and backstage, on Broadway and beyond.
Theaters in the Berkshires are planning live shows, “Godspell” and “Harry Clarke,” with limited audiences and virus-related protocols in place. One will be indoors, and one outdoors.
The Broadway actor’s battle with the coronavirus was followed closely by many as his wife chronicled his experience on social media.
Watching through windshields. Audiences of two. An elbow bump instead of a kiss. Theaters across the country find novel ways to play in a pandemic.
Disney+ is streaming a live-capture film of “Hamilton.” It’s just the latest chapter in a deepening relationship between the company and the musical’s creator.
The Wilma, seeking to reopen in Philadelphia, says it will erect a new seating structure in which every party is in its own separate box.
The industry has not yet set a reopening date, but said it would now refund tickets through Jan. 3.
The organization will commission a comprehensive survey to get a handle on diversity onstage, backstage and in production offices.
From the very beginning, it was clear the musical was going to be a big news story. I’ve been reporting on it, from the East Village to San Juan, ever since.
The film, a live capture of the hit Broadway show, will stream on Disney Plus beginning July 3. That wasn’t always the plan.
In the wake of a sexual harassment allegation, Eric Schaeffer retired after 30 years from a theater that has earned acclaim for presenting musicals.
The Public Theater, prevented by public health concerns from performing in Central Park, has joined forces with WNYC to turn “Richard II” into a four-part radio play.
Among its founders: Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Billy Porter and Wendell Pierce. Among its plans: mentorship programs for young black artists.
A new sector-wide study finds programming and creative teams are far more white than the audiences.
A playwright, a director, an artistic director and an actor share their experiences — and prescriptions for change.
More than 300 sign a letter saying theater is a “house of cards built on white fragility and supremacy.”
Miranda’s rap. Rylance’s poems. Jackman’s pelvis. And a brassy reunion for Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. Now set your clock for “Turkey Lurkey Time.”
Actors’ Equity Association, which represents 51,000 theater performers and stage managers, lays out guidelines aimed to keep its members safe.
The ceremony, honoring Off and Off Off Broadway theater, has been forced online by the pandemic, and is being recorded and edited before the June 4 streaming.
Uncertainty about the coronavirus and the challenge of protecting audiences and artists is prompting many prominent presenters to wait till next year.
The show is the first Broadway musical felled by the coronavirus.
The Broadway League canceled performances through Sept. 6 and said it did not know when they might resume.
In a sign of the pandemic’s toll, New York’s cultural institutions, large and small, feel compelled to share their woes and tactics in strategy sessions.