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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Rosalyn Drexler: An Imagination at Work by American Theatre Editors

At 92, the multi-hyphenate artist and Obie-winning playwright reflects on a long career in and around the theatre.

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StoryWorks, Reporting Live From Your Local Stage (or Headphones) by American Theatre Editors

The documentary theatre company partners with newsrooms, playwrights, and theatres to do a kind of stage journalism well suited to tell complicated human stories.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Olympia Dukakis, Minister of the Interior by American Theatre Editors

A fierce, unsentimental explorer of the human experience, she was also a subversive wit and a dear friend, especially to her audiences.

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Done With Racism and Sexism, These Black Women Are Doing It for Themselves by American Theatre Editors

After experiencing bias and harassment at predominantly white institutions, 4 leaders founded their own companies to advocate for Black artists.

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Anna D. Shapiro to Step Down From Steppenwolf Helm by American Theatre Editors

The artistic director expanded the ensemble and the theatre's offerings, and spearheaded a campaign for a new space.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell: ‘How Did I Get to Be That Guy?’ by American Theatre Editors

The Tony-winning actor and singer talks about the impact he feels fortunate to have made as an artist.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

A Teaching Moment for Juilliard by American Theatre Editors

After the Drama Division hosted a pointlessly traumatic 'slavery immersion' exercise last fall, some Black students are still hurting and asking for redress.

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Founder Jack Reuler to Reinvent Mixed Blood and Step Aside by American Theatre Editors

Reuler will depart in July 2022 after helping the company transition to a new model around social justice.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Theatre That’s Evolved From Grapes by American Theatre Editors

How one theatremaker combined his love for 'Planet of the Apes' with the concept of Victorian toy theatre to create a long-running show.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Sean San José Named Magic Theatre AD by American Theatre Editors

San José succeeds Loretta Greco at the San Francisco organization.

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Sharifa Yasmin Awarded SDCF’s Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award by American Theatre Editors

The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, was established to recognize a female, trans, or nonbinary early-career director who has demonstrated a unique vision in their work.

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Steppenwolf Announces 2021-22 Season, Opening of New Building by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature all ensemble-written plays and the opening of the company's new 400-seat Round Theater.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Additional Spring Offerings by American Theatre Editors

A series of pop-up performances will populate the Ohio theatre's May slate.

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What We Learned During the Great Intermission of 2020 by American Theatre Editors

Producing the audio play 'Ich Bin Ein Berliner' didn't just spark personal memories; it also spurred reflections on who theatre is for and what it can do.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Can ‘The King and I’ Be Decolonized? by American Theatre Editors

It's long past time to rethink the beloved musical's whitewash of Anna Leonowens, a mixed-race woman whose books lied about more than just her background.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Del Shores Foundation Names Allison Bergman Exec. Director by American Theatre Editors

Bergman will helm the foundation founded by Del Shores to find and nurture new Southern queer artistic voices.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Goodman Theatre Announces Real-Time, Online ‘Live’ Series by American Theatre Editors

Working with Emmy-winning television producer Christina Tye, the company will present 'The Sound Inside,' 'Ohio State Murders,' and 'I Hate It Here.'

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Virginia Stage Co. Announces Season 42: A Season Like No Other by American Theatre Editors

In addition to the season, the company is launching a new WPA initiative aimed at getting artists and gig workers back to work.

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Huntington Theatre Company Announces In-Person 40th Season by American Theatre Editors

The 2021-22 season will feature 2 world premieres and 7 total productions while the Huntington Theatre undergoes renovations.

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Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Live 2021 Season by American Theatre Editors

The festival will feature 3 world premiere productions, all performed outside and socially distanced.

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August Wilson: ‘I Still See Myself Developing as a Playwright’ by American Theatre Editors

In an interview from 1987, the great American playwright talks about his work and his plans, and about the moment he found his unique voice.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

The Subtext: Quiara Alegría Hudes and the Path of the Healer by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the playwright of 'Water by the Spoonful' and 'In the Heights' about her new memoir, 'My Broken Language.'

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Arthur Kopit: Abiding Curiosity, Relentless Generosity by American Theatre Editors

Along with his provocative, form-breaking plays, his great work of the last few decades was a mentorship style that was expansive, dialogic, opinionated but undogmatic.

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Is Streaming Theatre Here to Stay? The National Theatre Network Is Banking on It by American Theatre Editors

A new streaming platform from Broadway on Demand offers a place for regional theatres to introduce themselves to national, even global audiences.

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Karen Olivo: Leading by Leaving by American Theatre Editors

The actor and educator talks about the reasons for their departure from Broadway's 'Moulin Rouge!' and about the theatre field they'd like to help build.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

James C. Nicola to Step Down as Leader of NY Theatre Workshop by American Theatre Editors

After running the influential Off-Broadway powerhouse since 1988, he will depart next summer; a search for his successor is underway.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Seeking a Director of Color? There’s a Database for That by American Theatre Editors

Director/playwright Kareem Fahmy has created an open-source spreadsheet to match BIPOC directors with theatres and playwrights.

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Carl Cofield Named Chair of NYU Tisch Grad Acting Program by American Theatre Editors

Cofield will begin a 3-year appointment in September, succeeding previous chair Mark Wing-Davey and interim chair Janet Zarish.

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Day After Day, Racism Killed George Floyd by American Theatre Editors

The artistic director of the Twin Cities' Penumbra reflects on an outrageous paradox: that Black vulnerability could exculpate white violence.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

3 Playwrights Awarded 2021 Whiting Awards in Drama by American Theatre Editors

Sylvia Khoury, Jordan E. Cooper, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays will each receive a $50,000 prize.

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Madeline Sayet and Tara Moses: Returning Theatre to Its True Roots by American Theatre Editors

At Seattle's Red Eagle Soaring, Sayet and Moses will share artistic director duties, modeling and shaping a decolonized process to better serve Native youth.

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Sep 14, 2021: BROADWAY REOPENS
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre