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Friday, September 18, 2020

Senator Schumer calls for federal aid for Broadway in Times Square rally by Caitlin Huston

U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Broadway leaders gathered in Times Square Friday to show support for the Save Our Stages Act.  The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Schumer, woul…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ film sets premiere date on Amazon by Caitlin Huston

The filmed version of “What the Constitution Means to Me” will premiere Oct. 16 on Amazon Prime.  Directed by Marielle Heller (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Can You Ever…

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Stewart/Whitley casting office makes public commitments to racial equity by Caitlin Huston

Amid a broader industry reckoning, the Stewart/Whitley casting office has publicly pledged to bring greater racial equity to their staff and working environment. The casting office has commi…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Miranda Haymon named as resident director at Roundabout Theatre Company by Caitlin Huston

Miranda Haymon has been appointed as a resident director of Roundabout Theatre Company.  As a resident director, Haymon will direct works at Roundabout, including the premiere of Dave Harri…

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Cody Renard Richard launches scholarship program for BIPOC students by Caitlin Huston

Stage manager Cody Renard Richard is launching a scholarship program for Black, Indigenous and people of color pursuing off-stage careers.  Working in partnership with the Broadway Advocacy…

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

‘Diana’ begins filming and cast recording process by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway cast of “Diana” has begun work on the filmed version of the musical and its cast recording.  Cast members began rehearsals on Sept. 1 and recently started recording the cas…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Pulitzer Prize Board will consider streaming and cancelled productions for 2021 drama prize by Caitlin Huston

The Pulitzer Prize Board will consider postponed or cancelled productions as well as shows streamed online for the 2021 drama prize.  The changed rules, announced Thursday, include dramatic…

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New York Times critic Ben Brantley to step down by Caitlin Huston

Ben Brantley, co-chief theater critic at the New York Times, is stepping down from the post after 24 years, the Times confirmed Thursday. Jesse Green, the other co-chief critic, will remain …

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Theater district restaurants eye reopening after indoor dining approval by Caitlin Huston

Joe Allen is planning to reopen on Oct. 15 following the announcement that New York City will allow indoor dining later this month.  Restaurants are allowed to reopen at 25% capacity for in…

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Gov. Cuomo says no update on Broadway reopening as indoor dining is cleared by Caitlin Huston

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that indoor dining will be able to resume in New York City beginning Sept. 30. Restaurants will be allowed to operate at 25% capacity and diners will be…

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater launches play commission program for its Broadway house by Caitlin Huston

Lincoln Center Theater announced Thursday the launch of a play commission program for its Broadway theater. The Beaumont New Play Commission Program will begin with works by Branden Jacobs-J…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

AKA NYC to donate 500 hours of work to Black theater producers by Caitlin Huston

AKA NYC will donate 500 hours of work to help emerging, independent Black theater producers, the advertising agency announced Tuesday.  In donating the hours, which include creative, strate…

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Lileana Blain-Cruz named resident director at Lincoln Center Theater by Caitlin Huston

Lileana Blain-Cruz has been named resident director at Lincoln Center Theater. Cruz has been a longtime collaborator with Lincoln Center Theater on plays including Jackie Sibblies Drury’s …

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Khady Kamara named executive director of Second Stage Theater by Caitlin Huston

Khady Kamara, currently the managing director of Arena Stage, has been appointed executive director of Second Stage. Kamara comes to Second Stage after working at Arena Stage for 19 years. I…

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Tony Awards committee determines eligibility for final three shows of the season by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Administration Committee met for the final time Thursday to discuss eligible productions for the virtual Tony Awards this fall.  There will be 18 productions from the 2019-2020 sea…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Jujamcyn sues insurers over COVID-19 coverage by Caitlin Huston

Jujamcyn Theaters is suing its insurers over a lack of coverage during the pandemic.  The theater owner, which operates five Broadway theaters, was denied coverage under its property insura…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Tony Awards sets February eligibility cutoff date by Caitlin Huston

The eligibility cutoff date for the upcoming Tony Awards is Feb. 19, 2020, Tony Award Productions confirmed Friday. The eligibility date would mean that “West Side Story” and “Girl fro…

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Tony Awards to be broadcast digitally this fall by Caitlin Huston

The 74th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast digitally this fall. Final eligibility determinations will be made by the Tony Awards Administration Committee in the coming days, Tony Award Pr…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

AKA launches West Coast office, announces new NYC hires by Caitlin Huston

Advertising agency AKA is launching an office on the West Coast. The Los Angeles office will be headed up by Joaquin Esteva, formerly the client services group director for AKA NYC, and will…

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Emmanuel Wilson appointed as managing director of Dramatists Guild by Caitlin Huston

Emmanuel Wilson, former director of membership at the Dramatists Guild, has been appointed to the new position of managing director for the guild. In the role, Wilson will oversee the staff,…

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Travis LeMont Ballenger joins Lia Vollack Productions by Caitlin Huston

Travis LeMont Ballenger, formerly the associate artistic director at San Diego’s Globe Theater, has joined Lia Vollack Productions as a producer. As part of the production company, started…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Actors’ Equity approves filming of ‘Diana,’ with cast and crew isolation, HVAC changes by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has approved the safety plan for the filming of “Diana” on Netflix, the union announced Wednesday. The safety plan includes “an isolation plan” for the actors and st…

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Filmed version of ‘Diana’ musical to premiere on Netflix ahead of Broadway opening by Caitlin Huston

“Diana” will shoot a filmed version of the musical for Netflix ahead of an expected 2021 Broadway opening.  The musical will be filmed without an audience at the Longacre Theatre, where…

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Friday, August 7, 2020

SpotCo sues producer Scott Rudin for $6.3 million in invoices by Caitlin Huston

Advertising agency SpotCo is suing producer Scott Rudin for what it says is more than $6 million in owed payments.  At issue is unpaid work the agency says it has done on Rudin’s Broadway…

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Brian Moreland, Kendra Whitlock Ingram join Broadway League’s Board of Governors by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League has voted Broadway producer Brian Moreland and Kendra Whitlock Ingram, president of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, to its board of governors. They join the about 50-p…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

‘Sing Street’ delays Broadway opening to winter 2021-2022 by Caitlin Huston

“Sing Street” is delaying its Broadway opening to a date between winter 2021 and winter 2022, the producers announced Monday. The new musical, based on the 2016 film by John Carney, was …

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Monday, August 3, 2020

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ prepares for West End and Broadway return by Caitlin Huston

“The Phantom of the Opera” is eyeing a return to both Broadway and the West End. Producer Cameron Mackintosh wrote in the Evening Standard last week that he and composer Andrew Lloyd Web…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

TodayTix acquires review aggregator Show-Score by Caitlin Huston

TodayTix has acquired theater review aggregator Show-Score.  As part of the deal, which closed mid-July, Show-Score will retain its own branding and website, while becoming integrated into …

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Black Theatre Coalition aims to create employment opportunities for Black professionals by Caitlin Huston

The Black Theatre Coalition, a new organization co-founded by T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, seeks to increase employment opportunities for Black theater pro…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society backs Biden in first presidential endorsement by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society said Tuesday that its is endorsing Joe Biden for president. This is the first time the union has backed a presidential candidate in its 60-year…

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Second Stage to present new Lynn Nottage play on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Second Stage will present the New York premiere of a play by Lynn Nottage in its 2021 season.  Nottage’s play, which is currently untitled, will be directed by Kate Whoriskey and is sched…

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