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Monday, July 19, 2021

Cherry Lane Theatre, One of New York’s Oldest, Has Just Been Sold for $11 Million by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Especially during COVID, New York City theaters have struggled to stay profitable and afloat.

SOURCE: observer.com at 04:24PM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

David Geffen’s $150 Million Gift to the Yale School of Drama Will Make Tuition Free by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

"I knew Yale was the right place to begin to change the way we think about funding arts education," Geffen said in a statement.

SOURCE: observer.com at 08:51AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Some Broadway Performers are Apparently Resistant to Being Vaccinated by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Furthermore, unions representing Broadway workers have conflicting opinions on whether vaccinations should be mandated.

SOURCE: observer.com at 11:27AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Broadway Will Reopen in September at 100% Capacity, Cuomo Says by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

It's not yet been decided whether attendees will have to wear masks, or whether proof of vaccination will be required.

SOURCE: observer.com at 01:44PM
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Broadway and Off-Broadway Performers are Eligible to be Vaccinated, de Blasio Says by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

"We’ll do everything in our power to bring Broadway and off-Broadway back strong," de Blasio said.

SOURCE: observer.com at 02:43PM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Lincoln Center to Launch Ten Outdoor Performance Spaces in April by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

The initiative, entitled 'Restart Stages,' will feature unique new cultural offerings in a safe environment.

SOURCE: observer.com at 12:05PM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

New York City Theatrical Venues Can Reopen in April at 33% Capacity, Cuomo Announces by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

This mandate applies to events, arts and entertainment venues, but not to Broadway theaters, which will remain closed at least until June.

SOURCE: observer.com at 01:36PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Out-of-Work Broadway Actors are Finding Solace in Television Gigs by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

'Hadestown' prize-winners are popping up on 'SVU' during a moment in time in which the lines between different art forms are blurring.

SOURCE: observer.com at 08:30AM
Thursday, October 15, 2020

‘Slave Play’ Defines the 2020 Tony Nominations With an Astonishing 12 Nods by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Jeremy O. Harris' play has had people talking ever since its debut last fall, and now it's earned 12 Tony nominations.

SOURCE: observer.com at 04:01PM

An Original Compilation of Shakespeare’s Plays Just Set a New World Auction Record by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

If Shakespeare's plays hadn't been compiled in this folio following his death, 'Macbeth' might have been lost to the world.

SOURCE: observer.com at 12:30PM
Friday, October 9, 2020

Broadway Theaters Will Remain Shut Until June of 2021, Broadway League Announces by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Theaters on Broadway that had been planning to reopen in early 2021 will have to rearrange their schedules and figure out how to stay afloat without any performances until early summer.

SOURCE: observer.com at 12:08PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Without Rent Relief, 60 Percent of NYC’s Independent Theaters May Close for Good by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Small theater venues might be gone for good if the city doesn't provide some form of rent relief.

SOURCE: observer.com at 07:30AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

BIPOC Theater-Makers Call for a Fundamental Restructuring of Broadway When It Reopens by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

A coalition calling themselves We See You, White American Theater has authored an in-depth report on the steps Broadway must take to be a safer and more equitable place for BIPOC artists.

SOURCE: observer.com at 07:30AM
Monday, July 6, 2020

Moving Tributes to Nick Cordero Shared by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Stiller and Viola Davis by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Broadway star Nick Cordero, who passed away after spending months in the hospital battling coronavirus, was remembered by friends Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Stiller and Josh Gad.

SOURCE: observer.com at 11:57AM
Monday, June 29, 2020

All Broadway Performances Through the End of 2020 Have Been Canceled by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

The Broadway League made the announcement on Monday through a press release.

SOURCE: observer.com at 02:05PM
Monday, June 22, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Black Lives Matter Leaders Are Working on the Future of ‘Hamilton’ by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

In a new interview, 'Hamilton' scribe Lin-Manuel Miranda expressed his desire to strengthen his efforts to support the Black community.

SOURCE: observer.com at 02:47PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Even When Broadway Reopens, New Yorkers Say Distrust of Others Will Keep Them Away by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

A new poll indicates that out of everything theater-goers are wary of, it's distrust of their fellow patrons that will keep Broadway lovers away.

SOURCE: observer.com at 03:57PM
Friday, May 22, 2020

National Memorial Day Concert to Feature Renée Fleming, Cynthia Erivo and More by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Sam Elliott, Joe Mantegna and other Broadway, Hollywood, and classical music mainstays will also make appearances.

SOURCE: observer.com at 12:52PM
Friday, May 15, 2020

‘Frozen’ Isn’t the Only Broadway Show Permanently Canceled Due to COVID-19 by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Among the casualties is a (perhaps questionable) bio-musical about Michael Jackson, which won't appear until spring 2021, if at all.

SOURCE: observer.com at 11:32AM
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Emerges From Month-Long Coma Due to COVID-19 by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Cordero was first hospitalized in March, and his right leg had to be amputated due to complications associated with COVID-19.

SOURCE: observer.com at 11:34AM
Monday, April 27, 2020

Meryl Streep Stole the Show During Sondheim’s 90th Birthday Celebration Livestream by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Although saturated with ennui, the livestream was certainly still entertaining.

SOURCE: observer.com at 01:16PM
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Could Social Isolation Bring Back the Drive-In Theater? by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

But instead of just cinema, these new drive-ins are also hosting live theater, church services, and everything in between.

SOURCE: observer.com at 09:00AM
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Marina Abramović’s ‘Dangerous’ Work Has Given Her an Interesting Perspective on Coronavirus by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Marina Abramović's commitment to high-stakes performance art has made her practically impervious to danger, she told the 'New York Times.'

SOURCE: observer.com at 11:55AM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Musical Asks Fans to Audition for One-Night-Only Online Show by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Organizers behind 'Hamilton' announced that the show will go on...in a way. Fans are being encouraged to virtually audition for a special video the production will release on Saturday night.

SOURCE: observer.com at 12:30PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

What Terrence McNally Understood About the Enduring Power of Theater by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

McNally, who passed away this week from complications related to the coronavirus, had a hand in changing theater forever.

SOURCE: observer.com at 01:45PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Just Like Shakespeare, Actors Like Patrick Stewart are Leaning on Theater In a Crisis by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Sure, Shakespeare wrote 'King Lear' while quarantined, but did he ever go live on Instagram? No.

SOURCE: observer.com at 11:37AM
Thursday, March 19, 2020

What Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Working on While Self-Quarantining by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

The 'Hamilton' creator phoned into Jimmy Fallon's 'At Home' edition to share how he's been occupying his time.

SOURCE: observer.com at 11:08AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Family-Friendly Musicals Hit Hardest as Coronavirus Fears Cause a Broadway Slump by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

'The Lion King,' 'Frozen' and 'Aladdin' have seen Broadway ticket sales plummet as families cancel plans over fear of the coronavirus spread.

SOURCE: observer.com at 01:10PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Britney Spears Musical Is Not About Her Crazy Life, but It Does Sound Batshit Crazy by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Why the hell is the new Britney Spears musical not based on the pop icon's chaotic life?

SOURCE: observer.com at 04:38PM
Friday, March 8, 2019

Dating Sucks. Lane Moore’s Hilarious ‘Tinder Live!’ Show Makes It a Little More Bearable. by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

The only thing better than Lane Moore's hilarious 'Tinder Live!' comedy show? Its latest special guest, Janeane Garofalo.

SOURCE: observer.com at 11:03AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Can Broadway’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Do Alanis Morissette’s ’90s Classic Justice? by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Can the team behind Broadway's 'Jagged Little Pill' craft a rousing, edgy tribute to the once-reigning Queen of Angst?

SOURCE: observer.com at 01:07PM

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