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Nonprofits around the country plan to commission works of no longer than 10 minutes in length that can be read or performed by people sheltering in place.
As nonprofits around the country cancel all spring programs, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival says it must go further, and will lay off 80 percent of its staff.
Hundreds of theater workers will receive wages and benefits for a few weeks during the shutdown, which has already led one play, “Hangmen,” to close before it even opened.
The Pulitzer Prize winners Lynn Nottage and Annie Baker are among those who said they had been asked to give back advances because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Videos of teenage (and older) performers sprouted on social media after a Tony-winning actress invited theater kids to share songs from shows canceled by the coronavirus.
Facing concern from actors and audiences about health risks during the pandemic, the industry announced that shows will be shuttered through April 12.
The usher worked in recent days at “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Six,” prompting a scramble to inform the public and clean the theaters.
Actors are being asked to suspend the tradition of greeting fans at stage doors, one of several steps that theaters are taking to limit the coronavirus threat.
A cheeky musical about the ill-fated wives of Henry VIII is already a hit in Britain, on TikTok and on cruise ships. Now it is aiming to establish sovereignty on Broadway.
The new play, titled “Common Ground Revisited,” will be staged at the Huntington Theater Company early next year.
Acclaimed in London, the two-part play about gay culture and the legacy of AIDS drew a chillier response in New York, where it is set.
The theatrical concert has been a critical and commercial success. A film version by Spike Lee is also on the way.
Performances of the show were filmed in 2016, just before Lin-Manuel Miranda left the cast. Disney said the release date would be Oct. 15, 2021.
One of the nation’s most successful theaters, the Public, shortened the run of a monologue by a prominent artist-activist, Josh Fox. Now each party is blaming the other.
The new musical, now wrapping up an Off Broadway run, will open at the Lyceum Theater in April.
The $21 million musical will be hoping for a new home after the Shubert Organization made way for Hugh Jackman and ‘The Music Man.’
The Tony-nominated performer will lead the cast of “MJ the Musical,” which is scheduled to open next summer.
Playhouses and troupes beyond Broadway generate $584 million in economic benefit. But dependence on volunteer labor is high.
The drama, set in a British pub owned by a onetime executioner, won the 2016 Olivier Award for best new play.
The Broadway production of “A Christmas Carol,” following the lead from London, answers a strong yes. Other theaters may follow suit.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and several “Hamilton” colleagues aim for a European cafe vibe when the store reopens, a block south of its previous home, in the spring.
‘The Minutes,’ which aims to capture fractious American politics by focusing on a City Council meeting, will also feature Armie Hammer and Jessie Mueller.
Grosses have slipped in the show’s second year, though lower ticket prices may benefit fans.
Jeremy O. Harris will star in “Black Exhibition,” a choreopoem he wrote under a pen name that begins performances this week at the Bushwick Starr.
She will succeed Jack Viertel, the longtime artistic director of this popular City Center series, which revives shows of the past.
Starring as Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman” in London has whetted Wendell Pierce’s appetite to take on all the big roles.
The inventive revivals offered new ways to experience cherished classics of the musical theater canon.
Tim Sanford, the longtime artistic director at the prestigious Off Broadway theater, will turn over the reins to his deputy, Adam Greenfield.
The first three are to be released Friday by Ghostlight Records and the Civilians theater company.
The show, now called “MJ The Musical,” will begin previews July 6 at the Neil Simon Theater.
A seized phone. A stopped concert. A text from Rihanna. All new fuel for a heated debate about theater etiquette in the digital age.