Friday, March 19, 2021

The Royal Shakespeare Company At 60 by Artsjournal1

“In 1960 Peter Hall created a theatrical revolution. He turned a summer Shakespeare festival in Stratford-on-Avon into a year-round enterprise based on a permanent ensemble, a second home …

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Has COVID Changed Standup Comedy For Good? by Artsjournal1

If so, it’s got nothing to do with illness or quarantine as subject matter; it’s that the lockdown pushed everyone — audiences, colleagues, and (crucially) gatekeepers such as casting …

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Yet Another Director Forced To Resign From Berlin’s Volksbühne by Artsjournal1

Three years after Chris Dercon ended his brief, dissension-plagued tenure at the theatre, his successor as artistic director, Klaus Dörr, quit after it became public that 10 women at the Vo…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Theatre Leaders In Five Countries Talk About How Their Companies Have Coped With The Pandemic by Artsjournal1

Ivo van Hove at the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Stéphane Braunschweig at the Odéon in Paris, Thomas Ostermeier at the Schaubühne in Berlin, Kajsa Giertz at the Helsingborg (Sweden) …

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Study: One Quarter Of UK Theatre Freelancers Have Quit by Artsjournal

Theatres have collectively reported losses of nearly £200 million following a year of closure, according to a survey which also reveals that a quarter of freelancers have gone out of busine…

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‘Little Did I Know’: A Theater Critic Considers The Anniversary Of The COVID Shutdown by Artsjournal1

Helen Shaw: “The pandemic has been a period of getting a lot of ‘little did I know’ stuff out into the open, including (but hardly limited to) the troubling ethics of the industry and …

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

We’re Longing For The Communion That Only Theatre Can Provide by Artsjournal2

We mourn together for our lost months and years. “Every day the theatre is dark, an opportunity for transformation is lost—yes, for the performers, remaking themselves so completely that…

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A Broadway Pop-Up Concert Slash Rally Briefly Invigorates New York by Artsjournal2

With Chita Rivera, André De Shields, and an array of singers and dancers, the pop-up on the anniversary of Broadway’s shutdown gave paying work to performers who haven’t seen much of it…

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Live Theatre Finally Gets Its Own Guidelines In Los Angeles by Artsjournal2

The guidelines are stringent – each county must cycle completely out of “colors” of COVID-19 infections before indoor theatre can open, and they have to cycle way lower rates before ou…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Theatre In America After A Year Of The Pandemic by Artsjournal1

Rob Weinert-Kendt: “So what happened — what changed — in this past 12 months, and how will this lost, frantic year be remembered? I asked dozens of theatre workers from all over the U.…

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

UK Theatre’s Darkest Year by Artsjournal

Ridiculous as it might seem now, eight to 10 weeks was initially discussed as a likely closure period. The more pessimistic were talking about the summer of 2020. – The Stage

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Hindu Supremacists Force Shutdown Of Indian Theatre Festival by Artsjournal1

“The annual theatre festival organised by the Indian People’s Theatre Association in the small town of Chhatarpur became the object of abuse and violent threats by Bajrang Dal, a hardlin…

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Touring Broadway Shows Are Gearing Up To Restart In The Fall by Artsjournal1

“Subscription packages for some of Broadway’s biggest hits are being sold at a handful of the nation’s performing arts centers, while a host of others have booked dates and plan to [st…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Constant Crises Of British Theatre by Artsjournal

The UK’s theatrical culture is obsessed with the idea of theatre as storytelling, both as a discourse and as a conditioning of what the work is and should be like. This is extremely rigid:…

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Hollywood Stars, The Theater Needs Your Help! by Artsjournal1

“In one of the more surprising revelations of the shutdown, it turns out that the American theater has no towering figure even attempting to lead it through this crisis, the way Andrew Llo…

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Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Will Pay Its Employees To Get Vaccinated by Artsjournal

“We are incentivizing each one of our employees with a payment of $200 to get vaccinated,” Chad Bauman said. “We believe it’s incredibly important not only in terms of protecting our…

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

So What Will The Financiers Who Bought Second City Do With It (Or To) It? by Artsjournal1

“Though private-equity firms are notorious for ruthlessly wringing efficiencies out of the properties they pick up, the investors who just bought one of Chicago’s most treasured cultural…

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I Miss Theatre. I Didn’t Know I’d Miss The Audience Too by Artsjournal

“What it has taken me a year to realize is how much I also miss the community of the audience — the strangers surrounding me, obscured by the dark, who have tacitly agreed to escape and …

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Marie Antoinette’s Private Theatre Has Been Restored by Artsjournal1

The queen had the little playhouse built as part of her pretend village at Le Petit Trianon; she and her friends attended plays and operas there and even performed themselves. (Her Majesty o…

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Monday, March 8, 2021

“Queen’s Gambit” To Be Made Into Theatre by Artsjournal

Level Forward, a company whose founders include Abigail Disney, a grandniece of Walt Disney, said on Monday that it has won the rights to adapt Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel, which has become …

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A Year Of Turmoil At The American Shakespeare Center by Artsjournal

Over the last year, American Shakespeare Center—a $4.3 million theatre company in Staunton, Va., known for producing the Bard’s work in repertory with a stripped-down style and a residen…

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Will European Theatre Bounce Back? by Artsjournal2

Basically, the pandemic has changed the performing arts audience. “Fans have had access to virtual theater from all over the world. Some venues have expanded their audiences far beyond wha…

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Melbourne Theatre Company Starts Rehearsals With Hope by Artsjournal2

The director of a play in tech rehearsal says of the theatre building, abandoned a year ago as the pandemic swept the world, “I walked in, it was very quiet and I found myself touching eve…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Will European Audiences Come Back To The Theatre? by Artsjournal1

“The shift [to streamed performances during the lockdowns] has raised questions about whether audiences will return to theaters in the same numbers as before, and whether a blend of online…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

A Tour Of Plays In Storefront Windows by Artsjournal

Presented as a “walking tour with theatrical displays,” and running Feb. 19-21, the performance was not a traditional narrative play, but rather a collection of six short individual vign…

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COVID Could Not Stop The Wooster Group by Artsjournal1

“They’re our holy fools, who — even when no one is watching — keep the art’s sacred fires burning. Rehearsal isn’t so much a preparation-to-show as it is a kind of religious prac…

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How Weird Are This Season’s Tony Awards Going To Be? by Artsjournal1

Weirder than ever before, no doubt. As the voters fill out their ballots this week and next, none of the shows they’re considering have been onstage for a year, and they can’t vote in a …

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Why Working Digitally Will Be Here To Stay In The Theatre by Artsjournal

“There are so many benefits to all this stuff, It’s going to make theatre more accessible. It’s going to help tackle the issue of diversity. It’s going to enable us to tell stories i…

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What Have Theatre Artists Been Doing This Past Year? Eight Tell Their Stories by Artsjournal

“This notion that we have to do something, that we have to find other ways to work. I was like, ‘Hello, this is an opportunity to just stop. Everybody just stop. Can we really not do tha…

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On Zoom, Vimeo, PBS, Or An iPod, If A Theatre Company Does It, Is It Still Theatre? by Artsjournal1

Says the artistic director of a Twin Cities company, “I believe that theatre is storytelling and we are creating a new hybrid art form. It’s not quite theatre in that it’s video and no…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Survey: When Theatre-Goers Will Be Ready To Return To Theatres by Artsjournal

With the disclaimer that this wave of the research reflects current expectations about the pandemic, based on anxieties about vaccine distribution and the spread of COVID variants, and that …

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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
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre