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A New Wave Of BIPOC Leaders Takes Charge At U.S. Theater Companies

Peter Marks: “The hires and promotions mark what may be a turning point for a field coming to grips with a challenge from Black, Latinx, Asian American and other racial and ethnic groups: to examine its White bias and bring more diversity into its leadership ranks.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Marks, 09.17.20, U S Theater Companies

Could Ancient Theatres Provide A Model For COVID-Safe Venues Today?

“In the relationship between ancient theater architecture and nature, one can discern in the Greco-Roman school of thought a particular interest in creating the conditions for a salubrious experience of drama. … As an extant example of a remote, outdoor theater flushed with fresh air, Epidaurus has become something of a touch point for theater producers, designers and historians looking to the past to find a way forward.” – T — The New York Times Style Magazine
Tags: Art, Theatre, Epidaurus, 09.16.20

Two D.C. Stage Companies Create Video Responses To City’s Black Lives Matter Protests

The projects, The 51st State from Arena Stage and an anthology of short videos that Studio Theatre simply calls creative responses to the August 28 March on Washington, “have propelled stage artists in new directions,” writes Peter Marks, “to memorialize galvanizing public events … [with] the fresh lens these companies have been able to train on their convulsed city.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington, Theatre, Peter Marks, 09.16.20

How I Directed A Play From 6,000 Miles Away

Lindsay Posner writes about how, stuck in London thanks to pandemic travel restrictions, he fulfilled his contract to direct Twelve Angry Men in Tokyo, thanks to Zoom and an ace translator and assistant director. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Tokyo, Lindsay Posner, 09.13.20

'I go out to the beach to dance': Australian artists contemplate their lives – and careers – post Covid

From Twitch streams to audiobook recordings, performers across the arts have had to find new ways to create – and new career avenues for the futureHobart, Tasmania Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Comedy, Theatre, Australia news, Dance, Culture, Stage, Tasmania, Coronavirus outbreak

Virtual Theatre As An Opportunity Space

“We’re working with authors, artists and companies we’ve always wanted to and reaching audiences around the world in numbers that would be completely unattainable with previous ways of working. This is our working practice now. It’s not an addition – it is the core.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, 09.14.20

David Byrne’s American Utopia: A Sneak Preview of Spike Lee’s New Concert Film

First came the album and tour in 2018. Then the Broadway show in 2019. And now the latest incarnation of David Byrne's American Utopia--the concert film directed by Spike Lee. Debuting on HBO Max on October 17th, this Spike Lee joint shows David Byrne "joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount." If the movie is anything like the tou...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Theatre, Broadway, Spike Lee, David Byrne, Facebook Twitter, HBO Max, Byrne Brian Eno

London’s West End Starts Announcing Reopenings, Even As COVID Cases Rise

The theatrical corporation Nimax announced that it would open the doors of six of its West End theatres, restarting such shows as Six (the pop musical about Henry VIII’s wives), The Play That Goes Wrong, and Magic Goes Wrong at roughly half the usual seating capacity. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Henry Viii, 09.14.20, Nimax, Magic Goes Wrong

How Do London’s Theatre Workers Feel About Reopening Before The Virus Is Contained?

Relieved. Worried. Excited. Frustrated. In short, ambivalent. “Performers are constantly living on the edge, even without COVID so now there’s even more pressure than ever to get back to work.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, 09.14.20

Diary of a socially distanced director: how I staged a play in Tokyo – from London

When Lindsay Posner was asked to direct a production of Twelve Angry Men from his home in the UK, with a Japanese cast in Tokyo, he took a giant leap into the unknownReginald Rose’s drama Twelve Angry Men is an American theatre classic that has proved popular with audiences in Japan, where trial by jury was reintroduced in Japan in 2009 for the first time since 1943. Before the pandemic hit, I signed up to direct the play at the Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Tokyo, with rehearsals due to begin this ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Technology, London, Theatre, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Stage, Tokyo, Acting, Zoom, Lindsay Posner

Playwright Michael Frayn On British Theatre And The State Of The UK

The European Union was a remarkable human artifact—still is. And for us to smash down our part in it is . . . I suppose you just have to expect that people can’t sustain positive actions for very long. Sooner or later, they just want to behave badly and do something very simple, kick something or hit someone. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, European Union, Michael Frayn, 09.13.20

Theatre Sells Cardboard Audience Cutouts For Empty Seats

Since the theatre is only being filled to one-third capacity, the cutouts will fill the remaining seats, and the cost will go toward supporting the theatre. – Broadway World
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, 09.11.20

Rethink: Time To End Playwright Submission Fees

It is exceptionally unusual to find a theatre that charges playwrights to read their script through conventional submissions. But look around at contests, competitions, workshops, residencies and more, and you’ll spot submission charges without having to look too hard. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, 09.10.20

20 Stage Professionals Weigh In On How To ‘Revolutionize’ American Theater

“Here, six months after most stages went dark, 20 theater figures — many far from the heart of the commercial sector — offer their own suggestions.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, 09.11.20

How To Remake American Theater In The Wake Of COVID? Five New York Times Critics Offer Their Ideas

“Things clearly had to change — and with the enforced pause of the pandemic, the opportunity has now arrived in the nick of time. If ever there was a need, and a moment, to fix the theater, this is it. So for the six-month anniversary of the shutdown, The New York Times asked its theater critics … what those fixes might look like.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, New York Times, Audience, 09.11.20, Five New York Times

Ben Brantley Retires As New York Times Co-Chief Theater Critic

“‘This pandemic pause … seemed to me like a good moment to slip out the door,’ Brantley said in a statement. … [He] joined the Times as its second-string theater critic in 1993, taking the chief critic job three years later. His last day on the job will be Oct. 15. The paper’s newish co-chief critic title currently is shared by Brantley and Jesse Green, who will remain on board.” – Deadline
Tags: Art, Theatre, Times, Jesse Green, Ben Brantley, Brantley, New York Times Co, 09.10.20

Canceled And Online Shows Will Be Eligible For 2020 Pulitzer For Drama

“Traditionally, eligibility rules required in-person productions. This year, plays that were scheduled to be produced in theaters during 2020 but postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, as well as plays produced and performed in places other than theaters, including online, outside or in site-specific venues, will be considered.” – Deadline
Tags: Art, Theatre, 09.10.20

Andrew Lloyd Webber Warns Theatres Are At The Point Of No Return

“We simply have to get our arts sector back open and running … We are at the point of no return, really,” he told Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee by video. “There comes a point when we really can’t go on anymore. Theatre is an incredibly labour-intensive business.” – HuffPost
Tags: Art, Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, 09.08.20

Amanda Green Talks About Her Upcoming RADIO FREE BIRDLAND Concert and More on Backstage LIVE With Richard Ridge

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld'sRichard Ridgefrom bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars On September 9, he chatted with Broadway composerAmanda Green [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Richard Ridge, Stephi Wild

Wake Up With BWW 9/10: Kevin Spacey Being Sued For Sexual Battery, New York City to Reopen Restaurants, and More

Today's top stories Kevin Spacey is being sued by two men who alleged he committed sexual battery in the 1980s, New York City's indoor dining will reopen this month, and more. [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Kevin Spacey, Stephi Wild

VIDEO: On This Day, September 10- CHAPLIN Opens on Broadway!

On this day in 2012,Chaplin, a new musical depicting the life of film iconChaplin, opened on Broadway [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Chaplin, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Watch the Best of Stars in the House

Stars in the House continues tonight 8pm withBest of Stars In The HouseJoin Seth, James and Dr. LaPook to celebrate the199th Episode with 'best of'clips and special guest stars from the last six months. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, BWW News Desk, LaPook, Seth James

Brandon Victor Dixon to Adapt THE MAGIC IN YOUR CHANGING STARS Novel with Broadway & Beyond Theatricals

Brandon Victor Dixon willpartnerwithBroadway Beyond Theatricals,to adapt the youth novel,The Magic in Changing Your Stars by author Leah Henderson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Brandon Victor Dixon, Leah Henderson

Restarting Broadway Is Going To Be A Challenge

The task has proved far more daunting than anyone could have imagined, amounting to a struggle of wrenchingly complex proportions with no reliable end in sight. And at this point, though, Broadway — the ultimate land of make-believe — is holding on to a hope that early 2021 is still feasible. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, 09.08.20

Kevin Spacey Sued by Anthony Rapp for Alleged Sexual Assault in the 1980s

Variety has reported that Kevin Spacey is being sued by two men who alleged that Spacey committedsexual battery against them when they were 14 years old in the 1980s. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Kevin Spacey, Anthony Rapp, Spacey, BWW News Desk

Listen To Orfeh Talk Baseball And Broadway On The BREAK A BAT! Podcast

Orfeh steps into the Batter's Box for Episode 50 of Break a Bat [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Orfeh

Betsy Wolfe, Clifton Duncan, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, Danny Burstein and More to Star in ESTELLA SCROOGE

Producers Michael Jackowitz of Witzend Productions, David Bryant and Michael Alden haveannounced that the new John Caird, Paul Gordon Christmas musical ESTELLA SCROOGE, A Christmas Carol With A Twist, takes to the stage this actor at a time. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Michael Jackowitz, David Bryant, ESTELLA SCROOGE, Michael Alden, John Caird Paul Gordon

NYC to Allow for Indoor Dining Beginning Sept. 30th; Cuomo Says He Has No Additional Information on Broadway Reopening

The New York Times has reportedthat New York City will allow for indoor dining beginning September 30th. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, New York Times, Cuomo, BWW News Desk, Broadway Reopening

New York City to Allow for Indoor Dining Beginning September 30th

The New York Times has reportedthat New York City will allow for indoor dining beginning September 30th. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, New York Times, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Jim Brickman Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Tomorrow at 12pm!

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars Tune in right here tomorrow, September 1012pm ET, as he chats with pianistvocalist extraordinaire, Jim Brickman [Author: Backstage With Richard Ridge]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BroadwayWorld, Jim Brickman, Backstage With Richard Ridge, Richard Ridge