This Week in Theater News

By Elissa Hecker posted 05-05-2023 01:18 PM


By Bennett Liebman

Emergency Fundraising in  Bay Area, This Bay Area theater started an emergency fundraising campaign, but not because of low attendance | Datebook (

Adam Brace Dead at 43, ‘Just for Us’ director Adam Brace dead at 43, weeks before Broadway debut – New York Daily News (

Dancin to Close, ‘Dancin’’ to Close on Broadway, a Casualty of Tony Nominations - The New York Times (

Some Like It Hot Gets 13 Noms, As Broadway Rebounds, ‘Some Like It Hot’ Gets 13 Tony Nominations - The New York Times (

Full List of Tony Noms, 2023 Tony Awards nominations: full list (

Progress and Backsliding at the Tony Awards, Tony Awards: Noms reflect Broadway's progress and backsliding - Los Angeles Times (

Jewish Broadway Tony Noms, Flood of Tony nominations caps big year for Jewish Broadway | The Times of Israel

The Tony Snubs, 2023 Tony Award Nominations’ Biggest Snubs And Surprises – Deadline

More Snubs, Tony Nomination Snubs and Surprises: Rachel Brosnahan, ‘Ain’t No Mo’’ and ‘& Juliet’ - The New York Times (

All-Filipino Cast for Here Lies Love, Here Lies Love Announces Broadway's First All-Filipino Cast | Playbill

The Writers Strike and the Tonys, How the Writers Guild strike could impact the 2023 Tony Awards broadcast (

Kander and Grey to Receive Tonys, Joel Grey, John Kander to receive Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement (

Box Office Steady on Broadway, Disparity increases as Broadway box office holds steady (

Pot Come to Long Wharf, Pot Shop Coming To Ex-Theater | New Haven Independent

Nonbinary Performers and Awards, Nonbinary Broadway performers divided on Tony Awards participation due to gendered categories | U.S. & World |

School Plays and Controversial Themes, School plays on race and LGBTQ issues are being pressured to shut down - The Washington Post

Cross Gender Casting in Texas, Texas school cancels field trip to children's theatre after parents complain about cross-gender casting — OnStage Blog

Tony Trifecta for Ashford, Ashford talks about her rare Tony Awards trifecta | Arts & Entertainment |

Jodie Comer and the Tonys, Jodie Comer scores first Tony Award nomination for Broadway debut | Evening Standard

Survival at Boston Theaters, Boston theaters survived COVID. Can they survive what's next? | WBUR News

Preventing Theater Toxicity, New experiment in preventing theater industry toxicity: Term limits | Datebook (

Barry Manilow, The Show, Barry Manilow-Penned Musical Harmony Announces Broadway Run | Broadway Buzz |

RBG, The Show, Play about ‘notorious’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg pleases the court at Attucks Theatre – The Virginian-Pilot (

Verona’s Apothecary, As Verona’s Premier Apothecary, I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today by Violating My Patients’ HIPAA Rights - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (

Windy City Theatre Closes, Chicago's Windy City Theatre Closes and Goes Up For Sale (

Banning Drag Shows, Bill filed to ban drag shows in public spaces (

Laura Osnes in Minnesota, Tony nominee Laura Osnes celebrates 'finding my voice in other ways' (