This Week in Theater News

By Elissa Hecker posted 06-16-2023 12:58 PM


By Bennett Liebman


Advertising Leader on the the Tony awards, , When the 2023 Tony Awards were in limbo, an advertising leader weighed the possibilities and impact (

Broadway Grosses, No major changes across Broadway box office in days before 2023 Tonys (

2023 Tony viewership, 2023 Tonys viewership is best since 2019 (

Jewish Theater in 2023, How 2023 Became One of the Biggest Years for Jewish Theater: ‘That Lifeblood Has Risen’ (

Taper Forum Cancellations, Mark Taper Forum Cancels All Productions Planned for 2023-24 Season, Due to ‘Crisis Unlike Any Other in Our 56-Year History’ (

Perelman Performing Arts Center Opening, The Perelman Performing Arts Center is opening in Lower Manhattan this fall (

Diversity  at the Tony Awards, The Tony Awards are theater’s tribute to diversity | WAMC

Agreement at Here Lies Love, amBroadway | ‘Here Lies Love’ and musicians union reach agreement over hiring live musicians | amNewYork (

Profiling Jodie Comer, Jodie Comer profile: from Holby City to Hollywood | The Week UK

The Art at the Center of Leopoldstadt, ‘Leopoldstadt’, Tom Stoppard’s Tale of Turn-of-the-Century Vienna With a Gustav Klimt Painting at the Center, Won the Tony for Best Play (

The unscripted Tony Awards, Florida Teacher Joseph Zembuch-Young Receives 2023 Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award — OnStage Blog

The Unscripted Tony awards, The Tony Awards show was unscripted. Who knew it would be incomparable? - The Washington Post

Rufus Norris Stepping Down, Rufus Norris to step down as Director in 2025 (

Is Miss Saigon Offensive?, ‘Miss Saigon is offensive’: the satire savaging the ‘racist, imperialist and misogynistic’ musical | Theatre | The Guardian

Playing Ike, Ike on a Bike: The Devoted Cyclist Playing Eisenhower Onstage - The New York Times (

Mocking DeSantis, Tonys presenter mocks DeSantis: ‘The current grand wizard’ of Florida | The Hill

Alex Newell Wins a Tony, Alex Newell May Be the First Non-Binary Actor to Win a Tony, But They Want Others to Follow | Playbill

Rocky Horror Controversy Teen cast in 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' play stirs controversy | WSET

Tony Highlights, Highlights of the Tony Awards: No Script, But Big Wins for ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ and ‘Leopoldstadt’ - The New York Times (

Death of Glenda Jackson, , Glenda Jackson, Oscar-Winning Actress Turned Politician, Dies at 87 - The New York Times (

Purlie Victorious Is Coming, ‘Purlie Victorious’ revival announces theater, dates and full cast (

Miranda on Diversity Improvements, Lin-Manuel Miranda launches RISE Network to improve diversity on Broadway | BusinessMirror and GLENN GAMBOA | AP Business Writer          

Louisville Theatre Needs  Dollars,Louisville theatre needs to raise $300K to evade closure |

Leaving the Theatre Industry, I had to pay my rent: Why actors leave Canada’s theatre industry | The Star

Hate Messages in the Theater Vernon theatre company gets hate messages; sadly it's nothing new | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source (

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Evita, Andrew Lloyd Webber: I Wouldn't Be Able to Stage EVITA Today (

Is Rent Still Relevant?, Is ‘Rent’ still relevant? Cultural wonder now a time capsule on N.J. stage | Review -

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