April 23, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week
Every week, there are many conversations involving our industry — new shows in development, scholarship opportunities, virtual events, discussions about Broadway’s reopening, and more! Sometimes it can be too much to keep track of week after week so my team and I have decided to share the top 5 news articles each week to help you stay in the know!!
From another In The Heights announcement to Scott Rudin “stepping back” from his projects, here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .
1 – ‘In the Heights’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival
“It is such an honor to open the 20th anniversary Tribeca Film Festival with ‘In the Heights,’” Miranda said. The opening night screening will be held at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights. The movie will also be shown across the five boroughs in locations like Pier 57 Rooftop, the Empire Outlets in Staten Island, and The MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn.
Read more: variety.com
2 – Broadway producer Scott Rudin steps aside amid accusations of abusive behavior going back decades, apologizes for the pain he caused
Scott Rudin will be stepping aside from his Broadway productions after accusations of “acts of intimidation” and humiliation against his employees.
Read more: washingtonpost.com
3 – Win Two Tickets to the Return Performance of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
In entering this giveaway, you have a chance to win two tickets for the reopening night of Phantom and be one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s personal guests! Collectors and fans around the world are invited to participate digitally in this landmark live auction event for tickets and one-of-a-kind memorabilia on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, beginning at 10 AM ET.
Read more: broadwayworld.com
4 – The Theater Industry Isn’t Lacking in Visionary Leaders. They Just Aren’t Given Seats at the Table.
After the news about Scott Rudin broke out, there was more to be said. The industry has been blocking visionary leaders for years, and now it is time for the change.
Read more: theatermania.com
5 – There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing
Remember the PANDEMIC WALL? Well, now there’s a new word in town: LANGUISHING. By definition, a sense of stagnation and emptiness- quite possibly the dominant emotion for 2021. But we will get through it together. Adam Grant from NY Times recommends challenging yourself and starting with the small wins.
Read more: nytimes.com
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