June 25, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week


Here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .


1 – Special Tony Awards

After more than 2 years since the last Tony Awards, we finally have the first of this year’s awards. A major congratulations to all three recipients of this year’s Special Tony Awards – Broadway Advocacy Coalition, David Byrne’s American Utopia, and Freestyle Love Supreme. Read more about each award below.

Read more: www.playbill.com  


2 – Kate Horton Takes Over as Music Man Producer

Harold Hill has a new Producer! West End’s Kate Horton will take over the role of Executive Producer for the upcoming Music Man revival starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Performances are scheduled to begin previews later this year with an official opening in February 2022. Find details about Horton’s previous production credits below. 

Read more: www.playbill.com 


3 – Springsteen on Broadway Reverses AstraZeneca Vaccine Policy

International theater fans, this one’s for you. Springsteen on Broadway will now allow audience members who have had the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to attend the show. Find additional precautions and details of what to expect below. 

Read more: www.deadline.com  


4 – How States Could Fund Regional Theatre 

In the aftermath of the 1930s there was the Federal Theatre Project. What about now in 2021? American Theatre takes a deep dive into what a state funded theatre could look like, and why it’s important to consider, below.

Read more: www.americantheatre.org/  


5 – Stars in the House Raises $1 Million for the Actors Fund

Stars in the House, a daily streamed show hosted by Seth Rudetsky, is celebrating two milestones in one! With live performances starting up again across the country, Stars in the House will celebrate hitting the $1 Million fundraising mark for The Actors Fund with its very first in-person show. Guests include Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kristin Chenoweth, Beth Leavel, Chita Rivera, and more! Find out how to stream the performance below.

Read more: www.playbill.com 


Fun on a Friday: 

In honor of Broadway’s official return this weekend (!) let’s throw it back to the official trailer for Springsteen on Broadway. Happy opening, Boss! 


Watch the video here:


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