May 14, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week
From even more Broadway reopening dates and why Broadway is waiting to reopen until the fall to Indie Venues finally receiving their “Save our Stages” money and more . . . here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .
1 – Hamilton, The Lion King and Wicked will return to Broadway on Sept. 14
Hamilton, The Lion King and Wicked are all set to return to Broadway this Fall! The “Big Three” were long-rumored to reopen the industry due to their popularity.
Read more: broadwaynews.com
2 – EXPLAINER: Why Broadway is waiting until fall to reopen
The four-month long wait is explained. Producers and union leaders must reach agreements on all issues before shows open while also gauging their audiences back.
Read more: apnews.com
3- SBA Expects ‘Save Our Stages’ Money to Finally Reach Indie Venues Next Week.
Indie venues have been struggling to keep afloat since the pandemic began more than 14 months ago. They have received no aid thus far, news states the payments will begin starting next week.
Read more: variety.com
4 – Hollywood Bowl reserves 85% of seats for vaccinated guests. Everything you need to know.
Want a seat at this year’s Hollywood Bowl? Get vaccinated! The remainder of the tickets will be reserved for those showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of a given performance and masks will be required for all patrons.
Read more: latimes.com
5 – Cut the intermission, please. Why I hope the pandemic ends a theatrical tradition.
It’s hard to believe after the lockdown, people will want to maximize their time indoors. Will this pose an issue on the theatrical tradition of a 10-15 minute intermission? Or will intermission be of that of the past, moving towards uninterrupted performances?
Read more: latimes.com
Fun on a Friday:
If you’ve been following the Bridgerton Musical trend on TikTok, you may have seen this new cover with Darren Criss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying).
@abigailbarlowwwSurprise!! @darrencriss is on tiktok and we burn for him. #bridgertonmusical @emilythebear♬ original sound – Abigail Barlow
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