October 1, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week

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

1 – CBS and Paramount+ Split Tonys

After 18 months without Broadway, this was bound to be a post-Tonys week to remember. And though I’ve always said there should be more streaming in theater, splitting the Tony Awards in two telecasts wasn’t EXACTLY what I had in mind. Hear from the Producers and the Networks as to why they believe this was an advantage. But now that it’s over, what did YOU think? 

Read more: www.variety.com 

2 – Thoughts of a Colored Man Partners With YMCA 

An incredible example of how theater can change lives – even off stage – is the latest community initiative from Broadway’s Thoughts of a Colored Man and YMCA. Take a look at how Keenan Scott II, Brian Moreland, and the theatermakers behind the show are impacting the community the show reflects. 

Read more: www.t2online.com 

3 – Slave Play Returns to Broadway

More exciting reopening news: Jeremy O. Harris‘s record-breaking Tony-nominated play Slave Play is officially coming back to Broadway! The once-again limited engagement is set to open in November, so get yourself to the August Wilson before it’s gone (again!). 

Read more: www.broadwaynews.com  

4 – Dramatists Guild Inclusion Rider

I applaud the Dramatists Guild for providing the necessary tools for theatermakers and another crucial step forward for our industry. Find more details about how the resource can be utilized below.

Read more: www.broadwaynews.com  

5 – CAA Buys Rival ICM

In a groundbreaking move for our colleagues on screen, two major agencies become one. Keep up to date with this story to see how its effects influence how the film industry moves forward. 

Read more: www.hollywoodreporter.com 

Fun on a Friday: 

Watch Tony-winner Matthew López’s family (including Broadway icon Priscilla Lopez) find out The Inheritance won Best Play. 

Watch the video here:



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