Friday, March 5, 2021

NEWS

Broadway theaters to open doors in April for pop-up events

Select Broadway theaters will open up again this April for a series of pop-up programs.  The theaters will open up starting April 2, 2021, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement Wednesday, which paves the way for...

Tony Awards campaigns go digital during the Broadway shutdown

Amid a pandemic and a yearlong theatrical shutdown, Tony-nominated productions are taking their campaigns online. Ahead of Tony Awards voting, which began Monday and ends March 15, nominated productions have sent out Audible recordings of...

Shubert Organization to begin expansion of Broadway’s Cort Theatre

The Shubert Organization will begin construction this March on the Cort Theatre, in a project that will see the addition of a five-story annex, as well as improvements to the theater's façade and interior.  The...

‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ to play the Golden Theatre

"Thoughts of a Colored Man" announced Thursday that it will play the Golden Theatre. The new play, written by Keenan Scott II and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, has not yet announced dates for...

Lincoln Center to create outdoor performance spaces this spring

Lincoln Center plans to create 10 outdoor performance spaces and stages this spring, in an effort to revitalize the performing arts industry.  The program, entitled Restart Stages, will include a concert and cabaret series by...

New York City’s arts, entertainment sector hardest hit by pandemic, report says

Employment among New York City workers in the arts, entertainment and recreation sectors fell 66% between December 2019 and December 2020, according to a new report from the New York State Comptroller.  The drop to...

Broadway unions lobby New York state for COBRA subsidy renewal

The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds is lobbying New York state to include healthcare provisions, including COBRA subsidies, in the upcoming budget.  With most of the theater industry out of work and in danger...

Calleri Casting undergoes name change

Calleri Casting is renaming the casting office Calleri Jensen Davis.  The name now reflects the contributions of the three company partners, James Calleri, Erica Jensen and Paul Davis. In addition to the name change, the...

Madison Square Garden reopens to fans this week

Madison Square Garden will begin welcoming fans back this week, as its sports teams play to an arena at 10% capacity.  The New York Knicks will play Feb. 23, followed by the New York Rangers...

Theatrical unions unveil diversity, equity and inclusion agenda

Theatrical union leaders put forward a legislative agenda Thursday aimed at increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within the arts industry.  In a joint press conference with affiliated members of the Department for Professional Employees, the...