Blindness, the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago’s dystopian novel by Tony Award®-winning playwright Simon Stephens, is a socially distanced sound and light experience. Through spell-binding storytelling narrated by Juliet Stevenson and state of the art design it unveils the gripping story of a world changed forever, reminding us that from the darkness, we will all emerge stronger.
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Sophie Barnes Releases New Regency Romance THE DISHONORED VISCOUNT
September 21, 2021
USA Today Bestselling Author, Sophie Barnes has announced the release of her new regency romance, The Dishonored Viscount. Released on September 21, 2021, this is the eighth book in her Diamonds in the Rough series.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Free webinar on Thursday and Producing Green Theatre
September 20, 2021
On Thursday this week, we'll be joining Axiom Medical for a free webinar about how you can do just that - without becoming an epidemiologist in your spare time. This week we have stories about Broadway's reopening, producing green theatre, and more about what the future of the industry might look like.
Solea Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood & More Added to Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre Line-Up
September 16, 2021
A new slate of fall programming has been announced for Audible Theater, including three more shows staged live at the Minetta Lane Theatre and four Audible Originals. Highlights include: And So We Walked, An Evening with Solea Pfeiffer, and Approval Junkie.
Industry Pro Newsletter: BroadwayWorld Awards and the Resiliency of the Industry
September 13, 2021
Live events continue to come back with protocols that, so far, don’t seem to be causing a widespread increase in cases. While the delta variant (and other variants of COVID-19) continues to cause uncertainty, it does appear that vaccine and mask mandates are holding steady as a safe approach to bringing audiences back in house.
Galway International Arts Festival Shines Through Despite Covid-19 Challenges
September 10, 2021
The internationally renowned Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland, took the difficult decision, due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, to move for this year from its usual July dates to September 2021.
Industry Pro Newsletter: New Leadership Models, The Nutcracker, and New York, New York
September 07, 2021
Congratulations to the companies of Hadestown and Waitress becoming the latest shows to open up on Broadway. If you haven't seen either André de Shields leading the Hadestown final dress audience in New York, New York or the Waitress casts post-bow tribute to Nick Cordero, make sure to check those out and get your tissues ready. Below, we've also got stories about a new gun law in Texas (and its impact on arts organizations), the impacts of long covid on performers, and new leadership models that are emerging for theatre companies.
National Theatre Live Presents KING LEAR Starring Ian McKellen 10/23 In South Korea
September 02, 2021
National Theatre Live is the true intersection of film and theatre (and affordable too)-they take shows from London's West End and broadcasts them in movie theaters all across the county. NTL is the closest thing audiences have to experiencing the feeling of actually sitting in the theater.
Tom Mothersdale Joins the Cast of LOVE AND OTHER ACTS OF VIOLENCE at Donmar Warehouse
September 01, 2021
Elayce Ismail directs Tom Mothersdale (Him/Man) joining the previously announced Richard Katz (Tatte) and Abigail Weinstock (Her/Baba). The production opens on 14 October, with previews from 7 October, and runs until 27 November.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Broadway's New Deal, the Delta Variant, and the Return of Audiences
August 30, 2021
The return to Broadway videos have been rolling out over the past few weeks from various shows as they all get ready to welcome back audiences this fall - but the This is Broadway campaign from the League of Broadway Theatres is a beautiful love letter to the stage - and the League hopes it will encourage audiences to come back by reminding them of why they fell in love with the stage in the first place. With more Broadway shows set to welcome back audiences this week, we'll continue tracking developments of both audience and artists safety.
Industry Pro Newsletter: The Future of Streaming, Vaccine Mandates, and Inspiring Change
August 23, 2021
Many theatres feel that if they don’t press forward, then they’ll be sealing their own fate - that leaves many to be faced with seemingly impossible decisions: do we continue streaming and not bring anyone back in? Do we produce a hybrid season? Are our audiences ready to come back?
Pre-Broadway & JULIET and More Announced For Mirvish Upcoming Season
August 23, 2021
David Mirvish will soon welcome back audiences to all four Mirvish theatres after a closure of 18 months. The return season includes a seven-show Main Season Subscription, a three-show Off-Mirvish Subscription, and the return of two immensely popular hits, Come From Away and Hamilton.
Photos: First Look at R+J at The Stratford Festival
August 17, 2021
They say that love is blind – and with blindness comes the freedom to open the mind’s eye to a world of limitless possibility. Likewise, the challenge of staging the world’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, in a time of physical distancing brings with it the opportunity to explore modes of theatrical presentation that are both unexpectedly novel and as old as the art of storytelling itself.
Industry Pro Newsletter: No Grosses, New Off-Broadway Contract for AEA, and Emerging from the Cave
August 17, 2021
The last year and a half has had a lot of members of the theatre industry questioning what was meant by business as usual - and many of those questions have a lot of merit. While theatres have spent much of the pandemic trying to survive, they’ve also been spending time trying to not only answer those questions, but find the best path forward.
BLINDNESS August Run Sold Out at The Princess of Wales Theatre
August 11, 2021
On Thursday August 5, the Donmar Warehouse production of Blindness officially opened on the stage of the Princess of Wales Theatre for a limited August run – the first indoor theatre presentation in Toronto since the pandemic shut down all theatres.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Reopenings and Insurance Schemes - Theatres Ready for Fall
August 09, 2021
Despite recent headlines about the delta variant of COVID-19, more regions are preparing to move ahead with reopening plans. While this will certainly bring about some hesitation from audience members, most survey data indicates that with the proper safety plan, audiences are motivated to come and see the show.