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Industry Pro Newsletter: Antisemitic Protests at Parade, New AEA Report on EDI Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Antisemitic Protests at Parade, New AEA Report on EDI
by Alex Freeman - Feb 27, 2023

The growing threat of antisemitism in our culture spilled onto Broadway last week as a group of neo-Nazi’s protested outside preview performances of Parade. Cara Joy David dives into that, and how it fits into the wider cultural conversation and what we should be doing in our day to day lives to further combat this alarming growth of antisemitism.

Interview: 'It's Vital, There's Nothing Else Like It.' Bec Martin Discusses the Futur Photo Interview: 'It's Vital, There's Nothing Else Like It.' Bec Martin Discusses the Future of VAULT Festival
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 22, 2023

It's been a messy, disillusioning time for the arts. Another blow came last week when it was announced that VAULT Festival had to find a new home once this edition closed. BroadwayWorld spoke to Bec Martin, Head of Programming at VAULT, about the devastating news.

Harlem Stage Announces Spring 2023 Programming Featuring THE VICKSBURG PROJECT World  Photo Harlem Stage Announces Spring 2023 Programming Featuring THE VICKSBURG PROJECT World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2022

Harlem Stage has announced full programming for Spring 2023, continuing its Black Arts Movement: Examined series examining the 1960s/70s cultural movement led by Black artists, activists, and intellectuals.

Arts & Economic Prosperity Study Launches In Fairfield County Photo Arts & Economic Prosperity Study Launches In Fairfield County
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County will launch its local participation in the Sixth National Arts & Economic Prosperity Study (AEP6) on October 19th with a visit from Randy Cohen, VP for Research at Americans for the Arts.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Is a Subscription Model the Correct Model for an Arts Organi Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Is a Subscription Model the Correct Model for an Arts Organization?
by Alex Freeman - May 31, 2022

As we hit the unofficial start of summer, overall the trends are looking up for Broadway and the broader theatre industry. That isn’t to say there aren’t ongoing challenges: ever-shifting health and safety protocols, continued reports of toxic work environments that need to be sorted, and a major shift in how audiences are buying tickets.

The Exchange is Awarding $310,500 to 18 Regionally Based Arts and Cultural Organizati Photo The Exchange is Awarding $310,500 to 18 Regionally Based Arts and Cultural Organizations and 15 Students
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The Exchange (formerly the Woman's Exchange) announced that it will award $310,500 to 18 regionally based arts and cultural organizations and 15 students. The awards will be given at an invitation-only event at The Exchange on June 9. The largest award is for $60,000 and is being given to the Asolo Rep in memory of Elizabeth (‚ÄúLiz‚ÄĚ) Lindsay, who was the co-founder of The Exchange and served on its board for 60 years. Lindsay, a long-time pillar in Sarasota's art community, died in January.¬†

Industry Pro Newsletter: Nicole Rosky New Editor-in-Chief of BroadwayWorld, New Data  Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Nicole Rosky New Editor-in-Chief of BroadwayWorld, New Data on Pandemic Recovery
by Alex Freeman - Mar 21, 2022

New data points show that the theatre industry is once again at an inflection point - first, data backs up the anecdotal sense that the recovery from the pandemic shutdown has been uneven across the globe, and across different regions within countries. With pandemic response being handled on a local level, this uneven recovery is not surprising.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Tony Awards Have a Date, New DEI Report from AEA Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Tony Awards Have a Date, New DEI Report from AEA
by Alex Freeman - Mar 14, 2022

The announcement of the Tony Awards and the return of the BC/EFA Red Bucket campaign brought a huge sense of normalcy back to the theatre industry last week - unfortunately this week, we were also reminded how far the industry has to go in establishing the new normal with the release of Actors Equity Association’s latest Diversity and Inclusion report.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr New Executive Director at ART, Barbara Ga Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr New Executive Director at ART, Barbara Gaines to Retire from CST
by Alex Freeman - Mar 7, 2022

With many of the pandemic restrictions being lifted in New York City this week, that the Broadway COVID safety team will celebrate their 2,000th performance on Broadway Tuesday night highlights the new phase of normalcy that the industry has entered.

Industry Pro Newsletter: NLRB examines the Independent Contractor Question Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: NLRB examines the Independent Contractor Question
by Alex Freeman - Feb 28, 2022

The geopolitical landscape shifted in a major way over the weekend, with Russia invading Ukraine in an unprovoked attack on their sovereignty. The resulting conflict has caused many arts organizations, including the Met Opera, to cut ties with artists and organizations that are connected to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Associates Get a Union, Gulfshore Playhouse Joins LORT Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Associates Get a Union, Gulfshore Playhouse Joins LORT
by Alex Freeman - Feb 21, 2022

Congratulations to Gulfshore Playhouse on becoming the 77th member of the League of Resident Theatre’s - a story we have under the regional section of this week’s newsletter. We also have the story of Hollywood retaining their return to work protocols to keep their sets as safe as possible, even as several states and municipalities roll back their own mandates.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Dramatic Publishing Wins Arbitration, Regional Jimmy Awards  Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Dramatic Publishing Wins Arbitration, Regional Jimmy Awards Competitions Announced
by Alex Freeman - Feb 14, 2022

Across the industry last week, two trends have begun to emerge more fully: the first being we continue to have more data on just how bleak things were for the industry over the past two years. The second is that more companies are ready to emerge from that darkness stronger than ever - with new spaces ready to open and new seasons being announced.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Shelly Lowe Confirmed as NEH Chair, Broadway Data Shows Reop Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Shelly Lowe Confirmed as NEH Chair, Broadway Data Shows Reopening Did Not Go As Planned
by Alex Freeman - Feb 7, 2022

While the data from the early winter show that Broadway’s reopening didn’t go as planned, and the January closing announcements were an emotional blow after the Omicron surge, the slate of opening dates announced on Broadway for early to mid-April, have many in the industry starting to feel optimistic that this time a corner has truly been turned.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Smaller Shows Feel the Squeeze, CTG Eyes Transformation Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Smaller Shows Feel the Squeeze, CTG Eyes Transformation
by Alex Freeman - Jan 31, 2022

While we’ve thought we were looking at this turning point before, that doesn’t change the fact that the work to bring further equity to the industry remains ongoing, and as companies continue to chart their paths forward, many are working to build that equity into their recovery.

Suba Das Appointed As New Creative Director At Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatre Photo Suba Das Appointed As New Creative Director At Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 24, 2021

Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust has today announced that SUBA DAS will be their new Creative Director, helping shape its artistic future and bringing a fresh perspective into two of Merseyside's iconic venues - Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres.

Spencer Theater Receives 2021 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Art Recipient Photo Spencer Theater Receives 2021 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Art Recipient
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2021

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently announced the artists and major contributors to the arts who will receive the 2021 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines Presents LA VIE LITTERAIRE Photo La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines Presents LA VIE LITTERAIRE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2020

La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines will present for the second time La Vie littéraire by and with Mathieu Arsenault. A Rhizome and Arsenault's production, shown in the context of the Festival International de littérature (FIL), La Vie Litteraire, originally Arsenault's book, has been adapted for the stage by Christian Lapointe.

Coventry South MP Zarah Sultana Joins the Albany Theatre's Board of Trustees Photo Coventry South MP Zarah Sultana Joins the Albany Theatre's Board of Trustees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2020

David Meredith, Albany Theatre Chair, says 'Zarah has a genuine and deep interest in the Arts and is playing an active role in the campaign to save and support the UK arts industry that has been so badly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

MTC Postpones Season Of AS YOU LIKE IT Photo MTC Postpones Season Of AS YOU LIKE IT
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2020

Melbourne Theatre Company announced today that its production of As You Like It, due to open this September, will be postponed until 2021.

UK Government Announces £1.57 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts Photo UK Government Announces £1.57 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts
by Marianka Swain - Jul 5, 2020

The UK Government has announced a £1.57 billion rescue package to help the nation's cultural, arts and heritage institutions weather the impact of Coronavirus. It follows weeks of lobbying from arts leaders of impending disaster, and the closure of venues like Nuffield Southampton Theatres. 

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