Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NEWS

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ prepares for West End and Broadway return

"The Phantom of the Opera" is eyeing a return to both Broadway and the West End. Producer Cameron Mackintosh wrote in the Evening Standard last week that he and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber had to...

TodayTix acquires review aggregator Show-Score

TodayTix has acquired theater review aggregator Show-Score.  As part of the deal, which closed mid-July, Show-Score will retain its own branding and website, while becoming integrated into the larger TodayTix suite of products. TodayTix, which...

Black Theatre Coalition aims to create employment opportunities for Black professionals

The Black Theatre Coalition, a new organization co-founded by T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, seeks to increase employment opportunities for Black theater professionals by 500% by 2030.  The organization is...

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society backs Biden in first presidential endorsement

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society said Tuesday that its is endorsing Joe Biden for president. This is the first time the union has backed a presidential candidate in its 60-year history. The decision to...

Second Stage to present new Lynn Nottage play on Broadway

Second Stage will present the New York premiere of a play by Lynn Nottage in its 2021 season.  Nottage’s play, which is currently untitled, will be directed by Kate Whoriskey and is scheduled to play...

Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters not allowed to reopen under Phase 4

Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters will not be allowed to open as New York City enters Phase 4 of reopening on July 20.  While theaters were originally included in this phase — the final stage of...

Broadway looks to Congress to support its workers

The Broadway industry is relying on the passage of additional federal relief packages to sustain its workforce. With a July 31 deadline for extending the additional $600 in unemployment benefits, theatrical unions are ramping up...

Primary Wave Music Publishing hires Ken Davenport for theatrical development

Producer Ken Davenport has been hired as advisor of theatrical development and production for Primary Wave Music Publishing.  In the developmental deal, Davenport will have access to the music publishing company’s catalog to develop and...

Actors’ Equity releases coronavirus testing guidelines for theaters

Actors' Equity has released guidelines for COVID-19 testing as theaters plan reopening strategies. Under the guidelines, actors, stage managers and any other staff members who will interact with the cast and crew should be tested...

ATPAM elects new leadership

The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers has elected Penny Daulton as president of the union for theatrical press agents, company managers and house managers. Daulton, a company manager, was previously the vice president...