Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, de Blasio open Broadway vaccination site in Times Square

A vaccination center for Broadway workers opened Monday in Times Square. The center, located at 20 Times Square in the former home of the NFL Experience site, will administer about 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines a week,...

Broadway unions make statement on workplace harassment after Rudin allegations

Two Broadway union leaders, alongside the president of SAG-AFTRA, issued a statement on workplace harassment and bullying Monday, in the wake of allegations made against producer Scott Rudin.  In the statement, Actors’ Equity Association President...

Amanda Green elected president of the Dramatists Guild

Lyricist and writer Amanda Green was elected council president of the Dramatists Guild of America, becoming the first woman to lead the trade association in its 100-year history.   Green, who wrote the lyrics and co-composed...

T. Fellowship to be renamed in honor of Hal Prince

The T. Fellowship has renamed the mentorship program the Prince Fellowship in honor of its founder, the late Hal Prince.  Prince created the fellowship in 2005 as a means to usher in the next generation...

At NY PopsUp, Amber Iman speaks up on Scott Rudin allegations, Broadway’s reopening

Performing at a NY PopsUp event Saturday, actor Amber Iman addressed the controversy surrounding one of the program's producers, Scott Rudin, as well as general concerns around Broadway's reopening.  "I think we as a collective...

SBA suspends start of Shuttered Venue Grant program due to technical difficulties

Hours after applications opened Thursday, the Small Business Administration temporarily halted the start of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. The portal to apply for the grant program, which could give eligible Broadway productions and...

New York State budget includes tax credits for Broadway, grants for businesses

The New York State budget includes tax credits, grant programs and other measures aimed at helping restart the Broadway industry.  The budget, which was passed by the State Legislature Wednesday, contains a $100 million tax...

SBA opens Shuttered Venue grant program

The Small Business Administration will open applications Thursday for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, which could bring up to $10 million to eligible Broadway applicants.  Broadway productions, producers and other offices, with the help...

Neil Diamond musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ to premiere at Emerson Colonial Theatre

The Neil Diamond musical, newly named "A Beautiful Noise," will make its world premiere at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre in the summer of 2022. The musical, produced by Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio, will play...

Broadway reopens its doors for pop-up event

The click-clack of unseen tap shoes echoed throughout the theater. The lights dimmed. The audience hushed. Dancer Savion Glover walked on the stage and was greeted by the first entrance applause on Broadway in...