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IATSE president offers union members to help build vaccination centers

International IATSE President Matthew Loeb has formally offered the services of union members to speed up vaccination efforts.  In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, Loeb proposed that union members work with the Federal...

Stewart/Whitley hires new assistants as casting office looks to Broadway reopening

Stewart/Whitley has hired two new casting assistants, as the office works toward its diversity and inclusion goals and looks to Broadway reopening.  The casting office hired Joseph Hayes, who most recently worked at Kate Lumpkin...

Broadway director and choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian, the Tony Award-winning co-choreographer of  "A Chorus Line" and "Ballroom," died Thursday at the age of 83.  Avian died at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. after suffering cardiac arrest. The cardiac...

Actors’ Equity warns delay in vaccination efforts will hurt theater industry restart

Actors' Equity spoke out against stalled vaccinations in New York Thursday, saying a delay in vaccinations would lead to a delay in restarting the theater industry.  "New York City must be vaccinating residents around the...

Gov. Cuomo proposes tax credits for theatrical productions in New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed new tax credits Tuesday to help restart theatrical productions in New York.  As part of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Cuomo proposed up to $25 million in tax credits...

Cody Renard Richard Scholarship program names first cohort

The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship program has named its first 15 recipients. The program, a joint effort between the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Richard, a Broadway stage manager, is meant to support theater makers who...

Remembering Philip J. Smith, a behind-the-scenes Broadway power player

About once a month for a number of pre-COVID years, producer Scott Rudin, Philip J. Smith, the chairman of the Shubert Organization, and I would meet for dinner at Sette Mezzo on the Upper...

Philip J. Smith, former chair and co-CEO of the Shubert Organization, dies at age...

Philip J. Smith, chairman emeritus of the Shubert Organization, passed away Friday at the age of 89. Smith died from complications due to COVID-19, his daughters Linda Phillips and Jennifer Stein confirmed. The former chairman...

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical pushes back Chicago premiere date

The pre-Broadway run of "The Devil Wears Prada" musical has pushed back by one year.  The musical, which is set to make its world premiere in Chicago, will now start previews in July 2022, compared...

Broadway industry members await guidelines on Save Our Stages legislation

Members of the Broadway community are awaiting further guidance on Save Our Stages legislation after the passage of the landmark relief bill last month.  Save Our Stages was signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020,...