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September 27, 2021 –

Last night the theater industry celebrated the Tony Awards. In the conversation with people in the industry, there were a lot of emotions – some said it felt weird for them to happen (especially in the fall, when traditional lunge is a summer affair), d others are unhappy that the show has taken so long to come together, but many are thrilled to see the big love letter to the theater that is the Tony Awards. Regardless of what one may feel emotionally about the Tony Awards, one thing is for sure – it marked an important moment in the comeback of the theater. While there are still many challenges ahead for the industry, taking the evening to honor the artists of the previous theater season (many of whom saw their tour cut short or severely disrupted by the virus) was an important step for go forward.

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After their spotlight (and victories) at the Tony Awards, Moulin Rouge and American Utopia rose to the top of the rankings this week.

Did you miss any Tony’s moments last night?

Check out BroadwayWorld’s coverage of Broadway’s Biggest Night – including a full list of winners, acceptance speech, and all performances.

“Why am I making you money?” ” Karen Olivo on a broken Broadway

Sitting with the Los Angeles Times before the Tony Awards this weekend, Karen Olivo, who officially announced his departure from Broadway earlier this year, describes his journey towards disenchantment with the commercial theater system.

New York City Office of Nightlife Launches Support Group

The group will meet on Mondays and will be a safe space for workers in the industry – whether in restaurants, nightclubs or performers – to discuss the challenges they face in their industry and their lives.

The AEA opens an investigation into allegations Small jagged pill

Following a statement from a former actor Nora schell, Actors Equity Association has launched an independent investigation into allegations of abuse by the management and creative team of Small jagged pill, including that the management did not send to the producers their request for leave from production for a medically necessary surgical intervention. This comes in the middle of a further scandal surrounding the series involving the gender identity of the character Jo.

Fighting to mend a broken culture

Ashley Lee writes in the Los Angeles Times about the struggle to mend the “shattered” culture of the Williamstown Theater Festival – amidst staff walkouts, a letter from alumni and other allegations of workplace issues. Is this system that supports the festival, and other regional institutions, something that can be fixed?

Off-Broadway theaters group sue the city

The theater group is challenging the mayor’s “Key to New York” plan, which requires theaters to check the vaccination status of all patrons before allowing them entry. The rules also apply to restaurants, gymnasiums, cinemas and concert halls.

How did theaters of color fare during the pandemic?

Write in American theater, Amelia Merril explores how a time like no other continued to highlight the disparities in our industry – but as many companies committed to change, how theaters that were already working to serve underrepresented artists have come together. they behaved?

Ben platt on Backstage Live with Richard ridge

Last week before the Dear Evan Hanson film debut, star Ben platt stopped to discuss the feeling of bringing the role he created on stage to the big screen.

What is the future of online performance?

As more theaters and companies return to in-person events, what will it do to the online performance world that has had 18 months to thrive? Arts center ask the artists, teachers and arts administrators the questions to try to find out.

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