Hamilton Online and In The News. Phase 2 Reopening. Pride Week

#Stageworthy News of the Week.
Hamilton is in the news five years after it opened on stage: Disney released the first trailer of the Hamilton film, which will begin July 3 online at Disney+; John Bolton’s tell-all book about Trump, which is officially released tomorrow, stole its title from a song in the musical.  Bolton even explains the timing for the book — coming months after the impeachment trial, when Bolton’s testimony might have made a difference in the outcome  — by quoting another famous line from Hamilton: “I am not throwing away my shot.” (“gallingly” as one columnist put it.)

Bolton’s borrowings prompted Lin-Manuel Miranda to rewrite one of his lyrics.

The Week in Awards
The Week in Reviews
The Week in Anniversaries
The Week in Other News
The Week in Other Videos

The Week in Awards

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Danny Burstein as the impresario Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge

Drama League Award Winners: Danny Burstein and Moulin Rouge, The Inheritance, A Soldier’s Play

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Broadway Black’s Antonyo Award Winners: Tina, BLKS, For Colored Girls…

The Week in Reviews

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My H8 Letter To The Gr8 American Theatre. Diana Oh Sounds Off

Macbeth in Harlem: Black Theater in America from the Beginning to Raisin in the Sun

The Week in Anniversaries


Pride Week 2020 Calendar of Events: LGBTQ Theater, Festivals, Festivities

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Bloomsday Lives On, Online

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Juneteenth 2020 Performances Online and Demonstrations In the Streets

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For Fathers Day: Fatherhood in 10 Broadway Musicals

The Week in Other News

Phase 2 of reopening kicks in today in New York City — which means outdoor dining, barbershops, in-store retail at 50 percent capacity, houses of worship at 25 percent capacity. Theaters will not reopen until Phase 4.

Theaters for Budget Justice

New York Theaters Push for #NYCBudgetJustice

Almost 50 New York theaters, from Abrons Art Center to WP Theater, are calling on their patrons to lobby New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the New York City Council to reset their priorities in the annual budget that must be passed by July 1.

A study entitled “Arts and Culture 2020 Comeback,” by  arts consultants company TRG that surveyed its clients, does report that as many as 63 percent of U.S. venues are planning some kind of live performance in the fall, but this includes streamed or recorded performances delivered online.

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The Flea artistic director Niegel Smith

In a departure from its practice from its inception a quarter century ago, The Flea Theater will now pay its mostly young artists in its resident company The Bats.  The decision came after protests initiated by a former Bat, Bryn Carter (Read the exchange here)

My profile of  Niegel Smith in 2015 in American Theatre, when he took over as artistic director.

American Theatre Magazine willstop its print editionat least through the end of the year, but will continue online.


Rest in Peace

The Week in Other Videos

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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