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Today on Broadway: Friday, August 14, 2020

New Study Finds 2.7 Million Creative Job Losses In The U.S., Discussing Soraya Nadia McDonald’s “How to Get More Black On Broadway”

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1) COVID-19 Theatre News

Artists Clobbered By COVID-19, With 2.7 Million Creative Job Losses In The United States, Study Finds

https://www.forbes.com/sites/natashagural/2020/08/11/artists-clobbered-by-covid-19-with-27-million-creative-job-losses-in-the-united-states-study-finds/#33dc069f32d8

Amazon Donates $2M To New Freelance COVID-19 Relief Fund & Phoebe Waller-Bridge-Backed Theatre Fund

London’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” Concert Expands Socially Distanced Audience With Large-Screen Relay on Lawn

https://www.playbill.com/article/londons-jesus-christ-superstar-concert-expands-socially-distanced-audience-with-large-screen-relay-on-lawn

Despite Reducing Capacity, the Country’s First Equity-Approved, Post-COVID Theatre Productions Move Forward

https://www.playbill.com/article/despite-reducing-capacity-the-countrys-first-equity-approved-post-covid-theatre-productions-move-forward

2) In Other News

Broadway Production Company Behind Michael Jackson Musical “MJ” Hires Producer Travis LeMont Ballenger

La MaMa’s New “Breaking It Open” Season Offers Hybrid Residencies to Philip Glass, Shauna Davis, More

https://www.playbill.com/article/la-mamas-new-breaking-it-open-season-offers-hybrid-residencies-to-philip-glass-shauna-davis-more

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Lays Plans for Next In-Person Season, Beginning in March 2021

https://www.playbill.com/article/theatreworks-silicon-valley-lays-plans-for-next-in-person-season-beginning-in-march-2021

New York City Opera Aims to Premiere New Ricky Ian Gordon Work and “The Central Park Five” Concert in 2021

https://www.playbill.com/article/new-york-city-opera-aims-to-premiere-new-ricky-ian-gordon-work-and-the-central-park-five-concert-in-2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Line-Up for the National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Lin-Manuel-Miranda-Joins-Line-Up-for-the-National-Comedy-Centers-Lucille-Ball-Comedy-Festival-20200812

Hailey Kilgore, Solea Pfeiffer, More to Perform at Virtual “Amplified” Benefit

https://www.playbill.com/article/hailey-kilgore-solea-pfeiffer-more-to-perform-at-virtual-amplified-benefit

3) Recommendations

The Undefeated: How to get more Black on Broadway

Marie Claire: Being Black on Stage

https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a33522904/black-women-theater/

Anthony Ramos – “Stop” (Official Music Video)

Mary Testa Singing From Michael Friedman’s “(I Am) Nobody’s Lunch”

https://www.playbill.com/article/get-a-1st-listen-to-mary-testa-singing-from-michael-friedmans-i-am-nobodys-lunch


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