The Parks Are Alive With the Sound of Music

The New York City Committees on Economic Development and Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations recently introduced a bill to the New York City Counsel that would grant free access rights to non-profit cultural groups to both rehearse and perform in outdoor spaces throughout the City, including parks, pedestrian plazas, public parking lots, andContinue reading “The Parks Are Alive With the Sound of Music”

Waving Through a Window: Precautions for Live Theater During the Pandemic

Broadway may still be dark, but theater with unionized actors is slowly coming back to life in parts of the U.S. With some extra precautions, like seating further from the stage and actors performing behind Plexiglas, audiences are now in fact witnessing performances live and in person at a few select theaters. Earlier in theContinue reading “Waving Through a Window: Precautions for Live Theater During the Pandemic”

Out of Town Tryouts: What Theater Reopening Looks Like in Europe

A month ago, I posed the question, “What will it take for Broadway to reopen?” We were nowhere near the mark for that then, and we’re still not. But, as I discussed last month, theater in Seoul was open—specifically, the city had reopened a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera withContinue reading “Out of Town Tryouts: What Theater Reopening Looks Like in Europe”

The Great White Way

Recently, more than 300 Black and Indigenous artists and other people of color (BIPOC) who are theater professionals published a statement addressed to “White American Theater” denouncing racial injustice in the theater community. Among other things, the statement decries the absence of BIPOC individuals involved in theater programming, including playwrights, directors, actors, choreographers, designers, dramaturgsContinue reading “The Great White Way”

Another Op’nin, Another Show: What Will It Take for Broadway to Reopen?

Broadway has been dark since mid-March. New York has entered Phase 2 of its four-part reopening plan, and Broadway, along with other entertainment venues, is slated to reopen at the tail end of the plan. Recently it has been reported that the sun will not come out again for Broadway until 2021. Specific productions thatContinue reading “Another Op’nin, Another Show: What Will It Take for Broadway to Reopen?”

The Overture

Welcome to the Law Ally of Broadway. The title of my blog is a riff on the great musical dance number “Lullaby of Broadway” from 42nd Street, a classic backstage musical centering on a theatrical director’s efforts to bring a successful big, glitzy stage production to Broadway during the Great Depression. The show reminds usContinue reading “The Overture”

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