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RENT: “Without Rent Relief, 60 Percent of NYC’s Independent Theaters May Close for Good” by Observer’s Helen Holmes – ““Without complete cancellation of rent and rent forgiveness for the duration of this crisis, so many small and independent theaters would simply fail and cease to exist,” Jimmy Van Bramer, the Chair of the NYC Council’s Cultural Affairs Committee, said … ” http://bway.ly/iargwq

40 UNDER 40: “40 Under 40” by Fortune – “Media and Entertainment … Michael R. Jackson … Michaela Coel … Phoebe Waller-Bridge … ” http://bway.ly/az9hwx

FUNDRAISER: Roundabout Theatre Company will host “Bid for Roundabout,” a fundraiser to support the company, enlisting the help of Roundabout alumni and artist friends. Artists, including Kristen BellAlan CummingSutton Foster and more, will offer one-of-a-kind conversations and encounters. Idina MenzelKelli O’Hara, and Kristin Chenoweth will offer 30-minute private voice lessons.

OFF-BROADWAY: “National Black Theatre Announces Future-Themed Fall 2020 Programming” by Playbill’s Dan Meyer – “Among the four works being presented are INTER//STELLAR by Ebony Noelle Golden and Love is the Message! Joy is the Revival. by NBT Artistic Director Jonathan McCrory.” http://bway.ly/ltk1g9

STREAMING: “BroadwayHD Announces September Lineup – Happy Birthday Doug, The Music Man, and More” by BroadwayWorld – http://bway.ly/wdgzj8

CONCERT: “Lena Hall Announces Obsessed: Prince Live Streaming Concert 9/23” by BroadwayWorld – http://bway.ly/ievpje

TV: “Audra McDonald Will Appear on CBS This Morning” by BroadwayWorld – “Friday, September 11 … Audra McDonald, actress & co-founder of Black Theater United.” http://bway.ly/ymcqqq

PODCASTS: 
 Today’s episode of The New York Times’ The Daily, “Bringing the Theater Back to Life” features Michael Paulson recounting the story of Berkshire Theater Group’s production of Godspell amid the pandemic. Listen: http://bway.ly/bwkw2e
— “Seth Rudetsky’s Back to School Podcast Series Kicks Off Season 2 With Martin Short” by BroadwayWorld – http://bway.ly/aine2h
— “Jessie Mueller Guest Stars on E-Ticket to Broadway Podcast” by BroadwayWorld – http://bway.ly/vyf9zl

EVENT: “Rockers on Broadway: Band Together Will Honor Billy Porter” by BroadwayWorld – “This year’s event takes place on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 8 p.m.” http://bway.ly/i93x3s

ACROSS THE POND:
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane Sets New Dates for West End Transfer”
 by Playbill’s Ryan McPhee – “After initially planning a fall 2020 opening, the West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane will now play the Duke of York’s Theatre next year, with previews beginning October 23, 2021.” http://bway.ly/6w7x3d

“The Great Gatsby in the West End full casting announced” by WhatsOnStage’s Alex Wood – “Opening on 1 October and re-imagined by producers to feature social distancing, the show is set to star Craig Hamilton … Lucinda Turner … James Lawrence … Dean Graham … Lucas Jones … Ivy Corbin … MJ Lee … Hugh Stubbins … Aimee Barrett … and Alex Wingfield … ” http://bway.ly/vaj727

DOWN UNDER: “Too little, too late, too confusing? The funding criteria for the arts COVID package is a mess” by The Conversation’s Jo Caust – “A$75 million will be allocated between 2020 and 2021, but a close read of the criteria for this new funding program raises more questions than it answers. … The recipients will be selected by department officials. Their proposals must be “efficient, effective, economical and ethical”. And, perhaps most crucially, … the final say on where the grants go will be placed in the hands of the federal minister for the arts, Paul Fletcher.” http://bway.ly/72tjx3

Lucinda Turner in The Great Gatsby
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