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Tamara Tunie Will Direct NY Bound Love & Southern D!scomfort

“Andrew Lloyd Webber Warns of ‘Point of No Return’ as Holiday Season Hangs in Balance” by Variety’s Naman Ramachandran – ” … Andrew Lloyd Webber has warned of a “point of no return” for the beleaguered U.K. theater sector …

Providing evidence on Tuesday to a Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport committee looking at the financial viability of reopening performance venues while meeting the government’s social distancing requirements, Lloyd Webber said: “We simply have to get our arts sector back open and running.” …

Evidence from the creative and sports sectors obtained by the DCMS shows that venue capacities will be far below the level required to break even when audiences and fans are required to maintain social distancing.” http://bway.ly/fp54qx

“T.S. Eliot’s Estate Donates ‘Cats’ Royalties to Brontë Museum” by The New York Times’ Sarah Bahr – “The estate of T.S. Eliot has gifted the struggling museum, which reopened in late August after being closed since March, 20,000 pounds (or approximately $26,000) last week. … [Rebecca] Yorke said the Eliot estate told the organization that the donation was possible thanks to the success of the Tony-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats,” which is based on Eliot’s playful 1939 poetry collection “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.”” http://bway.ly/egf363

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) announced today that The 2020 Horton Foote Prize has been awarded to Lloyd Suh for his play The Chinese Lady. Awarded since 2010, the biennial prize is named in honor of the late playwright, and recognizes excellence in American theatre. Mr. Suh’s achievements will be celebrated at a private online reception on Sunday, September 13th.  Click HERE to view the online presentation of the prize. He will be presented with $50,000 and a limited edition of Keith Carter’s iconic photograph of Horton Foote, which is found in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

“Tamara Tunie Tapped To Direct New York-Bound Musical Love & Southern D!scomfort” by BroadwayWorld – “Patton Daye Slater Productions announced today that … Tamara Tunie has signed on to direct the company’s New York-bound musical drama Love & Southern D!scomfort. … Patton Daye Slater Productions plan a showcase of Love & Southern D!scomfort in the spring of 2021.” http://bway.ly/ibbdkn

“The show will not go on: Washington Pavilion pulls plug on Broadway series” by Argus Leader’s Joe Sneve – “There will be no Broadway Theater performances in downtown Sioux Falls this fall. The Washington Pavilion will formally announce during a morning press conference Wednesday that it’s cancelling the 2020-2021 Broadway Performance Series.” http://bway.ly/mg6rom

“American Masters Announces New Documentary on Twyla Tharp” by BroadwayWorld – “Stick Figure Entertainment, in association with American Masters Pictures, is proud to announce Twyla Moves (w.t.), a feature documentary on legendary dancer, director and choreographer Twyla Tharp.” http://bway.ly/g4h1u8

“‘The Stratford’ Reimagining Of William Shakespeare’s World In Works At NBC From Hazy Mills & Vincent Angell” by Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva – “Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner … are looking to bring the literary classics by … William Shakespeare … to television as a drama series set in present day America. NBC has put in development The Stratford, a one-hour drama from Vincent Angell, Hazy Mills and Universal TV … http://bway.ly/eim6i3

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“Eva Noblezada, James Monroe Iglehart & More to Sing Out to Benefit Animal Rescue” by Broadway.com‘s Lindsey Sullivan – “On September 20, the one-night-only concert Broadway Treats: A Canine and Kitty Rescue Production will benefit Animal Lighthouse Rescue.” http://bway.ly/3o7khm

92Y: “Bette Midler, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Dan Levy, John Leguizamo, Mark Ruffalo and More Join 92Y Online Events” by BroadwayWorld – http://bway.ly/nr2flg

CONCERTS: 
“Judi Dench, Cush Jumbo, Giles Terera, More Go to A Marvellous Party” 
by Playbill’s Dan Meyer – ” … Dench, … Jumbo, … Terera, and more will celebrate the centennial anniversary of Noël Coward’s West End debut with A Marvellous Party September 20 at 2:30 PM ET (7:30 PM BST).” http://bway.ly/8d1xg0

“Ciara Renee, Ali Ewoldt, Matt Doyle, and More to Perform in Virtual Concert ‘Music From Broadway Afar'” by BroadwayWorld – “Singer Rebecca Winckworth and her team are presenting the next concert “Music From Broadway Afar” on September 13th at 8pm UK time or 3pm EDT.” http://bway.ly/sify06

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