2001

  2001 forced the theatre world to show resilience and stand together in the face of the tragic events of September 11. Broadway became a visual sign to the world that New York would bounce back, keeping the lights on ‘the great white way’ burning during some of the city’s darkest hours.

 

 

2001 On Broadway

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2001 On Broadway

After the devastating acts in New York City on September 11th, Broadway theatre as an industry was headed for a collapse. Tourists had disappeared, transportation was still a nightmare and it seemed the last thing on people’s minds was to ‘tap their troubles away’ indulging in a Broadway show. Exactly how the city managed to steer through the crisis, and the relief given to the theatre industry is examined in further detail in the feature section. Astute marketing combined with quick thinking enabled the city to get back on its feet, and...

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2001 West End

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2001 West End

In the West End inflation continued to push prices up as theatre seats hit the record top price of £40. This, alongside the knock on effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks resulted in Mayor Ken Livingstone introducing a discount ticket initiative to allow greater access to theatre across the capital. Both Trevor Nunn and Same Mendes announced plans to step down from their Artistic Director positions at both the National and Donmar respectively within the next 18 months, as the RSC’s Adrian Noble revealed plans to leave the Barbican in London...

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2001 Awards

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2001 Awards

The 2001 awards season was fiercely contested on both sides of the Atlantic. The Producers set Tony Award history winning 12 across each of the main categories. Susan Stroman stormed back with a double win for production, with her show taking home the Best Musical award. Over in London the awards were divided between the National and the Donmar, with few other productions allowing a look in. Sondheim’s ‘Merrily we Roll Along’ was allowed to compete in the Best Musical category rather than revival, due to the updated nature of...

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