The Week That Was in Live Entertainment (Week of April 19)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!

How much does your favorite Broadway artist make? Playbill‘s Logan Culwell-Block (musical theatre historian, Playbill‘s manager of research, and curator of Playbill Vault) shares some interesting data about actors, stage managers and musicians. Why don’t you make some guesses before taking a peek?

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer in Music: “The Compton rapper has won dozens of awards, including 12 Grammys, a spot on Time‘s 100 Most Influential People list and a rock-solid position as his generation’s greatest rapper,” reports Tirhakah Love in Rolling Stone. Now he’s a Pulitzer winner — the first-ever pop musician of any kind to win one.

Whom are the arts really for? A new London-based report is billed as ‘the first sociological study on social mobility in the cultural industries.’ Tom Jeffreys reports in Frieze, “It paints a picture of an exclusive industry whose workforce is unrepresentative of the wider population – socially, politically, and demographically.” Those responsible for the report “believe it can act as a catalyst for systemic changes.”

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