“Sing Street” is delaying its Broadway opening to a date between winter 2021 and winter 2022, the producers announced Monday.
The new musical, based on the 2016 film by John Carney, was originally scheduled to begin Broadway performances at the Lyceum Theatre on March 26, 2020, with an opening night of April 19. The producers, led by Barbara Broccoli, have now announced a targeted opening date for their production after Broadway reopens and depending on the availability of a theater.
“We want to be responsible and strategic about creating a proper runway to launch our new musical on Broadway, which includes a longer period of time from when Broadway theater reopens. We will announce a new date to open on Broadway sometime between the winter of 2021 and 2022 based on the availability of a Shubert Theater,” the producers said in a statement.
Broadway shows are currently closed through Jan. 3. Most new productions have announced rescheduled opening dates in spring 2021, with “American Buffalo” and “The Minutes” setting dates contingent on the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“Sing Street” comes to Broadway after an Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop in 2019. The musical, directed by Rebecca Taichman, features music and lyrics by Gary Clark and Carney and a book by Enda Walsh.
The Broadway producers for “Sing Street” include Brian Carmody, Patrick Milling Smith, Michael Wilson, Orin Wolf and Frederick Zollo.