Saturday, June 19, 2021

Reopening

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ to return to the Booth Theatre on Broadway

“Freestyle Love Supreme” will return to the Booth Theatre on Broadway Oct. 7.  The improv musical and hip-hop show, created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda...

Broadway League, Actors’ Equity reach agreement on touring COVID-19 protocols

The Broadway League and Actors’ Equity have reached an agreement on safety protocols for North American touring productions.  The protocols, which require all touring members...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ announces Broadway return with Jeff Daniels

"To Kill a Mockingbird," overseen by newly named executive producer Orin Wolf, will return to Broadway Oct. 5.  Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, who were...

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ to return to Broadway on June 26

Bruce Springsteen will reopen the first Broadway theater after the pandemic in the return of his show “Springsteen on Broadway.” Springsteen will play the St....

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ announces Broadway return date

“The Lehman Trilogy” has set a Sept. 25 Broadway start date, after its initial Broadway opening was delayed by the pandemic.  It returns to Broadway...

Jordan Fisher will return as lead in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on Broadway

Jordan Fisher will return as the lead in “Dear Evan Hansen” when it resumes performance Dec. 11.  Fisher made the announcement Tuesday during an appearance...

‘Pass Over’ announces Aug. 4 start date on Broadway

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s "Pass Over" will begin performances Aug. 4, marking the earliest scheduled date on Broadway yet.  The play, directed by Danya Taymor, will...

Broadway productions now have more options for reopening dates

Now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given the green light for productions to open at 100% capacity, Broadway producers have options as to when...

SBA begins sending notice of grant awards for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

The Small Business Administration began sending notices of awards Wednesday to approved applicants for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Funds have not yet been...

Tony Awards announce fall broadcast on Paramount+, Broadway special on CBS

The 2019-2020 Tony Awards will take place Sept. 26, 2021, in a two-part event airing across different CBS platforms. A presentation of awards will air...

‘Hadestown’ announces Sept. 2 reopening on Broadway

"Hadestown" announced Monday that it will return to Broadway Sept. 2, almost two weeks earlier than the previously scheduled opening date for the industry.  Gov....

‘Girl From the North Country’ announces Oct. 13 Broadway return

"Girl from the North Country" will return to Broadway on Oct. 13.  The musical began performances at the Belasco Theatre Feb. 7, 2020 and opened...

Sen. Chuck Schumer, industry leaders on Broadway’s reopening and questions that remain

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and leaders of Broadway gathered in Times Square Friday to speak to Broadway's reopening and the passage of...

SBA now expects to distribute Shuttered Venue Operators Grants next week

The Small Business Administration said Friday that it now expects to begin distributing grants under the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program next week.  The agency...

Broadway League to evaluate guidelines on masking as New York lifts mandate

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to lift the statewide mask mandate, Broadway leaders are evaluating the protocols for audience members and casts.  On...

‘Lackawanna Blues’ will begin Broadway performances Sept. 14.

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “Lackawanna Blues” will begin Broadway performances Sept. 14.  The play, which is written, performed and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will...

Members of the Broadway community advocate for a more equitable return

As Broadway prepares to reopen, industry members are hoping it will not return to its usual mode of operation. While more than 20 productions have...

‘Diana’ moves up Broadway reopening by one month

“Diana” has moved its first preview date up one month to Nov. 2.  The musical, which was among the first to announce for the new...

CDC lifts mask requirement for vaccinated individuals, posing a question for Broadway

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control announced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks indoors.  While the CDC did not comment...

‘Flying Over Sunset’ sets Broadway return date

“Flying Over Sunset” will begin Broadway performances Nov. 4 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  The new musical, which was originally scheduled to begin previews the...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ will reopen on Broadway Dec. 11

“Dear Evan Hansen” will reopen at the Music Box Theatre on Dec. 11.  In addition to the Broadway reopening, the London production will reopen at...

‘Moulin Rouge!’ will resume Broadway performances Sept. 24

“Moulin Rouge!” will resume performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Sept. 24. The day before the first performance, the musical will hold a dress...

Disney Theatrical announces ‘Aladdin’ return, no ticketing fees

Disney Theatrical will pay the service fees on any ticket purchased to either of its Broadway shows through Aug. 7, 2022.  The offer comes as...

‘MJ’ will begin Broadway performances on Dec. 6

"MJ," the Michael Jackson musical, will begin performances on Broadway Dec. 6. The new musical, which was originally scheduled to begin performances on July 6,...

‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Wicked’ will return to Broadway on Sept. 14

“Hamilton,” “The Lion King” and "Wicked” will return to Broadway on Sept. 14.  The three major Broadway shows announced the news in a joint appearance...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces Oct. 21 Broadway return

“Jagged Little Pill” will resume performances on Broadway Oct. 21. The musical, which opened on Dec. 5, 2019, will return to the Broadhurst Theatre. Tickets...

‘Tina’ will reopen on Broadway Oct. 8

“Tina – the Tina Turner Musical” will resume Broadway performances Oct. 8.  The musical will return to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it had been playing...

‘Caroline, or Change,’ ‘Trouble in Mind’ to open on Broadway this fall

"Caroline, or Change" will begin performances Oct. 8, after a postponement due to the Broadway shutdown.  The revival, which was originally scheduled to begin previews...

‘Ain’t Too Proud’ will return to Broadway Oct. 16

"Ain't Too Proud" will resume Broadway performances on Oct. 16.  The musical, which opened on Broadway on March 21, 2019, will return to the Imperial...

‘Company’ will return to Broadway on Dec. 20

The new revival of "Company" will resume Broadway performances on Dec. 20.  Katrina Lenk, who plays Bobbie, and Patti Lupone as Joanne are confirmed to...

‘Come From Away’ announces Sept. 21 Broadway return

"Come From Away" will return to Broadway on Sept. 21. The musical, which is shooting a filmed version of the production this month, will release...

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ will return to Broadway on Oct. 21

The new musical "Mrs. Doubtfire" will resume performances on Broadway Oct. 21. The musical, which played three previews before the March 12, 2020 shutdown, will...

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ will have a Broadway run in fall 2022

Second Stage announced its 2021-2022 season Friday, with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Between Riverside and Crazy” as a new addition to its Broadway line-up. The...

‘Chicago’ will return to Broadway on Sept. 14

"Chicago" will resume performances on Broadway starting Sept. 14. The production, which had been running on Broadway since 1996, put tickets on sale Friday for...

‘Six’ will resume Broadway performances on Sept. 17

"Six" will celebrate its long-delayed opening night his fall. The musical will resume performances on Broadway starting Sept. 17, with an opening night planned for...

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ announces Broadway return in October

“The Phantom of the Opera” will return to Broadway this fall.  The musical, which is the longest-running production in Broadway history, will resume performances at...

Broadway to reopen Sept. 14, Cuomo says

Broadway shows will reopen Sept. 14, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. In a press conference, Cuomo said Broadway tickets would be put on sale starting...

‘Wicked’ tour announces return date as first touring production to resume

“Wicked” is resuming its national tour this summer, marking the first Broadway tour to resume performances following the theatrical shutdown, according to Broadway Across...

After Cuomo announcement, Broadway holds fast to fall reopening

The Broadway League reiterated a commitment to a fall reopening, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s declaration that he will loosen restrictions on May 19.  On Monday,...

New York to lift capacity restrictions starting May 19, including on Broadway

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all capacity restrictions will be removed on businesses, including Broadway, starting May 19.  The reopening plan, which applies...

Momentum builds behind Broadway’s reopening

As the industry awaits an official reopening announcement, theatrical offices have been working to ready Broadway productions.  The pace has picked up at marketing agencies,...

Adrienne Warren, theater activists demand greater racial equity on Broadway

Hundreds of artists, students and activists gathered outside Bryant Park Saturday to demand racial equity on Broadway and within the theater industry at large.  This...

Broadway prepares for fall reopening

Broadway is gearing up for reopening as the targeted return date moves into view.  Following bullish statements from government officials and improving health trends, Broadway...

Broadway League optimistic for September reopening of Broadway

The Broadway League said it is continuing to target a September reopening of the Broadway industry, following remarks from Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday. "The...

De Blasio plans to ‘fully reopen’ NYC in July, but signals September for Broadway

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Thursday that the city will be ready to fully reopen July 1.  Speaking on MSNBC, de Blasio...

Scott Rudin no longer involved in NY PopsUp, festival says

Producer Scott Rudin is no longer involved in the "day-to-day" operations of NY PopsUp, a spokesperson for the festival confirmed Friday.  Rudin, who is currently...

Theater workers march to demand change on Broadway

A group of about 300 actors and activists marched down Broadway Thursday to protest producer Scott Rudin and to call for greater protection and...

Actors plan march on Broadway to protest Rudin, industry inequality

A group of theater activists are planning a march Thursday to protest producer Scott Rudin's membership in the Broadway League and to call for...

Actors’ Equity calls for Rudin’s staff to be released from any NDAs

Actors’ Equity called on producer Scott Rudin to release his employees from any nondisclosure agreements they may have signed. Equity made the statement Saturday, in...

Scott Rudin to ‘step back’ from Broadway after allegations of workplace harassment

Producer Scott Rudin said Saturday that he will “step back from active participation” in his Broadway productions. The statement comes after an article from the...

Application process for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants will not restart this week

The application process for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants will not reopen by this weekend, a spokesperson for the Small Business Administration told Broadway...

Karen Olivo says she will not return to Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in wake of...

Actor Karen Olivo, who is currently Tony-nominated for playing Satine in 'Moulin Rouge!', said she will not be returning to the production when it...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, de Blasio open Broadway vaccination site in Times Square

A vaccination center for Broadway workers opened Monday in Times Square. The center, located at 20 Times Square in the former home of the NFL...

At NY PopsUp, Amber Iman speaks up on Scott Rudin allegations, Broadway’s reopening

Performing at a NY PopsUp event Saturday, actor Amber Iman addressed the controversy surrounding one of the program's producers, Scott Rudin, as well as...

SBA suspends start of Shuttered Venue Grant program due to technical difficulties

Hours after applications opened Thursday, the Small Business Administration temporarily halted the start of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. The portal to apply for...

SBA opens Shuttered Venue grant program

The Small Business Administration will open applications Thursday for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, which could bring up to $10 million to eligible...

Actors’ Equity releases new safety protocols for vaccinated productions

Actors' Equity released new guidelines Friday for productions that have fully vaccinated workforces.  Among the new guidelines is the requirement for a COVID-19 safety officer,...

‘Diana’ musical sets date for Broadway return, Netflix premiere

The "Diana" musical put tickets on sale Tuesday for an anticipated Broadway run starting Dec. 1. The new musical has set an opening night date...

All New Yorkers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 6, Cuomo says

All New Yorkers who are 16 years old and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 6, Gov. Cuomo announced...

New York City Comptroller calls for vaccination of theater workers

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has joined the calls to expand vaccine eligibility to members of the theater industry. In a letter sent...

NYC Mayor de Blasio announces vaccination site for Broadway workers, plans for fall reopening

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans Thursday to open a dedicated vaccination site for Broadway workers in preparation for a fall...

Fauci says Broadway reopening this fall still likely

Dr. Anthony Fauci reiterated his prediction Tuesday that Broadway theaters could reopen this fall.  In opening remarks for a virtual panel with the National Endowment...

Actors’ Equity responds to petition on theater reopenings

Actors’ Equity has pledged to host a town hall in response to union members calling for clarity on reopening protocols.  In a Medium post published...

Shakespeare in the Park to return this summer

The Public's Shakespeare in the Park is planning to return to the Delacorte Theater this summer.  The planned season will begin July 5 with a...

What it will take to reopen Broadway

One year into the Broadway shutdown, producers are beginning to see glimmers of hope for its return.  With the arrival of new vaccines and an...

Broadway theaters to open doors in April for pop-up events

Select Broadway theaters will open up again this April for a series of pop-up programs.  The theaters will open up starting April 2, 2021, following...

Madison Square Garden reopens to fans this week

Madison Square Garden will begin welcoming fans back this week, as its sports teams play to an arena at 10% capacity.  The New York Knicks...

SBA updates guidance and eligibility for Save Our Stages grants

The Small Business Administration has changed its guidance on who is eligible to apply for Save Our Stages grants.  After initially stating that only small...

‘The Minutes’ to vacate Broadway theater to allow for renovations, return planned for 2022

The Broadway production of "The Minutes" is vacating the Cort Theatre Monday to allow the Shubert Organization to make renovations on the theater.  "The Minutes,"...

‘MJ’ aims for September 2021 start on Broadway

"MJ," the Michael Jackson musical, has moved its first preview date to September 2021. The musical, produced by Lia Vollack Productions and the Michael Jackson...

‘The Music Man’ postpones Broadway opening to 2022

"The Music Man" has postponed its opening until Feb. 10, 2022. This is the second postponement of the revival, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster,...

Gov. Cuomo says no update on Broadway reopening as indoor dining is cleared

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that indoor dining will be able to resume in New York City beginning Sept. 30. Restaurants will be allowed to...