Saturday, June 19, 2021

NEWS

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ to play the St. James Theatre

"David Byrne's American Utopia" will return to Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre.  The show had previously announced plans to return to Hudson Theatre, where it had played a run in fall 2019....

Industry leaders launch project to provide rental assistance to theater workers

Actor Lilli Cooper, writer Kyle Jarrow, composer Andrew Lippa and other theater industry members have teamed up to provide $500,000 in rental relief to theater workers in New York City.  The group is providing relief...

Concord Theatricals secures stock and amateur licensing rights to ‘Six’

Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide stock and amateur stage licensing rights to "Six."  The musical, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, is currently playing the Lyric Theatre on the West End and has...

‘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 and Anthony Veneziale, returns after a prior Broadway run at...

‘The Book of Mormon’ announces Broadway return in November

“The Book of Mormon” plans to return to Broadway this fall without producer Scott Rudin and with potential changes to the show.  The musical, which originally opened on Broadway in March 2011, will resume performances...

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 of the company to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, call...

London theaters face four-week delay in return to full capacity

London theaters will see a four-week delay in plans to return to full capacity.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday that he would keep restrictions in place for the next four weeks in order to...

Katori Hall’s ‘The Hot Wing King’ wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Katori Hall’s “The Hot Wing King” was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Friday. The play, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, made its world premiere Off-Broadway in February 2020 at Signature Theatre Company,...

Actors Fund re-elects Brian Stokes Mitchell, appoints two new board members

The Actors Fund re-elected actor Brian Stokes Mitchell as chairman Wednesday and appointed two new board members.  Greg Berlanti, a television producer and creator of series such as "Everwood" and "Supergirl," and Chandra Wilson, an...

‘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 original cast members, will reprise their starring roles as Atticus...