Tuesday, January 18, 2022

NEWS

‘The Kite Runner’ to play Broadway’s Hayes Theater this summer

A stage adaptation of "The Kite Runner" will play the Hayes Theater this summer.  The play with music, based on the 2003 book by Khaled Hosseini, comes to Broadway after playing the West End in...

Jaquel Spivey to star in ‘A Strange Loop’ on Broadway

Jaquel Spivey will make his Broadway debut as Usher in "A Strange Loop" this spring.  Spivey comes to Broadway after playing Usher in the show's recent engagement at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He joins original...

‘Birthday Candles’ sets complete cast for Broadway run this spring

John Earl Jelks will join the Broadway cast of “Birthday Candles,” starring alongside Debra Messing, Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday. Enrico Colantoni, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood and Christopher Livingston will return to their previously announced...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ will move Broadway theaters, reopen in June

"To Kill a Mockingbird" will end its run at the Shubert Theatre on Sunday and move to the Belasco Theatre this June.  The move follows the news that "Girl from the North Country" will close...

‘Girl from the North Country’ announces Broadway closing date, plans spring return

"Girl from the North Country" has set a closing performance date for Jan. 23, but is in talks to return in the spring, the production announced Wednesday.  The musical opened at the Belasco Theatre on...

‘Mr. Saturday Night’ casts Shoshana Bean, moves Broadway start date

Shoshana Bean will join the Broadway cast of "Mr. Saturday Night," producers announced Wednesday.  Bean, who has starred in "Wicked" and "Waitress" on Broadway, will play the role of Susan Young, daughter to the character...

Jack Viertel retires from Jujamcyn Theaters after 34 years

Jack Viertel has retired as senior vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters after 34 years with the company. Viertel, who was Jujamcyn’s creative director before becoming senior vice president, stepped down from the role at the...

Broadway theaters play to lowest capacity of the season

Broadway theaters played to their lowest capacity on record this season, as theaters across the industry reported 62% seats filled last week.  Grosses were similarly affected, dropping to $18.25 million for the 27 shows playing....

‘Skeleton Crew’ moves Broadway opening to Jan. 26 after COVID-19 cancellations

“Skeleton Crew” has rescheduled its opening night to Jan. 26, 2022, Manhattan Theatre Club announced Monday. The play’s opening night, originally scheduled for Jan. 12, was twice delayed due to the detection of breakthrough COVID-19...

Broadway extends mask and vaccination policy for theatergoers through April 30

Broadway has extended its mask and vaccination policy for theatergoers through April 30, 2022, the Broadway League announced Monday.  Children between the ages of five and 11 will be required to show full proof of...