Friday, May 7, 2021

LATEST REOPENING NEWS

‘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 nonprofit theater company will reopen its Helen Hayes Theater this...

‘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 its run at the Ambassador Theatre. This is the latest...

‘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 Oct. 3, 2021. "Six" was set to open March 12,...

‘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 the Majestic Theatre on Oct 22. The announcement follows Gov....

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 Thursday for theaters running at 100% capacity. In response to...

‘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 America. The musical will play the Music Hall at Fair Park...

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, Cuomo announced that he will remove capacity restrictions from Broadway...

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 across the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, will lift...

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, casting offices and at the offices of producers who are...

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 is the second protest in recent weeks that has called...

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 leaders are moving forward with a fall timeline for restarting...

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 Broadway League has been working closely with State and City...

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 said the city is planning for a 100% capacity reopening...

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 facing multiple accounts of alleged workplace harassment, stepped away from...

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 transparency from Actors' Equity. The march, organized by Actors' Equity members...

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 greater transparency from Actors' Equity.  March organizers Nattalyee Randall and Courtney...

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 light of the news that Rudin will step back from...

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 Hollywood Reporter that detailed allegations of harassment and intimidation made...

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 News Thursday.  The portal for applications originally opened at noon on...

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 resumes. Olivo said she will not return in the wake of...