Friday, October 15, 2021

LATEST REOPENING NEWS

‘Aladdin’ cancels Broadway performances through Oct. 10 due to more COVID-19 cases

“Aladdin” on Broadway has cancelled performances from Oct. 1 through Oct. 10 due to additional COVID-19 cases in the company. The production had initially cancelled Wednesday evening’s performance due to breakthrough cases in the company,...

Broadway extends audience mask, vaccination requirement through 2021

Broadway will extend the mask and vaccination requirement for audiences through the end of the year, the Broadway League announced Friday.  Under the regulations, audience members above the age of 12 must provide proof of...

‘Aladdin’ will resume Broadway performances after COVID-19 cases

The Broadway production of "Aladdin" announced it will resume performances Thursday, a day after the cancellation of a performance due to COVID-19 cases in the company. Since announcing the cases Wednesday, the production said it...

‘Aladdin’ on Broadway cancels performance due to COVID-19 cases

"Aladdin" canceled its Wednesday evening performance due to positive COVID-19 cases in the Broadway company. The cancellation comes a day after the Disney Theatrical production played its first performance since the March 12, 2020 shutdown....

‘Girl From the North Country’ announces complete cast for Broadway return

The producers of “Girl From the North Country” have announced the full cast for its return to Broadway. Returning to the cast are Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert...

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ announces cast for Broadway return

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender have announced the complete cast for the Broadway return of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Returning to their pre-shutdown roles are James Snyder as Harry Potter, Diane Davis...

Heidi Blickenstaff, Morgan Dudley join Broadway cast of ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Heidi Blickenstaff will join the Broadway cast of “Jagged Little Pill,” producers announced Thursday.  Blickenstaff will play the lead role of Mary Jane Healy, which was originated by Elizabeth Stanley. Stanley, who is currently on...

Broadway League launches ‘This Is Broadway’ campaign

On Monday the Broadway League launched a new campaign to welcome audiences back to Broadway as productions reopen after 18 months of shutdown. The outreach campaign is marked with the release of the "This is...

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID on Broadway?

No one wants to talk about it, but it could happen: Someone involved in a Broadway production tests positive for COVID-19. In the run-up to reopening, there’s been significant coverage of the protections and protocols...

Broadway sets terms for prorated pay for actors, stage managers

Actors' Equity and the Broadway League have negotiated additional terms for the industry's reopening, including an allowance for prorated weekly pay.  If a Broadway production plays less than the typical eight shows per week, producers...

‘Pass Over’ moves to earlier opening date on Broadway

"Pass Over" will now open three weeks earlier than previously announced.  The production, which is the first play on Broadway since March 2020, will open Aug. 22 at the August Wilson Theatre. The Antoinette Chinonye...

Beanie Feldstein to star in Broadway revival of ‘Funny Girl’

Beanie Feldstein will star in a revival of "Funny Girl" on Broadway this spring.  This is the first Broadway revival of the 1964 musical and it will feature direction by Michael Mayer and a revised...

Broadway shows will not report grosses this season

Broadway shows will not publicly report grosses for the 2021-2022 season, the Broadway League said Monday.  The decision was made "based on many factors," according to the League, but includes the "staggered roll-out of returning...

‘West Side Story’ will not return to Broadway

The 2020 revival of "West Side Story" will not return to Broadway, producer Kate Horton said Monday. Bringing back the revival was "not a practical proposition," Horton said in a statement. The musical was one...

Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada to return to ‘Hadestown’ on Broadway

"Hadestown" has announced its returning Broadway cast, including stars Reeve Carney as Orpheus and Eva Noblezada as Eurydice. Amber Gray will return as Persephone and Tom Hewitt, who has appeared as Billy Flynn in "Chicago"...

‘Waitress’ announces Broadway cast joining Sara Bareilles

"Waitress" has announced casting for the musical's return engagement starring Sara Bareilles. In addition to Bareilles, the musical will star Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Eric Anderson as Cal, Charity Angel Dawson as Becky, Christopher...

IATSE issues statement in support of vaccination for members

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees urged its members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after the Broadway League set an industrywide mandate last week.  The Broadway League policy requires all cast, crew and theater...

‘Wicked’ set to relaunch touring market for Broadway shows

"Wicked" will be the first national tour to resume performances when it plays its first show in Dallas Tuesday.  The production was one of many tours that were paused due to the pandemic, and it...

Broadway theaters will require audience members to be vaccinated, masked

All 41 Broadway theaters will require audience members to show proof of vaccination for entry.  Audience members must wear masks while inside the theater, except when eating or drinking in specific locations. Exceptions to the...

Broadway League, Actors’ Equity set vaccine mandate, safety protocols for Broadway casts

The Broadway League and Actors’ Equity announced safety protocols for Broadway productions Thursday that require cast and crew members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The long-awaited protocols call for weekly COVID-19 testing of vaccinated...