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Sunday, January 23, 2022

James Snyder fired from ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” lead James Snyder has been fired from the production, producers said Sunday.  Snyder, who has played Harry Potter since March 2019, had his contract …

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Tony Awards institutes unconscious bias training for voters by Caitlin Huston

Starting this season, Tony Awards voters must complete unconscious bias training in order to vote in any categories. The news, sent to voters Friday, requires members to take a free, online …

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

‘Black Orpheus’ prepares for Broadway with new book writer, director by Caitlin Huston

A musical adaptation of “Black Orpheus,” a take on the Greek myth of Eurydice and Orpheus, is in development, with plans for a 2023 Broadway run. The musical, produced by Stephen Byrd an…

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Broadway grosses see continued impact from Omicron by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses remain low as the population contends with COVID-19 cases related to the Omicron variant and as the industry delves deeper into the traditional winter downturn. The capacity…

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

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 Wes…

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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

“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” wi…

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‘Girl from the North Country’ announces closing date, plans spring return by Caitlin Huston

“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 Bel…

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

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 ro…

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Broadway theaters play to lowest capacity of the season by Caitlin Huston

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 $…

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Broadway extends mask and vaccination policy for theatergoers through April 30 by Caitlin Huston

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 requir…

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Broadway looks for a way forward as shows close due to COVID-19 cases by Caitlin Huston

As Broadway productions are forced to close or take a break in response to rising COVID-19 case rates, producers are grappling with the traditional Broadway model.  The Broadway League rece…

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Broadway grosses plummet after COVID-19 cancellations by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway industry grossed $14 million — $42 million below the totals from the comparable week in 2019 — in the typically lucrative week surrounding Christmas. The low weekly gross, w…

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

‘Flying Over Sunset’ to end Broadway run Jan. 16 by Caitlin Huston

New musical “Flying Over Sunset” will end its limited engagement about one month earlier than scheduled, Lincoln Center Theater announced Tuesday. The musical, with book and direction by…

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Tino Gagliardi returns as president of musicians’ union Local 802 by Caitlin Huston

Tino Gagliardi has been elected president and executive director of musicians’ union Local 802.  Gagliardi previously served in those roles from 2010 to 2018 and most recently worked with…

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to take nine-week Broadway hiatus by Caitlin Huston

“Mrs. Doubtfire” will take a nine-week hiatus, as the production fights to stay open amid rising COVID-19 cases. The new musical has cancelled performances from Jan. 10 through March 14,…

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ closes on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“Thoughts of a Colored Man” has ended its Broadway run, producers announced Thursday.  The new play, written by Keenan Scott II, played its final performances Wednesday night. It opened…

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‘Waitress’ ends Broadway run after COVID-19 show cancellations by Caitlin Huston

“Waitress” announced the end of its Broadway run Thursday after canceling shows this week due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases.  The return engagement had been scheduled to end its run on…

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Alvin Vincent, Jr named new executive director of Actors’ Equity by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has named Alvin Vincent, Jr., an executive within the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, as its new executive director.  Vincent takes over the posit…

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What success means on Broadway this year by Caitlin Huston

After an unprecedented shutdown, Broadway theaters reopened this fall.  That, in and of itself, marked one major accomplishment for an industry that had been dark since March 2020. But the …

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Broadway grosses drop as industry weathers COVID-19 cancellations by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses took a hit last week as several productions canceled performances due to COVID-19 cases in their companies.  The industry grossed $22.5 million across 31 shows, marking the…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

‘Jagged Little Pill’ ends Broadway run by Caitlin Huston

“Jagged Little Pill” announced Monday that it had ended its Broadway run after a suspension due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases in the company.  The musical had originally canceled perfo…

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‘A Strange Loop’ announces Broadway run this spring by Caitlin Huston

Michael R. Jackson’s “A Strange Loop” will transfer to Broadway this spring. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will play the Lyceum Theatre, with exact dates and casting to be announc…

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‘Hamilton’ cancels week of Broadway performances due to COVID-19 cases by Caitlin Huston

“Hamilton” has canceled Broadway performances through Dec. 26 due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases in the company. The production had previously canceled its Dec. 17 through Dec. 19 perfor…

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Public Theater sets COVID-19 testing requirement for audience members by Caitlin Huston

The Public Theater is now requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test for audience members to attend performances.  The new policy, which took effect Dec. 17, requires audience members to p…

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Broadway League not considering industry shutdown amid COVID cancellations by Caitlin Huston

While several Broadway productions are cancelling performances due to breakthrough cases of COVID-19, the Broadway League is not currently considering an industrywide shutdown, according to …

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‘MJ’ cancels Broadway performances through Dec. 26 due to COVID cases by Caitlin Huston

“MJ” canceled performances through Dec. 26 due to “multiple positive COVID test results,” the production announced Friday.  The new musical, which began previews at the Neil Simon T…

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

‘Moulin Rouge!,’ “Jagged Little Pill’ add to growing list of Broadway COVID cancellations by Caitlin Huston

“Moulin Rouge!” and “Jagged Little Pill” canceled their Thursday evening performances, with each citing a breakthrough COVID-19 case in the company. The cancellation at “Moulin Rou…

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to take ‘hiatus’ as Broadway productions face COVID-19 cancellations by Caitlin Huston

“Mrs. Doubtfire” canceled performances through Dec. 19 after breakthrough COVID-19 cases were discovered within the company. The show had previously canceled its Dec. 12, Dec. 14 and Dec…

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Broadway revival of ‘Macbeth’ moves to Longacre Theatre by Caitlin Huston

The spring revival of “Macbeth,” starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga, will now play the Longacre Theatre. The production had previously been announced to play the Lyceum Theatre startin…

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

As cases rise, Broadway League explores booster shot policy for theater workers by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League is speaking with theatrical unions to ensure workers receive a COVID-19 booster shot, President Charlotte St. Martin said Wednesday.  The reachout comes as case numbers …

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Broadway League elects 13 new members to board of governors by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League added 13 new members to its board of governors Tuesday and elected Colleen Jennings-Roggensack as its new vice chair of the road. The new board members include Arvind Eth…

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