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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Return of international tourists may help lift Broadway box offices by Caitlin Huston

Broadway may soon get a boost from international travelers and the ability of children to get vaccinated.  On Monday, the U.S. lifted its international travel ban, allowing vaccinated touri…

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Billy Crystal returns to Broadway in musical ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ by Caitlin Huston

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this spring in a musical adaptation of “Mr. Saturday Night.”  Crystal will play comedian Buddy Young Jr., the role he originated in the 1992 Columb…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ cancels Broadway performances due to COVID-19 cases by Caitlin Huston

“Chicken & Biscuits” will cancel three performances this week due to breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the Broadway company.  Performances are cancelled from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11 …

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Broadway grosses bounce back after Halloween week by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses rebounded last week, as the industry came out of a holiday period and added three new productions. Industrywide grosses reached $22.85 million across 30 productions for the …

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Laura Bell Bundy to star in industry presentations of new musical ‘Joy’ by Caitlin Huston

Laura Bell Bundy will play the lead role in industry presentations of the new musical “Joy” this week.  Bundy, the original Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde,” takes on the role of entr…

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Monday, November 8, 2021

Broadway sets new vaccination polices for children, international visitors by Caitlin Huston

Broadway has set new vaccination policies for children and international visitors, the Broadway League announced Monday.  Children under the age of 12 must attend with an adult who is fully…

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‘Skeleton Crew’ announces complete Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

Joshua Boone will join the previously announced Broadway cast of Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew,” Manhattan Theatre Club announced Monday. Boone, who previously appeared in “Ne…

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Broadway sound designers break new barriers by Caitlin Huston

On Broadway, the field of sound design has long been dominated by men and lacking in diversity.  But this season, sound designer Twi McCallum made her Broadway debut with “Chicken & B…

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

‘Is This a Room,’ ‘Dana H.’ extend past Broadway closing notice by Caitlin Huston

“Is This a Room” and “Dana H.” will now play two weeks past their initial closing notice, producers announced Wednesday.  The plays, which are running in repertory at the Lyceum The…

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Broadway grosses fall $2.5 million during Halloween week by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses took a $2.5 million hit last week, even with one more production added to the weekly totals. The 27 shows running last week reported a collective gross of $19.7 million, com…

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Ciara Renée will play Jenna in ‘Waitress’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Ciara Renée will take over the lead role of Jenna in “Waitress,” the musical announced Tuesday.  Renée, who previously starred as Elsa in “Frozen” and the Off-Broadway show “The…

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Monday, November 1, 2021

Mandy Greenfield resigns as artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival by Caitlin Huston

Mandy Greenfield has resigned as artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival, the organization said Monday. Greenfield stepped down from her position in late October. The release did …

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Audra McDonald to star in ‘Ohio State Murders’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Audra McDonald will return to Broadway to star in Adrienne Kennedy’s “Ohio State Murders.” This production will mark the Broadway debut for Kennedy, an award-winning playwright who has…

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‘Six,’ ‘Moulin Rouge!’ to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Caitlin Huston

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will return this year with performances by “Six,” “Moulin Rouge!” and “Wicked.” In addition to Broadway shows confirmed thus far, the 2021 pa…

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Friday, October 29, 2021

New York’s $3 million tax credit aims to help restart Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Broadway productions are vying for a $3 million tax credit that the state hopes can jumpstart the industry. The New York City Musical and Theatrical Tax Credit Program is intended to support…

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

‘The Music Man’ announces complete Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“The Music Man” announced its complete Broadway cast Thursday, including new members Rema Webb as Mrs. Squires, Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt and Linda Mugleston as Alma Hix. In addition …

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Broadway shows filled 85% of all seats last week, League says by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League shared a snapshot of the industry’s grosses Wednesday, saying that 85% of seats across all operating Broadway theaters were filled last week. While the League initially…

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Monday, October 25, 2021

‘Is This a Room,’ ‘Dana H.’ to close on Broadway in November by Caitlin Huston

“Is This a Room” and “Dana H.” will close two months earlier than scheduled. The two plays are playing in repertory at the Lyceum Theatre and moved to Broadway after Off-Broadway run…

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Friday, October 22, 2021

New Bollywood musical ‘Come Fall In Love-The DDLJ Musical’ eyes Broadway premiere by Caitlin Huston

A new musical based on the longest running film in Indian cinema is slated to come to Broadway next year.  The musical, entitled “Come Fall in Love — The DDLJ Musical,” is based on th…

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‘Lackawanna Blues’ adds additional Broadway performances by Caitlin Huston

“Lackawanna Blues” has added four additional performances to its run, Manhattan Theatre Club announced Friday.  The show, written, directed and starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, has added…

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Adi Roy takes over from Antonio Cipriano as ‘Jagged Little Pill’ returns to Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Adi Roy will make his Broadway debut as Phoenix when “Jagged Little Pill” resumes performances Thursday with a reworked script. Roy takes over the role from original cast member Antonio …

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Broadway ticket buyers make more last-minute decisions by Caitlin Huston

As Broadway shows reopen, theatergoers are waiting longer to buy tickets.  Unlike prior seasons, many ticket buyers are purchasing Broadway tickets one to two weeks before or even the day o…

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

‘Trouble in Mind’ offers 300 discounted tickets to each Broadway preview performance by Caitlin Huston

“Trouble in Mind” will offer 300 discounted tickets for each of its preview performances, in partnership with R&B radio station 107.5 WBLS-FM. The Roundabout Theatre production will …

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

‘Lackawanna Blues’ announces one-week extension on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a one-week extension of “Lackawanna Blues,” following the cancellation of several performances.  “Lackawanna Blues” will now play the Samuel J. …

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Creative Goods launches QR-enabled buying program for Broadway merch by Caitlin Huston

Creative Goods Merchandise has launched a new program allowing theatergoers to purchase merchandise from their seats. Patrons can purchase items by scanning a QR code, which will appear on s…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

‘Lackawanna Blues’ cancels additional Broadway performances by Caitlin Huston

“Lackawanna Blues” has canceled additional Broadway performances due to the recurrence of star Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s back injury. Performances of the one-man show are now canceled fr…

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‘American Buffalo’ plans Broadway run in spring 2022 by Caitlin Huston

“American Buffalo” starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss will get its Broadway run this spring.  The David Mamet play, directed by Neil Pepe, was originally schedul…

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‘Lackawanna Blues’ cancels opening night performance due to star injury by Caitlin Huston

The Thursday evening performance of “Lackawanna Blues,” which was meant to be the show’s new opening night, was cancelled due to a recurrence of lead Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s back inj…

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Nik Dodani, Ben Thompson to join Broadway cast of ‘Waitress’ by Caitlin Huston

Nik Dodani will take over the role of Ogie in “Waitress” on Broadway.  Dodani, who recently appeared as Jared in the “Dear Evan Hansen” film, will make his Broadway debut in the rol…

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch to star in ‘Funny Girl’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Ramin Karimloo and Jane Lynch will star in the Broadway revival of “Funny Girl” alongside Beanie Feldstein.  Karimloo, who has previously appeared in “Les Misérables” and “Anasta…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

‘Showstoppers!’ costume exhibit temporarily closed due to flooding by Caitlin Huston

A Times Square costume exhibit designed to raise money for costume makers affected by the pandemic has temporarily closed due to flooding.  The “Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes From St…

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