All stories by Caitlin Huston on BroadwayStars

Monday, July 26, 2021

Costume designer Emilio Sosa elected chair of the American Theatre Wing by Caitlin Huston

Broadway costume and fashion designer Emilio Sosa has been elected chair of the American Theatre Wing.  Sosa will succeed David Henry Hwang and Ted Chapin, who will continue to be active wi…

SOURCE: at 08:00AM
Friday, July 23, 2021

‘Merry Wives’ at the Delacorte Theater cancels third performances after COVID-19 case by Caitlin Huston

“Merry Wives” at the Delacorte Theater cancelled its third performance Friday to allow the production more time to rehearse following a positive COVID-19 case in the company. The outdoor…

SOURCE: at 03:37PM

‘Diana’ to release Broadway cast album Sept. 24 by Caitlin Huston

“Diana” will release its cast album Sept. 24, about two months ahead of its first preview on Broadway.  The Netflix capture of the musical is scheduled to be released Oct. 1. The cast a…

SOURCE: at 11:04AM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Adrienne Warren to return to ‘Tina’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Adrienne Warren will return to “Tina” in the title role this fall.  Warren, who is nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal, will return for an unspecified “limited engagement” …

SOURCE: at 09:30AM

Actors’ Equity forecasts change with opened membership program by Caitlin Huston

Several hundred potential members expressed an interest in joining Actors’ Equity Wednesday, hours after the union opened up eligibility to all professional actors and stage managers in th…

SOURCE: at 06:00AM
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Actors’ Equity plans to open union membership to all professional actors, stage managers by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity is poised to announce sweeping changes to its membership program that will allow any professional actor or stage manager to join the union. The change will allow actors or s…

SOURCE: at 06:00AM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

‘Flying Over Sunset’ pushes back first preview, Broadway opening date by Caitlin Huston

“Flying Over Sunset” has pushed back its first preview date and opening night by one week.  The new musical will now begin previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre Nov. 11 and open on De…

SOURCE: at 03:27PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

‘Pass Over’ announces COVID-19 policies as first play reopening Broadway by Caitlin Huston

When “Pass Over” begins previews Aug. 4, the production will require audience members to provide proof of vaccination. The policy comes after careful study from lead producer Matt Ross a…

SOURCE: at 06:00AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

NFTs come to Broadway in new venture by Seaview, Marathon Digital by Caitlin Huston

Theatrical production company Seaview and social media agency Marathon Digital are bringing non-fungible tokens to Broadway. NFTs are digital assets, including photos, videos, GIFs, tweets o…

SOURCE: at 05:06PM

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ announces full Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Chicken & Biscuits” has announced the full cast for its upcoming Broadway run.  New cast members include NaTasha Yvette Williams (“Waitress”) and Cleo King (“Mike & Molly…

SOURCE: at 03:41PM

Concord Theatricals acquires licensing rights to ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ by Caitlin Huston

Concord Theatricals has acquired worldwide stage licensing rights to Heidi Schreck’s “What the Constitution Means to Me.”  The play will be licensed through Samuel French, an imprint …

SOURCE: at 11:28AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

‘Dana H.,’ ‘Is This a Room’ to play Broadway in rep by Caitlin Huston

“Dana H.” and “Is This a Room” will both come to Broadway this fall and play the Lyceum Theater in repertory.  The two productions, which were part of the Vineyard Theatre’s 2019-…

SOURCE: at 09:00AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Jujamcyn Theaters to make accessibility improvements following suit by Caitlin Huston

Jujamcyn Theaters pledged to make improvements to its theaters as part of the settlement of a lawsuit over accessibility issues.  The suit, filed July 8 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for …

SOURCE: at 04:15PM

Shubert Organization acquires ticketing provider Showtickets by Caitlin Huston

The Shubert Organization has agreed to acquire attraction ticketing provider from Entertainment Benefits Group. As part of the acquisition, announced Tuesday, Shubert will of…

SOURCE: at 11:53AM

‘West Side Story,’ ‘Hangmen’ receive government boost for reopening by Caitlin Huston

“West Side Story” and “Hangmen” received government funding that could help revive the productions.  Per data released from the Small Business Administration Monday, “West Side St…

SOURCE: at 06:00AM
Monday, July 12, 2021

Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones to star in ‘Clyde’s’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Emmy Award winners Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones have been cast in the Broadway premiere of “Clyde’s.”  The Lynn Nottage play will also feature Rez Salazar (“Sweat”) and Kara You…

SOURCE: at 01:00PM

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ moves up Broadway start date by Caitlin Huston

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will return to Broadway earlier than expected. The play, which producers recently announced will be condensed into one part, rather than two, will now…

SOURCE: at 12:02PM
Friday, July 9, 2021

LaChanze will star in ‘Trouble in Mind’ on Broadway this fall by Caitlin Huston

LaChanze will star in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “Trouble in Mind” this fall.  The play, written by Alice Childress and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, is schedul…

SOURCE: at 11:00AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Actors’ Equity partners with air quality group on theater ventilation protocols by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has partnered with the National Energy Management Institute to set ventilation guidelines for performance spaces.  The guidelines include having a certified technician perf…

SOURCE: at 05:28PM
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Disney to reopen New Amsterdam Theatre in July for benefit concert by Caitlin Huston

Disney Theatrical is reopening the New Amsterdam Theatre later this month for a benefit concert.  The concert will span four performances from July 22 through July 25, with proceeds going t…

SOURCE: at 11:31AM

Sara Bareilles to star in Broadway return of ‘Waitress’ by Caitlin Huston

“Waitress” will return to Broadway with Sara Bareilles in the lead role. The musical will play a limited engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from Sept. 2 through Jan. 9. Bareilles,…

SOURCE: at 09:00AM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

‘Company’ moves up Broadway return by Caitlin Huston

“Company” will resume Broadway performances a month earlier than previously announced.  The revival will now begin preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Nov. 15, with…

SOURCE: at 11:21AM
Friday, July 2, 2021

Actors’ Equity eliminates mask-wearing, testing at single venues across the U.S. by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity is ending its mandate for mask-wearing and testing of company members who are fully vaccinated at certain theaters across the country. The union released the new guidelines …

SOURCE: at 11:28AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ to relaunch tour with Cassie Beck by Caitlin Huston

The national tour of Heidi Schreck’s “What the Constitution Means to Me” will relaunch Sept. 30 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The tour will now star Cassie Beck, who previousl…

SOURCE: at 04:31PM

Second Stages sets dates for ‘Clyde’s,’ ‘Take Me Out’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Second Stage has announced production dates for its upcoming Broadway and Off-Broadway seasons. “Clyde’s,” written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey, will begin previews a…

SOURCE: at 02:25PM

As reopening nears, Off-Broadway, Actors’ Equity negotiate the terms by Caitlin Huston

As Off-Broadway theaters plan their post-pandemic returns, an expiring Actors’ Equity contract presents one major uncertainty. The contract between Actors’ Equity and the Off-Broadway Le…

SOURCE: at 06:00AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

‘Six’ announces 2022 national tour starting in Chicago by Caitlin Huston

“Six” will launch a national tour starting in Chicago in March 2022. The tour will play the CIBC Theatre in Chicago from March 29, 2022 through July 3, 2022, before traveling to other ci…

SOURCE: at 04:58PM

‘Plaza Suite’ announces Broadway return in February 2022 by Caitlin Huston

“Plaza Suite” will begin performances at the Hudson Theatre on Feb. 25, 2022.  The play, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, was scheduled to have its first preview at …

SOURCE: at 10:38AM

Ephraim Sykes to depart ‘MJ,’ Myles Frost announced as new Broadway lead by Caitlin Huston

Myles Frost will star as the lead role in “MJ,” rather than the previously announced Ephraim Sykes, the production said Tuesday.  Sykes, who was announced as Michael Jackson in November…

SOURCE: at 07:00AM
Monday, June 28, 2021

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ to return to Broadway as one show by Caitlin Huston

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will return to Broadway as a singular show.  The original production, written by Jack Throne, encompassed two parts, with the first part running two …

SOURCE: at 03:21PM
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Springsteen plays to first full-capacity audience on Broadway in more than a year by Caitlin Huston

A Broadway theater played at full capacity Saturday for the first time since March 11, 2020.  Bruce Springsteen ushered in the Broadway reopening with the first performance of “Springstee…

SOURCE: at 02:24PM

All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54