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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

‘Jersey Boys’ Musical Sets November For Off Broadway Return by Greg Evans

Jersey Boys, the Four Seasons jukebox musical that moved to Off Broadway shortly after the show’s popular Broadway run came to a close, will reopen at New York City’s New World Stages on…

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‘Aladdin’ Reappears On Broadway Sept. 28; Disney Theatricals To Pay Ticket Service & Order Fees by Greg Evans

Disney Theatrical Productions’s Aladdin will reopen on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Tuesday, September 28, producers announced. Tickets go on sale today – and the service fee…

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Michael Jackson Musical ‘MJ’ Hits Broadway In December; Ephraim Sykes In Title Role by Greg Evans

MJ, the new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson, will begin performances on Broadway December 6, with an opening night set for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the Neil Simon Theatr…

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‘Hamilton’, ‘The Lion King’ & ‘Wicked’ Set Broadway Returns: Powerhouse Trio Makes Unusual Joint Announcement On ‘GMA’ by Greg Evans

In an unusual joint announcement, producers for Broadway powerhouses Hamilton, The Lion King and Wicked said the three shows will resume performances on Tuesday, Sept. 14 – the first day a…

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‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ To Sprout Again Off Broadway In September by Greg Evans

The Off Broadway smash Little Shop of Horrors will resume its pandemic-interrupted run at the Westside Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 21, producers announced today. Casting for the Drama Desk Awa…

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Tina Turner Musical ‘Tina’ Rollin’ Back To Broadway This Fall by Greg Evans

The Tony-nominated Tina: The Tina Turner Musical will return to Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Friday, October 8, producers said today. “I am thrilled that our musical will be reope…

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Alanis Morissette Musical ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Announces October Return To Broadway by Greg Evans

Jagged Little Pill, the Tony Award nominated musical inspired by the Alanis Morissette album, will reopen at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre Thursday, Oct. 21, producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arv…

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Roundabout’s ‘Caroline, Or Change’, ‘Trouble In Mind’, ‘Birthday Candles’ Announce Broadway Plans by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Roundabout Theatre Company has unveiled its post-shutdown production schedule, with both the much-anticipated revival of Caroline, Or Change starring Sharon D Clarke and the Bro…

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‘Romeo & Bernadette’ Musical Comedy Makes Broadway Plans For Spring 2022 by Greg Evans

Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, an updated – somewhat – musical comedy take on Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers that enjoyed a pre-pandemic Off Broadway…

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Temptations Musical ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ Resumes Broadway Performances In October by Greg Evans

Another Broadway comeback story: The Tony Award-winning Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations will resume Broadway performances on Saturday, October 16 at the Imperial …

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‘Company’ Sets December Broadway Return With Katrina Lenk & Patti LuPone by Greg Evans

Company, the Marianne Elliott-directed revival of the classic Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, will resume performances at Broadway’s Bernard B…

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‘Come From Away’ Is Latest Broadway Returnee: Tony-Winning Musical Resumes Performances In September by Greg Evans

Come From Away, the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning musical, will return to Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Tuesday, September 21, producers announced today. The reopening will mar…

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Musical Announces Fall Broadway Return With Rob McClure In Title Role by Greg Evans

Well, poppets, Mrs. Doubtfire is the latest Broadway returnee: Producers of the musical adaptation announced today that the show will begin previews on Oct. 21 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatr…

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Broadway League Hires First Director Of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion by Greg Evans

The Broadway League has hired its first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Gennean Scott, most recently holding a related position at Omaha Performing Arts, starts her new job on …

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Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’, ‘Clyde’s’ & ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’ Set Openings by Greg Evans

Second Stage Theater has confirmed the post-shutdown Broadway productions of Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s, Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out and Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and C…

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Rachel Brosnahan, Jason Ralph & Trevor Einhorn Team For New Off Broadway Play To Benefit Struggling Theater Community by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Brosnahan’s Scrap Paper Pictures will co-produce an Off Broadway limited benefit engagement of The Great Filter, a new one-act play that will star Brosnahan’s newly ann…

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‘Chicago’ Announces Broadway Return: September Reopening Sets Stage For Revival’s 25th Anniversary by Greg Evans

Chicago will return to Broadway just in time for its 25th anniversary: The musical is set to reopen at the Ambassador Theatre on Tuesday, September 14. The Kander-Ebb-Fosse musical becomes t…

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

‘Six’ Musical Sets September Broadway Return For A Long-Delayed Opening Night by Greg Evans

Count Six as Number 2 – the second Broadway musical in as many days to announce a reopening date: The crowd-pleasing contemporary-pop take on the wives of Henry VIII will begin performance…

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

‘The Phantom Of The Opera’ Announces Broadway Reopening by Greg Evans

The Phantom of the Opera, at 33 years old the longest-running show in Broadway history, is the first post-Covid production to make it official: The musical will resume performances on Friday…

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Broadway To Reopen Sept. 14, Says Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Broadway League “Cautiously Optimistic” by Greg Evans

UPDATE, with Broadway League comment New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Broadway will reopen on Sept. 14, with some tickets going on sale beginning tomorrow. Theaters will be open…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Acclaimed ‘Pass Over’ Heading To Broadway by Greg Evans

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s play Pass Over, which received the 2019 Lortel Award for Outstanding Play for its Off Broadway run, will open at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre for a limit…

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Billie Hayes Dies: Wicked Witchiepoo Of ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’ Was 96 by Greg Evans

Billie Hayes, whose portrayal of the flamboyantly and comically wicked witch Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf, died of natural causes…

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Broadway Gets May 19 Reopening OK From New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; September Remains Likely Target by Greg Evans

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that all state-mandated capacity restrictions in New York City will be lifted May 19, including Broadway theaters. While acknowledging that a M…

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

HBO Sets Premiere For ‘Revolution Rent’ Doc From Exec Producer Neil Patrick Harris by Greg Evans

Revolution Rent, a documentary that follows director/actor Andy Señor Jr. to Cuba as he stages a production of Jonathan Larson’s Rent that marks the first American company of a Broadway m…

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Proposed NYC July Reopening Won’t Include Broadway, Mayor Says; September Remains Target by Greg Evans

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said today that he expects the city to be back “full strength” from the yearlong Covid shutdown in July – not including Broadway. “Broadway takes t…

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Broadway Producers Launch Fellowship Program For New Generation Of Black Leadership by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: A group of prominent Broadway theater producers, whose shows include The Band’s Visit, MJ: The Musical, Waitress and August: Osage County to name a few, are teaming with the Bla…

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New ‘The Great Gatsby’ Musical From Florence Welch & Oscar Nominee Thomas Bartlett Headed For Broadway by Greg Evans

A new stage musical adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald masterpiece The Great Gatsby is headed for Broadway, with music by Florence + the Machine’s Florence Welch and Oscar-nominated “…

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Broadway League Confirms Scott Rudin Resignation; Ramifications On Theater Landscape Could Be Immense by Greg Evans

The Broadway League has confirmed that producer Scott Rudin has resigned from its ranks, a move that could have colossal ramifications on the Broadway landscape now and in the foreseeable fu…

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Friday, April 23, 2021

‘Kavalier & Clay’ Author Michael Chabon Apologizes For Scott Rudin Collaboration: “I Knew Enough” by Greg Evans

Michael Chabon, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2000 novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and worked for years with producer Scott Rudin on an unrealized film adaptation, has…

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Scott Rudin No Longer Managing NY PopsUp Festival, Organization Says by Greg Evans

Add New York State’s summerlong arts festival NY PopsUp to the roster of projects from which producer Scott Rudin has stepped back. Deadline has confirmed that Rudin, under fire for allega…

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Arthur T. Birsh Dies: Longtime ‘Playbill’ Publisher Was 88 by Greg Evans

Arthur T. Birsh, whose job titles during his 50-year career at Playbill, the nation’s most recognizable theater program, included publisher, president, chairman, and most recently chairman…

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