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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

‘Come From Away’ Film Adaptation Gets Apple TV+ Premiere Date On Eve Of 9/11 by Greg Evans

Come From Away, the Apple Original Films adaptation of the Broadway hit musical, will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 10 – the eve of 9/11’s 20th anniversary – with…

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Tony Awards Announce Recipients of Honors For Excellence In Theatre by Greg Evans

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today that the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre – to be presented in September – will go to Fred Gallo, President of PRG …

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

‘Waitress’ Alumni Will Join Sara Bareilles For Musical’s Limited Broadway Return by Greg Evans

Sara Bareilles won’t be the only Waitress cast member with prior stage-diner experience when the musical reopens on Broadway in September: Producers announced today that Waitress vets Drew…

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Alvin Ing Dies: Pioneering Asian-American Star Of Broadway’s ‘Flower Drum Song’, ‘Pacific Overtures’ Was 89 by Greg Evans

Alvin Ing, a pioneering Asian American actor who appeared on Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song and Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures, and whose guest roles on num…

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Broadway Will Require Audiences To Be Vaccinated For Covid & Masked Except When Eating Or Drinking by Greg Evans

UPDATE, with details The Broadway League announced today that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City will require vaccinations for audience members, as well as…

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Covid Vaccines Mandated For Broadway Workforce In New Actors’ Equity Agreement With Producers by Greg Evans

Actors’ Equity Association and the Broadway League have announced an agreement on safety protocols that includes mandated vaccines and weekly testing for the Broadway workforce. “This is…

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‘Jaws’-Themed Musical ‘Bruce’ Targets Seattle For 2022 Opening by Greg Evans

Bruce, a previously announced new musical based on Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s 1975 memoir The Jaws Log, is resurfacing: Seattle Rep will stage the world premiere next May, the regio…

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Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Jesse Williams Confirmed For Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ Return by Greg Evans

Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams have confirmed their return to the Broadway production of Take Me Out when the Richard Greenberg play begins performances next March…

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‘Hamilton’ Broadway Cast: Miguel Cervantes Will Return To Title Role For Reopening by Greg Evans

The Broadway cast of Hamilton will star Miguel Cervantes in the title role when the hit musical resumes performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on September 14. Cervantes had only recent…

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Broadway Director & Choreographer Graciela Daniele To Receive Tony Award Lifetime Achievement Honor by Greg Evans

Graciela Daniele, the Broadway director and choreographer whose many credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Once on This Island, Ragtime and The Goodbye Girl, will be the 2020 recipient of the …

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Six’ Confirms Return Of Original Cast by Greg Evans

The original principal cast of Broadway musical Six will return to the production this Fall, producers announced today. The musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss begins performances at the Br…

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Julie Halston To Receive Tony Awards’ 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Honor by Greg Evans

Actress Julie Halston will receive the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award, the Tony administration committee announced today. The award is presented annually to a member of the theater comm…

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

NYC’s Little Island Sets Monthlong Free Arts Fest: ‘SNL’s Bowen Yang, Broadway’s Ali Stroker Among Hundreds Of Performers by Greg Evans

Little Island, the new Barry Diller-funded park and arts space rising out of the Hudson River, will host a free monthlong festival of music, dance and comedy beginning August 11 and featurin…

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Costume Designer Emilio Sosa Named American Theatre Wing Chair by Greg Evans

Tony Award-nominated costume and fashion designer Emilio Sosa has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing, the organization announced today. Sosa succeeds current co-chairs David…

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

New York State Launches $100M Tax Credit To Support Broadway Reopening by Greg Evans

A new $100 million tax credit to encourage and support the reopening of Broadway was launched today with an announcement by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “New York is not ‘New York’ with…

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Shakespeare In The Park’s ‘Merry Wives’ Cancels Two Performances After Positive Covid Test by Greg Evans

New York’s Public Theater canceled last night’s and tonight’s Free Shakespeare in the Park performances of Merry Wives after a member of the production tested positive for Covid-19. In…

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Adrienne Warren Will Return To Starring Role In Broadway’s ‘Tina’ Musical For Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

Tony nominee Adrienne Warren will return to her widely acclaimed starring role in Broadway’s Tina – The Tina Turner Musical when the show reopens at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Friday, …

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Actors’ Equity Expands Eligibility for Membership In Diversity & Inclusion Effort by Greg Evans

Actors’ Equity Association is expanding eligibility for membership to include any actor or stage manager who can demonstrate they have worked professionally in the United States, a move th…

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

‘Flying Over Sunset’ Delays Broadway Performances By A Week by Greg Evans

Lincoln Center Theater’s Flying Over Sunset will begin performances on Broadway a week later than previously announced, with previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater now set to start Thursd…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Pledges Loyalty To ‘Cinderella’ But Sets No Date by Greg Evans

Andrew Lloyd Webber says he is “determined” to bring his on-pause (at least) Cinderella musical to London, though he can’t provide a timeline, telling a UK newspaper, “who knows when…

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Shakespeare In The Park Opening Night Postponed Due To Jacob Ming-Trent Onstage Injury by Greg Evans

The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives has postponed its opening night by nearly two weeks due to an onstage injury sustained by its leading man Jacob …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Closes London ‘Cinderella’ Musical Due To Covid-19; Composer Blames Government For “Devastating Decision” by Greg Evans

Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the indefinite closure of his new West End musical Cinderella a day before its official opening due to what the composer angrily called “the blunt instrum…

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Second Broadway Production To Require Audience Covid Vaccinations: ‘Pass Over’ Follows ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ With Policy by Greg Evans

Though Broadway as an industry has yet to definitively rule on whether Covid vaccinations will be required of audience members this fall, a second production – Lincoln Center Theater’s p…

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

NFTs To Make Broadway Debut: Seaview Teams With Nifty’s, Playbill & Sony Music Masterworks For New Collectibles Venture by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Non-fungible tokens are about to get their Broadway opening night: Seaview, the production and media company behind such shows as Slave Play, Sea Wall/A Life and Ratatouille: The …

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters To Improve Wheelchair Accessibility In Lawsuit Settlement by Greg Evans

Jujamcyn Theaters will increase wheelchair accessibility and make other improvements at its five Broadway venues as part of a lawsuit settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhatta…

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Reality Winner Drama & Lucas Hnath’s Acclaimed ‘Dana H.’ To Play In Rotation On Broadway This Fall by Greg Evans

A new play about NSA whistleblower Reality Winner and Lucas Hnath’s acclaimed Dana H. will play in rotation on Broadway this fall, producers announced today. Is This A Room, conceived and …

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Emmy Nominees Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr. & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Inch Closer To EGOT Status by Greg Evans

UPDATE, with Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs nominations  No one’s saying it will be easy, but Hamilton actors Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs, along with WandaVis…

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Douglas Carter Beane Comedy ‘Fairycakes’ To Star Mo Rocca, Jackie Hoffman, Julie Halston In Off Broadway Premiere by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Douglas Carter Beane’s newest play, Fairycakes, will make its world premiere this fall Off Broadway at the Greenwich House Theater in a production starring Mo Rocca, Jackie Hoff…

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Monday, July 12, 2021

‘In Treatment’s Uzo Aduba, ‘This Is Us’ Ron Cephas Jones Lead Cast Of Broadway’s ‘Clyde’s’ by Greg Evans

Multiple Emmy Award-winners Uzo Aduba (In Treatment, Orange is the New Black) and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) have been cast in Second Stage Theater’s upcoming Broadway production of Lyn…

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Paul Huntley Dies: Premier Stage, Film & TV Wigmaker Who Provided Coifs For ‘Tootsie’, ‘Cats’ And Cruella De Vil Was 89 by Greg Evans

Paul Huntley, the celebrated wigmaker for film, stage and television who provided Dustin Hoffman with the coif that transformed the actor into Tootsie and did the same decades later for when…

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LaChanze To Star In Broadway’s ‘Trouble In Mind’ This Fall by Greg Evans

Tony- and Emmy Award- winning singer-actress LaChanze will return to Broadway this Fall in the starring role of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, to be direc…

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