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Monday, February 7, 2022

Actors’ Equity appoints new team of COVID-19 safety consultants by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has hired a new team of public health consultants to advise the union on COVID-19 health and safety protocols.  Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill, a physician who has consulted for …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:09PM

‘Plaza Suite’ announces complete Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Plaza Suite” announced the complete Broadway cast Monday for its run this spring.  The play, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, will feature returning cast members Da…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:24AM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Broadway grosses fall to $15 million amid winter downturn by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses dropped to $15 million last week, as the number of running productions dwindled to 19.  That’s a $1.5 million drop from the previous week and the second lowest aggregate …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:58PM
Monday, January 31, 2022

Fall grosses show big wins for old brands, tougher economics elsewhere by Caitlin Huston

In an uncertain fall on Broadway, consumers flocked to the big brands and returned to favorite musicals.  Even without the traditional tourist audience, “Wicked” and “The Phantom of t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:52PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Broadway theater capacity rises as ticket prices tumble by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grossed just $16.5 million last week, the second lowest on record this season, as the industry reported totals from a slim number of running productions.  There were 21 running pro…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:36PM
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 …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:09PM
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 …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:19PM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:04PM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:47PM

‘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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:26AM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:03PM

‘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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:14PM

‘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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:00PM
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 $…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:09PM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:33AM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:55PM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00AM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:23PM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:32AM
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,…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:43PM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:31PM

‘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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:37PM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:29PM

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 …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:00AM

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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00AM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:27PM

‘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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:00PM

‘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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:13PM
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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:41PM
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 …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:11PM

‘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…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:50PM

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