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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

‘Some Like It Hot’ announces Broadway run at the Shubert Theatre by Caitlin Huston

“Some Like It Hot” will come to Broadway this fall. The musical adaptation will be led by Christian Borle as Joe/Josephine, J. Harrison Ghee as Jerry/Daphne and Adrianna Hicks as Sugar. …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Broadway box office rises as productions return by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses picked up last week, as several productions began long-awaited performances and as the spring season swings into full gear. Total gross across all 34 productions increased t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:36PM
Friday, April 15, 2022

Broadway extends mask requirement through May 31, vaccination optional by Caitlin Huston

Broadway theaters will keep mask requirements for audience members through at least May 31, but will soon leave vaccination checks up to the theater owners, the Broadway League announced Fri…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:54PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

‘Paradise Square’ cancels Broadway performances until April 19. by Caitlin Huston

“Paradise Square” has extended its performance cancellations and now plans to resume April 19.  The new musical has been dark since April 7 after the detection of positive COVID-19 case…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:04AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Non-union actors on ‘Waitress’ tour seek union representation by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity will seek to represent the actors and stage managers working on a non-union tour of “Waitress.”  This is the first time the union has sought to become the bargaining ag…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:20PM

Some Broadway shows see spring boost amid COVID-19 cancellations by Caitlin Huston

Broadway grosses dipped slightly last week, as COVID-19 cases led to the cancellation of several performances and as two productions held opening nights. All 31 productions brought in a coll…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:20PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

André De Shields announces final Broadway performance in ‘Hadestown’ by Caitlin Huston

André De Shields will play his final performance in “Hadestown” on May 29, the production said Monday.  De Shields played the role of Hermes in the musical’s 2019 London production a…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:16AM
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Manhole fire causes panic at Broadway opening night by Caitlin Huston

Three manholes on West 43rd Street caught fire Sunday evening, causing panic as patrons of “Birthday Candles” attempted to leave the nearby American Airlines Theatre on opening night.  …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:42PM
Friday, April 8, 2022

‘Plaza Suite’ cancels Broadway performances through April 10 by Caitlin Huston

“Plaza Suite” has extended its performance cancellations through April 10, the production announced Friday. The cancellation follows positive COVID-19 tests for leads Matthew Broderick a…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:37PM

Tom Stoppard’s ‘Leopoldstadt’ announces Broadway plans next season by Caitlin Huston

Sonia Friedman Productions announced plans Friday to bring Tom Stoppard’s “Leopoldstadt” to Broadway next season.  The production, directed by Patrick Marber, ran in the West End in f…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 01:00PM
Thursday, April 7, 2022

‘Paradise Square’ cancels Thursday performance due to COVID-19 by Caitlin Huston

“Paradise Square” canceled its April 7 performance due to COVID-19 cases detected in the company. The new musical made the announcement about 20 minutes before curtain. A resumption date…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:44PM

Sarah Jessica Parker tests positive for COVID-19, ‘Plaza Suite’ cancels performance by Caitlin Huston

Sarah Jessica Parker tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, leading “Plaza Suite” to cancel its Thursday evening performance. Her positive test comes after her husband and “Plaza Suite…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:20PM

Tony Awards returns to full calendar of events by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards have returned to a full calendar of in-person events for the first time since the 2018-2019 season.  Nominations for the 75th Annual Tony Awards will be announced on Tues., …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:50AM

‘Kinky Boots’ will play an Off-Broadway run this summer by Caitlin Huston

“Kinky Boots” will return to New York this summer at the Off-Broadway theater Stage 42.  The Tony-Award winning musical returns to the city after a six-year Broadway run, which ended in…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:05AM
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’ extends Broadway performance cancellations due to COVID-19 by Caitlin Huston

“A Strange Loop” has pushed back its first preview to April 11 after COVID-19 cases were detected within the company. The new musical previously canceled its April 6 performance, which w…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:03PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’ cancels first Broadway performance due to COVID-19 cases by Caitlin Huston

“A Strange Loop” has cancelled its first preview performance after COVID-19 cases were discovered within the company, the production wrote in an email to attendees Tuesday. The cancellat…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:02PM

Industry capacity drops as more Broadway shows began previews by Caitlin Huston

Seven Broadway shows began previews last week, bumping up the total weekly gross, but leading to a lower capacity across the industry.  The 31 productions reported a total gross of $28.8 mi…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:31PM
Monday, April 4, 2022

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to record original Broadway cast album by Caitlin Huston

“Mrs. Doubtfire” will record a cast album this week, producer Kevin McCollum announced Monday. The album will feature the cast that opened the show on Dec. 5, 2021. This means Jake Ryan …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:23AM
Sunday, April 3, 2022

‘Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ wins Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album by Caitlin Huston

The TikTok-inspired musical “Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” won Best Musical Theater Album at the Grammy Awards Sunday. The album, based on the “Bridgerton” Netflix show, was written…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 04:11PM

Daniel Craig tests positive for COVID-19, ‘Macbeth’ cancels performances through April 7 by Caitlin Huston

Daniel Craig tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, leading to the cancellation of “Macbeth” performances through April 7. The play had canceled its Friday evening performance 30 minutes…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:20AM
Friday, April 1, 2022

Mask and vaccines required on Broadway through April 30, League says by Caitlin Huston

Broadway theaters will continue to require proof of vaccination and masks for theatergoers through April 30, 2022.  Decisions on future plans will be made on April 15.  “The Committee of…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:32PM
Thursday, March 31, 2022

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ announces full cast for musical’s Broadway return by Caitlin Huston

The two younger siblings in “Mrs. Doubtfire” will be played by new cast members when the musical returns to Broadway this April.  The role of Christopher Hillard, previously played by J…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:25AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Pop singer Luna to star in ‘KPOP’ on Broadway this fall by Caitlin Huston

New musical “KPOP” will come to Broadway this October, starring Korean pop singer Luna. This is the Broadway debut for Luna, who started her career as a member of the popular South Korea…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:44AM

SpotCo, Rudin lawsuit referred to mediation program by Caitlin Huston

The lawsuit between advertising agency SpotCo and producer Scott Rudin has been referred to the court’s mediation program.  The two parties must attempt to find a solution through that pr…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

‘The Music Man’ continues box office reign, industry capacity dips by Caitlin Huston

“The Music Man” continued to top the weekly grosses, bringing in $3.3 million in the week ended March 27.  This is slightly less than it made the prior week, but still continues the mus…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:34PM

Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks to star in ‘The Piano Lesson’ on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Samuel L. Jackson will return to Broadway this fall in a revival of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson.  The starry cast will include Danielle …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:28PM
Monday, March 28, 2022

Aaron Sorkin to adapt ‘Camelot’ for Broadway next season by Caitlin Huston

“Camelot” will return to Broadway this fall, with a new book by Aaron Sorkin.  Lincoln Center Theater is producing the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical, which is scheduled to…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:00PM
Friday, March 25, 2022

‘Girl from the North Country’ to return to Broadway for 50 performances by Caitlin Huston

“Girl from the North Country” will return to Broadway for 50 performances this spring.  The musical will resume performances at the Belasco Theatre on April 29 and run through June 11. …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:26AM
Thursday, March 24, 2022

Vaccine mandate for Broadway performers remains unchanged after NYC announcement by Caitlin Huston

The vaccine mandate for Broadway performers and other crew members will remain in place, despite an exemption announced Thursday by New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Broadway theatres antic…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:30PM

‘POTUS’ moves up press opening, now Tony eligible by Caitlin Huston

New play “POTUS” has moved up its Broadway opening and will now be eligible for this season’s Tony Awards. The Selina Fillinger play will now open at the matinee on April 27, 2022, one…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:55AM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

‘The Music Man’ tops $3 million as weekly grosses resume by Caitlin Huston

“The Music Man” was the highest grossing show on Broadway last week, bringing in $3.45 million, according to box office reports from the week ended March 20.  Coming in just below the t…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:00AM