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With Omicron complicating Broadway’s return, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed more assistance for commercial theater, which her budget director called “critical for the economy.”
The 2007 play based on Khaled Hosseini’s novel has been widely produced, including on the West End in London. It will come to Broadway in July.
Curtains are rising again after the Omicron surge caused widespread cancellations, but attendance has fallen steeply. Nine shows are closing, at least temporarily.
“Girl From the North Country,” a musical using the songs of Bob Dylan, also closed, with hopes of reopening in the spring, as the surge in virus cases continues to upend the theater indu…
The musical, which uses the songs of Bob Dylan, is the latest show to close as the surge in cases caused by the Omicron variant disrupts New York theater. It hopes to come back in the spring.
The musical’s producer, eager to avoid a permanent shutdown amid the virus surge, is attempting a self-imposed nine-week hiatus.
The jukebox musical about the powerhouse Motown group will end its run on Jan. 16. It is now the fourth show to announce a closing in the last eight days.
It had been 648 days since Sardi’s, a watering hole so closely entwined with Broadway that it was name-checked in the Rodgers and Hart song “The Lady Is a Tramp,” last served its canne…
The caricatures are back up. But many shows are canceling performances just as Sardi’s reopens, a hurdle for a restaurant catering to the theater crowd.
“Thoughts of a Colored Man” and “Waitress” became the latest productions to end their runs because of coronavirus cases among their cast or crew.
The surge in coronavirus cases comes at a tough time for the theater industry, which traditionally relies on the holiday season box office.
The Alanis Morissette musical becomes the first big show to be felled by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.
The Alanis Morissette musical becomes the first big show felled by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.
Roughly a third of Broadway shows canceled performances over the weekend, and the surge in virus cases has halted a variety of performances around the nation.
The playwright Michael R. Jackson describes his musical as “a big, Black and queer-ass American Broadway show.”
Broadway, where cancellations were once vanishingly rare, has seen a raft of them as positive coronavirus tests among cast and crew members have upended productions.
This international production, an adaptation of the novella that is described as “a theatrical experience with musical elements,” will run for five months.
Fans have been streaming his music, buying his books, and trying to get in to see his shows, with a new revival of “Company” opening this week on Broadway.
The Broadway musical, “MJ,” with a book by Lynn Nottage and directed by Christopher Wheeldon, began previews Monday.
Days before he died, Stephen Sondheim and the director Marianne Elliott chatted about a Broadway revival of his 1970 musical. With a gender swap, it has a “different flavor,” he said.
In an interview on Sunday, the revered composer and lyricist, 91, contentedly discussed his shows running on Broadway and off, as well as a new movie about to be released.
“I didn’t think I’d ever perform on Broadway again,” Natalie Mendoza said.
The digital experimentation born of the pandemic shutdown is continuing: the final 16 performances of Lynn Nottage’s “Clyde’s” will be streamed, for $59.
The musical, about a comedian’s rise and fall, plans to open at the Nederlander Theater in the spring.
Under her leadership, the nonprofit produced “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and other shows that made it to Broadway.
Mandy Greenfield has resigned and Jenny Gersten will be interim artistic director. The festival gave no reason for the move, but it follows complaints about working conditions.
The production brings the world of the playwright Adrienne Kennedy, 90, to Broadway for the first time.
The $60 million building in Hell’s Kitchen, which will present theater, dance, music and more, is scheduled to open in December.
The two experimental works will end their runs on Nov. 14. They had been scheduled to close Jan. 16.