Tuesday, May 18, 2021

NEWS

Broadway League to evaluate guidelines on masking as New York lifts mandate

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to lift the statewide mask mandate, Broadway leaders are evaluating the protocols for audience members and casts.  On Monday, Cuomo said the state would follow guidance from the...

Ted Chapin to step down from R&H Organization after 40 years

Ted Chapin will step down this month as president and chief creative officer of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization after 40 years in the role.  Chapin was hired by the Rodgers and Hammerstein families and...

‘Lackawanna Blues’ will begin Broadway performances Sept. 14.

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “Lackawanna Blues” will begin Broadway performances Sept. 14.  The play, which is written, performed and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will open at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Sept. 28. "Lackawanna...

Members of the Broadway community advocate for a more equitable return

As Broadway prepares to reopen, industry members are hoping it will not return to its usual mode of operation. While more than 20 productions have announced plans to return to Broadway this year, few have...

‘Diana’ moves up Broadway reopening by one month

“Diana” has moved its first preview date up one month to Nov. 2.  The musical, which was among the first to announce for the new season, had previously set a return date of Dec. 1....

CDC lifts mask requirement for vaccinated individuals, posing a question for Broadway

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control announced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks indoors.  While the CDC did not comment on live theater specifically, the agency has now said it...

‘Flying Over Sunset’ sets Broadway return date

“Flying Over Sunset” will begin Broadway performances Nov. 4 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.  The new musical, which was originally scheduled to begin previews the day of the Broadway shutdown, has set an opening night...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ will reopen on Broadway Dec. 11

“Dear Evan Hansen” will reopen at the Music Box Theatre on Dec. 11.  In addition to the Broadway reopening, the London production will reopen at the Noël Coward Theatre on Oct. 26 and the North...

‘Moulin Rouge!’ will resume Broadway performances Sept. 24

“Moulin Rouge!” will resume performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Sept. 24. The day before the first performance, the musical will hold a dress rehearsal for an audience of frontline workers. The company will...

‘The Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin’ stars on Broadway’s reopening

On Tuesday, Disney Theatrical announced the return of "The Lion King" and "Aladdin" on Broadway this September.  For cast members L. Steven Taylor, Mufasa in "The Lion King," and Michael James Scott, Genie in "Aladdin,"...