Broadway News & Features

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A Strange Loop
'A Strange Loop' announces Broadway cast and dates
The Broadway premiere of A Strange Loop, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Michael R. Jackson, has confirmed the dates and casting for its Broadway run. As previously announced, the musical will... Read more
The Kite Runner
'The Kite Runner' to play limited Broadway engagement in summer 2022
The Kite Runner is taking flight across the pond! The stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, which was last seen in London's West End in 2016 and 2017, will now debut on Broadway at... Read more
The Chinese Lady
'The Chinese Lady' sets Off-Broadway cast at The Public Theater
The Public Theater has announced casting for The Chinese Lady, the next show in its Off-Broadway season. Lloyd Suh's play begins performances February 23 ahead of a March 8 opening, and will run... Read more
Photo credit: Ariana DeBose on Saturday Night Live (Photo by Will Heath, courtesy of NBC) 
Ariana DeBose celebrates theatre as SNL host: "Broadway changes lives"
Tonight, tonight, won’t be just any night, especially now that West Side Story's Ariana DeBose has made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut. The Golden Globe-winning actress hosted Saturday Night... Read more
Wicked
Guide to family-friendly theatre in New York City; Broadway shows for kids and more
Going to the theatre is a great way to spend some quality time with family. It's a shared experience parents and kids can both enjoy which, unlike a movie night, gives everyone a break from their... Read more
Beanie Feldstein in Funny Girl
Everything you need to know about 'Funny Girl' on Broadway
Life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter! Nearly 60 years after premiering to acclaim on Broadway, the classic musical Funny Girl is getting its very first Broadway revival in 2022. This turbulent... Read more
Birthday Candles
'Birthday Candles,' starring Debra Messing, completes Broadway cast
Your wish has come true! The complete cast for Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Birthday Candles has announced its full cast. After its original premiere date in 2020 was delayed,... Read more
Girl From the North Country
'Girl From the North Country' posts Jan. 23 closing date on Broadway
The slow train is leaving the station. Girl From the North Country, Conor McPherson's musical grounded in the songbook of Bob Dylan, has announced that it will play its last performance at Broadway's... Read more
'To Kill a Mockingbird' to pause Broadway performances Jan. 16, reopen in June
To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's novel, will go on a hiatus from Broadway beginning next week. The show will play its final performance at the Shubert Theatre on... Read more
Everything you need to know about 'The Music Man' starring Hugh Jackman on Broadway
Sound the seventy-six trombones! The Music Man is marching back onto Broadway for its third revival, with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster leading the big parade. The story of a con man and a local... Read more
Shoshana Bean
Shoshana Bean joins 'Mr. Saturday Night' on Broadway; complete cast announced
Fasten your seat belts, put on your crash helmets, because here she comes — Shoshana Bean! The Wicked and Waitress star will join the cast of the new Broadway musical Mr. Saturday Night, based on the... Read more
mask and hand sanitizer
New York theatres extend vaccination requirement to April 30
The Broadway League, the organization that oversees all 41 Broadway theatres, has announced that audiences will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend shows through April 30. The... Read more
Chicago
Everything you need to know about the musical 'Chicago' on Broadway
Enter a world of jazz, crime, and razzle dazzle at Chicago on Broadway. Set in the 1920s and based on real events, this satirical show follows wannabe jazz age stars who get their fame not just for... Read more
Photo credit: Andrew Garfield in tick, tick...Boom! and Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose in West Side Story (Photos courtesy of tick, tick... Boom! and West Side Story)
Andrew Garfield, Rachel Zegler, and Ariana DeBose win at 2022 Golden Globe Awards
The winners of the 79th Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday, January 9. Many films based on Broadway musicals were awarded Golden Globes, as well as Broadway actors.  West Side Story won... Read more
Photo credit: Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart and Bianca Marriquin as Velma Kelly (Photos by Jeremy Daniel and Julienta Cervantes)
Charlotte d’Amboise to return to 'Chicago' as Roxie Hart
The Tony-nominated actress Charlotte d’Amboise will reprise the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago from 10 January. d'Amboise takes over the role from Ana Villafañe. Chicago is at the Ambassador Theatre,... Read more
Photo credit: Nick Rashad Burroughs (Photo courtesy of Polk and Co)
Nick Rashad Burroughs to play Ike Turner in ‘Tina - The Tina Turner Musical’
Original Tina - The Tina Turner Musical Broadway cast member Nick Rashad Burroughs will take over the role of Ike Turner later this month. The Tony-nominated actor Daniel J. Watts will play his last... Read more
Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that have canceled performances due to Covid-19
Live theatre is back, though the Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet. Theatres have implemented many protocols to keep theatre workers and audiences safe, including testing and vaccination requirements... Read more
hand sanitizer and a blue paper mask
Here are the health and safety measures Broadway theatres use to keep audiences protected
The surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant has caused multiple theatre performance cancellations in the past month, and some shows have announced early closings as a result. Many... Read more
Greg Kinnear in To Kill a Mockingbird
Greg Kinnear makes Broadway debut in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
All rise! On January 5, Academy Award-nominated actor Greg Kinnear played his first performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. He followed original cast member Jeff Daniels in... Read more
Flying Over Sunset
'Flying Over Sunset' to end Broadway run on Jan. 16
Flying Over Sunset is coming down from its high. The new musical will end its limited run at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater on January 16, three weeks earlier than the originally... Read more
James Monroe Iglehart
James Monroe Iglehart to play Billy Flynn in 'Chicago' on Broadway
James Monroe Iglehart is ready to razzle dazzle 'em! The Tony Award winner has been tapped as the next Billy Flynn in Chicago. Iglehart will play his first performance as Billy on January 17, taking ... Read more
Mrs. Doubtfire
‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ takes Broadway hiatus, citing Covid-19
Mrs. Doubtfire is taking a break, poppets. The Broadway musical adaptation of the 1993 comedy film has announced a nine-week hiatus, with performances canceled from January 10 to March 14. The show... Read more
Baize Buzan
Baize Buzan joins ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Broadway cast as Scout
All rise! Two new actors will step into the leading roles of Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird stage adaptation from January 5. Baize Buzan will take over the role of Scout Finch from original... Read more