Broadway News & Features - October 2020

Photo credit: James Corden and Meryl Streep in The Prom (Photo courtesy of Netflix)
First trailer released for Netflix movie adaptation of ‘The Prom’
UPDATE: A new trailer for The Prom was released on Thanksgiving. Watch the new trailer below.    Ahead of The Prom arriving on Netflix later this year, the first trailer has been released. The movie... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Death of a Salesman (Photo by Eric Y Exit)
‘Death of a Salesman’ starring Brian Dennehy to be live streamed online
A live stream of the 1999 revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman will be available to watch online next week. In a collaboration with Showtime, Goodman Theatre and The Actors Fund, Death of A... Read more
Lillian's Victorian Establishment
Where to get drinks after a Broadway show
There is no better way to end an evening on Broadway than with a post-show drink — or two. What could be better than sipping cocktails, munching on some snacks, and debating the ending of the play... Read more
Sardi's Restaurant
Where to eat before and after a Broadway show
It’s the age-old question. “Where do you want to go for dinner?” And the age-old response. “I don’t know. Where do you want to go for dinner?” With more restaurants on every block than you can count... Read more
Guide to the 2020 Tony Awards: how to watch, nominees, and more
Guide to the 2020 Tony Awards: how to watch, nominees, and more
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. But, this year, the Great White Way’s biggest night of the year is going virtual, as the Tony Awards will take place online. For the first time in... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of American Utopia at the Hudson Theatre (Photo by Matt Murphy)
David Byrne’s American Utopia to return to Broadway in 2021
After a Broadway premiere in 2019 at the Hudson Theatre, David Byrne’s American Utopia will return to the Great White Way next year. Performances will begin on Sep. 17, 2021, at a theatre to be... Read more
2020 Tony Awards nominations
'Slave Play' and 'Jagged Little Pill' lead 2020 Tony Awards nominations
The nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards have been announced, ahead of the ceremony which is due to take place on an unknown date. James Monroe Iglehart hosted the event, detailing the nominees... Read more
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Lincoln Center Theater postpones new productions to Fall 2021
Following the recent news that all Broadway performances are suspended to May 30, 2021 at the earliest, Lincoln Center Theater has confirmed that their upcoming productions will now reopen in fall... Read more
Photo credit: Logo of Broadway's Best Shows (Photo courtesy of Broadway's Best Shows)
Broadway’s Best Shows announce Spring series of Spotlight on Plays
UPDATE: 2 December Following the news of a digital season of work taking place over the next three months, a Spring season of Spotlight on Plays has been announced. All proceeds for these events will... Read more
Photo credit: Theatre curtain (Photo by Gwen O on Unsplash)
Broadway shutdown extends to May 2021
It is expected that The Broadway League will extend the shutdown of all Broadway productions. As reported on NBC New York on October 8, a further cancellation of performances will be confirmed, with... Read more
Photo credit: Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer, Bryce Pinkham in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – The Broadway Musical (Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy of Grand Communications)
PBS ‘Broadway Best’ 2020 list of shows announced
The upcoming lineup for PBS’ annual ‘Broadway Best’ series has been announced. Available to watch from November 6-27, this season will include four shows, as well as additional programming of... Read more
Photo credit: The Music Man at the Winter Garden Theatre (Photo by Gene Reed)
'The Music Man' postponed at Winter Garden Theatre
Following the news that Broadway performances will be suspended until May 2021 at the earliest, The Music Man has now set a new opening night. The revival, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster... Read more
Photo credit: (Courtesy of MJ The Musical)
New Broadway dates announced for world premiere of ‘MJ The Musical’
Following the news that all Broadway theatres will be closed until May 30, 2021 at the earliest, new dates have been announced for MJ The Musical. The musical was originally due to begin previews in... Read more
Photo credit: (Courtesy of Tony Awards)
Tony Awards Nominations to be announced on October 15
The nominations for the 74th annual Tony Awards will be announced on October 15. The awards nominating committee will meet on October 13, for the nominations to be announced publicly two days later.... Read more
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Broadway’s Best Shows streaming series to star Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, and more
Broadway’s Best Shows has announced new digital season of work, continuing its popular Spotlight on Plays series this fall. The season will include seven star-studded readings of celebrated plays ... Read more
Photo credit: James Monroe Iglehart and Danny Burstein (Courtesy of IBDB)
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ virtual concert coming this Halloween
Along with Disney Music Group, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, a Broadway benefit concert of The Nightmare Before Christmas will be streamed later this month. Taking place on October 31, all proceeds... Read more
Broadway On Demand ShowShare
Broadway on Demand launches new streaming platform for theater fans
Broadway On Demand have created a new platform to stream live theatre, it was announced yesterday. Using ‘Showshare’, amateur and professional productions from across the United States will be able... Read more
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First look at Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman
UPDATE: The first trailer of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom was released on October 19. You can watch the trailer below. The first images of the upcoming film adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom have... Read more