Broadway News & Features - December 2020

Photo credit: Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical artwork 
New York theatre to see in January 2021
The landscape of New York theatre definitely changed in 2020. For most of the year, the presence of Covid-19 forced Broadway theatres to shut down, with all theatres remaining closed until at least... Read more
Photo credit: Empty stage (Photo by Barry Weatherall on Unsplash)
Save Our Stages Act passed as part of Coronavirus relief package
Following calls for federal aid to be granted to those in the theater industry, the Save Our Stages Act has been passed. As part of a $900 billion stimulus package, $15 billion will be dedicated to... Read more
Photo credit: Ramin Karimloo and Laura Osnes (Photos courtesy of IBDB)
Ramin Karimloo and Laura Osnes working on ‘Houdini’ musical
Ramin Karimloo and Laura Osnes appeared in a virtual reading for a brand new musical, it has been announced. They’re currently working on Houdini, an original musical about the life and career of... Read more
Photo credit: New York (Photo by Colton Duke on Unsplash)
Will Broadway shows reopen in 2021?
Broadway theatres are currently closed, with all Broadway performances currently suspended until at least May 30. 2021. Although many productions have projected an opening date in fall 2021, nobody... Read more
Photo credit: New York street (Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash)
Top Broadway shows opening in 2021
With a global pandemic, Broadway theatres have been shut for most of 2020. All the shows we’d been looking forward to were sadly postponed, with Broadway theatres currently shut to May 30, 2021. It’s... Read more
Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical
'Ratatouille: The Tik Tok Musical' will stream on New Year's Day
UPDATED: 18 December  Remy, the Ratatouille, the rat of all our dreams, is coming to the stage, the virtual stage that is. The unofficial musical adaptation of the Disney/Pixar film exploded on... Read more
Photo credit: Slave Play (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Slave Play’ part of Jeremy O. Harris’ The Golden Collection
A collection of plays written by Black playwrights has been curated by Slave Play playwright Jeremy O. Harris, as announced on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Launched with the Human Rights Campaign,... Read more
Photo credit: Lovie Simone and Gabourey Sidibe (Photos courtesy of Matt Ross Public Relations)
Casting change for 'School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play'
Ahead of the streaming premiere of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, a cast change has been announced. Gabourey Sidibe will replace Amber Riley, with Lovie Simone replacing Wunmi Mosaku... Read more
Nicole Kidman and Jo Ellen Pellman in Netflix's The Prom
Watch Nicole Kidman 'Give 'Em Some Zazz' in Netflix's 'The Prom'
While we still have a week before we can truly build a prom when The Prom premieres on Netflix on December 11, the streaming service released the first full musical clip from the film today.  The... Read more
New York theatre taking place in December 2020
New York theatre taking place in December 2020
Oh, the weather outside is frightful. That doesn’t mean your viewing choices have to be. While the only lights on Broadway are the ghost lights on stage, use your imagination and enjoy a night on the... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Hamilton (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Will ‘Hamilton’ be the first musical to open again on Broadway?
Currently, all Broadway productions are suspended to May 2021. But, plans for Hamilton’s return to Broadway are already in the works, with a projected reopening date of Jul. 4, 2021. As reported in... Read more