Broadway News & Features - June 2020

Times Square
Broadway theatres will remain closed until 2021
The Broadway League has extended the theatre shutdown through Jan. 3, 2021, marking the third time the organization has prolonged the closure in line with the government's COVID-19 social distancing... Read more
Sharon D. Clarke in Caroline, or Change
Roundabout Theatre shifts Broadway lineup to 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company announced an update to its upcoming season on Broadway, with the second postponement of two productions and an additional production. The company has added the Broadway... Read more
The Minutes on Broadway
The Minutes will return to Broadway in March 2021
The Minutes will reopen on Broadway in March 2021 at the Cort Theatre. The Steppenwolf production of Tracy Letts's play directed by Anna D. Shapiro was in previews when Broadway shut down.... Read more
Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell, and Darren Criss
American Buffalo will open on Broadway in April 2021
The Broadway revival of American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe, has announced that it will open at the Circle in Square Theatre on April 14, 2021. The date is exactly one year after its initially... Read more
Flying Over Sunset
Lincoln Center Theater postpones Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel to Spring 2021
Lincoln Center Theater has announced that the productions of Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel, originally scheduled to open March 2020, will open in the spring of 2021. Lincoln Center Theatre... Read more
Hugh Jackman
The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, sets new Broadway dates
Oh the Wells Fargo Wagon will be coming down the 2021. Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, and David Geffen announced on Wednesday that the revival of Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, ... Read more
Adrienne Warren in Tina on Broadway
Adrienne Warren, Audra McDonald and more win Antonyo Awards
The inaugural Antonyo Awards, which honor the best of the Black theatre community, took place on Friday night, and Aziza Barnes’s BLKS and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical took home the top awards for... Read more
Watch the Hamilton trailer for Disney+
Disney+ has released the trailer for the upcoming July 3 premiere of Hamilton. The film is a full-length production of the Broadway musical, which was recorded in 2016 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre... Read more
A Strange Loop and The Inheritance lead Drama Desk Award winners
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Award winners were announced Saturday, June 13 in a broadcast and online event hosted by NY1. A Strange Loop and The Inheritance led with five awards each, while Moulin... Read more
The Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival will take place on June 15
Over 160 New York City public school students will make their virtual Broadway debuts during The Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival on Monday, June 15. The festival will be hosted by ... Read more
Nominees announced for the inaugural Antonyo Awards celebrating Black theatre
Broadway Black, a multimedia organization founded by Drew Shade to promote the achievements of Black theatermakers, has announced its inaugural Antonyo Awards, which will celebrate the Black Broadway... Read more
Broadway for Black Lives Matter advocacy event starts tonight
The Broadway Advocacy Coalition’s forum “Broadway for Black Lives Matter Again” begins tonight, Wednesday, June 10. The goal of the three-part event is for the “Broadway community to heal, listen,... Read more
The Drama Desk Awards will now air on June 13
The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards, which were postponed the morning of the event on May 31, will now air Saturday, June 13 at 7:30PM ET. Viewers can tune in to the ceremony on Spectrum News NY1 and... Read more
BIPOC theatre artists pen open letter to white American theatre
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, 300 Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) theater artists cosigned a letter entitled “We See You, White American Theater” which demands a more... Read more
Tony Awards celebrations and Drama Desk Awards ceremony postponed
Several awards season telecasts have been postponed indefinitely in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. The Drama Desk Awards, the annual award show recognizing achievements on and off... Read more