Broadway News & Features - November 2021

Stephen Sondheim
Discovering and rediscovering Sondheim: The lasting legacy of the Bard of musical theatre
In the wake of Stephen Sondheim’s death at age 91 on November 26, choruses of “Sunday,” the glorious first act finale of his art-themed Sunday in the Park with George, rose up in Times Square and... Read more
Dear Evan Hansen
Top theatre to see in New York in December
2021 is drawing to a close, but plenty of New York shows are opening in December before the year is up. The past months saw a celebration of the return of live theatre, and that celebration continues... Read more
Slave Play
'Slave Play' to host digital lottery
The Broadway production of Slave Play at the August Wilson Theatre will host a digital lottery for performances beginning on December 1. The play began performances November 23 and will open on... Read more
Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, widely regarded as the most influential theatre composer/lyricist of the 20th century, has died at 91 years old. His career has spanned more than 50 years, including work in both... Read more
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Top holiday shows to see in New York on Broadway and beyond
It's the most wonderful time of the year, because holiday theatre is back for the season. As festive decorations start to line the streets of New York, many marquees will light up with the names of... Read more
Come From Away
The best Broadway Cyber Monday theatre ticket deals
With the holidays rapidly approaching, now is the time to get deals on everything on your holiday shopping list, including theatre tickets. A ticket to a show is a great way not only to gift someone... Read more
Uzo Aduba in Clyde's
'Clyde's' to livestream select Broadway performances
Clyde's, the new Broadway play by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, will livestream the last two weeks of its run from January 4-16. The livestreams are intended for audiences who are... Read more
The Music Man
'The Music Man,' starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, releases rehearsal photos, unveils new marquee
The revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man is in rehearsals for its Broadway run, starring Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo. Performances begin at the... Read more
Beanie Feldstein, Jesse Williams, and Debra Messing
Broadway shows to see in 2022
With 2022 quickly approaching, it's time to start planning next year's theatre outings, and there's certainly no shortage of shows to see in 2022. Some productions meant to open in spring 2020 are... Read more
'for colored girls' to open on Broadway in March 2022
The revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has confirmed the venue and dates for its Broadway run. The play, directed and choreographed by... Read more
'Company' to offer in-person rush tickets for Broadway run
Another hundred people can get Company tickets! Rush tickets for the revival of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical will be available beginning with the first performance on November 15. ... Read more
Chicken & Biscuits
'Chicken & Biscuits' to close on Broadway November 28
The Broadway comedy Chicken & Biscuits has announced a closing date of November 28 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The play, written by first-time Broadway playwright Douglas Lyons and... Read more
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal to star in new Broadway musical comedy 'Mr. Saturday Night' in March 2022
Billy Crystal is set to star in a new musical adaptation of the 1992 film Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway, which is set to begin performances March 1, 2022 ahead of a March 31 opening night at the... Read more
Broadway partners with MTA for 'Welcome Back to New York' campaign
Stome of Broadway's top shows came together as part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority's "Welcome Back to New York" campaign. Cast members from Six, Waitress, Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera,... Read more
Broadway extends vaccination requirement, adds new guidelines for children and travelers
UPDATE: Mayor Bill de Blasio has updated the vaccine requirements for children. From December 14, children ages 5-11 will be required to present proof of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to... Read more
Slave Play
'Slave Play' announces Broadway cast and Black Out performances
The return Broadway engagement of Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play has announced its complete cast. Devin Kawaoka and Jonathan Chad Higginbotham will play Dustin and Phillip, respectively, joining... Read more
Joshua Henry and Tyrone Davis, Jr.
Joshua Henry and Tyrone Davis, Jr. join principal cast of 'Waitress' on Broadway
Waitress has some hot and fresh new cast members! Beginning November 29, three-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter, and current ensemble member Tyrone Davis,... Read more
Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande
Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande to star in 'Wicked' film adaptation
Oh, what a celebration they'll have today! The upcoming film adaptation of Wicked has found its stars, with Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo announced as Elphaba and Grammy Award winner Ariana Granda... Read more
'Flying Over Sunset' announces digital lottery and student rush tickets for Broadway run
What better excuse to take a trip (to the theatre, that is)? The new musical Flying Over Sunset will offer a digital lottery for $40 tickets and a student rush program for $32 tickets, beginning with... Read more
Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear to make his Broadway debut in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
All rise for Greg Kinnear! The Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor will play Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird beginning on January 5, 2022. Tony nominee and original cast... Read more
Ciara Renée
Ciara Renée to star as Jenna in 'Waitress' on Broadway
UPDATE: Ciara Renée will play the role of Jenna beginning November 25, rather than November 29 as originally announced. Another actress will be opening up the diner soon! Ciara Renée is set to... Read more
Company
Top theatre to see in New York in November
With the cold weather setting in across New York, you can warm up by donning a sweater, drinking hot cocoa — or cozying up in a theatre. The shows on offer in New York are sure to warm your heart,... Read more
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' announces return of the Friday Forty ticket lottery on TodayTix
Like magic, the Friday Forty is back! The TodayTix app will once again host the lottery program for $40 tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ahead of the play's reopening. Now a one-part show... Read more
Clyde's
'Clyde's' to offer Broadway rush tickets on TodayTix
Clyde's is serving up some rush tickets! Second Stage Theater's premiere of Clyde's, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's new play, will offer $35 same-day tickets on TodayTix. The rush program... Read more
Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald to return to Broadway in Adrienne Kennedy's 'Ohio State Murders'
Adrienne Kennedy's 1992 play Ohio State Murders will debut on Broadway, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. Performance dates, a venue, and additional casting for the production have... Read more
Chicago
'Chicago' to host special 25th anniversary Broadway performance
After 25 years, Chicago is still razzle-dazzling Broadway! On November 16, the show will host a special 25th anniversary performance at the Ambassador Theatre to commemorate the milestone. The... Read more