Broadway News & Features - December 2021

Ain't Too Proud
‘Ain’t Too Proud’ to close on Broadway
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations will end its run at the Imperial Theatre after nearly three years on Broadway. As first announced on December 28, the show will close on January... Read more
The Music Man
Top theatre to see in New York in January
Start 2022 off right with some shows! If you missed the first performances of Broadway shows like The Music Man or Skeleton Crew, you can still catch them all throughout the month. The new year also... Read more
Waitress
'Waitress' closes early on Broadway due to Covid-19
Waitress is closing up. The return Broadway engagement of the musical, which was scheduled to run at the Barrymore Theatre through January 9, will not play the final two weeks of performances. The... Read more
Thoughts of a Colored Man
‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ closes on Broadway, citing Covid-19
Only hours after Waitress announced its early closing on Broadway, Thoughts of a Colored Man also announced the end of its Broadway run on December 23. The show played its final performance December... Read more
The Music Man
First look at ‘The Music Man’ with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster
The first production image from the latest Broadway revival of The Music Man has been released. Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster star in the new production of Meredith Willson’s classic show. After... Read more
Kadeem Ali Harris, Reynaldo Piniella, Christian Thompson
Kadeem Ali Harris, Reynaldo Piniella, Christian Thompson to join 'Thoughts of a Colored Man' Broadway cast
Kadeem Ali Harris, Reynaldo Piniella, and Christian Thompson are set to join the Broadway cast of Thoughts of a Colored Man. They will replace current cast members Da’Vinchi, Dyllón Burnside, and... Read more
A Strange Loop
'A Strange Loop' to open on Broadway in spring 2022
The precious little dream of an A Strange Loop Broadway transfer is coming true. Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is set to play the Lyceum Theatre in spring 2022, Director Stephen... Read more
Jagged Little Pill
'Jagged Little Pill' closes on Broadway due to the pandemic
Jagged Little Pill has announced a permanent Broadway closure due to challenges caused by the pandemic, becoming the first Broadway show to do so. The musical, which had previously announced a four-... Read more
The Music Man
'The Music Man' to offer in-person Broadway rush tickets
Sound the 76 trombones! The Music Man will offer rush tickets at the Winter Garden Theatre box office on the day of each performance, beginning on December 20. The show is officially set to open on... Read more
Emilie Kouatchou
Emilie Kouatchou to play Christine in 'The Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway
Broadway has a new angel of music! Emilie Kouatchou, who has been the Christine Daaé alternate since The Phantom of the Opera reopened in October, will assume the role full-time from Meghan Picerno.... Read more
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson to play Harold Zidler in 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' on Broadway
It's your own beloved Harold Zidler, in the flesh! Drama Desk Award nominee Eric Anderson will step into the role of nightclub owner Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! The Musical beginning January 18.... Read more
A guide to booster shot policies at New York theatres
Amid recent performance cancellations at multiple Broadway shows, there has been increased discussion of how to best protect audiences, performers, and theatre staff from Covid-19 at Broadway shows.... Read more
Covid-19 test
Where to get a Covid-19 test before a Broadway show
Though most Broadway and Off-Broadway shows require all audiences to be vaccinated, per guidance from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Broadway League, some theatregoers with vaccine... Read more
Skeleton Crew
'Skeleton Crew' to offer Broadway rush tickets on TodayTix
Make no bones about it! Dominique Morisseau's play Skeleton Crew will offer $30 rush tickets for the entirety of its Broadway run. The show, mounted by Manhattan Theatre Club, will perform at the... Read more
MJ The Musical
'MJ' to host digital lottery for Broadway run
Don't stop entering till you get enough tickets! MJ The Musical, the new Broadway show about the life of Michael Jackson, is offering $35 tickets for all performances through a digital lottery. The... Read more
Company
Theatre Gift Guide: Gift these Broadway and Off-Broadway shows this holiday season
Theatre tickets make an ideal gift, especially right now. You don't have to wait in long lines to get them, and you can always find a ticket for a different day or show if one is sold out, unlike a... Read more
Diana the Musical
'Diana, The Musical' to close on Broadway
The People’s Princess is making a royal exit. Diana, The Musical has set a closing date of December 19 after 7 weeks of performances. Diana, The Musical began Broadway performances on November 1 and... Read more
The Little Prince
'The Little Prince' to open on Broadway in March 2022
An out-of-this-world adventure is kicking off at the Broadway Theatre. A new stage production of The Little Prince, adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's beloved children's book, will play the... Read more
What the new theatre vaccine guidelines mean for kids
Now that Covid-19 vaccines have become more widely available to young children, the vaccination requirements in New York have changed in turn. On January 10, the Broadway League announced that... Read more
Brittney Johnson in Wicked
Brittney Johnson to take over as Glinda in 'Wicked' on Broadway
They'll call her wonderful! Brittney Johnson will step into the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway beginning February 14. She will take over from Ginna Claire Mason, who is currently starring as... Read more
Sidney Poitier
Ruben Santiago-Hudson to direct new Broadway play 'Sidney'
Producers Ron Gillyard, Anika Poitier, and Barry Krost are bringing a new play titled Sidney to Broadway at a date to be announced. The show, written by Charles Randolph-Wright and directed by Ruben... Read more
Broadway sets new vaccine requirements for children
UPDATE: The Broadway League will require children to be vaccinated from December 14 on in accordance with de Blasio's new Key to NYC guidelines. In a statement on December 8, the League said, "... Read more
Ain't Too Proud
Here are the Broadway shows you can see over the holidays
Dreaming of a white Christmas (and a Happy New Year)? Where better to go than the Great White Way? Snow isn't guaranteed to fall on the holidays, but theatre is sure to be there. If you're planning... Read more
Broadway tourist guide: How to plan a theatre-filled trip to the Big Apple
Planning a trip to NYC? It simply wouldn’t be complete without seeing a Broadway show (or even a few). New York is a theatre capital of the world with hundreds of shows to discover on Broadway, Off-... Read more