Broadway News & Features - March 2021

Jeanna de Waal as Diana (Photo by MurphyMade)
‘Diana: The Musical’ to open on Broadway in December; Netflix premiere in fall
Broadway productions are beginning to announce their returns to the stage, with the recent news of a reopening and vaccination plan for theatre workers, and Diana: The Musical will be among the shows... Read more
Game of Thrones (Courtesy of HBO)
‘Game of Thrones’ play in the works from George R.R. Martin for Broadway and West End
Game of Thrones is coming to the stage. George R. R. Martin is developing the story for the theatrical spectacular in collaboration with playwright Duncan MacMillan (1984) and produced by Simon... Read more
New York City mayor announces Broadway reopening plan, including vaccinations
New York City mayor announces Broadway reopening plan, including vaccinations
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a Coronavirus vaccination site will open, dedicated to theater industry workers on Broadway. In doing so, the Mayor has stated his desire to reopen all... Read more
Photo credit: Blindness in London (Photo by Helen Maybanks)
What to see in New York in April
For the first time in over a year, New York theatres will be allowed to open from April. Even though full capacity audiences aren't allowed just yet and Broadway theatres remain shut, going to the... Read more
Photo credit: Mary-Louise Parker, Audra McDonald and Meryl Streep (Photos courtesy of IBDB and Rex/Shutterstock)
Mary-Louise Parker, Audra McDonald and Meryl Streep join ‘Spotlight on Plays’ spring series
Additional casting for the upcoming Spotlight on Plays series has been named, with the likes of Meryl Streep and Audra McDonald taking part. They join Heidi Schreck and Phylicia Rashad taking part in... Read more
Photo credit: Patti LuPone in Company (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mogenburg)
‘Company’ confirms Broadway return, starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone
With the news that New York theatres can begin to open their doors for socially distanced productions, Company is the first Broadway musical to confirm its opening. Company will begin performances at... Read more
Photo credit: Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles and Kenny Leon (Photos courtesy of DKC/O&M and GVN Releasing)
‘Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death’ to return to Broadway in 2022
Melvin Van Peebles’ Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death will return to Broadway next year. 50 years since its Broadway debut, Van Peebles’ eldest son Mario will bring his father’s musical to life... Read more
Photo credit: Adam Lambert (Photo by Scott Gries)
Could an Adam Lambert musical make its Broadway debut soon?
A brand new musical from Adam Lambert is in the works. Full details on the untitled project haven’t been released yet, but the autobiographical musical is inspired by a 1970s icon, with Lambert... Read more
Photo credit: Kate Weatherhead (Photo by Deborah Lopez)
Kate Wetherhead to co-write ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ musical
Further creatives for The Devil Wears Prada musical have been confirmed today. Broadway actress and writer Kate Wetherhead will co-write the production along with playwright Paul Rudnick. Joining The... Read more
Photo credit: TodayTix Concerts Lineup (Photo courtesy of TodayTix)
Lauren Patten and Derek Klena to star in New York rooftop concert series
With the news that live performances can resume to in-person audiences from April, TodayTix Presents has announced a series of concerts to take place next month. The four solo concerts will take... Read more
Photo credit: Heidi Schreck and Bobby Cannavale (Photos courtesy of IBDB)
Heidi Schreck, Bobby Cannavale and Phylicia Rashad in ‘Spotlight on Plays’ spring series
Following the news of a spring series putting plays in the spotlight from Broadway’s Best Shows, casting for the first two shows has been announced. This season’s Spotlight On Plays will launch with... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Photo courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater)
Lincoln Center Theater to stream archived productions
If you’re missing theatre, streams keep on giving. Lincoln Center Theater will be streaming four shows as part of Private Reels: From the LCT Archives beginning with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and... Read more
Photo credit: Broadway sign (Photo by Jordhan Madec on Unsplash)
How will Broadway reopen again in 2021?
The light at the end of a long tunnel is in sight. After a year of Broadway theatres being closed and suspended performances, theatres across New York City are beginning to come out of hibernation,... Read more
Photo credit: Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit (Photo by Phil Bray, courtesy of Netflix)
‘The Queen’s Gambit’ to be adapted for stage musical
Checkmate! The Queen’s Gambit will be adapted into a stage musical with plans to premiere on Broadway, it has been announced. Based on Walter Tevis’ novel of the same name, The Queen’s Gambit... Read more
Photo credit: Samuel L Jackson and Danielle Brooks (Photos courtesy of Samuel L Jackson and IBDB)
Samuel L. Jackson to star in ‘The Piano Lesson’ in 2022
August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson will be revived on Broadway with a star-studded cast in 2022, it has been announced. The Piano Lesson is part of Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, which earned Wilson his... Read more
Photo: Music Box Theatre (photo by ajay_suresh on Flickr)
Broadway theaters to reopen as part of NY PopsUp Festival
Following the announcement of an arts pop up festival taking place across New York City, Governor Cuomo has announced that live indoor performances can resume from April 2. A number of “flex venues”... Read more
Photo credit: Brian Moreland, Keenan Scott II and Steve H. Broadnax III (Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser)
‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ to open at Golden Theatre
Following the news that Thoughts of a Colored Man would receive its Broadway premiere, a Broadway venue has been confirmed. The production will open at the Golden Theatre as part of the 2021-2022... Read more