Broadway News & Features - April 2021

New York City to reopen fully from July 1; Broadway set for Fall reopening
New York City to reopen fully from July 1; Broadway set for Fall reopening
In recent months, discussions have taken place as to when New York City can get back to normality. There’s been a Broadway reopening plan, including dedicated vaccination sites for Broadway workers.... Read more
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What to see in New York in May
With smaller New York theatres opening across the city, audiences are now returning to live entertainment once more. Last month, Perfect Crime, the longest-running play in New York history, reopened... Read more
Photo credit: Florence Welch (Photo by David Fisher)
Florence Welch to write original score for new ‘The Great Gatsby’ musical
A new musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is currently in development, with Florence Welch to write the original score. The Great Gatsby is currently slated as a pre-Broadway... Read more
Photo credit: Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler (Photo by Niko Tavernise for Twentieth Century Studios)
‘West Side Story’ film trailer released, starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler
During an advertisement break in the 93rd Academy Awards, a trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story was released. The new film adaptation of West Side Story will eventually be... Read more
Photo credit: Restart Stages (Photo by Stephanie Berger)
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts declare Restart Stages officially open
Following last month’s news that Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) will open outdoor performance spaces, LCPA have now announced the official public opening of Restart Stages. The project... Read more
Photo credit: Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Photo by Tony Evans/Getty Images)
Broadway-bound ‘Shout Sister Shout’ musical inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe finds creative team
A new musical about Sister Rosetta Tharpe will receive its Broadway premiere after performances in California and Seattle. Titled Shout Sister Shout after one of Tharpe’s songs, the bio-musical will... Read more
Photo credit: Amber Iman (Photo by Nina Westervelt for NY PopsUp)
Amber Iman leads NY PopsUp concert at Broadway Theatre
After Nathan Lane and Savion Glover performed at St James Theatre, events on Broadway are now becoming more commonplace. Recently, Amber Iman sung at a one-off concert at the Broadway Theatre as part... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Chicago (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)
Broadway shows set sight on September 2021 return
UPDATE: Broadway theatres will be allowed to reopen at full capacity from Sept. 14, 2021, with more information here. For the past 12 months, Broadway audiences and industry creatives have all... Read more
Photo credit: St. James Theatre (Photo by Nina Westervelt)
Nathan Lane and Savion Glover star in first Broadway event since lockdown at St. James Theatre
With theatres now allowed to open to a socially distanced audience, the first Broadway performance in over a year has now taken place. Nathan Lane and Savion Glover took to St James Theatre's stage... Read more
Photo credit: Neil Diamond in 2015 (Photo by Andreas Terlaak)
Neil Diamond musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ gets Boston world premiere ahead of Broadway run
A brand new musical based on the life and career of Neil Diamond will receive its world premiere next year. Titled A Beautiful Noise, the production will run for four weeks at Boston’s Emerson... Read more