Broadway News & Features - May 2021

Photo credit: Seven Deadly Sins in Miami (Photo by Ernesto Sempoll)
What to see in New York in June
With New York capacity restrictions lifted statewide, indoor and outdoor venues are welcoming the public once more. But, if you don’t want to attend a live performance, theatre streaming options are... Read more
The Tony Awards
Tony Awards set 2020 ceremony date for Sept. 26
The ceremony date for the 2020 Tony Awards has been confirmed. The 2020 Tony Awards will take place on September 26, and will also be available to stream live and on demand. Find out all the nominees... Read more
Photo credit: Thoughts of a Colored Man (Photo by Michael Davis)
‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ to open at Golden Theatre in October, with full casting named
The Broadway premiere of Keenan Scott II’s Thoughts of a Colored Man has confirmed that it will open in the upcoming season. Thoughts of a Colored Man will begin previews at the Golden Theatre from... Read more
Photo credit: Girl From the North Country cast (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Bob Dylan musical ‘Girl From the North Country’ to return to Broadway from October 2021
The Broadway production of Girl From the North Country will resume its run this fall. Girl From the North Country will reopen at the Belasco Theatre from October 13, after its run was initially cut... Read more
Photo credit: Hadestown cast (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Hadestown’ to reopen at Walter Kerr Theatre on September 2
The eight-time Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown will reopen at the Walter Kerr Theatre this fall. Hadestown performances will resume from September 2, making it the first Broadway musical to... Read more
Photo credit: Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen (Photo still courtesy of Universal Pictures)
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ movie trailer released, starring Ben Platt in Tony-winning role
The first trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen has been released today, ahead of a fall release. Ben Platt reprises his Tony Award-winning role as Evan Hansen in the movie,... Read more
Photo credit: Diana the Musical (Photo by Little Fang Photo)
‘Diana: The Musical’ posts earlier Broadway opening with performances now from November 2021
The Broadway transfer of Diana: The Musical will now reopen earlier than planned, with previews beginning in November. Diana: The Musical resumes at the Longacre Theatre from November 2, with an... Read more
Photo credit: Ruben Santiago-Hudson in ‘Lackawanna Blues’ at the Mark Taper Forum (Photo by Robert Gauthier)
‘Lackawanna Blues’ starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson to premiere on Broadway this fall
The Broadway premiere of Lackawanna Blues will finally be performed this season. Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s acclaimed play will begin performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from September 14,... Read more
Danny Burstein in 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
'Moulin Rouge' to return to Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Sept. 24
Spectacular, spectacular! Moulin Rouge! The Musical will return to Broadway this Fall. The Tony-nominated musical will reopen at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on September 24, featuring members of the... Read more
Photo credit: Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to reopen at Music Box Theatre in December
Dear Evan Hansen will resume its acclaimed run this fall. Dear Evan Hansen will reopen at the Music Box Theatre from December 11, and you can find out more about Dear Evan Hansen tickets on Broadway ... Read more
Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack, and Tony Yazbek (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Lincoln Center Theater announces opening dates for 'Flying Over Sunset' and 'Intimate Apparel'
Get ready for a trip —the Lincoln Center Theater production of Flying Over Sunset will now open at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater on Dec. 6. Preview performances will begin on Nov. 4. The new... Read more
Michael James Scott and Ainsley Melham in 'Aladdin' (Photo by Dean van Meer)
‘The Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin’ to reopen on Broadway in September
It’s a whole new world — Broadway is coming back, and The Lion King and Aladdin will be among the first shows to return to the stage. The Lion King will reopen at the Minskoff Theatre on Sept. 14,... Read more
Photo credit: Tina the Musical cast (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
‘Tina - The Tina Turner Musical’ to reopen at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in October
What's Broadway got to do with it? Well, a lot it seems for Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, resuming its run this fall. Tina - The Tina Turner Musical will continue performances at the Lunt-Fontanne... Read more
From right to left: Miguel Cervantes in 'Hamilton' (Photo by Joan Marcus); Lindsay Pearce in 'Wicked' (Photo by Joan Marcus)
‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked,’ and ‘The Lion King’ to return to Broadway in September
Hamilton, Wicked, and The Lion King announced this morning on Good Morning America that the shows will be back from September 14, the first day that Broadway performances will resume. Performers ... Read more
Lindsay Pearce in 'Wicked' on Broadway. (Photo by Joan Marcus)
‘Wicked’ to reopen at the Gershwin Theatre on Sept. 14
Elphaba is ready to defy gravity once again. Wicked has set its reopening date on Broadway. The blockbuster musical about the witches of Oz will restart performances at the Gershwin Theatre on Sept.... Read more
Photo: Cast of Company, Lindsay Pearce in Wicked and Miguel Cervantes in Hamilton (Photos by Brinkhoff/Mogenburg and Joan Marcus)
Here's when all Broadway shows are opening
Broadway is back. From September, Broadway theatres can reopen at full capacity, and dozens of Broadway shows have confirmed they will return to the Great White Way. Ahead of Broadway’s triumphant... Read more
Photo credit: Ephraim Sykes outside the Neil Simon Theatre (Photo by Little Fang)
‘MJ The Musical’ world premiere to open at Neil Simon Theatre in December
The upcoming world premiere of MJ The Musical will open in 2021, a year after it was first scheduled. MJ The Musical will begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 6, ahead of an opening... Read more
Photo credit: Sharon D. Clarke in Caroline, or Change in London (Photo by Marc Brenner)
Roundabout Theatre Company announce fall dates, including ‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘Birthday Candles’
With the news that Broadway theatres can reopen at full capacity from September 14, upcoming dates for Roundabout Theatre Company’s productions have been announced. The company’s Broadway season will... Read more
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‘Jagged Little Pill’ to reopen at Broadhurst Theatre in October
Jagged Little Pill will resume its Broadway run this fall at the Broadhurst Theatre. Performances of the 15-time Tony Award-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill will recommence from October 21. Find... Read more
Miguel Cervantes in 'Hamilton' on Broadway. (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Hamilton to reopen on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Sept. 14
Get ready to be in the room where it happens. Hamilton will resume performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre this fall. Performances will begin on Sept. 14. Find out more about Hamilton tickets on... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Company (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mogenburg)
‘Company’ confirms Broadway return, starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone
UPDATE: On May 12, it was confirmed that Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk will return to Company. "Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Company!" The Broadway revival of Company will reopen at the Bernard... Read more
Photo credit: Stephen McKinley Henderson and Rosal Colon in 'Between Riverside and Crazy' at Second Stage Theatre in 2015. (Photo by Carol Rosegg)
Second Stage Theater announces upcoming Broadway season, including plays by Lynn Nottage and Stephen Adly Guirgis
Details of the upcoming Broadway and off-Broadway seasons from Second Stage Theater have been confirmed. Five shows will be staged in total, including three at the Hayes Theater and two at the Kiser... Read more
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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to return to Broadway from October 2021, starring Rob McClure
The Broadway premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire will resume its run this fall. Mrs. Doubtfire will continue previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from Oct. 21, 2021, with an opening night on Dec. 5, 2021... Read more
Photo credit: Come From Away cast (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Come From Away’ to reopen at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in September
Welcome (back) to the rock! After Governor Cuomo’s announcement that theatres can reopen at full capacity, Come From Away will resume performances on Broadway. Come From Away will return to the... Read more
Photo credit: Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations cast (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations’ to reopen at Imperial Theatre in October
Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations will resume performances at the Imperial Theatre this fall. Performances will recommence from Oct. 16, 2021, marking the first Broadway show to... Read more
Photo credit: Chicago cast (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)
‘Chicago’ to return to Ambassador Theatre from September 14
Chicago will reopen on Broadway in September after a year of suspended performances. Chicago will recommence at the Ambassador Theatre from Sept. 14, 2021, which is also the first night that Broadway... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Six (Photo by Joan Marcus)
‘Six’ confirms Broadway return to Brooks Atkinson Theatre
With Broadway theatres now reopening across the city for one-off performances, some productions are beginning to reveal details on their return. Six will reopen at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from... Read more
Photo credit: The Phantom of the Opera cast (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘The Phantom of the Opera’ sets October reopening date at Majestic Theatre
Following the news that Broadway theatres can reopen at full capacity from Sept. 14, 2021, productions are beginning to confirm when they’ll resume performances. The Phantom of the Opera will return... Read more
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Could ‘Waitress’, starring Sara Bareilles return to Broadway?
With the news that Broadway theatres can reopen at full capacity from Sept. 14, 2021, details on upcoming productions are being released. In an article from the Wall Street Journal, Waitress could... Read more
Broadway theatres to reopen Sept. 14, says Governor Cuomo
Following yesterday’s news that all Broadway theatres could be allowed to reopen later this month, Governor Cuomo has provided more details on Broadway reopening. In a press conference, Cuomo said... Read more
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New York capacity restrictions to lift from May 19, says Governor Cuomo
UPDATE: Broadway shows will be allowed to reopen at full capacity from Sept. 14, 2021, with more information here. New York governor Andrew Cuomo has stated that the majority of capacity restrictions... Read more