Broadway News & Features - August 2021

Times Square
The Broadway League releases 'This Is Broadway' reopening campaign, including a film narrated by Oprah Winfrey
The Broadway League has launched a new campaign titled This Is Broadway to celebrate the reopening of Broadway shows after an 18-month shutdown and welcome theatregoers back. Many Broadway theatres... Read more
What to see in New York in September
After an 18-month-long shutdown, the longest in theatre’s history, Broadway is returning in full swing this fall. New shows and classic favorites alike will open and reopen this month, ushering in a... Read more
Paulo Szot
Paulo Szot to play Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway
Paulo Szot will give audiences the ol’ razzle dazzle as Billy Flynn when Chicago reopens on Broadway. Performances resume on September 14 at the Ambassador Theatre. With the announcement of Szot as... Read more
Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason
‘Wicked’ announces Broadway reopening cast, with Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason returning
It will be wonderful! Wicked has announced its reopening cast, with Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason returning to the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, respectively. Five other principal cast members... Read more
Photo credit: Ana Villafañe (Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)
Ana Villafañe to play Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway
The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be… Ana. Ana Villafañe will play Roxie Hart in the reopening of Chicago on Broadway, with performances resuming at the Ambassador Theatre from September 14.... Read more
Photo credit: & Juliet in London (Photo by Johan Persson)
‘& Juliet’ to play pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto
A pre-Broadway engagement for the West End musical & Juliet is scheduled to take place in 2022. & Juliet will begin performances at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Canada from summer 2022... Read more
Lillias White and Bianca Marroquin
Lillias White, Bianca Marroquín to lead reopening cast of ‘Chicago’ on Broadway
And all that jazz! The long-running musical Chicago has announced initial casting ahead of its reopening on Broadway September 14. Tony winner Lillias White and longtime cast member Bianca Marroquin... Read more
Photo credit: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Camille A. Brown to direct and choreograph ‘for colored girls…’ on Broadway in 2022
Tony nominee Camille A. Brown will direct and choreograph the 2022 Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. The production will... Read more
Photo credit: Winter Garden Theatre and a Tony Award (Photo by Gene Reed and courtesy of the Tony Awards)
New details announced for the 2020 Tony Awards ceremony, including location and more
Ahead of next month’s 2020 Tony Awards, details for a Broadway location to host the ceremony have been revealed. The 74th Annual Tony Awards will take place at the Winter Garden Theatre on September... Read more
Photo credit: Rachel Tucker in Come From Away (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
‘Come From Away’ announces Broadway reopening cast
Get ready to go back to the rock! The full cast to star in Come From Away at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre has been revealed, ahead of reopening on September 21. The full cast includes Rachel Tucker... Read more
Beanie Feldstein
Beanie Feldstein to star in first Broadway 'Funny Girl' revival in 2022
Don't rain on her parade! Beanie Feldstein will star as Fanny Brice in a new revival of Funny Girl, which is scheduled to start performances in spring 2022 at the theatre to be announced.  “The first... Read more
Photo credit: The Lion King (Photo by Joan Marcus)
The Lion King' announces full cast for Broadway reopening
The circle of life is being filled in once more, as the full cast for The Lion King’s Broadway reopening has been named. The Lion King is at the Minskoff Theatre from September 14, and The Lion King... Read more
Photo credit: Michael James Scott (Photo by Deen van Meer)
'Aladdin' announces Broadway reopening cast, with Michael James Scott as Genie
Get ready for a whole new world on Broadway, as the Aladdin cast has been named. Aladdin reopens at the New Amsterdam Theatre from September 28, and Aladdin tickets are on sale now. Michael Maliakel... Read more
Photo credit: Quentin Earl Darrington, Whitney Bashor and Gabriel Ruiz (Photos courtesy of DKC/O&M)
‘MJ’ announces world premiere cast, ahead of Broadway opening
You’ll wanna be startin’ something to get to Broadway, as the complete cast for Michael Jackson musical MJ has been announced. MJ begins previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 6 ahead of an... Read more
Photo credit: Hadestown (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
André De Shields to reprise Tony-winning role in ‘Hadestown’
As rehearsals for the return of Hadestown on Broadway begin today, the full Hadestown company has been named. Hadestown resumes performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre from September 2. André De... Read more
Photo credit: West Side Story (Photo by Julieta Cervantes / Jan Versweyveld​)
'West Side Story' directed by Ivo van Hove will not return to Broadway
The latest Broadway revival of West Side Story directed by Ivo van Hove will not return to Broadway when theatres reopen. West Side Story began previews at the Broadway Theatre on December 10, 2019,... Read more
Photo credit: Come From Away (Photo courtesy of Come From Away)
‘Come From Away’ film to be released on Apple TV+ on September 10
Following the news that a live taping of the Come From Away musical was in the works, a release date for the Come From Away film has been confirmed. Come From Away, which was filmed at its Broadway... Read more
Photo credit: Daniel J Watts (Photo by Manuel Harlan)
Daniel J. Watts to return to ‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’ on Broadway, as full casting named
This cast is “Simply the Best!”. The full cast to star alongside Adrienne Warren in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway has been named. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical resumes performances at the... Read more
Photo credit: Pass Over in 2018 (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)
'Pass Over' starts performances tonight, as the first play to reopen Broadway
The Broadway premiere of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over will begin performances at the August Wilson Theatre tonight. In doing so, Pass Over will make history as the first Broadway play to... Read more
Photo credit; Christopher Fitzgerald and Drew Gehling (Photos by Joan Marcus and Marc J. Franklin)
'Waitress' original cast members join Sara Bareilles for Broadway return
Joe's Diner is opening up again next month, and an all-star cast will be appearing alongside Sara Bareilles in Waitress on Broadway. Waitress is at the Barrymore Theatre from September 2 - Jan. 9,... Read more
Photo credit: Times Square (Photo by Jason Thibault on Flickr)
Broadway vaccine rules: All the shows in New York that require vaccinations and Covid tests
While Broadway theatres may be gearing up for reopening shows at full capacity in the coming weeks, going to the theatre won’t be back to normal just yet. In order for the safety of all parties in... Read more
Photo credit: Natalie Mendoza (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Natalie Mendoza to star as Satine in ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’
The full reopening cast for Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway has been confirmed, ahead of performances beginning next month. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre from... Read more