Broadway News & Features - September 2021

The Phantom of the Opera
What to see in New York in October
Fall is underway and it's time to fall in love with some new theatre — or fall in love with your favorite shows all over again. All three Tony nominees for Best Musical are back on Broadway this... Read more
Freestyle Love Supreme
'Freestyle Love Supreme' announces digital lottery
We can't make this up! The improvisational musical comedy show Freestyle Love Supreme will host a digital lottery beginning with its first performance on October 7. The digital lottery will make a... Read more
Girl From the North Country
'Girl From the North Country' announces full Broadway cast
Girl From the North Country has announced its full reopening cast, with many of the pre-pandemic performers returning to their roles. The musical, based on the songs of Bob Dylan, reopens October 13... Read more
Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga to star in 'Macbeth' on Broadway this spring
Something wicked this way comes! A Broadway revival of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Macbeth will open at the Lyceum Theatre in 2022 for a limited 15-week engagement. Performances begin March 29... Read more
Thoughts of a Colored Man
'Thoughts of a Colored Man' to host digital lottery
Thoughts of a Colored Man will offer digital lottery tickets for all performances, beginning with its first performance October 1. Keenan Scott II's play is being staged at the Golden Theatre, with... Read more
Broadway shows that premiered in London
You’ve heard of the “British Invasion” of the American rock and pop music scenes in the 1960s. Now, in the 2020s, it’s happening again — only this time in the theatre world. The past few Broadway... Read more
'Lackawanna Blues' postpones opening night
Lackawanna Blues has postponed its opening night, originally scheduled for tonight. The show, which features Ruben-Santiago Hudson in a solo performance, will now open October 7. On Friday, September... Read more
Trouble in Mind
'Trouble in Mind' announces full Broadway cast
Trouble in Mind has announced the full cast for the Broadway premiere of Alice Childress's play. The newly announced cast members will join the previously confirmed Tony and Emmy Award winner ... Read more
‘Chicago’ theatrical records: How the trailblazing musical set a new Broadway standard
Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly may sing that “nothing stays — in 50 years or so, it’s gonna change, you know,” but 25 years into the musical’s Broadway revival, Chicago has stayed around pretty darn long... Read more
Lileana Blain-Cruz
Thornton Wilder's 'The Skin of Our Teeth' to be revived on Broadway this spring
Lincoln Center Theater will produce Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Skin of Our Teeth on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, beginning performances March 31, 2022 ahead of an... Read more
A history of theatre in New York
Between New York’s city’s 41 Broadway theatres and hundreds of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway venues, not to mention the parks and parking lots and hotels (oh my!) that lend themselves to pop-up... Read more
New York theatre by the numbers
Theatre and New York are pretty much synonymous; you truly can’t have one without the other. And now that Broadway marquees are lighting up Times Square again after 18 months, take a look back at... Read more
The Tony Awards
2020 Tony Award winners announced
Broadway's biggest night is officially here! After being delayed for 15 months, the 74th annual Tony Awards ceremony took place September 26 at the Winter Garden Theatre, celebrating the best of the... Read more
Slave Play
'Slave Play' to return to Broadway this fall
Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play will return to Broadway in November. The new production will go up at the August Wilson Theatre, which currently houses Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over until... Read more
Photo credit: Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
2020 Tony Award winners reactions: Adrienne Warren, Danny Burstein, Matthew Lopez and more
“I’m here with my son, and I think we might go to Dave & Buster’s.” That’s how Diablo Cody, who won the Tony Award for best book of a musical for Jagged Little Pill at the 74th annual ceremony on... Read more
Is This A Room
'Is This A Room' and 'Dana H.' announce Broadway rush policy
Is This A Room and Dana H., which are running in repertory on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, have announced an in-person rush ticket program. Rush tickets will be available throughout each show's... Read more
Caroline, or Change
'Caroline, or Change' announces full Broadway casting
No one waiting for the Caroline, or Change cast anymore! Roundabout Theatre Company, which is producing the revival of the musical, has announced the full cast. Caroline, or Change will start... Read more
Heidi Blickenstaff and Morgan Dudley
Heidi Blickenstaff and Morgan Dudley join 'Jagged Little Pill,' as full cast announced
You oughta know the cast of Jagged Little Pill! The musical has announced its full reopening cast, with new cast members Heidi Blickenstaff and Morgan Dudley stepping into lead roles alongside most... Read more
Jennifer Nettles
Jennifer Nettles to follow Sara Bareilles in 'Waitress' on Broadway
UPDATE: In addition to Nettles, McQueen, and Blanchet, two new casting announcements have been made. Nik Dodani and Ben Thompson will take over the roles of Ogie and Earl, respectively, beginning... Read more
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' announces Broadway reopening cast
They're casting a spell over Broadway once again. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has announced the full cast for its Broadway reopening, which will be on November 12 at the Lyric Theatre.... Read more
Moulin Rouge!
'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' to host digital lottery
Everybody can-can ... get tickets to Moulin Rouge! The musical announced the return of its digital lottery program for all performances starting September 28. The show reopens at the Al Hirschfeld... Read more
The Lehman Trilogy
'The Lehman Trilogy' announces digital lottery
The Lehman Trilogy, the five-time Olivier-nominated play by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, will host a digital lottery beginning with its first preview performance on September 25. The... Read more
Jordan Fisher in Dear Evan Hansen
'Dear Evan Hansen' announces full Broadway cast
Dear Evan Hansen fans, today is going to be a great day and here's why: The full reopening cast of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway has been announced. All cast members who were in the show at the time... Read more
Mrs. Doubtfire
'Mrs. Doubtfire' announces full Broadway cast
Casting is on the way, dears! The Broadway musical adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire has announced its full cast. Previews resume at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 21 ahead of a December 5... Read more
Chita Rivera, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Chita Rivera, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more to appear at 'The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!' concert
UPDATE: Additional performers have been announced, including Jon Batiste, Stephanie J. Block, Tituss Burgess, Darren Criss, Robbie Fairchild, Beanie Feldstein, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jordan Fisher,... Read more
Where to sit in the theatre
There’s no bad seat at the theatre. No matter where you sit, you’re able to experience the stellar performances and well-crafted designs your chosen show has to offer. Some seating sections are... Read more
Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim shares plans for a new Broadway show, ‘Square One’
In an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, composer Stephen Sondheim revealed plans to open a new show on Broadway next season. Sondheim wrote the show, called Square One, together with... Read more
American Utopia
'American Utopia' announces digital lottery
A digital lottery will be available for David Byrne's American Utopia beginning with its September 18 performances. The theatrical concert, which originally ran on Broadway for a limited engagement... Read more
'Six' to host digital lottery
All you wanna do is ... get Six tickets! A digital lottery for $30 tickets will be available for Six throughout its run, beginning with its first preview on September 17. The lottery will be open for... Read more
The Phantom of the Opera
‘The Phantom of the Opera’ announces full Broadway reopening cast
They’ll be singing the music of the night! The full reopening cast of The Phantom of the Opera has been announced, with multiple actors performing in the show as of March 2020 returning to their... Read more
The Lion King
Broadway reopening continues, with ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked,’ ‘The Lion King,’ and more
Four Broadway heavyweights — Wicked, Chicago, The Lion King, and Hamilton — will resume performances tonight, kicking off a wave of reopenings that will continue throughout the fall. The shows were... Read more
Photo credit: The Book of Mormon cast (Photo courtesy of The Book of Mormon)
‘The Book of Mormon’ announces Broadway reopening cast
Get ready to say “Hello!” to the returning company of The Book of Mormon, as the full reopening Broadway cast has been named. The Book of Mormon resumes performances at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre... Read more
Photo credit: Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr (Photos by Allison Michael Orenstein and Tony Duran)
Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. to host 74th Tony Awards
Ahead of next week’s Tony Awards ceremony, the hosts have been confirmed. The 74th Tony Awards will be hosted by Audra McDonald, and will take place at the Winter Garden Theatre. Following the... Read more
Sophia Ann Caruso and Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice
'Beetlejuice' to reopen on Broadway in 2022 at the Marriott Marquis Theatre
It's (almost) showtime! Beetlejuice will return to Broadway in April 2022 at a new venue. The musical stopped performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in March 2020, due to the theatrical shutdown,... Read more
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe to follow Adrienne Warren as the lead in ‘Tina’ on Broadway
She's simply the best! Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will assume the titular role in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical beginning November 2. As previously announced, Tony nominee Adrienne Warren will play the role... Read more
Come From Away
‘Come From Away’ cast on reconnecting with their real-life counterparts for the Apple TV+ film
After being away from Come From Away for over a year, Sharon Wheatley was about to restart rehearsals. She, alongside most of the original Broadway cast, were preparing to perform in a taping of the... Read more
Is This A Room and Dana H.
‘Is This A Room’ and ‘Dana H.’ announce Broadway cast and creative teams
Is This A Room and Dana H. have announced the full casts and creative teams for their Broadway runs. The two plays will run on a rotating schedule at the Lyceum Theatre, with Is This A Room beginning... Read more
‘Hamilton’ announces return of #Ham4Ham digital lottery
It’s time to be in the room where it happens! Hamilton will resume its digital lottery, #Ham4Ham, offering $10 tickets for each performance. The lottery opens September 9 for performances the week of... Read more
To Kill a Mockingbird
'To Kill a Mockingbird' announces complete Broadway reopening cast
Complete casting has been announced for the reopening of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. The newly announced cast members will join the previously announced Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch and Tony... Read more
Nick Cordero
‘Waitress’ company pays tribute to Nick Cordero on opening night
Waitress became one of the first musicals to reopen Broadway last night, with its first performance at the Barrymore Theatre dedicated to the memory of original cast member Nick Cordero. Cordero was... Read more
Photo credit: Waitress (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
Everything You Need to Know About ‘Waitress’ on Broadway
It’s amazing what baking can do. The simple story of a struggling pie chef and waitress, first told in an indie movie, ended up being the perfect recipe for a Broadway treat when adapted into the... Read more
Waitress and Hadestown
‘Waitress’ and ‘Hadestown’ restart performances tonight, as first Broadway musicals to reopen
Opening up! Two Broadway musicals will restart performances tonight: Waitress, starring the show’s composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles in the leading role of Jenna, and Hadestown, featuring Tony winner... Read more
Come From Away
How 'Come From Away' made the move from stage to screen
The ones who have come from away to see Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s musical on Broadway can now experience it from away, too. On September 10, a filmed performance of Come From Away will start... Read more
Come From Away
Writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein on how ‘Come From Away’ resonates 20 years after 9/11
It’s been nearly 20 years since the residents of Gander, Newfoundland welcomed thousands of foreign plane passengers to their small town and provided for them in the wake of September 11, 2001. It’s... Read more
Guide to the 2022 Tony Awards: how to watch, nominees, and more
Guide to the 2020 Tony Awards: how to watch, nominees, and more
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. They were dimmed for most of last year, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But as of August 2021, Broadway shows have been back in full swing,... Read more
Ain't Too Proud
'Ain't Too Proud' announces complete Broadway reopening cast
Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations has announced its complete Broadway casting. The show will resume performances October 16 at the Imperial Theatre. All five actors playing The... Read more