Broadway News & Features - May 2022

Tony Awards categories
Your guide to the Tony Awards categories
As you prepare to watch the Tony Awards on June 12, you might have a few questions. Which shows will win Tony Awards? Will any of my favorite celebrities triumph? And who decides all the Tony... Read more
Take Me Out
Top theatre to see in New York in June
The official start of summer isn't until later in June, but you can get in the summer mood all month by planning an escape — at the theatre, that is! Theatre is a great way to travel to new worlds... Read more
Into the Woods
‘Into the Woods,’ starring Brian d’Arcy James, Sara Bareilles, Patina Miller, and more, to open on Broadway
UPDATE: Additional casting for Into the Woods on Broadway has been announced. New cast members include Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother, Alysia Velez as Rapunzel,... Read more
Gaten Matarazzo
Gaten Matarazzo to join 'Dear Evan Hansen' Broadway cast
Could this be a never-ending story? Gaten Matarazzo, known for starring in Netflix's Stranger Things, will return to Broadway this summer. He will join the cast of Dear Evan Hansen in his first... Read more
A Strange Loop songs
All the songs in 'A Strange Loop' on Broadway
A Strange Loop was an instant phenomenon upon premiering off Broadway in 2019. It's rare that a show gets a cast recording before heading to Broadway — and even rarer that a show gets a Pulitzer... Read more
Kimberly Akimbo
'Kimberly Akimbo' sets Broadway venue and dates
What's an anagram for "Booth"? Kimberly Akimbo, the musical adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's same-named play, is set to play Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall. Performances begin October 12... Read more
Broadway extends mask mandate through June 30
All 41 Broadway theatres will still require audiences to wear masks through June 30, according to a statement from the Broadway League. Masking was previously required through at least May 31. The... Read more
Drama League Awards
2022 Drama League Award Winners announced
The winners of the 2022 Drama League Awards have been announced, with seven prizes being awarded to a total of six productions. The Broadway revival of Company took home two awards — Outstanding... Read more
A guide to summer theatre in NYC: locations, live shows, and more
A complete guide to summer theatre in NYC
To quote Hamilton, there’s nothing like summer in the city. Especially when New York theatres are open. With Broadway shows back in full swing and Off-Broadway theatres opening new shows citywide... Read more
'A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical' to open on Broadway in the fall
Good times never felt so good! A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical is coming to Broadway this fall. The show will play the Broadhurst Theatre beginning November 2, and opening night is on... Read more
Outer Critics Circle
'The Lehman Trilogy' leads 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award winners
The 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award winners have been announced, honoring this year's Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. The Broadway play The Lehman Trilogy, which led the nominations with nine,... Read more
The Lion King
Best reviewed Broadway shows in New York
Ever wondered why "opening night" isn't the actual day a show's performances start? "Opening night" is simply another way of saying "the day the reviews come out." Opening night happens anywhere from... Read more
2022 Drama Desk Award nominations announced
The nominations have been announced for the 2022 Drama Desk Awards ahead of the ceremony on May 31. The Drama Desk Awards award excellence in both Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, with both types... Read more
'for colored girls' extends to June 5 on Broadway
The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be extended by two weeks after setting an early closing. Last week, the show... Read more
Photo credit: Rob McClure in Mrs Doubtfire (Photo courtesy of production)
‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to close on Broadway
Mrs. Doubtfire is on the way out, dear. The musical, which reopened on April 14 after a hiatus, is set to close at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on May 29. Mrs. Doubtfire, an adaptation of the 1993... Read more
'Six' releases new block of Broadway tickets
Don't lose your head! A new block of tickets is on sale for Six on Broadway, with tickets available for performances through November 20. The show is currently nominated for eight Tony Awards... Read more
Darren Criss and Julianne Hough
Darren Criss and Julianne Hough to host 'The Tony Awards: Act One'
Emmy Award winners Darren Criss and Julianne Hough have been named hosts of The Tony Awards: Act One, an hourlong preshow special that will air before the Tony Awards ceremony on June 12. Act One ... Read more
Photo credit: Six on Broadway (Photo by Sara Krulwich)
‘Six’ perform at Times Square as part of ‘Visit London’ initiative
As part of a campaign to encourage American theatregoers to visit London, Six performed at Times Square. The London takeover at Times Square saw Six take to the stage as a way to promote London’s... Read more
A Strange Loop
See these Broadway shows nominated for Tony Awards in 2022
The 2022 Tony nominations are here, recognizing the best and the brightest of the 2021-22 Broadway season. Lots of shows got to have their long-awaited, triumphant openings after being postponed by... Read more
Tony Awards
2022 Tony Award nominees announced: 'A Strange Loop' leads
The 2022 Tony Awards nominations have been announced, ahead of the ceremony on June 12. The first ceremony to return fully in person and at its normal time of year since the pandemic, this year's... Read more
2022 Tony nominees react: Jesse Williams, Billy Crystal, Mary-Louise Parker, and more
The nominees for the 2022 Tony Awards have been announced, honoring the shows that reopened Broadway post-pandemic in the 2021-22 season. A total of 29 productions received at least one nod,... Read more
Photo credit: Jennifer Holliday (Photo courtesy of production)
Jennifer Holliday to play Mama Morton in ‘Chicago’
When you’re good to Jennifer Holliday, Jennifer Holliday’s good to you. The Tony and Grammy-winning actress will reprise the role of Matron Mama Morton in Chicago on Broadway. Chicago is at the... Read more
Emma Pittman to star in 'Chicago' on Broadway
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Emma! Emma Pittman is set to make her Broadway debut in Chicago this summer, playing a two-week engagement as Roxie Hart from June 6 to 19. She follows... Read more
Ariana DeBose
Ariana DeBose to host 2022 Tony Awards
DeBose is DeHost! Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose is set to host this year's Tony Awards ceremony. The ceremony will take place at Radio City Music Hall on June 12 and will be... Read more
Plaza Suite
'Plaza Suite' extends Broadway run to July 10
Plaza Suite is in for an extended stay. The revival of Neil Simon's farce, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker on Broadway, has extended its run at the Hudson Theatre through July 10... Read more
for colored girls
'for colored girls' sets early Broadway closing date
for colored girls is at the end of its rainbow. The first Broadway revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will play its final performance at the Booth... Read more
'Death of a Salesman,' starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke, to open on Broadway
UPDATE: Death of a Salesman will play Broadway's Hudson Theatre for 17 weeks, with performances beginning September 19. Death of a Salesman will receive its fifth Broadway revival in 2022, this time... Read more
Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that have canceled performances due to Covid-19
Live theatre is back, though the Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet. Theatres have implemented many protocols to keep theatre workers and audiences safe, including testing and vaccination requirements... Read more