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  • 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 announced it would close on May 22 after originally being scheduled to close on August 14. Now, the show will run through June 5 at Broadway's Booth Theatre.The original news of the early closure sparked a grassroots movement on social media to support the production. Theatre journalist Ayanna Prescod...

  • Six

    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 including Best Musical.Six has played at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre since February 2020. The show contemporizes the six wives of Henry VIII as a singing group. They perform songs, inspired by modern pop icons, about who got the worst treatment from the king as part of a competition to determine who'll lead...

  • Darren Criss and Julianne Hough

    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 will stream exclusively on Paramount+ at 7 p.m. before the Tony Awards ceremony is broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+ at 8 p.m. from Radio City Music Hall.Criss is currently starring in David Mamet's American Buffalo on Broadway, which received four 2022 Tony nominations including Best Play Revival....

  • A Strange Loop

    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 the pandemic, and many more fully new plays and musicals hit the Broadway stage for the first time. Multiple 2022 Tony nominees finished their runs in the fall, but with so many show openings this spring, there are still plenty of Tony-nominated Broadway shows you can catch on stage right now.Now,...

  • 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, including pandemic-postponed productions, starry revivals, and new plays and musicals that run the gamut of musical and dramatic styles. Read the full list of 2022 Tony Award nominees, and get tickets to Tony-nominated shows on New York Theatre Guide.Leading the pack in nominations is A Strange Loop, Michael...

  • Photo credit: Six on Broadway (Photo by Sara Krulwich)

    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 West End to Broadway audiences.Six is one of many Broadway shows which began in the West End. Currently, there are five Broadway shows which began in the West End: Company, Girl from the North Country, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.Or, if you're looking for the next...

  • Photo credit: Jennifer Holliday (Photo courtesy of production)

    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 Ambassador Theatre. Get Chicago tickets on New York Theatre Guide.Holliday will star in Chicago for eight weeks from June 9 - July 31. She first played the role for a limited engagement in summer 2001.Holliday is best known for portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls on Broadway, notably singing "And I am...

  • Ariana DeBose

    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 broadcast on CBS. Learn more about how to watch the Tony Awards.DeBose was previously nominated for the Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award in 2018 for playing Disco Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. She's also appeared on Broadway in Hamilton, Bring It On the Musical, and A Bronx...

  • Plaza Suite

    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. The show was initially scheduled to run through June 12 but has had multiple extensions due to demand, with the latest extension being to July 1.Each of Plaza Suite's three acts has Broderick (a two-time Tony winner) and Parker (a two-time Emmy winner) playing a different couple. The first sees them...

  • 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 Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, who plays her final performance June 5, in the role.Pittman was the winner of the The Search for Roxie! competition held in late 2019 to find a new Roxie Hart. The audition process included a video series, interviews with former celebrity Roxie Hart actresses, and interviews...

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