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  • for colored girls

    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 Theatre on May 22. The limited run was initially scheduled to go through August 14.Ntozake Shange's for colored girls premiered at The Public Theater in 1976 before moving on to a Broadway run at the Booth. More than 40 years later, history repeated itself, with a 2019 Public Theater revival giving way to...

  • The Kite Runner

    Summer is coming, and that means it's time for summer vacation! If you're planning to travel to New York this summer, your trip wouldn't be complete without a show — Broadway is a top NYC landmark to check off your list. It gets pretty hot in the city at summer's peak, so why not cool off inside a theatre or two?Summer is a slower season for Broadway show openings as compared to the fall and especially the spring, since most of the major theatre awards, like the Tonys, have just taken place. But...

  • Tony Awards

    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 ceremony will be at Radio City Music Hall and be broadcast on CBS. Learn more about this year's Tony Awards and how to watch them.Adrienne Warren (a 2020 Tony winner for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and Joshua Henry announced this year's nominations. A total of 35 shows were eligible for this year's...

  • Manhattan Theatre Club has announced four of the productions in its upcoming 2022-23 season, kicking off this fall. The productions include a Broadway premiere, two Off-Broadway New York premieres, and one Off-Broadway world premiere.On Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre will be the Broadway premiere of Cost of Living by Martyna Majok. The show won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize following its Off-Broadway premiere, and original stars Gregg Mozgala and Katy Sullivan return to their roles. Jo...

  • A Strange Loop songs

    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 Prize before heading there. In fact, A Strange Loop's creator, Michael R. Jackson, was the first musical writer to achieve that honor. His show is now also the recipient of 11 Tony Award nominations, the most of any show in 2022. A Strange Loop won two Tonys, including Best Musical.A Strange Loop,...

  • The Little Prince

    The prince's journey is coming to an end. The Broadway production of The Little Prince will close early, playing its final performance on May 8. The limited run began March 29 and was originally scheduled to run through August 14 at the Broadway Theatre.The Little Prince is a stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 1943 novella about a young boy from a small planet, who goes on a journey through space to learn more about the universe, adulthood, friendship, and himself. The novella is one...

  • Wicked

    Broadway's called them wonderful! New cast members will take over the roles of Elphaba, Fiyero, Nessarose, Doctor Dillamond, and the Wizard in Wicked beginning May 24.Talia Suskauer will take over the role of Elphaba, alongside Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks as the Wizard, James D. Gish as Fiyero, Tony Award nominee Clifton Davis as Doctor Dillamond, and Mikayla Renfrow as Nessarose. Suskauer, Derricks, and Davis previously played their roles on the Wicked national tour, and Gish and...

  • Outer Critics Circle

    The Outer Critics Circle has announced the nominations for its 2022 awards. This year's awards, the 71st annual, will mark a return to an in-person ceremony after last year's virtual honors. Winners will be announced May 16, with a ceremony to honor them following on May 26.The Outer Critics Circle Awards annually recognize excellence in both Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. This year, The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway leads the nominations with nine, followed by Harmony and Kimberly Akimbo off...

  • The Piano Lesson

    UPDATE: The complete cast also includes Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan alternating the role of Marthea, along with Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell, and Kim Sullivan.The full creative team includes Tony Award-nominated set designer Beowulf Boritt, Tony-nominated costume designer Toni-Leslie James, Tony-nominated lighting designer Japhy Weideman, Tony-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer, Drama Desk Award-nominated...

  • Drama League Awards

    The Drama League has announced the nominations for its 2022 awards. The Drama League Awards annually recognize excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, with both types of shows competing in the same categories. This year's awards ceremony will take place on May 20 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.The Drama League gives awards for a distinguished new play and musical each season, a distinguished play and musical revival, and a distinguished performance in either a play or musical. This year, the...

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