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  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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: 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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