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  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's novel, will go on a hiatus from Broadway beginning next week. The show will play its final performance at the Shubert Theatre on January 16 and reopen on June 1 at the Belasco Theatre. The announcement comes just after Girl From the North Country, which currently occupies the Belasco, announced that it would temporarily close beginning January 23 and reopen in the spring at a yet-unspecified date and theatre.To Kill a Mockingbird...

  • Come From Away

    Welcome to the Rock! The Rock — that is, the island of Newfoundland in Canada — has come to New York with Come From Away. The musical tells a true story that has become something of a legend: how, on 9/11, the residents of the small town Gander welcomed thousands of airplane passengers into their town on a moment's notice, building lasting connections with them in the week that they stayed there. Come From Away has itself become a symbol of generosity and connection, and the show is known for...

  • Shoshana Bean

    Fasten your seat belts, put on your crash helmets, because here she comes — Shoshana Bean! The Wicked and Waitress star will join the cast of the new Broadway musical Mr. Saturday Night, based on the 1992 comedy film of the same name starring Billy Crystal. The musical will begin performances at the Nederlander Theatre on March 29 — rather than the initially announced start date of March 1 — and open on April 27.Bean will play Susan Young, daughter of aging comedian Buddy Young Jr., played by...

  • Girl From the North Country

    The slow train is leaving the station. Girl From the North Country, Conor McPherson's musical grounded in the songbook of Bob Dylan, has announced that it will play its last performance at Broadway's Belasco Theatre on January 23. The musical is currently in talks to reopen at a different venue in the spring, with specifics on dates and location to be announced.Girl From the North Country is the second production to announce a hiatus for the remaining winter months, a historically slow portion...

  • Wicked

    Going to the theatre is a great way to spend some quality time with family. It's a shared experience parents and kids can both enjoy which, unlike a movie night, gives everyone a break from their screens. So don't miss out on the best Broadway shows for kids in New York right now, and get Broadway tickets now. Taking children to family-friendly shows is also the best way to instill in them a love of live entertainment which could last their whole life — and maybe even spark a desire to get...

  • Sound the seventy-six trombones! The Music Man is marching back onto Broadway for its third revival, with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster leading the big parade. The story of a con man and a local librarian who develop true feelings for each other amid the con man's web of lies has endeared and uplifted audiences since its premiere in 1957. The show would turn out to be creator Meredith Willson's most famous show and is widely regarded as his magnum opus.Now you, too, can join the big parade by...

  • mask and hand sanitizer

    The Broadway League, the organization that oversees all 41 Broadway theatres, has announced that audiences will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend shows through April 30. The requirement was previously in place through February 28. Read more about Broadway vaccination requirements.In addition, in accordance with the latest Key to NYC guidelines established by the New York City government, children ages 5 to 11 will be required to present proof of full vaccination to attend...

  • Photo credit: Nick Rashad Burroughs (Photo courtesy of Polk and Co)

    Original Tina - The Tina Turner Musical Broadway cast member Nick Rashad Burroughs will take over the role of Ike Turner later this month. The Tony-nominated actor Daniel J. Watts will play his last performance as Ike Turner on January 16, with Burroughs assuming the role from January 18. Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.Burroughs has starred in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical since it began performances on Broadway in November 2019. Previously, Burroughs has starred...

  • Photo credit: Andrew Garfield in tick, tick...Boom! and Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose in West Side Story (Photos courtesy of tick, tick... Boom! and West Side Story)

    The winners of the 79th Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday, January 9. Many films based on Broadway musicals were awarded Golden Globes, as well as Broadway actors. West Side Story won three awards, including Best Motion Picture in the Comedy or Musical category. Rachel Zegler won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of Maria, with Ariana DeBose winning Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for playing Anita. For tick, tick... Boom! Andrew Garield...

  • Photo credit: Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart and Bianca Marriquin as Velma Kelly (Photos by Jeremy Daniel and Julienta Cervantes)

    The Tony-nominated actress Charlotte d'Amboise will reprise the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago from 10 January. d'Amboise takes over the role from Ana Villafañe. Chicago is at the Ambassador Theatre, and Chicago tickets are on sale now.d'Amboise first played the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago 25 years ago, appearing in the first Chicago national tour. She then first played Roxie on Broadway in 1999, and has appeared in Chicago for limited engagements over the last two decades. The new engagement...

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