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  • Chicago

    Enter a world of jazz, crime, and razzle dazzle at Chicago on Broadway. Set in the 1920s and based on real events, this satirical show follows wannabe jazz age stars who get their fame not just for their singing or dancing talent, but for committing murders that make sensationalized headlines all across the city of Chicago.But even though their lawyer claims all you need is razzle dazzle — that "long as you keep them way off balance, how can they spot you've got no talents?" — Chicago's success...

  • Greg Kinnear in To Kill a Mockingbird

    All rise! On January 5, Academy Award-nominated actor Greg Kinnear played his first performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. He followed original cast member Jeff Daniels in the role, who received a Tony Award nomination for his performance.Kinnear is best known for his roles in films like As Good as It Gets (bringing him his Oscar nomination), You've Got Mail, and Little Miss Sunshine, and TV series like The Kennedys and Confirmation. Mockingbird marks not only...

  • hand sanitizer and a blue paper mask

    The surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant has caused multiple theatre performance cancellations in the past month, and some shows have announced early closings as a result. Many audiences are wondering whether it is safe to attend the theatre. Though the virus is undeniably affecting New York theatres, the industry does not plan to shut down again, as theatres continue to implement many protocols to keep audiences, performers, and theatre staff safe.Performance cancellations ensure...

  • Flying Over Sunset

    Flying Over Sunset is coming down from its high. The new musical will end its limited run at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater on January 16, three weeks earlier than the originally scheduled closing date of February 6.Flying Over Sunset was first scheduled to premiere in spring 2020, but the run was rescheduled for 2021 due to the pandemic. After beginning performances on November 11, 2021 and opening on December 13, the show will have played 28 preview performances and 35...

  • James Monroe Iglehart

    James Monroe Iglehart is ready to razzle dazzle 'em! The Tony Award winner has been tapped as the next Billy Flynn in Chicago. Iglehart will play his first performance as Billy on January 17, taking over the role from Tom Hewitt.Iglehart was last seen on Broadway as Thomas Jefferson/Marquis de Lafayette in Hamilton and as a guest performer in freestyle love supreme, which just wrapped its second Broadway run on January 2. He has also appeared in Memphis and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling...

  • Baize Buzan

    All rise! Two new actors will step into the leading roles of Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird stage adaptation from January 5. Baize Buzan will take over the role of Scout Finch from original cast member Celia Keenan-Bolger, who won a Tony Award for the role, and Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear will replace Tony nominee Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch as previously announced.Buzan made her Broadway debut in 2018 in the original cast of To Kill a Mockingbird, when she was an ensemble member...

  • Mrs. Doubtfire

    Mrs. Doubtfire is taking a break, poppets. The Broadway musical adaptation of the 1993 comedy film has announced a nine-week hiatus, with performances canceled from January 10 to March 14. The show is set to reopen at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 15.Producer Kevin McCollum cited the impact of Covid-19 as the reason for the hiatus. "The first few months of a brand new Broadway show are an extraordinarily delicate and important period of time," he said in a statement. "With the...

  • Ain't Too Proud

    Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations will end its run at the Imperial Theatre after nearly three years on Broadway. As first announced on December 28, the show will close on January 16 after 488 regular performances and 21 preview performances.The show had previously canceled a week of performances in December due to breakthrough Covid-19 cases in the company, but Ain't Too Proud resumed performances on December 28. A reason for the show's permanent closure was not publicly...

  • Thoughts of a Colored Man

    Only hours after Waitress announced its early closing on Broadway, Thoughts of a Colored Man also announced the end of its Broadway run on December 23. The show played its final performance December 22 and became the third Broadway show to close due to the pandemic this week, along with Jagged Little Pill."We have tried our hardest to safely navigate the current, unfortunate health crisis, but ultimately we are unable to continue under the unfortunate conditions of Covid exposure in the city and...

  • Waitress

    Waitress is closing up. The return Broadway engagement of the musical, which was scheduled to run at the Barrymore Theatre through January 9, will not play the final two weeks of performances.The show had previously canceled performances from December 21-23 due to Covid-19 cases in the company. On December 23, a statement was posted to the officlal Waitress Twitter account saying in part, "With only two weeks of performances remaining and due to positive cases of COVID detected in the company...

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