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  • MJ The Musical

    Don't stop entering till you get enough tickets! MJ The Musical, the new Broadway show about the life of Michael Jackson, is offering $35 tickets for all performances through a digital lottery. The lottery opens today, with lottery tickets available starting with the December 15 performance.The MJ digital lottery will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners will be notified within minutes of the drawing at 3 p.m. each day, and they will have one hour to claim and...

  • Diana the Musical

    The People's Princess is making a royal exit. Diana, The Musical has set a closing date of December 19 after 7 weeks of performances.Diana, The Musical began Broadway performances on November 1 and officially opened on December 2. The show was intended for an open-ended run at the Longacre Theatre. At the time of closing, the show will have played 16 preview performances and 33 regular performances."We are extraordinarily proud of the Diana company and of the show onstage at the Longacre," the...

  • The Little Prince

    An out-of-this-world adventure is kicking off at the Broadway Theatre. A new stage production of The Little Prince, adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's beloved children's book, will play the Broadway Theatre from March 4 to August 14, 2022. Opening night is set for March 17.The Little Prince follows an aviator whose plane crashes far away from civilization. But he meets the titular young boy out of the blue, who is an interstellar adventure. The Little Prince tells the aviator of his travels...

  • Beginning May 1, Broadway vaccine mandates were relaxed. Whereas all Broadway theatres used to require proof of vaccination, most Broadway shows no longer require proof of vaccination for adults or children. Mandatory mask-wearing was lifted on July 1, at which point masks became optional for audiences of all ages at most shows. Read below for current information on the masking and vaccination requirements for children at all Broadway shows, as well as family-friendly Off-Broadway shows. This...

  • Sidney Poitier

    Producers Ron Gillyard, Anika Poitier, and Barry Krost are bringing a new play titled Sidney to Broadway at a date to be announced. The show, written by Charles Randolph-Wright and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, is based on the 2000 autobiography of Sidney Poitier titled The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography.Poitier, now 94 and retired, had a long career as an actor, activist, filmmaker, and diplomat. Poitier was born in Miami but grew up in the Bahamas, and he moved to New York at...

  • Brittney Johnson in Wicked

    They'll call her wonderful! Brittney Johnson will step into the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway beginning February 14. She will take over from Ginna Claire Mason, who is currently starring as Glinda.Johnson's past Broadway credits include Les Misérables, Motown, Sunset Boulevard, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls. She is currently in Wicked as the standby for Glinda, and when she assumes the role full-time in 2022, Johnson will be the first Black...

  • Company

    Theatre tickets make an ideal gift, especially right now. You don't have to wait in long lines to get them, and you can always find a ticket for a different day or show if one is sold out, unlike a popular toy or the newest tech gadget. Plus, most theatres provide e-tickets now or you can pick them up at the box office. Either way, you don't have to worry about the tickets getting lost in the mail or not arriving in time for Christmas. And you don't have to spend time and money on wrapping paper...

  • UPDATE: The Broadway League will require children to be vaccinated from December 14 on in accordance with de Blasio's new Key to NYC guidelines. In a statement on December 8, the League said, "Children ages 5 - 11 may enter the theatre only when (1) accompanied by an adult who complies with the theatre's vaccination entry requirements, and (2) has proof of at least one dose of an FDA or WHO approved vaccine."New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new vaccine mandates for children attending...

  • Live theatre is back, though the Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet. Theatres have implemented many protocols to keep theatre workers and audiences safe, including testing and vaccination requirements, mask-wearing, increased cleaning, and more, but shows have occasionally had to cancel performances if company members or workers test positive for Covid-19, or if a cast member comes down with a different illness or injury. Below, find information on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that have had to...

  • Stephen Sondheim

    In the wake of Stephen Sondheim's death at age 91 on November 26, choruses of "Sunday," the glorious first act finale of his art-themed Sunday in the Park with George, rose up in Times Square and Central Park and beyond in New York. Personal recollections about the legendary Broadway composer and lyricist by friends, colleagues, and critics likewise have been shared.My own such story is but a fragment, a single fleck of color, perhaps, in a sea of blue, purple, yellow, red. I once had an amiable...

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