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  • American Utopia

    A digital lottery will be available for David Byrne's American Utopia beginning with its September 18 performances. The theatrical concert, which originally ran on Broadway for a limited engagement in 2019, will play another limited run at the St. James Theatre from September 17 to March 6, 2022.The digital lottery offers entrants a chance to win one or two $44 tickets to a performance of American Utopia. The lottery will open at 10 a.m. each Monday for the following week's performances. For...

  • Six

    All you wanna do is ... get Six tickets! A digital lottery for $30 tickets will be available for Six throughout its run, beginning with its first preview on September 17.The lottery will be open for entries between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. the day before each performance. Winners will be notified by email, and they will have an hour to claim their tickets. Each person may request one or two tickets and enter the lottery once per day.Six is a pop-musical retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry...

  • The Lion King

    Four Broadway heavyweights — Wicked, Chicago, The Lion King, and Hamilton — will resume performances tonight, kicking off a wave of reopenings that will continue throughout the fall. The shows were some of the first to announce dates when former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Broadway could reopen at 100 percent capacity on September 14.However, some shows had other plans: Springsteen on Broadway reopened to a full-capacity audience July 26. Pass Over became the first new play to...

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    They'll be singing the music of the night! The full reopening cast of The Phantom of the Opera has been announced, with multiple actors performing in the show as of March 2020 returning to their roles. Returning principal cast members include Ben Crawford as The Phantom, Meghan Picerno as Christine Daaé, John Riddle as Raoul, Bradley Dean as Monsieur André, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Raquel Suarez Groen as Carlotta Giudicelli, Maree Johnson as Madame Giry, and Carlton Moe as Ubaldo...

  • Photo credit: The Book of Mormon cast (Photo courtesy of The Book of Mormon)

    Get ready to say "Hello!" to the returning company of The Book of Mormon, as the full reopening Broadway cast has been named. The Book of Mormon resumes performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre from November 5, and The Book of Mormon tickets are on sale now.Following his Olivier Award-winning turn as Elder McKinley, Stephen Ashfield returns to reprise the role of Elder McKinley. Kevin Clay will play Elder Price, with Cody Jamison Strand as Elder Cunningham, Kim Exum as Nabulungi and Sterling...

  • Sophia Ann Caruso and Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice

    It's (almost) showtime! Beetlejuice will return to Broadway in April 2022 at a new venue. The musical stopped performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in March 2020, due to the theatrical shutdown, ahead of a planned closing in June. Now, the musical, based on the beloved Tim Burton film, will reopen at the Marriott Marquis Theatre, with performances starting on April 8, 2022. "We are overjoyed to be able to bring 'The Ghost with The Most' back to Broadway and are looking forward to seeing all...

  • Photo credit: Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr (Photos by Allison Michael Orenstein and Tony Duran)

    Ahead of next week's Tony Awards ceremony, the hosts have been confirmed. The 74th Tony Awards will be hosted by Audra McDonald, and will take place at the Winter Garden Theatre. Following the ceremony, Leslie Odom Jr. will host The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back. The Tony Awards will take place on September 26.This year's ceremony will be the first that Audra McDonald has hosted. Speaking about the event, she said: "I'm elated that the Tony Awards are back! I am so glad that we've found a...

  • Is This A Room and Dana H.

    Is This A Room and Dana H. have announced the full casts and creative teams for their Broadway runs. The two plays will run on a rotating schedule at the Lyceum Theatre, with Is This A Room beginning performances on September 24 and Dana H. on October 1.Tina Satter's Is This A Room adapts the verbatim transcription of the FBI interrogation with Reality Winner, a former Air Force linguist charged with leaking classified information to the press. Joining the previously announced Obie Award winner...

  • Come From Away

    After being away from Come From Away for over a year, Sharon Wheatley was about to restart rehearsals. She, alongside most of the original Broadway cast, were preparing to perform in a taping of the musical, which is streaming on Apple TV+ starting September 10. But shortly beforehand, Wheatley became afraid she'd forgotten to do her character's accent."I knew if I got on the phone with Diane for even two minutes that it would come right back," she said, referring to Diane Gray, the real-life...

  • Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

    She's simply the best! Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will assume the titular role in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical beginning November 2. As previously announced, Tony nominee Adrienne Warren will play the role from October 8, when Tina resumes performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Her limited run will be through October 31. Obi-Melekwe first played Tina on the West End in 2019, but she left later that year to join the original Broadway cast as the Tina alternate. Warren originated the role on the West...

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