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  • Hamilton

    It's time to be in the room where it happens! Hamilton will resume its digital lottery, #Ham4Ham, offering $10 tickets for each performance. The lottery opens September 9 for performances the week of September 14.Each Friday at 10 a.m., the lottery opens for the following week's performances. Participants can enter anytime before the lottery closes at noon the following Thursday. Entrants can request up to two tickets per performance. Winners will be notified between 1 and 4 p.m. each Thursday...

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Complete casting has been announced for the reopening of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. The newly announced cast members will join the previously announced Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch and Tony winner Celia Keenan-Bolger as Scout Finch, both of whom originated their roles when the production first opened in 2018.The cast includes Portia as Calpurnia, Hunter Parrish as Jem Finch, Michael Braugher as Tom Robinson, Russell Harvard as Link Deas, Neal Huff as Bob Ewell, Erin Wilhelmi as Mayella...

  • Nick Cordero

    Waitress became one of the first musicals to reopen Broadway last night, with its first performance at the Barrymore Theatre dedicated to the memory of original cast member Nick Cordero. Cordero was a Broadway actor and musician who died in July 2020 of complications from Covid-19.Cordero originated the role of Earl when Waitress first premiered on Broadway in 2016. Earl is the loveless husband of the lead character, Jenna, a waitress at a diner. In honor of Cordero, the diner menu board now...

  • Waitress and Hadestown

    Opening up! Two Broadway musicals will restart performances tonight: Waitress, starring the show's composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles in the leading role of Jenna, and Hadestown, featuring Tony winner <a href="https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/actor-profile/andr%C3%A9-de-shields"André De Shields and more members of the original cast. The shows are the first musicals to restart performances on Broadway in 2021.Waitress opened on Broadway in 2016 and played at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre until...

  • Ain't Too Proud

    Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations has announced its complete Broadway casting. The show will resume performances October 16 at the Imperial Theatre.All five actors playing The Temptations at the time of the Broadway shutdown in 2020 will return to their roles, including Nik Walker as Otis Williams, James Harkness as Paul Williams, Jawan M. Jackson as Melvin Franklin, Matt Manuel as David Ruffin, and Jelani Remy as Eddie Kendricks. Jackson and Harkness have been in their...

  • Times Square

    The Broadway League has launched a new campaign titled This Is Broadway to celebrate the reopening of Broadway shows after an 18-month shutdown and welcome theatregoers back. Many Broadway theatres will be opening this month — find shows opening in September here.The campaign began August 30 with a lighting of the Empire State Building and the release of a This Is Broadway short film. The video features a voiceover by Oprah Winfrey and appearances by Broadway talent including Bruce Springsteen,...

  • Freestyle Love Supreme

    The summer may still be in full swing, but if you're taking a trip to NYC this fall, you're probably planning already, and seeing a Broadway show is a must. You can plan now for a trip to the theatre anytime this fall with our guide to all the most anticipated Broadway shows opening in the coming months. You probably already know about famous, long-running Broadway musicals like The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, and The Lion King, but if you're looking for something new, you're in the right...

  • Aladdin

    September is when three things begin in earnest: fall, school, and theatre. New shows opened during the summer, but September is when the Broadway season gets into full swing, with lots of new Broadway shows playing their first performances. The stars are out on Broadway this month, too, with multiple shows featuring celebrity cast members. Many Off-Broadway theatre companies begin their seasons in September, too, so take a chance on a new play, musical, or comedy show this month, and see it in...

  • Paulo Szot

    Paulo Szot will give audiences the ol' razzle dazzle as Billy Flynn when Chicago reopens on Broadway. Performances resume on September 14 at the Ambassador Theatre.With the announcement of Szot as Flynn, the <a href="https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news-features/lillias-white-bianca-marroqu%C3%ADn-to-lead-reopening-cast-of-%E2%80%98chicago%E2%80%99-on-broadway"full reopening cast for Chicago has been officially set. Szot will join Ana Villafañe as Roxie Hart, Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly,...

  • Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason

    It will be wonderful! Wicked has announced its reopening cast, with Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason returning to the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, respectively. Five other principal cast members will return in the roles they held at the time of the March 2020 Broadway shutdown: Michael McCormick as the Wizard, Sam Gravitte as Fiyero, Alexandra Billings as Madame Morrible, Riley Costello as Boq, and Michael X. Martin as Doctor Dillamond.Mili Diaz will make her Broadway debut in the role of...

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