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  • Photo credit: West Side Story (Photo by Julieta Cervantes / Jan Versweyveld​)

    The latest Broadway revival of West Side Story directed by Ivo van Hove will not return to Broadway when theatres reopen. West Side Story began previews at the Broadway Theatre on December 10, 2019, ahead of an opening night on February 20, 2020 and performances to March 11, 2020.In a statement from producer Kate Horton: "It is with great regret that we are announcing today that the 2020 Broadway revival of West Side Story will not reopen. This difficult and painful decision comes after we have...

  • Photo credit: Hadestown (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    UPDATE: On October 6, Lana Gordon was announced as the alternate for Persephone, performing the role twice a week in place of Amber Gray beginning October 11.As rehearsals for the return of Hadestown on Broadway begin today, the full Hadestown company has been named. Hadestown resumes performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre from September 2.André De Shields will reprise his Tony-winning performance as Hermes, joined by fellow Tony-nominated actors Eva Noblezada as Eurydice and Amber Gray as...

  • Photo credit: Come From Away (Photo courtesy of Come From Away)

    Following the news that a live taping of the Come From Away musical was in the works, a release date for the Come From Away film has been confirmed. Come From Away, which was filmed at its Broadway theatre, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, will debut on September 10 on Apple TV+.The Come From Away film will star members of the original cast including the Tony Award-nominated actress Jenn Colella as Beverley Bass, Petrina Bromley as Bonnie, Joel Hatch plays Claude, Caesar Samayoa as Kevin J., Q....

  • Photo credit: Daniel J Watts (Photo by Manuel Harlan)

    This cast is "Simply the Best!". The full cast to star alongside Adrienne Warren in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway has been named. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical resumes performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from October 8.As previously announced, Adrienne Warren will reprise her titular role in Tina on Broadway. Warren originated the role in the world premiere production, which opened at the Aldwych Theatre in London in 2019.Daniel J. Watts will return to the role of Ike Turner,...

  • Photo credit: Pass Over in 2018 (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

    The Broadway premiere of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's Pass Over will begin performances at the August Wilson Theatre tonight. In doing so, Pass Over will make history as the first Broadway play to open after the pandemic. Pass Over begins previews at the August Wilson Theatre from August 4, with an opening night now on August 22 and performances to October 10. Pass Over tickets are on sale now.The opening night of Pass Over has been moved up by three weeks. Originally scheduled for September 12,...

  • Photo credit; Christopher Fitzgerald and Drew Gehling (Photos by Joan Marcus and Marc J. Franklin)

    Joe's Diner is opening up again next month, and an all-star cast will be appearing alongside Sara Bareilles in Waitress on Broadway. Waitress is at the Barrymore Theatre from September 2 - Jan. 9, 2022.Christopher Fitzgerald will reprise his Tony-nominated role as Ogie in Waitress, joined by Drew Gehling who will reprise the role of Dr. Pomatter, Eric Anderson as Cal and Dakin Matthews as Joe. All four actors originated their respective roles on Broadway.Joe Tippett will play the role of Earl....

  • Photo credit: Natalie Mendoza (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    The full reopening cast for Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway has been confirmed, ahead of performances beginning next month. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre from September 24, with most of the Broadway cast returning to the show from March 2020.Natalie Mendoza will take over the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Satine was previously played by Karen Olivo, who is nominated for a Tony Award for her performance. Mendoza's theatre credits include Arachne in...

  • Photo credit: Times Square (Photo by Jason Thibault on Flickr)

    While Broadway theatres may be gearing up for reopening shows at full capacity in the coming weeks, going to the theatre won’t be back to normal just yet. In order for the safety of all parties in the theatre, protocols have been put in place to hopefully slow the spread of Covid-19 on Broadway and across New York. Previously, proof of vaccination and mandatory mask-wearing at all Broadway theatres was required through April 30. Now, vaccination proof is no longer required, and mask-wearing is...

  • Photo credit: Hamilton (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    The full new cast for Hamilton on Broadway has been confirmed, ahead of a fall reopening. Hamilton resumes performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on September 14, with a current booking period through to Jun. 5, 2022.Miguel Cervantes will reprise the role of Alexander Hamilton, continuing his run that was suspended in March 2020. He's joined by Jin Ha as Aaron Burr, Tamar Greene as George Washington, James Monroe Iglehart as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Fergie L. Philippe as...

  • Photo credit: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf At the Public Theater in 2019 (Photos by Joan Marcus)

    It's been over 40 years since Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf made its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre. But, could the show be heading to Broadway once more? Following the 2019 production at the Public Theater, for colored girls... is eying up a Broadway transfer, with dates to be confirmed.for colored girls... is a seminal choreopoem that combines spoken word with movement to share the tales of seven unnamed women of color....

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