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  • Photo credit: Restart Stages (Photo by Stephanie Berger)

    Following last month's news that Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) will open outdoor performance spaces, LCPA have now announced the official public opening of Restart Stages. The project will see 10 spaces open across the city, allowing artists and art organizations to resume live performances once more.Restart Stages launched on April 7 with a performance dedicated to healthcare workers. Currently, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya's art installation "We Belong Here" is available to...

  • Photo credit: Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Photo by Tony Evans/Getty Images)

    A new musical about Sister Rosetta Tharpe will receive its Broadway premiere after performances in California and Seattle. Titled Shout Sister Shout after one of Tharpe's songs, the bio-musical will open on Broadway at a date to be confirmed, after being developed by an unnamed regional theatre.Based on Gayle F. Wald's 2007 biography, Shout Sister Shout will dramatize the life of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who became known as one of gospel music's breakout stars in the 1950s. During her career, she...

  • Photo credit: Amber Iman (Photo by Nina Westervelt for NY PopsUp)

    After Nathan Lane and Savion Glover performed at St James Theatre, events on Broadway are now becoming more commonplace. Recently, Amber Iman sung at a one-off concert at the Broadway Theatre as part of NY PopsUp, now in its seventh week.Amber Iman is best known for starring in Shuffle Along... at the Music Box Theatre alongside Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Adrienne Warren. During her set, she sung "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "Party in the USA" and "Imagine". Fellow audience members were...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Chicago (Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

    UPDATE: Broadway theatres will be allowed to reopen at full capacity from Sept. 14, 2021, with more information here.For the past 12 months, Broadway audiences and industry creatives have all wondered when theatres can reopen again. With Broadway events now taking place as well as live events across the city, the likelihood of Broadway opening again from September 2021 seems more likely.In an article from The New York Post, Broadway theatres could open from as early as August 2021, with Chicago...

  • Photo credit: Neil Diamond in 2015 (Photo by Andreas Terlaak)

    A brand new musical based on the life and career of Neil Diamond will receive its world premiere next year. Titled A Beautiful Noise, the production will run for four weeks at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre in summer 2022, ahead of a Broadway transfer.Speaking about the musical, Neil Diamond said: "I've had the joy of coming to Boston on countless occasions, but one of the most special was my 2013 trip to Fenway where I had the honor of being part of a moment of relief, unity, strength, and...

  • Photo credit: St. James Theatre (Photo by Nina Westervelt)

    With theatres now allowed to open to a socially distanced audience, the first Broadway performance in over a year has now taken place. Nathan Lane and Savion Glover took to St James Theatre's stage on 4 April, with the event hailed as a "pilot program" to assess the safety of future live performances.Nathan Lane performed Paul Rudnicks's Playbills, a monologue which follows one man as he misses going to the theater. Dreaming of being in the audience, he eventually finds a seat on the aisle and...

  • Jeanna de Waal as Diana (Photo by MurphyMade)

    Broadway productions are beginning to announce their returns to the stage, with the recent news of a reopening and vaccination plan for theatre workers, and Diana: The Musical will be among the shows to return in the fall. The producers announced today that the show, based on the life of the late Princess of Wales, will start performances on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on December 1, with an official opening night of December 16. Ahead of its Broadway bow, the show will premiere on Netflix...

  • Game of Thrones (Courtesy of HBO)

    Game of Thrones is coming to the stage. George R. R. Martin is developing the story for the theatrical spectacular in collaboration with playwright Duncan MacMillan (1984) and produced by Simon Painter and Tim Lawson (The Illusionists), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is expected to premiere in 2023, with productions on Broadway, in the West End, and in Australia.The story will be a prequel to the popular television series and will center on The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, an event...

  • Jeanna de Waal as Diana (Photo by MurphyMade)

    Broadway productions are beginning to announce their returns to the stage, with the recent news of a reopening and vaccination plan for theatre workers, and Diana: The Musical will be among the shows to return in the fall. The producers announced today that the show, based on the life of the late Princess of Wales, will start performances on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on December 1, with an official opening night of December 16.Ahead of its Broadway bow, the show will premiere on Netflix...

  • New York City mayor announces Broadway reopening plan, including vaccinations

    UPDATE: New York City is set to fully reopen from July 1, with a Broadway reopening in fall 2021. For more information, read here.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a Coronavirus vaccination site will open, dedicated to theater industry workers on Broadway. In doing so, the Mayor has stated his desire to reopen all Broadway shows by the fall, in line with many reopening dates already slated across the city.Reported in the New York Times, Mr de Blasio said about future plans for new...

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