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  • Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu

    Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's Pass Over will open on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre for a limited run. The Lincoln Center Theater production will be directed by Danya Taymor. Pass Over begins previews at the August Wilson Theatre on August 4, ahead of an opening night on September 12 and performances to October 10.Inspired by Waiting for Godot and the story of Exodus, Pass Over centers on a city street corner where two men talk and dream of their "promised land," when a stranger interrupts...

  • New York City to reopen fully from July 1; Broadway set for Fall reopening

    In recent months, discussions have taken place as to when New York City can get back to normality. There's been a Broadway reopening plan, including dedicated vaccination sites for Broadway workers. A further update has been given today, April 29, in which New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will be ready to fully reopen on July 1, with Broadway shows reopening in September.Speaking on MSNBC and as reported on Broadway News, de Blasio said: "the city is planning for a 100% capacity...

  • New York Theatre May 2021

    The month kicks off with Tony Award nominations on May 9 this year. It's the height of the theatre awards season — now that all this season's Broadway shows have opened ahead of the Tonys ceremony, it's campaign time, so keep an eye out for articles, subway ads, posters, and more featuring the hopeful honorees when you're online or walking around the city. But even though there aren't new Broadway musicals or plays this month, that doesn't mean there's any lack of theatre to see. You can still...

  • Photo credit: Florence Welch (Photo by David Fisher)

    A new musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is currently in development, with Florence Welch to write the original score. The Great Gatsby is currently slated as a pre-Broadway production, with performance dates to be announced.As reported in Broadway News, Florence Welch is best known as the lead singer of Florence and the Machine, with songs including "Dog Days are Over" and "Spectrum". Welch has previous history with The Great Gatsby, penning the song "Over the Love"...

  • Photo credit: Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler (Photo by Niko Tavernise for Twentieth Century Studios)

    During an advertisement break in the 93rd Academy Awards, a trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story was released. The new film adaptation of West Side Story will eventually be screened in cinemas from Dec. 10, 2021, after it was pushed back by a year.Inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story sees two rival gangs battle one another in 1950s New York City. West Side Story features music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with songs...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Six (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    With Broadway theatres now reopening across the city for one-off performances, some productions are beginning to reveal details on their return. Six will reopen at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from Sept. 17, 2021, with an opening night on Oct. 3, 2021. In a tweet from the production, Six presale tickets will be on sale from May 6 - May 10. Further details, including a performance schedule will be announced in due course. Combining history, heartbreak and pop music, Six sees Henry VIII's wives...

  • 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...

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