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  • Photo credit: Samuel L Jackson and Danielle Brooks (Photos courtesy of Samuel L Jackson and IBDB)

    August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will be revived on Broadway with a star-studded cast in 2022, it has been announced. The Piano Lesson is part of Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle, which earned Wilson his second Pulitzer Prize for Drama.Set in Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, a family argue about what to do with their piano. It's an heirloom passed down through the generations, but with the family needing to survive, debate ensues about keeping the musical instrument. Should they...

  • Photo credit: Broadway sign (Photo by Jordhan Madec on Unsplash)

    The light at the end of a long tunnel is in sight. After a year of Broadway theatres being closed and suspended performances, theatres across New York City are beginning to come out of hibernation, reopening for live performances once more. The Music Box Theatre and cultural spaces like St. Ann's Warehouse have opened from March 2021. But what does this mean for theatergoers seeing live performances?It's likely you have questions about what Broadway reopening will look like in the coming days,...

  • Photo: Music Box Theatre (photo by ajay_suresh on Flickr)

    Following the announcement of an arts pop up festival taking place across New York City, Governor Cuomo has announced that live indoor performances can resume from April 2. A number of "flex venues" will be opening for one-off engagements during the year, with the Music Box Theatre being the first Broadway theatre to reopen, as well as a number of off-Broadway and cultural venues.NY PopsUp producers Scott Rudin and Jane Rosenthal said: "In just two weeks NY PopsUp has become the engine that...

  • Photo credit: Brian Moreland, Keenan Scott II and Steve H. Broadnax III (Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser)

    Following the news that Thoughts of a Colored Man would receive its Broadway premiere, a Broadway venue has been confirmed. The production will open at the Golden Theatre as part of the 2021-2022 season, with performance dates to be announced.Thoughts of a Colored Man is the first new show to take residence on Broadway since theatres were shut on March 12.Written by Keenan Scott II, Thoughts of a Colored Man follows seven men in Brooklyn, who come together to share their individual stories, in...

  • Photo credit: Original Broadway cast of Rent (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    Broadway theatres may still be shut across the city, but things are beginning to look up. With venues looking to a reopening that includes rapid Coronavirus testing and socially distant seating, theatregoers could be returning to opening nights in a matter of months. For the time being though, online theatre continues to dominate. Here's our top recommendations on what to see across New York in March 2021.Rent: 25th Anniversary Gala How do you measure a year? Most people have been measuring it...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Hamilton, Viola Davis and Glenn Close (Photos by Joan Marcus, David Lee and Lacey Terrell respectively)

    With theatres closed for the majority of 2020, we've all turned to our televisions and films for entertainment more than ever. Thankfully, Broadway has been represented well in the latest offerings, with Tony Award-winning stars continuing to take centre stage.To acknowledge all the theatre-related events that are nominated at this year's major ceremonies, as well as the Broadway stars, we've summated them all in one place. Find out all the hottest films and television shows that have attracted...

  • Photo: Anthony Ramos in Hamilton (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage/Getty Images)

    As well as the Time 100 list which states the 100 most important people in the world, the American magazine also has Time 100 Next, detailing exemplary individuals who are impacting the future. In this year's Time 100 Next list, Broadway actors and creatives are recognised both on the list, as well as giving commentary on why individuals have earned their place.Originating the roles of John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton in Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, Anthony Ramos is on the list. Since...

  • Photo credit: Jacqueline B Arnold, Robyn Hurder, Holly James and Jeigh Madjus (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    Some of Broadway's most popular musicals all share a common theme: They're based on films. Whether it's a blockbuster hit or an indpendent film, Broadway musicals based on movies often bring a new audience into the theatre, as well as chart-topping hits to the stage. Discover all the movie musicals on Broadway you can see now, as well as recent musicals that have entertained Broadway audiences. Tickets for Broadway shows are on sale now. Movie musicals you can see on Broadway right now Telly...

  • Amber Ruffin on The Amber Ruffin Show (Photo courtesy of NBC)

    Emmy-nominated writer and performer Amber Ruffin will join the creative team of the new Broadway musical Some Like It Hot, the Shubert Organization and Neil Meron announced today. Ruffin joins playwright Matthew López as the co-adaptor of the classic MGM film for the stage. The musical is scheduled to begin performances on Broadway in 2022."I am so thrilled to be working with real Broadway legends Matthew López, Casey Nicholaw, Marc Shaiman, and Scott Wittman on this honestly groundbreaking...

  • Photo credit: Tina Turner (Photo courtesy of HBO Documentary Films)

    A new documentary about Tina Turner will be released next month, it has been announced. Showcasing the greatest moments in Turner's career, the mononymously named documentary Tina will air on HBO on March 27, ahead of a United Kingdom release the following day (March 28).Directed by Dan Lindsay, T. J. Martin and Lightbox, Tina will highlight how Tina Turner became a world-renowned performer, despite her personal and professional struggles. Over 40 years of footage will be used in Tina, including...

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