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  • Photo: New York City (Photo by Florian Wehde on Unsplash)

    With the vaccine rollout in full swing across the country, could Broadway theaters be the next step in the quest for normality? As reported by Broadway News, The Broadway League is the latest in a list of live events organizations to give up their venues for vaccination efforts.In a letter to President Joe Biden, the Broadway League said: "While we have been effectively shuttered by the pandemic, we have vast resources that, if fully utilized, could provide invaluable mechanisms in our country's...

  • Photo credit: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr (Photo courtesy of Disney+)

    The Hamilton film was originally slated for an October 2021 release, but was bumped up by over a year and released on Disney+. As well as being entered for Golden Globe musical categories, Hamilton has been honored by the American Film Institute. Hamilton is one of many theatre film adaptations recognized by the AFI, with this year's awards taking place on February 26.Starring the original Broadway cast, the filmed performance of Hamilton was seen by over 2.5 million people on Disney+ during its...

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

    Broadway changed forever thanks to the arrival of Rent. Set in 1980s New York, the musical follows a group of impoverished artists living in Manhattan's East Village, living through the HIV/AIDS crisis. Since initial workshops at New York Theatre Workshop, Rent made its New York premiere on Jan. 25, 1996, transferring to Broadway in April 1996 where it ran for 12 years. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rent, New York Theatre Workshop will host a virtual gala brimming with stars. There'll be...

  • Photo credit: Rent 25th anniversary gala (Photo courtesy of New York Theatre Workshop)

    UPDATE: New performers taking part added 8 February. The first performance of Rent was staged at New York Theatre Workshop on Jan. 25, 1996. On the musical's 25th anniversary, a virtual gala has been announced by New York Theatre Workshop which will celebrate Rent , featuring original cast members and over 55 special guests. The Rent gala will be held on March 2 and will be available to stream through to March 6, with tickets and an exclusive lottery available on TodayTix.Inspired by Puccini's...

  • Photo credit: Kelli O' Hara and Matthew Morrison (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    15 years after the musical's Broadway premiere, a reunion event for The Light in the Piazza will take place this month, it has been announced. As part of Lincoln Center Theater's Spotlight Series, the cast and creative team will take part, which is available to broadcast on January 28.Set in the summer of 1953, The Light in the Piazza follows Margaret and Clara Johnson as they travel through Italy together. Clara falls in love with a local young man, with Margaret doing all she can to keep them...

  • Photo credit: Nick Jonas (Photo by Focka on Flickr under CC 2.0)

    Nick Jonas is set to play Frankie Valli in a new production of Jersey Boys. In an article from Deadline, Jersey Boys will be available to stream worldwide, and is anticipated to be a landmark event.Jonas will play Valli, returning to Broadway for the first time since 2012. Best known as part of chart-topping band Jonas Brothers, he's also a solo artist with tracks including "Jealous." His recent theatre credits include How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as J. Pierrepoint Finch and...

  • Photo credit: Frozen at St. James Theatre (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews)

    It costs millions of dollars to put on a Broadway show. Although exact numbers aren't known, it's speculated that one in five Broadway shows are able to recoup enough money back to result in a profitable musical. With the coronavirus pandemic closing theatres until at least May 30, 2021, the face of Broadway theatres is changing due to shows closing across the city.Sadly, the pandemic has ushered in early closures of Broadway plays and musicals. Here is a list on all productions that have either...

  • Photo credit: New York (Photo by Andrae Ricketts on Unsplash)

    It feels like forever since Broadway productions were playing to a full house. With Broadway theatres closed until at least May 30, 2021, going to a Broadway show is somewhat of a distant dream. But, you don't have to go to the Great White Way to get the full theatre experience. Thanks to the resilience of industry creatives and performers, there's a ton of theatre content that you can access from the comfort of your own home.Here at New York Theatre Guide, we've scoured the best ways to stay in...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Mean Girls (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    Due to the prolonged shutdown of all Broadway venues, Mean Girls will not reopen, it has been announced. The production played its final performance on Mar. 11, 2020, after 29 previews and 805 performances at the August Wilson Theatre.On behalf of the creative Team, book writer and producer Tina Fey said, "The chance to bring this show to Broadway, with such a talented young ensemble and five astounding female leads, has been a dream come true. And to our fierce and dedicated fans - the limit of...

  • Ratatouille the Musical reviews

    Broadway theatre in 2021 got off to a flying start, thanks to the premiere of Ratatouille the Musical on New Year's Day. Inspired by the 2007 Disney movie and recent TikToks which imagined the film as a musical, TikTokkers and Broadway stars including Andre de Shields and Andrew Barth Feldman came together for what's already going to be one of the shows of the year.Ratatouille the Musical has raised over $1 million dollars for The Actors Fund, but could Ratatouille ever find its feet on...

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