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  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater)

    Following the recent news that all Broadway performances are suspended to May 30, 2021 at the earliest, Lincoln Center Theater has confirmed that their upcoming productions will now reopen in fall 2021. Previously billed to open in spring 2021, both Intimate Apparel and Flying Over Sunset will now commence performances in the second half of 2021, with dates to be announced.In addition to the two shows mentioned above, Lincoln Center Theater will produce other productions at the venue, set to be...

  • Guide to the 2020 Tony Awards: how to watch, nominees, and more

    They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway. They were dimmed this year, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the 2020 Tony Awards ceremony was also put on hold as a result. But after a 15-month delay, Broadway's biggest night is finally near, and it will celebrate Broadway's long-awaited return.Fewer productions are up for awards this year than usual due to the Broadway shutdown, which suspended all shows from Mar. 12, 2020 and prematurely ended the 2019-2020 Broadway season. Even...

  • Photo credit: Logo of Broadway's Best Shows (Photo courtesy of Broadway's Best Shows)

    UPDATE: 2 DecemberFollowing the news of a digital season of work taking place over the next three months, a Spring season of Spotlight on Plays has been announced. All proceeds for these events will benefit The Actors Fund, raising money for the entertainment community.In Spring 2021, the second series will be completed by seven plays. Productions confirmed so far include The Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy, The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl, Angry,...

  • Photo credit: Theatre curtain (Photo by Gwen O on Unsplash)

    It is expected that The Broadway League will extend the shutdown of all Broadway productions. As reported on NBC New York on October 8, a further cancellation of performances will be confirmed, with shows suspended to May 30, 2021 at the earliest.It is also expected that information on refunds and exchanges for performances to May 30, 2021 will be announced.Currently, productions are set to resume performances over a series of dates from June 2021.Some Broadway shows had announced reopening...

  • Photo credit: Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer, Bryce Pinkham in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn – The Broadway Musical (Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy of Grand Communications)

    The upcoming lineup for PBS' annual 'Broadway Best' series has been announced. Available to watch from November 6-27, this season will include four shows, as well as additional programming of Shakespeare plays including Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing.Audiences can relive James Corden's Tony Award-winning performance in One Man Two Guvnors, premiering on November 6. Corden plays Francis Henshall, who becomes a bodyguard-minder to a London crook. One Man Two Guvnors received seven Tony Award...

  • Photo credit: The Music Man at the Winter Garden Theatre (Photo by Gene Reed)

    Following the news that Broadway performances will be suspended until May 2021 at the earliest, The Music Man has now set a new opening night. The revival, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster will now begin performances at the Winter Garden Theatre.Previews will begin at the Winter Garden Theatre on Dec. 20, 2021, with an official opening night scheduled for Feb. 10, 2022.The announcement marks the first confirmed rescheduling of a Broadway show since the extended suspension from January to...

  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of MJ The Musical)

    Following the news that all Broadway theatres will be closed until May 30, 2021 at the earliest, new dates have been announced for MJ The Musical. The musical was originally due to begin previews in March 2021, but performances will now begin at the Neil Simon Theatre in September 2021.MJ The Musical stars Ephraim Sykes as Michael Jackson, with a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage. Although a full discography has not been disclosed, the bio-musical will feature some of Jackson's...

  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of Tony Awards)

    The nominations for the 74th annual Tony Awards will be announced on October 15. The awards nominating committee will meet on October 13, for the nominations to be announced publicly two days later.The Tony Awards nominations will be hosted by James Monroe Iglehart on October 15 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time. The nominations will be available to watch here. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize Broadway's magnificent work of during the 2019-2020 season. Our Broadway community has...

  • Photo credit: James Monroe Iglehart and Danny Burstein (Courtesy of IBDB)

    Along with Disney Music Group, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, a Broadway benefit concert of The Nightmare Before Christmas will be streamed later this month. Taking place on October 31, all proceeds from the concert will raise money for the Lymphoma Research Foundation and The Actors Fund.The evening will be hosted by James Monroe Iglehart, best known for starring as the Genie in Disney's Aladdin. He's currently starring as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton.Ahead of hosting the...

  • Photo credit: (Courtesy of Broadway's Best Shows)

    Broadway's Best Shows has announced new digital season of work, continuing its popular Spotlight on Plays series this fall. The season will include seven star-studded readings of celebrated plays over the next three months. Tickets are exclusively available now on TodayTix at a "Pay What You Can" rate, with all proceeds from ticket sales being donated to The Actors Fund. The Spotlight on Plays season will run October 14-December 17, including breaks for the election and Thanksgiving.Productions...

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