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  • Photographed by Charles Sykes

    <font color="#000000" face="arial, sans-serif"The 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony, which was previously scheduled for June 7, 2020 at Radio City Music Hall, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will now offer a digital ceremony this fall.<font color="#000000" face="arial, sans-serif"No further details have been announced yet by co-presenters The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, including date, eligibility requirements, and award presenters. <font color="#000000"...

  • Jeanna de Waal as Diana

    The producers of Diana: A New Musical announced on Tuesday that a filmed version of the stage production will premiere on Netflix before the musical opens on Broadway in 2021. The production, which had started previews when Broadway shut down due to the coronavirus and was originally scheduled to open on March 31, 2020, is based on the life of Princess Diana of Wales. The musical is now set to open May 25, 2021 at the Longacre Theatre. Diana producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank...

  • The Tony Awards

    The Tony Awards administration committee is exploring various options to honor the shortened 2019-2020 Broadway season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on June 7 but was postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 theatre shutdowns. While many awards ceremonies have gone virtual and honored abbreviated theatrical seasons, the Tony Awards has not announced a plan for how awards will be distributed for shows that opened during the 2019-2020...

  • Sing Street cast

    The producers of Sing Street announced on Monday that the musical will postpone its opening to the 2021-2022 season, with a target opening date for winter 2021/22. Based on the 2016 movie about a group of preparatory school boys who form a band, the musical was originally scheduled to open in April at the Lyceum Theatre but was shuttered due to the Covid-19 theatre shutdown."We want to be responsible and strategic about creating a proper runway to launch our new musical on Broadway, which...

  • Summer Stock

    August marks nearly five months without live theater, but BroadwayHD is breaking up the quarantine monotony and debuting new titles throughout the month. The theatrical streaming platform, which was founded in 2015 by Tony-winning producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, is a subscription service that provides members on-demand access to 300 plays and musicals from Broadway, the West End, the silver screen, and beyond.This month, subscribers will have access to four new productions: Summer...

  • Lynn Nottage and Rajiv Joseph

    Second Stage Theater will bring new plays by Lynn Nottage and Rajiv Joseph to the stage as part of the theatre's 2021 season, joining the previously announced revival of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out.In fall 2021, Nottage will bring her latest work to Broadway. Directed by her frequent collaborator Kate Whoriskey, who staged both of Nottage's Pulitzer-winning works Ruined and Sweat, the play is set at a truck stop sandwich shop, where the formerly incarcerated workers are caught between their...

  • Dustin Hoffman

    Producer Scott Rudin will bring a new production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, starring Dustin Hoffman, to Broadway in 2021, according to Deadline. Bartlett Sher, who most recently directed Rudin's production of To Kill a Mockingbird, is on board to direct. Hoffman will play the Stage Manager, who narrates and guides the audience through this American classic. The three-act play explores the small town of Grover's Corners over several years and uses meta-theatrical devices, such as having a...

  • Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Williams, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Second Stage Theater announced that the scheduled production of Take Me Out will open on Broadway in spring 2021. The production, which was set to open in April 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 shutdown of Broadway theaters. The revival of the Tony-winning Richard Greenberg play will now start performances the week of March 22, 2021 at the Helen Hayes Theater, with an official opening date of April 22, 2021. The previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jesse...

  • Times Square

    The Broadway League has extended the theatre shutdown through Jan. 3, 2021, marking the third time the organization has prolonged the closure in line with the government's COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Theatre owners and producers will refund or exchange tickets for previously purchased tickets through this date, but an official reopening date has not been set. Productions are expected to reopen on a rolling basis, and many shows have announced dates for performances to start in 2021....

  • Sharon D. Clarke in Caroline, or Change

    UPDATE: Roundabout Theatre Company announced a change to its programming on November 17. For more information, read here.Roundabout Theatre Company announced an update to its upcoming season on Broadway, with the second postponement of two productions and an additional production.The company has added the Broadway debut of Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, to the season's lineup. Known as a founding member of the American Negro Theatre, Childress was the...

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