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  • Terrence McNally

    The New York Theatre Guide is saddened to hear of the passing of acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally, who succumbed to Coronavirus complications today and died at the age of 81. Mr. McNally passed away at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, and is survived by his husband and Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy.Terrence McNally was born on November 3, 1938 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was a 2019 recipient of a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. His major accomplishments...

  • Harry Hadden-Paton as Aldous Huxley, Carmen Cusack as Clare Boothe Luce & Tony Yazbeck as Cary Grant

    Lincoln Center Theater has announced that the Broadway premiere of new musical Flying Over Sunset has been postponed until fall 2020. Preview performances were scheduled to begin on March 12, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (ahead of an official opening on April 16). However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all Broadway theaters were forced to shutter on March 12.In addition, Lynn Nottage and Ricky Ian Gordon's new opera Intimate Apparel, which had begun previews at Off-Broadway's...

  • Patsy Ferran, Rupert Everett, Laurie Metcalf & Russell Tovey

    Due to ensuing cast scheduling conflicts amid the current lockdown on Broadway, the 2020 Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, will no longer continue performances when theaters re-open on the Great White Way.The production began previews on March 3, 2020 at the Booth Theatre and was supposed to celebrate an official opening on April 9, ahead of a limited engagement through August 2, 2020. The production played a...

  • Dan Stevens in Hangmen

    Hang it all! The Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen, which began preview performances at the Golden Theatre on February 28, 2020, has now officially closed and will no longer resume performances when Broadway theaters re-open following the current lockdown.The production played a total of 13 preview performances and was scheduled for an official opening on March 19 and a limited engagement through July 18, 2020.Producers Robert Fox, Jean Doumanian, Elizabeth I. McCann and Craig...

  • Leslie Odom Jr. in Hamilton

    We hope you all had a good weekend of social distancing out there and that you're managing to keep the quarantine blues away. But if you're struggling today, then here's our daily dose of "QuaranTunes" to put some pep back in your step...As we all long to be back in "The Room Where It Happens" and experience the best in live theater once again, what better way to kick off the week than with Mr. Leslie Odom Jr., who originated the role of Aaron Burr in the musical phenomenon Hamilton at the...

  • BroadwayHD

    Of course there's nothing quite the same as experiencing a Broadway show live and in living color, but during the current COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, theater fans have been forced to get their fixes in the virtual world.You can check out our Top 20 Netflix picks for Broadway fans in the United States here. But Netflix, of course, isn't the only streaming service out there. In fact, we'd like to take this opportunity to recommend a service that is completely dedicated to the theater world. What...

  • Glenn Close as Norma Desmond

    Yesterday, three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close celebrated her 73rd Birthday and today she is bringing us an Andrew Lloyd Webber classic for our second edition of "QuaranTunes"...Although Ms. Close had already forged a stellar career on the Broadway stage, appearing regularly from 1974 through 1992 and even taking home two Tony Awards for Death and the Maiden and The Real Thing (alongside a nomination for Barnum), it was undoubtedly her starring turn as Norma Desmond in the 1994 Broadway...

  • Avenue Q

    We at the New York Theatre Guide appreciate that theater fans are going through hard times at the moment due to the temporary closure of both the Broadway and Off-Broadway scenes, so we've decided to bring you all daily doses of our favorite show tunes to remind us all of better days and to get us through the quarantine of self-isolation.So, for our first "QuaranTune," we're going with a fan favorite from the 2004 Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Avenue Q... because we are firm believers that...

  • Top 20 Netflix Picks for Broadway Fans

    As many of us Broadway aficionados are battening down the hatches and diving head first into the not-so-wonderful world of self-isolation, the number of Netflix viewers is defying gravity right about now. In an attempt to combat the corona-blues, we thought we'd guide you through the extensive catalogue on offer to stream at home with our 'Top 20 Netflix Picks for Broadway Fans' to watch during this Broadway shutdown.Please note: For all our readers outside of the United States, the titles in...

  • Theatre World Awards

    The current COVID-19 pandemic has certainly thrown the 2019-2020 Broadway season into disarray and many have begun to question how it will impact the forthcoming Awards season. Now that so many new Broadway productions have been forced to temporarily shutter before they have officially opened or even begun preview performances, the immediate future on the Great White Way is unclear.The first official press release of an Awards ceremony postponement has now been issued, however, affecting The...

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