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New York’s Public Theater canceled last night’s and tonight’s Free Shakespeare in the Park performances of Merry Wives after a member of the production tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement tweeted two hours before last night’s performance, the Public noted, “Earlier today, we learned that a member of the production has tested positive for
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The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives has postponed its opening night by nearly two weeks due to an onstage injury sustained by its leading man Jacob Ming-Trent. Jocelyn Bioh’s comedy adaptation of Merry Wives of Windsor, currently in previews at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, was to have opened Tuesday,
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Though Broadway as an industry has yet to definitively rule on whether Covid vaccinations will be required of audience members this fall, a second production – Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Pass Over at the Jujamcyn-owned August Wilson Theatre – has announced that the policy will be enforced when the play begins previews next month.
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UPDATE, with full casting Chicken & Biscuits, the new comedy written by Douglas Lyons heading to Broadway this fall, has announced its full cast. Joining the previously-announced Norm Lewis and Michael Urie are Cleo King (Deadwood) in her Broadway debut; NaTasha Yvette Williams (Waitress) and Devere Rogers (OK Boomer) in his Broadway debut. Reprising their
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EXCLUSIVE: Douglas Carter Beane’s newest play, Fairycakes, will make its world premiere this fall Off Broadway at the Greenwich House Theater in a production starring Mo Rocca, Jackie Hoffman, Julie Halston, Brooks Ashmanskas, Alfie Fuller and Jason Tam. Beane will direct the play at the venue, home to many of his previous works. The comedy
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Waitress, the hit Broadway musical that played more than 1,500 performances during its 2016-2020 run, will return for a limited, four-month engagement this September, with composer Sara Bareilles in the lead role, producers announced today. Bareilles will star as the pie-making Jenna Hunterson when the show begins performances Sept. 2 at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre,
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Company, Marianne Elliott’s reimagined production of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, will begin Broadway performances a month earlier than previously announced, with the new preview date now set for Monday, Nov. 15. The official opening night is now Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, a full
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Chicken & Biscuits, a new comedy written by Black playwright Douglas Lyons, with a largely Black cast and directed by Zhailon Levingston, who at 27 becomes the youngest Black director in Broadway history, will have its Broadway premiere this Fall. Beginning previews at Circle in the Square Theatre on Thursday, September 23, Chicken & Biscuits –
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The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives will begin performances next month with audience capacity at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater expanded significantly over what was previously announced. Though masks will be required for audiences at the beloved New York summertime institution, audience size will be expanded from the previously announced
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Good news for international fans of Bruce Springsteen: The Boss’ upcoming Springsteen on Broadway is opening its doors to people who have received the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. Last week, the production announced that all ticket-buyers would need to be vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine, thus limiting the accepted vaccines to those manufactured by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech
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In what could be a harbinger for Broadway’s post-Covid protocol, Springsteen on Broadway has announced that audience members must be vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine, a policy no doubt disappointing to the many Canadians and Europeans who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Producers of Springsteen on Broadway announced Tuesday night that the show, which will
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EXCLUSIVE: Blue Man Group, New York’s three-decade stalwart of Off Broadway, will return to its longtime, pre-pandemic home on Friday, Sept. 3. “For nearly 30 years, Blue Man Group has established itself as one of the top entertainment destinationsin New York City,” said Mary Grisolano, Managing Director of Blue Man Group. “We are absolutely thrilledto
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Freestyle Love Supreme, the improvisational rap musical revue co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is returning to Broadway’s Booth Theatre for a strictly limited three-month engagement in October, producers announced today. “If live theater is coming back, so is FLS,” said Miranda, who co-created the show with Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale. “Our most important collaborator is
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The Bedwetter, a new musical based on Sarah Silverman’s bestselling memoir, will make its world premiere in an Off Broadway production next Spring, the Atlantic Theater Company announced today. With a book by Silverman and Joshua Harmon, music by the late Adam Schlesinger and lyrics by Silverman and Schlesinger, The Bedwetter will begin performances at
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Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird will return to Broadway on Tuesday, October 5, at the Shubert Theatre, with Jeff Daniels will reprise his originating role as ‘Atticus Finch’ and Celia Keenan-Bolger returning in her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘Scout Finch.’ The announcement was made today by producer Barry Diller. Scott Rudin is no longer
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Paradise Square, the original musical from a creative team that includes Moisés Kaufman, Bill T. Jones, Craig Lucas and Black 47 singer Larry Kirwan, will begin Broadway previews at the Shubert Organization’s Barrymore Theatre on February 22, 2022, with an opening night set for Sunday, March 20. Producer Garth H. Drabinsky announced the dates today,
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Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway this summer for a limited run of Springsteen on Broadway at Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre, with shows beginning Saturday June 26 and additional performances taking place through September 4. Said Springsteen: “I loved doing Springsteen on Broadway and I’m thrilled to have been asked to reprise the show as
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The Covid-postponed Broadway premiere of How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama starring Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, will begin preview performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, with an official opening on Tuesday, April 19. The new dates were announced today by the Manhattan Theatre Club.
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