David Byrne’s American Utopia Sets Broadway Return for September 2021
American Utopia, the hit Broadway production featuring onetime Talking Heads front man David Byrne, will return to the stage in September 2021. The return of the production was announced via Twitter, though a destination theater for the production has not yet been announced. According to the production website, the... Read more
Las Vegas Acts Readying Return After Capacity Limit Raised
Several live acts are in the final stages of a return to stages in Las Vegas, thanks to the recent raising of a limit on crowd sizes by Governor Steve Sisolak. After months with a cap of fifty guests at any event, venues saw the caps raised to ten... Read more
Report: Broadway Shutdown Will Be Extended to June 2021
The Broadway shutdown will continue, with the Great White Way’s lights remaining out through the end of May, the Broadway League announced Friday. With theaters shuttered since March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this new extension of closures means it will have been more than a year between... Read more
Met Opera Cancels Entire Season, Plans Fall 2021 Return
The Met Opera will remain dark until September of 2021, announcing Wednesday that it would cancel its entire 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, the arts organization had planned on a cancellation of its fall season with tentative plans to reopen on December 31, but this week’s... Read more
Broadway, Sen. Schumer Call on Congress for SOS Support
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joined the Broadway League to drum up support for the Save Our Stages (SOS) Act in New York City Friday. The legislation proposes federal assistance for productions, concerts, comedy shows and other positions within the industry, which has been brought to a near-complete... Read more
Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters Sue Insurers Over COVID-19 Payouts
Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters have brought a lawsuit against a pair of insurance companies, alleging that they unlawfully denied millions of dollars in policy coverage as the company shut down due to government restrictions on live events due to the coronavirus. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New... Read more
Diana Broadway Musical to Premier on Netflix Due to Coronavirus
In previews when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered Broadway through at least early 2021, Diana: A New Musical will stream on Netflix prior to its official opening, producers confirmed this week. Plans are to record a performance at New York’s Longacre Theater with no audience in September. “We speak for... Read more
TodayTix Acquires Review Aggregator Website Show-Score
TodayTix, a producer-backed ticket resale operation focusing on theatrical performances in New York and 16 other cities, acquired theater review aggregator Show-Score. The transaction was completed this month, but the integration is expected to begin in September, with theater largely shut down across the globe due to the coronavirus... Read more
Hamilton in California, Maroon 5 in New York Headline Tickets on Sale
Fresh off the original Broadway production’s Disney+ debut, tickets to the touring company of Hamilton at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatree will be up for grabs, for shows beginning in April of next year. Nearly 200 performances are available for purchase, with dates extending into December of next year. Other highlights... Read more
UK Authorities Plot Return of Indoor Events in August
Live audiences will be allowed to return to events held indoors, including concerts and theatre performances, according to an announcement this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The shift is part of a larger shift in lockdown rules in the country, which is seeking to give greater authority to... Read more