New York Announces Lifting of Event Capacity Restrictions on May 19
New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state would be lifting all capacity restrictions on restaurants, concert venues, museums, theaters, and bars. The changes will go in effect as of May 19, a surprisingly rapid rollback in restrictions that have existed since March of 2020. “Today is... Read more
Hamilton Announces Return to London’s West End in August
Hamilton will be back on stage this summer, at least in the United Kingdom. The production announced it would take the stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End on August 19, its first show since the near-total global pause on live events last March. “After a... Read more
Nathan Lane, Savion Glover Take Broadway’s First Bows Since March ’20
For just over 30 minutes on Sunday, Broadway was open for business. Veteran performers and Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Savion Glover took the stage at the St. James Theater, bringing the lights up on the Great White Way for the first time after a closure that has... Read more
NYC Mayor Announces Plans for Broadway Reopening by September
A Broadway reopening will happen in 2021, according to mayor Bill de Blasio. The performance spaces which have been shuttered for more than a year will reopen by September, with the mayor’s administration helping facilitate that goal, according to a press conference on Thursday. “Broadway needs to come back,... Read more
Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters Drop Ticketmaster for SeatGeek
SeatGeek is coming to Broadway. The ticketing provider, based in New York, was announced as the new ticketing partner for the Jujamcyn Theaters chain in a multi-year deal covering five theaters. It is SeatGeek’s first partnership on the Great White Way, and replaces Jujamcyn’s current ticketing vendor, Ticketmaster. “As... Read more
New York Arts Organizations Celebrate Biden Election, Push for More Aid
Arts organizations have expressed support for the recent election of Joe Biden as President, but are hoping that relief for their beleaguered operations could come sooner than January when he and Vice President-Elect Kamla Harris are inaugurated. Messages supporting the incoming administration and stressing the need for aid began... Read more
Off-Broadway Theaters, Comedy Clubs Sue New York Over Closure
A group of Off-Broadway theaters and comedy clubs are suing government officials in hopes of ending forced closures that have lasted over seven months thus far amid the coronavirus pandemic. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blaso are named in the lawsuits, which... Read more
Vegas Mainstays David Copperfield, Carrot Top Among Acts Returning in November
With government restrictions on live events in Nevada loosened, the self-styled “entertainment capital of the world” is getting back to business. Several MGM Resorts shows will be returning to the Las Vegas Strip in November, according to ticket listings and announcements by the massive casino organization. “After eight months,... Read more
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