Broadway Insiders Detail What Reopening May Look Like
Earlier this year, Broadway was booming with success – closing shows and opening its doors to new performances – yet, everything became halted when the coronavirus pandemic broke out in New York City. Now, The Great White Way is officially closed through Labor Day weekend, but producers are not... Read more
Streaming Service Exclusively For Broadway Performances Launches
Broadway is currently closed through Labor Day Weekend, however, fans can keep the spirit of theater alive by tuning in to the new streaming service Broadway on Demand. The series, dubbed “30 Days of Opening Nights,” kicked-off last night. Various filmed performances will take place during the series, including... Read more
Broadway Shutdown Pushes Back Debut Of Michael Jackson Musical
MJ – The Michael Jackson musical – was set to kick-off this summer following a postponement, however, now fans will have to wait even longer to see the Broadway show amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show was slated to begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York... Read more
Hamilton Theatrical Release Scrapped, Will Stream This Summer Instead
The anticipated filmed production of Hamilton will drop much sooner than planned. Rather than wait for a planned theatrical release in October 2021, the Hamilton film will be available for streaming on Disney+ on July 3, the streaming service announced Tuesday. Three performances of Hamilton were filmed back in... Read more
Theatergoers Prefer Slow Return To Broadway, Survey Finds
Broadway’s doors have been closed since March, and even when the Great White Way does open again, theatergoers won’t be ready to head back to shows, according to a new survey. A new study, released by the national marketing research company Shugoll Research, found that theater fans will return... Read more
ShowTix4U To Launch New Theater Streaming Platform
Online ticketing platform ShowTix4U is teaming with Music Theatre International and Broadway Media Distribution to create a new streaming service targeting arts organizations struggling to present theatrical shows amid the current pandemic. The partnership aims to help schools and arts organizations put on shows to stream while mass gatherings... Read more
Broadway Stars Team Up For Digital Benefit Variety Show
Cast members of various Broadway shows are teaming up to provide a digital benefit concert to help raise funds for Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The show, dubbed Broadway Does Mother’s Day, will take place this Sunday, May 10 and feature members from Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical,... Read more
Broadway May Not Reopen Until 2021, Producer Says
Broadway closed its doors in March and isn’t slated to reopen again until June. However, one producer suggests that the Great White Way may not open until next year. UK theater owner and producer Cameron Mackintosh suggested that venues in the U.K. and U.S. may not be able to... Read more
Coronavirus Forces CATS Broadway Tour To Close Early
Broadway has officially closed its doors through June 7, but now, even national Broadway tours are feeling the burn amid the coronavirus pandemic. The national Broadway tour CATS announced this week that its shows will no longer move forward this year. Originally, the show was slated to run through... Read more
Broadway Executives Left Out Of New York’s Reopening Task Force
To reopen the New York economy, Governor Andrew Cuomo has compiled a task force of more than 100 civic, community, academic and business leaders. But leaders from one of the state’s hardest-hit industries were surprisingly left out of the discussions. Broadway, which is facing at least a three-month shutdown,... Read more