Broadway’s recovery speeds up: ‘Girl from the North Country’ returns
Multi-award winner playwright Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country reopens on April 29 at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway. This will mark the show’s second reopening, since it had to close in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak just after a week it premiered on Broadway.... Read more
Broadway Keeping Mask Requirements in Place Through May
Fans heading to Broadway won’t be able to ditch their masks just yet, The Broadway League announced Friday. The 41 Broadway theatres in New York have extended the requirement that all who attend shows wear face masks through at least the end of May, extending the rule for another... Read more
Samuel L. Jackson returns to Broadway 11 years later with ‘The Piano Lesson’
Broadway keeps welcoming ‘the after-pandemic-period’ with elegant productions. The Piano Lesson, the revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play prepares to leave its mark on the performing arts scene in fall season, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Doaker Charles. The actor returns to Broadway 11 years later – his... Read more
Music Man Hits $3.5 Million in Return of Specific Broadway Sales Data
The long-delayed revival of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman stands atop the Broadway sales chart, raking in $3.5 million in the first week of show-by-show grosses being reported since March of 2020 by the Broadway League. The numbers show that the return of Broadway is staying strong as... Read more
Broadway Announces Return to Regular Reporting of Weekly Grosses
The Broadway League announced Thursday that it would return to its standard practice of reporting weekly sales totals for individual shows. The change will take place beginning March 22, 2022, which will be the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the entire show ecosystem down just over two years... Read more
New York Relaxes Face Mask and Vax Rules; Broadway Does Not
New York Governor Kathy Hochul removed the statewide mandate requiring businesses either ask customers for proof of full COVID vaccination or that a face mask be worn at all times indoors – but Broadway isn’t along for the shift. The Broadway League has decided to keep its requirements in... Read more
Broadway’s Mockingbird, North Country Plan Temporary Closures
To Kill a Mockingbird and Girl From The North Country on Broadway have announced plans to close temporarily, in hopes that a pause might save them from a permanent curtain. Mockingbird will be staged through Sunday’s performance, with plans to reopen in June. North Country closes January 23, and... Read more
Broadway Expands Vax Requirements, Extends to End of April
The Broadway League announced that its rules requiring most audience members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 would be in place through at least the end of April, and expanded the requirements for patrons under the age of 12. The extension will also apply to the “Buy With Confidence”... Read more
Mrs. Doubtfire Suspends Broadway Performances for Nine Weeks
Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire has announced it will be on an extended hiatus from January 10-March 14. The production is shutting down in hopes of being able to reopen once the current spike in COVID-19 cases subsides. “Mrs. Doubtfire has been in development for six years,” producer Kevin McCollum says.... Read more
Broadway Launches Daily Show Updates Amid COVID Cancellations
Broadway has launched a daily tracker of what shows are performing, an effort to keep consumers aware of what shows are on amid a wave of COVID-related cancellations. The website, accessible via bwaytoday.com, is updated daily and shows performances across the Broadway world for the next seven days. Despite... Read more