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
Broadway Lauds Inclusion of “Save Our Stages” Funds in Proposed Stimulus
Broadway representatives applauded the most recent iteration of a new round of coronavirus stimulus from the government, at least as the democratically-controled House of Representatives has framed it. The Heroes Act introduced this week included $10 billion in grant money – known as the “Save Our Stages Act” designed... 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
Ad Agency Sues Broadway Producer Scott Ruden Over Unpaid Bills
Famed Broadway producer Scott Rudin has been sued by an ad agency over unpaid bills, which they say runs to an amount over $6 million. SpotCo filed suit with the New York State Supreme Court, claiming Scott Rudin Productions has failed to pay for work done on eight shows,... Read more
Broadway Officially Cancels Performances Through 2020
The lights of Broadway will officially stay dim for the remainder of 2020 due to the coronavirus, as The Broadway League announced it was extending its suspension of performances through January 3, 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. Previously, shows were cancelled through the summer as New York struggled... Read more
Jackman-Led Music Man Revival Postponed to April 2021
With Broadway expected to soon announce it would continue its Covid-19-related shutdown through at least the end of the year, an anticipated revival of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster has seen its opening postponed to April 2021. “Performing on Broadway is a great honor for... Read more
Report: Broadway to Announce Extension of Closures to January
Broadway may soon extend its ongoing shutdown through the end of 2020, according to sources cited in a report posted Monday at Broadwaynews.com. Shows, halted since March due to the coronavirus, will remain closed through at least January 3, 2021, with the official announcement expected to come later this... Read more
Theater Experts Launch Think Tank Focused On Reopening Strategies
Multiple theater executives gathered together to form a “think tank,” helping others throughout the industry move forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. The think tank, formed by producer and publicist Matt Ross, is composed of three dozen theatermakers across all disciplines, as well as a team of epidemiologists from the... Read more
Theatergoers Cite Masks As Key Factor For Their Return To Broadway
As Broadway remains closed through Labor Day Weekend, theatergoers are itching to get back to The Great White Way – but not without masks or until it is safe. A new poll from The New York Times/Siena College Research Institute shows that Broadway fans are less willing to come... Read more
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