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
Survey Shows Americans Cautious To Attend Live Events Without Vaccine
Although music fans are craving live events now more than ever, fewer than half of Americans plan to go to sports events, concerts, movies, and amusement parks when they reopen to the public without a proven coronavirus vaccine, according to a new opinion poll reported by Reuteres/Ipsos. The poll... 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
Cast Of Broadway’s Sing Street To Hold Virtual Benefit Concert
The cast of Broadway’s Sing Street musical will join forces online for a special benefit concert this month, raising money for The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The show, dubbed Sing Street: Grounded – At Home With The... Read more
Theater Non-Profit Launches Fundraiser Amid Broadway Shutdown
With Broadway currently shutdown until at least June, one of New York’s most prominent fixtures of the Great White Way is struggling to maintain its operations. The Theatre Development Fund, the non-profit organization behind New York’s popular TKTS discount ticket booths, is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign to survive... Read more