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
Major West End Productions To Stay Shuttered Until 2021
London’s West End theaters won’t house smash shows like Hamilton and The Phantom of the Opera until some point next year, producers announced this week. Famed producer Cameron Mackintosh – who runs the Delfont Mackintosh Theatres group – revealed that the aforementioned shows as well as Mary Poppins and... 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
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
Broadway Shutdown Extended Through Labor Day Weekend
Broadway theaters will remain shuttered throughout the summer, the Broadway League revealed Tuesday. An exact return date is yet to be determined however the League is offering ticket exchanges refunds on all productions scheduled through September 6 as the Great White Way continues its unprecedented shutdown. “While all Broadway... 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