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WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHT AGAIN To Be Published This November

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July 23, 2021

When The Lights Are Bright Again, the new book created by Andrew Norlen spotlighting the 2020-2021 theater shutdown will be published on Monday, November 1 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. The book features letters of loss, hope, and resilience from the theater community, paired with stunning portraiture from acclaimed Broadway photographer Matthew Murphy.

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Tim Dolan to Host Virtual Shopping Experience PLACES PLEASE: BROADWAY'S BACK! This Weekend

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July 23, 2021

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, beginning at 4pm EDT, theatre fans from across the country will join some of the top Broadway vendors to bring the community together for this highly anticipated virtual shopping experience - PLACES PLEASE: Broadway’s Back!

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DIANA: THE MUSICAL Announces Original Cast Recording

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July 23, 2021

Today UMe releases “The World Fell In Love,” the first official piece of music from the September 24 release of Diana: The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording and announces the full track list, which previews the stellar performances that promise to take audiences on a revealing, emotional journey inside the palatial life of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON Documentary Film Premiere TO Be Held at Majestic Theatre

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July 23, 2021

Theater director Sammi Cannold (Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment), Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway), WYSIWYG Studios, CEO Kwan-Woo Park and Elizabeth Armstrong have announced the premiere of their new documentary film, The Show Must Go On, on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre, home of The Phantom of the Opera, to benefit and celebrate the work of The Actors Fund.

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UK
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Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan to Reunite in London for BONNIE AND CLYDE IN CONCERT

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July 22, 2021

Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan will reunite for a one-off performance of the cult hit musical BONNIE AND CLYDE IN CONCERT produced by Fourth Wall Live at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 7:30pm.

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Adrienne Warren Will Return to TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL For a Limited Engagement

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July 22, 2021

Stage Entertainment, James L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner, announce that Best Musical Tony Award nominee TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will star two-time Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren, who will return to the title role for a limited engagement. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will reopen at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Friday, October 8, 2021.

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Washington D.C.
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COME FROM AWAY: CONCERT AT LINCOLN MEMORIAL To Honor 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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July 21, 2021

Ford’s Theatre Society today announced a one-night concert version of the Tony-nominated musical Come From Away on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, September 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Members of the Come From Away company will star in this free, 100-minute concert in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Come From Away: Concert at the Lincoln Memorial features modified concert staging with minimal props and costumes and is presented rain or shine.

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Washington D.C.
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Woolly Mammoth Announces 2021-22 Season

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July 19, 2021

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is back...to the future, back to welcoming patrons into its home in Penn Quarter, and back to the magic of live performance, while acknowledging a new future must be built for a more equitable and sustainable industry. The 2021-2022 season will start to build that future in the here and now by programming previously announced projects, producing a live version of a hit streaming show, and launching a national tour.

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New York
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Brian Stokes Mitchell, Grace McLean, Michael R. Jackson and More to Perform in Concert-Cabaret Series for Lincoln Center's RESTART STAGES

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July 19, 2021

Lincoln Center Theater will inaugurate its concert/cabaret series as part of Restart Stages, Lincoln Center’s initiative to bring back the performing arts to New York, this week when it presents Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in his new concert Out with the Old, In with the New beginning this Wednesday, July 21 through Friday, July 23 at 8pm at the Restart Stage at Damrosch Park. LCT’s concert/cabaret series will continue the week of August 15 with LCT Summersongs, intimate performances at the Isabel and Peter Malkin Stage at Hearst Plaza, which will feature Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr., the married composing and performing couple The Bengsons, singer-songwriter-playwright Grace McLean and her band Grace McLean & Them Apples, and Michael R. Jackson, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of A Strange Loop.

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Cleo King, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Devere Rogers, and More Join Full Cast of CHICKEN & BISCUITS

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July 15, 2021

Producers Pamela Ross, Hunter Arnold, E. Clayton Cornelious and Leah Michalos are delighted to announce the full Broadway cast of Chicken & Biscuits, the new comedy play by Douglas Lyons making its Broadway premiere this fall at Circle in the Square Theatre.

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IS THIS A ROOM and DANA H. To Play In Repertory on Broadway

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July 14, 2021

This fall, the Vineyard Theatre production of IS THIS A ROOM, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter, and the Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group and Vineyard Theatre production of DANA H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, will come to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, playing on a rotating schedule.

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New York
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New York City Center Announces 2021-22 Season

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July 13, 2021

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced a full calendar of programming for the 2021 – 2022 season, reopening the landmark theater to the public in October 2021.

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Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones, Reza Salazar, and Kara Young Cast in Second Stage's CLYDE'S

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July 12, 2021

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President & Artistic Director; Khady Kamara, Executive Director) has announced casting for its upcoming production of Lynn Nottage’s new play, CLYDE’S.

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UK
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Releases Full Album

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July 9, 2021

Polydor Records today released the full album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella.

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LaChanze To Star in Broadway Premiere of TROUBLE IN MIND

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July 9, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today that Tony & Emmy Award winner LaChanze will star in the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.

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Virtual
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Registration Open for BROADWAY CARES VIRTUAL 5K

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July 8, 2021

Join theater artists and fans from across the country for the Broadway Cares Virtual 5K. Virtually join forces with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to ease on down the road by running, walking, hiking or biking to make a lifesaving difference for those in need.

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Sara Bareilles to Star in Limited Engagement of WAITRESS

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July 7, 2021

Barry and Fran Weissler announced today that the hit Broadway musical Waitress will return for a limited engagement, September 2, 2021 - January 9, 2022, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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COMPANY Moves Broadway Reopening to November 15

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July 6, 2021

Today, producers of the upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s landmark American musical Company, under the direction of two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, announced that the visionary award-winning new production will now begin performances one month earlier than previously scheduled with preview performances resuming on Monday, November 15 ahead of a Thursday, December 9 opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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Off-Broadway
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A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Sets Off-Broadway Run

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June 29, 2021

The first new musical to premiere off-Broadway since the pandemic shutdown, A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, has announced its run. Featuring book, music, and lyrics by Alex Wyse (“Indoor Boys”, Spring Awakening) and Ben Fankhauser (Newsies, Beautiful), with direction by Marshall Pailet (Baghdaddy, Triassic Parq), this world premiere musical begins previews on Friday, September 17th, at the DR2 Theatre, with an opening night set for Monday, September 27th. The strictly limited engagement is set to run through Sunday, November 14th, 2021.

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Los Angeles
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Geffen Playhouse Announces Reimagined 2021-22 Season

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June 29, 2021

Geffen Playhouse will return to in-person performances with a reimagined 25th Anniversary season launching September 14, 2021, and run through July 24, 2022.

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PLAZA SUITE Announces New Broadway Dates

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June 29, 2021

Today, producers for the upcoming Broadway revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite announced new performance dates with stars Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, directed by John Benjamin Hickey. Plaza Suite will now begin preview performances on Friday, February 25, 2022, with the official opening night set for Monday, March 28, 2022, at Hudson Theatre.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announces Broadway Reopening, Now One Part

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June 28, 2021

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the world’s most award-winning play, will return to North America as a newly staged, one show magical experience. Performances of this world premiere theatrical event begin at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre in New York on November 16, 2021, and at the Curran in San Francisco on January 11, 2022. The Canadian premiere in Toronto will begin performances in May 2022 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

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Awards
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The Tony Awards to Present Special Awards to Broadway Advocacy Coalition, David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

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June 22, 2021

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today that they will present three Special Tony Awards to The Broadway Advocacy Coalition; David Byrne’s American Utopia and Freestyle Love Supreme.

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THE MUSIC MAN Announces New Executive Producer, Tickets on Sale

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June 22, 2021

Producers Barry Diller and David Geffen announced today that tickets for the highly-anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man are on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST this morning.

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New York
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Alex Birsh Talks GLIMMER OF LIGHT, Live Concert at Radial Park

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June 8, 2021

New York is all abuzz with Pride festivities this June. We sat down with Alex Birsh, Vice President and COO of Playbill, to talk about their first live, in-person production at Radial Park.

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Off-Broadway
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New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2021-22 and 2022-23 Seasons

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June 8, 2021

New York Theatre Workshop announced their complete 2021/22 Season as well as initial work for the 2022/23 Season.

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Regional
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The Guthrie Theater Announces 2021-22 Season

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June 8, 2021

The Guthrie Theater today announced its 2021–2022 Season, including the national tour of the critically acclaimed What the Constitution Means to Me by famed writer Heidi Schreck; a world-premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring all-new creative design; Lorraine Hansberry’s heralded A Raisin in the Sun; William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by former Artistic Director Joe Dowling in his first return to the Guthrie; Kate Hamill’s world-premiere adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, commissioned by the Guthrie; Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat; and a seventh title to be announced.

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Virtual
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Full Cast Announced for BROADWAY BARES: TWERK FROM HOME

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June 8, 2021

A company of Broadway Bares favorites and newcomers more than 170 strong will combine forces to light up screens for Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home in its online premiere Sunday, June 20, 2021.

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New York
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Kristin Chenoweth Joins Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan, and More on THE BROADWAY CRUISE

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June 8, 2021

The Broadway Cruise is pleased to welcome Kristin Chenoweth to the all-star line-up, performing a concert and doing a Q&A talk back during a stop in Norfolk. Join your favorite Broadway stars and creative luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, a roundtrip cruise from NYC to Bermuda, April 9-14, 2022. 

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TREVOR Announces New Off-Broadway Dates

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June 8, 2021

Trevor will begin performances Monday, October 25, 2021 and open Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Stage 42. Rehearsals will resume in September and full casting will be announced soon.

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Broadway
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BROADWAY REOPENING GUIDE

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June 7, 2021

Broadway is back! As shows continue to announce reopening we will continue to update this article with the most up-to-date information.

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Phylicia Rashad Returns to Broadway in MTC's SKELETON CREW

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June 7, 2021

Tony Award winner and five-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashadwill return to Broadway this winter in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

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PARADISE SQUARE Announces Broadway Opening, Starring Tony Award Nominee Joaquina Kalukango

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June 7, 2021

Tony Award nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play, One Night in Miami, Paradise Square) will lead the cast of the new musical Paradise Square, which will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Barrymore Theatre.

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THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Announces Broadway Reopening

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June 4, 2021

The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions announced today that the highly-acclaimed, five-time Olivier Award nominated epic play, The Lehman Trilogy, is set to resume performances on Broadway on Saturday, September 25, with an opening night set for Thursday, October 14 at the Nederlander Theatre.

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New York
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Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Returns Live on October 3

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June 3, 2021

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will return - in person - on Sunday, October 3, 2021, as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will once again take to the streets of New York City’s Theater District.

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Off-Broadway
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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Announces Off-Broadway Reopening

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June 3, 2021

The producers of the international hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong are pleased to announce that the New York production will resume performances on the Tony Award winning set at New World Stages on October 15, 2021.

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The Public Theater Extends Shakespeare In the Park MERRY WIVES

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June 3, 2021

The Public Theater announced today that Free Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer with the delightful comedy MERRY WIVES, adapted by award-winning Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.

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Virtual
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Heather Headley, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, and AIDA Original Broadway Cast to Reunite on STARS IN THE HOUSE

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June 3, 2021

It’s Written In The Stars! Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the award-winning Original Broadway Cast of the beloved show Aida will join them on “Stars In The House” on Saturday, June 5 (the previously announced Dreamgirls show will be held at a later date).

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Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ Plans 2022-23 Broadway Aim

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June 3, 2021

Producer Joey Parnes announced today that Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, the Broadway icon’s landmark musical tribute to the artform that defined his life, will return to Broadway 40 years after the original smash-hit production took its final bow. Dancin’ is aiming for a Broadway bow in the 2022-23 season, following a pre-New York run to be announced.

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kahyum Kim, Brandon J. Ellis, and More Join Cast of SEVEN DEADLY SINS

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June 1, 2021

Today, Tectonic Theater Project and Madison Wells Live announced casting for Seven Deadly Sins, the sexy and adventurous outdoor theatrical experience, coming to New York City’s Meatpacking District.

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Broadway
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PASS OVER Announces Broadway Dates and Casting

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June 1, 2021

The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed, award-winning play PASS OVER, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor (“Daddy,” Heroes of the Fourth Turning) will begin performances August 4th, 2021, at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, with opening night scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2021.

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Virtual
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Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young To Star in Virtual Production of FIRST DATE

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May 27, 2021

Art Lab and ShowTown Productions are pleased to announce that Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young – former “American Idol” contestants who are married in real life – will co-star in a new virtual production of the 2013 Broadway musical comedy, First Date. The production, directed by Meg Fofonoff, will stream for five performances from July 23-25 on the ticketing platform, Stellar.

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UK
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MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY Announces Reopening at London's O2

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May 27, 2021

MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY, London’s premier themed dining experience, is delighted to be throwing open its doors once again at The O2 London, from Friday October 1, 2021, currently booking through to Sunday April 3, 2022, promising to bring fun, spectacle and the escapism of a Greek Island holiday to the heart of the Capital this Autumn.

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Washington D.C.
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ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME Sets World Premiere in Washington D.C.

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May 27, 2021

The Nederlander Organization is pleased to announce the world premiere engagement of the new Broadway-bound musical Once Upon A One More Time, inspired by the music performed and recorded by Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears. Set to debut this fall at the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), in Washington, D.C, Once Upon A One More Time begins performances at STC’s Sidney Harman Hall on Monday, November 29, 2021, for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

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Virtual
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THE SHOW MUST GO ON! LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATRE Set for Worldwide Broadcast on June 6

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May 27, 2021

The Theatre Support Fund+ are delighted to announce that due to phenomenal public demand, the final performance of the sold-out run of THE SHOW MUST GO ON! LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATRE will now be streamed as a live broadcast on Sunday June 6 at 7pm BST / 11am PT / 2pm ET.

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The New York Public Library Celebrates 90th Anniversary with Star-Studded Virtual Benefit I'M STILL HERE

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May 27, 2021

On June 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM, an unprecedented, one-time-only virtual benefit, I’m Still Here, will stream on Broadway On Demand to benefit The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts ’Billy Rose Theatre Division.

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74TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Will Air September 26

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May 26, 2021

The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League have announced that the long awaited 74th Annual Tony Awards–celebrating the productions of the 2019-20 season–will air for the first time on both Paramount+ and CBS on Sunday, September 26, nearly a year after nominations were first announced.

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THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Announces Complete Casting, Opening Date

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May 24, 2021

The limited engagement of Thoughts of a Colored Man will begin preview performances on Friday, October 1 making it the first new play on Broadway following the shutdown.

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GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 24, 2021

Today, on Bob Dylan’s birthday, it was announced that Girl From The North Country will resume performances on Broadway on Wednesday, October 13.

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HADESTOWN Annnounces Broadway Reopening, North American Tour & Korean Production

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May 24, 2021

Today, producers Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy announced that Hadestown, the Tony Award-winning Best New Musical and winner of the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will return to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday, September 2.

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Winners Announced for 87th Annual DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS

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May 21, 2021

The Drama League (Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks; Executive Director, Bevin Ross) announced the winners of The 87th Annual Drama League Awards. The ceremony streamed worldwide through the interactive Awards Room platform on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:00PM ET.

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Music
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Broadway Veteran Daniel Quadrino Releases Pride Anthem “Feel Your Love”

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May 21, 2021

Singer/songwriter and Broadway veteranDaniel Quadrino released “Feel Your Love“, the ultimate summer Pride anthem today. The single, which features big, sassy pop beats and passionate vocals, is now available on all digital platforms.

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On Screen
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Ran Xia on Bringing PROMETHEUS BOUND Into 2021

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May 21, 2021

Prometheus Bound is a story that has been adapted many times in it’s 3,000 year history. Theatrely recently sat down with Ran Xia, director of a new film adaptation for The Tank to talk about why this story still holds relevance today.

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Virtual
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BROADWAY BARES Returns Virtually on June 20

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May 21, 2021

After more than a year of being homebound and Zoomed out, the cast of Broadway Bares will turn on their cameras and turn up the heat when Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home premieres online Sunday, June 20, 2021.

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UK
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Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley to Star in CABARET at the Kit Kat Club

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May 21, 2021

The Kit Kat Club in London’s West End will open its doors this November with the musical Cabaret starring Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Tony and Olivier award winner Eddie Redmayne as The Emcee and BAFTA Nominee and British Independent Film award winner Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles.

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Boston
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SpeakEasy Stage Announces 2021-22 Season

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May 20, 2021

After a long 18-month intermission, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly re-open its doors on Friday, September 24, 2021, for the start of its 31st Season.

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WATCH: Amazon Prime Lands EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Premieres on September 17

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May 20, 2021

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the much anticipated film adaptation of the award-winning West End hit musical, will launch exclusively on Prime Video on September 17, 2021 in over 240 countries and territories. The film, from New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films, stars the breakout discovery Max Harwood as Jamie New, alongside Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, with Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant.

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Regional
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Ogunquit Playhouse Erects 25,700 Square Foot Pavilion for 2021 Mainstage Season

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May 20, 2021

Ogunquit Playhouse, the crown jewel of Maine’s Southern Seacoast and a renowned destination for regional theater for almost 90 years, is bringing live theater outdoors this summer. Rising from the grounds of The Playhouse campus’s south lawn is The Leary Pavilion, a 25,700 square foot open-air venue — nearly three times the size of their indoor theater — designed to give audiences the best theatrical experience in the safest possible environment.

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Broadway
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Manhattan Theatre Club Announces LACKAWANNA BLUES Broadway Opening, MORNING SUN Off-Broadway Opening

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May 17, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is thrilled to announce performance dates for the two previously announced productions that will reopen MTC’s Broadway and off-Broadway stages this fall.

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Off-Broadway
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Jeremy Jordan, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle Will Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

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May 14, 2021

According to the Little Shop of Horrors official social media accounts, Jeremy Jordan will play Seymour Krelborn, Tammy Blanchard will return to play Audrey, and Christian Borle will return to play Orin Scrivello when the show returns to the Westside Theatre.

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DIANA: THE MUSICAL Announces New Broadway Reopening Date

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May 14, 2021

Producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group announced today that Diana: The Musical is coming back to Broadway one month earlier than anticipated. Previews are now scheduled to resume at the Longacre Theatre on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Opening night is now set for Wednesday, November 17, 2021. As previously announced, Diana: The Musical will premiere as a special presentation on Netflix on Friday, October 1, 2021,

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CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Announces Broadway Reopening, Roundabout Theatre Company 2021-22 Season

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May 13, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced production plans for the 2021-2022 theatrical season, including the returns of several productions previously set to open before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New York
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TodayTix Originals Brings Back BROADWAY AT TAVERN Featuring Concerts from Ariana DeBose, Shoshana Bean

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May 13, 2021

TodayTix Originals is bringing Broadway back to Tavern on the Green with Broadway at Tavern, a special series of live concerts from stars of the New York stage under the stars at New York’s most iconic eatery. Safely reuniting Broadway’s best artists with audiences, this exclusive TodayTix Originals concert series will launch on Tuesday, May 25 at 8:30pm ET with a one-night-only performance by original Hamilton cast member and star of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose, followed by performances on Tuesday, June 8 & Wednesday, June 9 at 8:30pm ET by Broadway star and recording artist, Shoshana Bean.

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FLYING OVER SUNSET Announces New Broadway Opening Date

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May 13, 2021

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced dates when it will reopen its doors after the long theater shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and mark the beginning of its 2021-2022 season.

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 13, 2021

Producer Stacey Mindich is thrilled to announce that the Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen will open on December 11, 2021 when the Tony Award-winning Best Musical will return to its home at the Music Box Theatre five years after its original Broadway opening.

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MOULIN ROUGE Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 13, 2021

Producers of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical announced today that the show will resume performances on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St, NYC).

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Off-Broadway
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The Public Theater to Premiere A THOUSAND WAYS (PART TWO): AN ENCOUNTER

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May 11, 2021

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today the New York premiere of A THOUSAND WAYS (PART TWO): AN ENCOUNTER will take place in several locations at The Public Theater, beginning on Tuesday, June 8, and will run through Sunday, August 15.

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Off-Broadway
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JERSEY BOYS Announces Off-Broadway Reopening

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May 11, 2021

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning musical Jersey Boys announce that performances will resume at New York City’s New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1 on November 15, 2021.

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AMERICAN UTOPIA Announces Second Broadway Run

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May 11, 2021

David Byrne's American Utopia announced on Twitter that they will return to Broadway on September 17, 2021. Venue information has yet to be announced.

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MJ Announces Broadway Opening

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May 11, 2021

Lia Vollack Productions and The Michael Jackson Estate announced today dates for the Broadway World Premiere of the highly anticipated MJ, the new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. MJ will begin performances on Broadway on December 6, 2021, with an opening night set for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the newly refurbished Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street).

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Announces Off-Broadway Reopening

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May 11, 2021

Producers of the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s landmark musical Little Shop of Horrors are thrilled to announce that the 2020 Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical Revival will reopen on Tuesday, September 21 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).

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ALADDIN Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 11, 2021

Disney on Broadway announced this morning on Twitter that Aladdin will resume performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre on September 28, 2021.

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WICKED Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 11, 2021

Wicked announced this morning on Good Morning America they will resume performances at the Gershwin Theatre on September 14, 2021.

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THE LION KING Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 11, 2021

The Lion King announced this morning on Good Morning America they will resume performances at the Minskoff Theatre on September 14, 2021.

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HAMILTON Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 11, 2021

Hamilton announced this morning on Good Morning America they will resume performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on September 14, 2021.

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TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 11, 2021

Stage Entertainment, James L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner, announce that Best Musical Tony Award nominee Tina - The Tina Turner Musical will reopen at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Friday, October 8, 2021.

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 11, 2021

Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price are thrilled to announce that the 15-time Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill will reopen on Broadway on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

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Brown University Alumni to Perform TOGETHER APART Benefitting The Actor's Fund

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May 10, 2021

TOGETHER APART, a collection of new short musicals written, composed, directed-by and starring Brown University alumni, will premiere on May 27th at 5:30 PT/8:30 ET to raise money for The Actors Fund, an organization that provides emergency financial assistance to members of the entertainment community.

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UK
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Matthew Bourne's THE MIDNIGHT BELL World Premiere Set

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May 10, 2021

New Adventures is delighted to announce the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne’s THE MIDNIGHT BELL opening at Cheltenham Everyman on September 9, 2021, as part of a UK tour to 13 venues including a season at Sadler’s Wells from October 4-9, 2021.

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New York
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Rock-Baroque Farce MY CYRANO To Play Two Nights at West Park

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May 10, 2021

New Wave Arts in association with Salon Z announced today the latest installation in their “Inspired by Baroque” Series, a two-night-only premiere of My Cyrano, an improvisation featuring extracts from Edmond Rostand’s classic heroic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac and extracts from the poem “My Cyrano” by Tanya Lebedinskaya.

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Los Angeles
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Chalk Repertory Theatre Launches Audio Play Series CHALK LINES

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May 10, 2021

The Award-Winning Chalk Repertory Theatre with funding from L.A. City’s Department of Cultural Affairs announces the launch of its new audio play series Chalk Lines. Five short plays using immersive audio storytelling will bring to life unsung landmarks in Los Angeles City Council districts 8, 9, and 10 including the Metro Expo Line, Leimert Park, Historic West Adams, and Exposition Park.

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AIN'T TOO PROUD Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 10, 2021

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical will resume Broadway performances on Saturday, October 16, subject to government approval, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance heralding the return of Broadway.

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COMPANY Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 10, 2021

Producers Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper announce that the highly-anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, starring Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne, will resume performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 20, 2021 with a new opening night of January 9, 2022.

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MRS. DOUBTFIRE Announces Broadway Reopening Date

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May 10, 2021

Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical comedy based on the 1993 20th Century Fox film, will resume performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 21, 2021, with an opening night of December 5, 2021. Rob McClure will return as the titular Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Music
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Lewis Flinn Aims to Bring Joy with THE CURTAIN CALL MIXES

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May 9, 2021

Composer Lewis Flinn reflected on the joy that happens in that moment, and compiled an album of his favorite curtain call cues he has written.

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Second Stage Theater Announces New Season, Three Plays at Broadway's Hayes Theater

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May 7, 2021

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President & Artistic Director; Khady Kamara, Executive Director) has confirmed three Broadway productions at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) and two Off-Broadway productions at the Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) for the return season, beginning performances in fall of 2021.

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Berkshires
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Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casts of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN

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May 7, 2021

Berkshire Theatre Group announces casting for two summer shows, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Nina Simone: Four Women.

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Virtual
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CAESAR: A SURROUND SOUND EXPERIMENT Premieres During May "Super Blood Moon"

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May 7, 2021

On the heels of its smash-hit streaming event, Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment, Knock at the Gate returns to the space between your ears this May with Caesar: A Surround Sound Experiment, a new immersive listening experience designed for headphones and lunar light (no screens, no zooms). Recorded in isolation and presented in stunning high-fidelity 3D audio, this new audio-only adaptation of Julius Caesar invites listeners to turn out the lights, put on a pair of headphones, and be transported to ancient Rome and the beating heart of Shakespeare’s searing epic like never before. Caesar: A Surround Sound Experiment will now be available Tuesday, May 25 - Thursday, May 27 at 8:00pm EDT each night.

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Barrington Stage Company Announces Casting for Summer Productions

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May 7, 2021

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Founder/Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced casting for the season’s outdoor productions Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin and the world premiere play, Boca, and a line-up of Broadway stars who will perform in concert under a tent at BSC’s Production Center (34 Laurel Street).

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UK
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Les Dennis Joins London HAIRSPRAY with Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace, Rita Simona, and Jonny Amies

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May 7, 2021

Entertainment legend Les Dennis is to join the huge-hearted new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the magnificent London Coliseum from Monday June 21 – Wednesday September 29, 2021.

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CHICAGO Announces Broadway Reopening Date

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May 7, 2021

Producers Barry & Fran Weissler announced today that the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will return to the Broadway stage on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Ambassador Theatre.

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Gavin Creel and Aaron Tveit will Reunite for a New Duet at MISCAST21

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May 6, 2021

MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!, Hair) and Tony Award nominee Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Next to Normal) will reunite for a brand-new duet for Miscast21, premiering on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8pm ET on MCC’s YouTube Channel.

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UK
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RSC's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announces West End Reopening Date

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May 6, 2021

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical has announced that it will return to the Cambridge Theatre from September 16, 2021. Seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide, this autumn marks 10 years since the multi-award-winning show opened in the West End. Matilda The Musical is now booking through to February 13, 2022.

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SIX Announces Broadway Reopening Date

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May 6, 2021

Producers Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles, and Kevin McCollum are pleased to announce that SIX, the international musical phenomenon by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, will return to Broadway this fall at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47 th St, NYC). The production was previously set to have its opening the very day Broadway shut down on March 12, 2020, with the performance cancelled just a few hours before the curtain was to go up. Now, SIX will finally celebrate its long-awaited official Broadway opening night on October 3, 2021. Performances begin on September 17, 2021.

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Ted Sperling and Friends Reunite to Perform with BROADWAY SONGS & STORIES

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May 5, 2021

Ted Sperling is one of Broadway's more prolific musicians, and now he is back with a new concert series "Broadway Songs & Stories"

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Announces Broadway Reopening

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May 5, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh today announced that The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history, would resume performances on Friday, October 22. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 7 at 9AM.

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On Screen
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Apple TV+ Musical Comedy SCHMIGADOON to Premiere July 16

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April 30, 2021

Apple TV+ today announced “Schmigadoon!,” the six-episode musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award-nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, will make its global debut on Friday, July 16. Two episodes will be available at launch followed by one episode weekly every Friday.

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THE SECRET GARDEN Workshop to Stream on Broadway on Demand

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April 30, 2021

Producers Gerald Goehring, Michael F. Mitri, and Carl Moellenberg announced today that the much buzzed about workshop for the first-ever revival of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Secret Garden, will be presented on the industry-leading streaming platform, Broadway on Demand from May 6 at 8pm ET through May 9. The never-before-seen work, Inside The Secret Garden: Workshop and Livestream Experience, will be the first-ever workshop available to the public and will benefit The Dramatists Guild Foundation and The Actors Fund. The stream is dedicated in loving memory to Rebecca Luker, the original Lily.

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UK
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Courtney Stapleton, Emmanuel Kojo, Gavin Lee to Lead BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK Tour

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April 30, 2021

Disney’s Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast today announces the cast to star in the re-imagined and re-designed new production. Staged by members of the original award-winning creative team, Beauty and the Beast will open a UK & Ireland Tour at The Bristol Hippodrome on Wednesday August 25, 2021 (National Press Night: Wednesday September 29).

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HBO Documentary Films’ REVOLUTION RENT Debuts June 15

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April 29, 2021

HBO’s Revolution Rent, directed by Andy Señor Jr. and Victor Patrick Alvarez, follows Señor Jr. to Cuba, where he is tasked with directing a stage production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Rent, the country’s first Broadway musical produced by an American company in more than 50 years. Returning to his exiled parents’ homeland, Señor Jr. embarks on a personal journey, exploring his Cuban heritage and his family’s complex relationship to the country they love. Revolution Rent debuts Tuesday, June 15 (9:00–10:30 p.m. ET/PT) in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the iconic musical’s Broadway premiere.

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