WATCH: Nathan Lane and Savion Glover as First Broadway House Reopens with NYPopsUp

Photo Credit: Nina Westervelt
April 5, 2021 12:05 PM

On April 4, 2021 Broadway reached a new milestone on the road to reopening. As part of NY PopsUp, the very first performance inside a Broadway theater occurred this past Saturday at the St. James Theatre. In front of a socially-distanced audience made up primarily of front line workers, Tony Award Winner Savion Glover and three-time-Tony Award Winner Nathan Lane took the stage for the first time since March of 2020.

Lane performed Playbills, a new monologue from playwright Paul Rudnick while Glover created a special tap piece that reminded everyone why Broadway is such a special place. NY PopsUp and the St. James Theatre worked closely with the New York State Department of Health to ensure all ​state health and safety protocols were being followed. Watch highlights from their performances below.

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Zack Reiser has a passion for theatre, cooking, and music. With professional experience in various roles in the Broadway community, he could tell you how theatre works from the front of the house to the back of the stage. He’s been with the Theatrely team since 2019.