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