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Broadway will stay dark through May 30, 2021

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All ticket sales for Broadway performances in New York City will be suspended through May 30, 2021, the Broadway League announced on Friday. All 41 Broadway theaters have been closed since March 12 due to the coron...

Bruce Springsteen reopens Broadway with first full-capacity show since pandemic

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Broadway isn't dancing in the dark anymore. With most of New York's Covid-19 restrictions lifted, Bruce Springsteen welcomed a packed house to Broadway for the first time since the pandemic shut down theaters in Mar...

New York Gov. Hochul slammed for posing maskless on Broadway while children are forced to mask up in schools

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"Have you heard?," Gov. Hochul tweeted earlier this week. "#BroadwayisBack!" Bill and I had the absolute joy of seeing @SixBroadway Friday night - what's on your Broadway bucket list?" STRESS FROM COVID-19 PANDEMIC C...

Broadway comes to TV with ‘American Utopia’ and ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’

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With Broadway marquees dark, this weekend brings a welcome double dose of the New York stage to TV screens: "American Utopia," David Byrne's free-spirited concert, directed by Spike Lee for HBO; and "What the Consti...

Bruce Springsteen cracks joke about DWI at Broadway reopening

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Springsteen had ended his residency in December 2018 after 236 performances but was persuaded to return for a summer's encore ahead of most Broadway shows coming back in September. Thrilled to be back, fully vaccinat...

Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim dead at 91: reports

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Sondheim died at his home Friday in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to his friend F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times first reported.

Users turned ‘Ratatouille’ into a TikTok musical. Now, it will become a benefit for Broadway

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What started as a one-off video for Disney fans turned into one of TikTok's most successful trends. Now, "Ratatouille: A TikTok Musical" is getting as close to Broadway as the pandemic will allow. The production, e...

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will premiere on Broadway in November

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"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will head to Broadway in November. The story takes place 19 years after Harry, Ron and Hermione saved the wizard world and a new generation of kids are you attending Hogwarts Sch...

Stephen Sondheim’s death: Stars pay tribute to legendary Broadway composer

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Sondheim died at his home Friday in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to his friend F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times first reported. The composer had celebrated Thanksgiving with friends the day before his death, ...

Lin Manuel-Miranda and other Broadway stars team up for ‘Georgia on My Mind’ special recording ahead of runoff

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To mark the first day of early voting in Georgia's runoff elections for the US Senate, a special recording of the song "Georgia on my Mind" featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and a number of other Broadway performers was ...

‘Waitress’ will return to Broadway with Sara Bareilles as lead

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Sara Bareilles will return to Broadway as the lead Jenna Hunterson in the musical "Waitress." The production returns on Sept. 2 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre amid a larger post-pandemic reopening. Producers Barry ...

These are some of the Broadway shows canceled over Covid-19

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Several Broadway shows were forced to cancel performances this week due to positive Covid-19 tests among the cast or crew, a setback for the industry that comes just months after it raised the curtain on an 18-month...

Ann Reinking, Broadway star who played Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago,’ dies at 71

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Ann Reinking, the Broadway star who played Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago," has died, her manager Lee Gross confirmed to CNN in an email late Monday. She was 71. Reinking died in her sleep in a Seattle hotel Sat...

Seven new plays coming to Broadway this fall are by Black writers. Is this a turning point for theater?

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Broadway is finally coming back, after going dark last year to prevent the spread of Covid-19. More than a year into a global pandemic and amid an international social justice movement, Broadway, it seems, is changi...

A dozen Broadway shows have been canceled as cast or crew test positive for Covid-19

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Amid the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, a dozen Broadway shows have shuttered their doors this week as cast or crew members test positive for Covid-19 — an unfortunate event during what is usually ...

‘Police Academy’ and Broadway star Marion Ramsey dies at 73

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Marion Ramsey, the actress best known for her role as Officer Laverne Hooks in the film franchise "Police Academy," died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 73, according to a statement to CNN from manager Roger P...

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