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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

‘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...

Theater community reunites for pop-up show in Times Square exactly one year after Broadway went dark due to pandemic

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Exactly one year after Broadway went dark due to the pandemic, members of the theater community reunited for a live, pop-up performance in Times Square. "We Will Be Back," which took place on Friday, aimed to suppor...

First Broadway theater opens its doors since the Covid-19 pandemic began

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The St. James Theatre in New York on Saturday became the first Broadway theater to open its doors since the coronavirus pandemic shut down performance venues more than a year ago. Nathan Lane, a three-time Tony-winn...

Broadway workers become supporting actors in NYC vaccination effort

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At the time, there were 31 productions running, including eight new shows in previews and another eight shows in rehearsals preparing for the spring season. But the show will go on, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo anno...

Broadway shows ‘Lion King,’ ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Wicked’ set reopening dates

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Broadway will be back. Hit musicals "Hamilton," "Wicked" and "The Lion King" have announced they will return to the stage on Sept. 14. The news was announced Tuesday on "Good Morning America" by cast members Alexan...

Broadway is bringing pop up concerts to Tavern on the Green

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Broadway stars will be popping up around New York City this summer. Stars from Broadway shows have teamed up with iconic New York eatery Tavern on the Green for "Broadway at Tavern," a special series of live concert...

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...

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...

‘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...

‘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 ...

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...

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