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Sunday in the Park With George
By Dan Meyer | 03/23/2021
The Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford-led production was due to play the Savoy Theatre.
After Revealing Reopening Plans, Park Avenue Armory Delays
By Ryan McPhee | 03/22/2021
The postponement comes after members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company tested positive for COVID-19.
Bob Marley Musical
Get Up, Stand Up!
Sets New Dates for London World Premiere
By Ryan McPhee | 02/18/2021
The musical was originally supposed to open in the West End this month; it’s now eyeing a fall bow.
West End Production of
Starring David Tennant, Postponed Again
By Talaura Harms | 02/16/2021
No new dates have been set for the revival of the C.P. Taylor play.
Whoopi Goldberg Departs London Cast of
as Production Postponed Until 2022
By Andrew Gans | 02/16/2021
Goldberg and Jamie Wilson will produce the limited run at the Eventim Apollo.
2021 Junior Theater Festival West Postponed
By Logan Culwell-Block | 01/29/2021
The in-person event was planned for May in Sacramento, California.
Musical Cancels Spring Premiere in Regent’s Park Open Air Season
By Andrew Gans | 01/21/2021
Directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, performances were scheduled to begin at the London venue May 15.
West End Opening of Disney's
By Andrew Gans | 01/19/2021
The musical, based on the animated film of the same name, had been scheduled to open in April at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
London Run of
When Darkness Falls
By Andrew Gans | 01/11/2021
James Milton and Paul Morrissey's new ghost story was scheduled to begin performances in February at the Park Theatre.
Musical Has Closed Amid Continued Coronavirus Shutdown
By Andrew Gans | 01/07/2021
The Tony-nominated musical, based on the Tina Fey comedy, played its final performance in March 2020.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Musical Will Now Stream
By Andrew Gans | 01/06/2021
The world premiere had been scheduled for in-person performances at London's Southwark Playhouse.
Artistic Director Hunter Foster Exits Redhouse Arts Center as Theatre Pauses Operations
By Andrew Gans | 12/23/2020
The nonprofit, three-theatre complex is located in Syracuse, New York.
National Tour News
National Tour of
Musical Sets New Launch Date
By Andrew Gans | 12/16/2020
The North American tour, scheduled to begin this past November, was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.
Under Tier 3 Restrictions, London Theatres Enter Another Lockdown as Holidays Approach
By Ryan McPhee | 12/14/2020
Some shows, such as
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
, had begun to welcome back audiences in the West End earlier this month.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Sheds Light on What Coronavirus Vaccine Efficacy Means for Broadway
By Ryan McPhee | 12/02/2020
“It’s really going to be up to us as a community to realize that getting vaccinated is the gateway to getting out of this dilemma that we’re in.”
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Cancels All Scheduled Programs Through April 2021
By Andrew Gans | 11/18/2020
These cancellations represent 384 ticketed events and a financial loss of $24.1 million for the D.C. institution.
Educational Theatre Association Releases Results of Survey Tracking Effects of COVID-19 on School Theatre
By Logan Culwell-Block | 11/12/2020
More than 11,000 middle and school theatre educators were polled to track the impact of the current health crisis on educational theatre.
Marry Me a Little,
Starring Rob Houchen and Celinde Schoenmaker, Will Be Streamed
By Andrew Gans | 11/11/2020
The production closed its run November 4 due to the U.K.'s second national lockdown.
Six, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,
More Now Hope to Reopen in December
By Ryan McPhee | 11/05/2020
Producers have set new dates for a handful of shows that were planning to welcome audiences this fall, prior to a second U.K. lockdown.
Classic Arts News
Houston Grand Opera Moves 2021 Programming, Including Jake Heggie, Margaret Atwood
and Joshua Hopkins’
Songs for Murdered Sisters
By Ryan McPhee | 11/04/2020
The remaining in-person events of the Texas company’s 2020–2021 season have been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.
Will Play 2 Performances at London's Charing Cross Theatre Prior to Lockdown; New Dates Announced
By Andrew Gans | 11/03/2020
Jon Pashley directs the debut play from actor Paul Harvard.
U.K. Lockdown Halts Reopening of London Shows
By Ryan McPhee | 11/02/2020
The National Theatre's first production since COVID-19 will end early;
The Play That Goes Wrong
won't resume as scheduled, and more.
Cabaret & Concert News
Lincoln Center Cancels 2021 American Songbook Series
By Andrew Gans | 10/29/2020
The Great Performers spring series and the David Rubenstein Atrium spring season have also been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.
Collective of Off-Broadway Theatres File Lawsuit to Reopen
By Dan Meyer | 10/27/2020
Eight small NYC venues have united to fight against Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio's pandemic closures and restrictions.
Famed NYC-Area Westchester Broadway Theatre Closes Doors Permanently
By Logan Culwell-Block | 10/26/2020
Over 46 years of operation, the dinner theatre saw performances from Carolee Carmello, Will Swenson, Faith Prince, Robert Cuccioli, and more.
Sets 2021 Date for Broadway Return
By Andrew Gans | 10/14/2020
The production, which also heads to HBO this weekend, had initially been scheduled to return to the Hudson in September.
Check the Statuses of Upcoming Broadway Shows During the Coronavirus Shutdown
By Olivia Clement, Playbill Staff | 10/14/2020
Here are updates from yet-to-open shows during the extended closure of the New York theatre scene.
Classic Arts News
New York Philharmonic Cancels Remainder of 2020-2021 Season
By Ryan McPhee | 10/13/2020
The orchestra had performances scheduled from January 6, 2021, to June 13.
Lincoln Center Theater's
Flying Over Sunset
Set New Dates for Fall 2021
By Andrew Gans | 10/13/2020
The Broadway musical and Off-Broadway opera had originally been slated for spring 2020.
The Theatre Community Responds to News of an Extended Broadway Shutdown
By Kerri Kearse | 10/09/2020
With Broadway theatres officially dark through at least May 30, 2021, the community came together to support each other and direct fans to relief organizations they can support.
The Music Man
Revival, Starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, Sets New Dates in Light of Extended Broadway Shutdown
By Ryan McPhee | 10/09/2020
The production will now open in 2022.
Broadway Officially Extends Theatre Shutdown
By Ryan McPhee | 10/09/2020
In-person productions have been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Changes to Equity-League Health Fund’s Medical Coverage Require More Weeks of Work for Less Coverage
By Ryan McPhee | 10/02/2020
The new plan, effective January 2021, is in response to a steep decline in employer contributions during the coronavirus pandemic and theatre shutdown.
London Reopening of Agatha Christie's
By Andrew Gans | 09/29/2020
The world's longest-running play opened in 1952.
Classic Arts News
Classic Arts Catch-Up: Opera Philadelphia Unveils New Commissions, COVID Shakeups Disrupt Met's Live Concert Schedule, More
By Ryan McPhee | 09/28/2020
Plus: A new grant program has named 20 arts organizations "America's Cultural Treasures."
Classic Arts News
Metropolitan Opera Cancels Entire 2020–2021 Season, Lays Out Plans for Future
By Ryan McPhee | 09/23/2020
The New York institution aims to reopen in Fall 2021 with Terence Blanchard’s
Fire Shut Up in My Bones
, marking the first work by a Black composer to play the Met.
Classic Arts News
Madrid Opera Performance Halted After Audience Protests Over Social Distance Concerns
By Ryan McPhee | 09/22/2020
Teatro Real’s performance of
Un Ballo in Maschera
was suspended September 20 after a delayed start and two attempts to resume.
Vineyard Theatre’s Upcoming Season to Include Tori Sampson World Premiere, Return of
By Ryan McPhee | 09/16/2020
The new Off-Broadway lineup includes digital and outdoor performances with a potential return indoors in 2021.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Shares Outlook on Theatres Eventually Reopening
By Ryan McPhee | 09/14/2020
“I think it’s going to be a combination of a vaccine that has been around for almost a year and good public health measures.”
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Sets New Dates for West End Transfer
By Ryan McPhee | 09/03/2020
The National Theatre production will now return to London in 2021.
What Shows Are Eligible at the 2020 Tony Awards?
By Ryan McPhee | 08/24/2020
The 74th annual ceremony, to take place digitally this fall, will celebrate a season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 Tony Awards to Be Held Digitally This Fall
By Ryan McPhee | 08/21/2020
The 74th annual ceremony, originally scheduled for June 7, was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As Indoor Theatre Remains a No-Go, Barrington Stage Company Rethinks Fall Slate of Concerts, Readings, More
By Ryan McPhee | 08/19/2020
Some shows will move to the theatre's outdoor space; some will go online; some will happen later in the year.
As U.K. Aims to Resume Indoor Performances, National Theatre Announces 1st In-Person Production Since Pandemic Shutdown
By Ryan McPhee | 08/14/2020
Indoor performances that adhere to proper social distance protocols will be permitted in the U.K. beginning August 15.
Despite Reducing Capacity, the Country's First Equity-Approved, COVID-Era Theatre Productions Move Forward
By Ryan McPhee | 08/13/2020
A new Massachusetts mandate has capped outdoor mass gatherings at 50 instead of 100, affecting current productions of
Houston’s Alley Theatre Shuffles 2020-2021 Season, Adding
and Delaying Others
By Dan Meyer | 08/07/2020
The entire slate will be presented using one flexible set that can be adapted to each show.
Radio City Cancels 2020
With the Rockettes
By Ryan McPhee | 08/04/2020
The annual event at the famed venue will not take place this year due to the pandemic.
Now Eyes 2021-2022 Broadway Bow
By Ryan McPhee | 08/03/2020
The musical was to begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre March 26.
The Phantom of the Opera
Has Not Necessarily Closed Permanently
By Ryan McPhee | 07/30/2020
The long-running production intends to resume once deemed safe after the coronavirus pandemic, and following repairs to the production and Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Alliance Theatre to Mount Socially Distant Productions of
By Dan Meyer | 07/29/2020
The 2020–2021 season will include drive-in, indoor, and streaming works, including several world premieres.
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