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The curtain won’t go up on Broadway until June 7th
April 8th, 2020 under Broadway, Coronavirus. [ Comments: none ]

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Back before we were all on mandatory staycations at home, the lights went out on Broadway. They were supposed to be turned on again on April 13th, but with everything happening in NYC that is not going to happpen.

According to Playbill, the curtain will not go up again until June 7th. That date was supposed to be the night of the Tonys, which is postponed indefinitely due to Coronavirus.

Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin explained why she is extended the date for so long. “Our top priority continues to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals.”

Several Broadway names like Aaron Tveit, Laura Bell Bundy, David Bryan, Matt Doyle, Etai Benson, Chad Kimball, and Brian Stokes Mitchell have tested positive. Nick Cordero is in the hospital fighting it. Sadly, Terence McNally, Adam Schlesinger, and Mark Blum lost their lives to it. Therefore, the decision makes a lot of sense.

When it comes to which productions will and will not be back, I say let’s wait until it gets closer to the date.

Hopefully, by June 7th, the lights will go on again on the Great White Way.

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The curtain goes down on the Tony Awards, for now
March 25th, 2020 under Broadway, Coronavirus. [ Comments: none ]


The Tony Awards announced today that the show will not go on on June 7th as planned because of Coronavirus. Don’t worry that fat lady has not sung yet because the show will be rescheduled once the lights on Broadway go on again. As of now, the curtain is expected to go up on April 12th, but I doubt it will be that soon.

It was not an easy decision, but they say, “The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans are of the utmost importance to us.” Sadly Broadway legendary writer Terrence McNally passed away from the virus, while Moulin Rouge’s Aaron Tveit has tested positive.

When it is time for them to do the show, I am sure it will be the most spectacular show is Tony history! They should have Billy Porter host the Great White Way’s biggest night with some help from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Broadway goes dark for a month
March 12th, 2020 under Broadway, Coronavirus. [ Comments: none ]


The Coronavirus has come to the Great White Way, and things are very dark. That is because Broadway is canceling all performances until April 12th according to Broadway.com.

Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, announced the news with Governor Cuomo. She said, “Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatergoers and the thousands of people who work in the theater industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers and many other dedicated professionals.

“Broadway has the power to inspire, enrich and entertain, and together we are committed to making that vital spirit a reality. Once our stages are lit again, we will welcome fans back with open arms so that they can continue to experience the joy, heart and goodwill that our shows so passionately express every night.”

This is heartbreaking for the city. This is a huge part of Manhattan, and it is going to have a devastating effect on the community.

Back in 2001, the curtain was only down for two nights. Therefore, when the curtain goes up again, Broadway is going to need us more than ever.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick take their love to the stage
September 10th, 2019 under Broadway, Sex Sent Me to the ER. [ Comments: none ]


Long before Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker were married, they both starred in several Broadway shows. Next year, they will finally star in a show together on the Great White Way.

The couple will play one in Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite for 17 weeks starting on March 13th. I bet you that every night will be sold out. Not only because it is a very enjoyable play, but who doesn’t want to see these two acting together.

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Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway in the first musical he was ever in
March 13th, 2019 under Broadway, Hugh Jackman. [ Comments: none ]


Back when Hugh Jackman was 14 years old, he went to an all-boys school. His friend called him up and asked him to audition for the school musical. At first, he was like no, but when he found out a nearby all-girls school was in it too, he was up for auditioning.

Therefore, he looked up The Music Man and memorized the opening number. He told Jay Leno on his Tonight Show that number had 8 different characters singing that sang one song. He didn’t care, that was the tune for him. To this day, he still knows that whole song.

Sadly, he will not be singing it in the revival that opens on October 22, 2020. That is because this time the traveling salesman is the lead, Professor Harold Hill.

A dream come true for the entertainer who truly is a music man.

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