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Broadway Extends Mask Mandate Through End Of May

AM New York reports: In a statement, the Broadway League said that as of Sunday, the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters are extending the mask requirement at least through the end of May but many will no longer check for vaccination status. The announcement recommended that theatergoers check individual theaters’ websites for more information. An update on …

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Broadway To Keep “Mask + Vax” Policies Thru April 30

The New York Post reports: Broadway will maintain its mask and vaccine policies through April despite Mayor Eric Adams rolling back many COVID-19 mandates starting Monday. “Our current guidance is through April 30, and we are scheduled to update that guidance on April 1,” Broadway League president Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement. “Discussions are held weekly on our …

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Broadway’s Harry Potter Fired For Alleged Misconduct

Deadline Hollywood reports: James Snyder, who has played the title character of Broadway’s recently retooled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child since the show returned from the pandemic shutdown, has been fired by producers following a complaint by co-star Diane Davis about Snyder’s conduct. The exact nature of the conduct has not been specified. But producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin …

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Broadway Sings For Sondheim In Times Square [Video]

Variety reports: On the red stairs above TKTS in Times Square, as the first flurries of the winter season drifted down on the city, members of every Broadway company—joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, Kathryn Gallagher and Lauren Patton—gathered in a chorus to sing “Sunday,” the heartrending act one finale to Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George,” …

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“Company” Revival Cast Dedicates Run To Sondheim

The New York Times reports: Hours after Stephen Sondheim’s death, the director of the Broadway revival of “Company” walked onstage before the curtain rose on Friday to acknowledge the news that many in the audience already knew but that some — judging by the murmurs that followed — had not yet heard. Around the same time, 32 blocks downtown, the …

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BREAKING: Stephen Sondheim Dies At Age 91

The New York Times reports: Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway history’s songwriting titans, whose music and lyrics raised and reset the artistic standard for the American stage musical, died early Friday at his home in Roxbury, Conn. He was 91. His lawyer and friend, F. Richard Pappas, announced the death, which he described as sudden. The day before, Mr. Sondheim …

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Broadway Performer Arrested Over Capitol Riot [VIDEO]

From the Department of Justice: A Florida man, an affiliate of the Oath Keepers, was arrested today on charges related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. James Beeks, 49, of …

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Two-Time Tony Nominee Loses Gig Over Vax Refusal

Page Six reports: Laura Osnes — who shot to fame when she won the talent search show “Grease: You’re the One That I Want!” in 2008, and has gone on to have a heavyweight Broadway career — was set to perform in front of a star-studded audience for a one-night production of “Crazy For You” at the Guild Hall in …

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Broadway Theaters To Require Vax Proof And Masks

The New York Daily News reports: Broadway audiences, performers and staff will have to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and wear face masks inside the theater at least through October, the Broadway League announced Friday. The policy, which applies to all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City, will require guests to be fully vaccinated, meaning they must show …

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Broadway Reopens With Springsteen Show [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: In a city whose cultural soul had been shuttered for more than a year with boarded up windows and empty streets, it was Springsteen who called it back to life on Saturday night, his gruff and guttural rasp the first to echo across a Broadway stage to a paying audience in 471 days. Of course, …

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“Hadestown” Jumps Broadway Pack, Will Reopen First

The Associated Press reports: “Hadestown,” the brooding musical about the underworld, has set its Broadway reopening date on Sept. 2, jumping ahead of such megahits as “Hamilton” and “Wicked” to position itself as the first show to welcome audiences on Broadway since the pandemic. Producers announced Monday that tickets will go on sale June 11 for the eight-time Tony Award …

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Cuomo: Broadway To Reopen At Full Capacity Sept 14

The New York Times reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says that most pandemic capacity restrictions will ease in two weeks. But Broadway, a beacon for tourists and an engine for the economy, is not quite ready to turn on the stage lights. But there are signs of life: Mr. Cuomo said Wednesday that Broadway shows would start selling tickets Thursday …

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Broadway Marks One Year Of Being Dark [VIDEO]

Broadway.com reports: Exactly a year ago, Broadway shut down due to the growing COVID-19 crisis. Performers Darius Barnes, Ryan Breslin, Holly Ann Butler, Stephen Carrasco, Katie Lombardo, Robin Masella, Tomás Matos, Skyler Volpe and Aléna Watters created a stunning video to mark the day. Those who watch are encouraged to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS or The Actors Fund and to …

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Tony Winner, Oscar Nominee Cicely Tyson Dies At 96

Yahoo News reports: Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96. Tyson’s death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, …

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One Day More: Broadway Celebrates In Song [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: James Corden links up with Broadway stars Joshua Grosso, Jillian Butler, Emily Bautista, Kyle Scatliffe, Shuler Hensley, Patti LuPone and Matt Lucas to celebrate only “One Day More” of outgoing president Trump in a Les Misérables parody that aired on Tuesday’s The Late Late Show. In the visual, Corden heads into work, happy to have his “last …

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Randy Rainbow: “Don’t Tell Donald He’s Not Reelected”

Randy Rainbow is back today to celebrate Joe Biden’s win with a parody of Getting Married Today from Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company. The famously rapid-fire original is considered one of Broadway’s classic “patter songs.” From Wikipedia: “With 68 words sung in a total of 11 seconds, Getting Married Today was notable for being the most difficult musical song with …

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Broadway Theaters To Remain Dark Until June 2021

Spectrum News reports: Theatre producers announced Friday that the shutdown will be extended and that there will be no Broadway performances before June 1, 2021. Marquees went dark back in mid-March and the initial shutdown had been extended to June 7, and most recently, September 6. If theaters remain closed through June 1, 2021, that will mean between 14 and …

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Randy Rainbow & Patti LuPone: “If Donald Got Fired”

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with his special guest, Broadway legend Patti LuPone. The pair team up to blast Trump and his sycophants with a parody of Stephen Sondheim’s “If Mama Was Married” from the 1959 musical Gypsy. LuPone won the Tony Award in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, making national news on the show’s closing night when …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber To Trump: Stop Using My Music

The New York Post reports: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s team has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign over using his song, “Memory,” at political rallies, Page Six has learned. The miffed missive was mailed out after original “Cats” star Betty Buckley last month urged the show’s legendary composer to stop Trump’s team from playing her signature song, “Memory,” …

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Broadway Star Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID At Age 41

CBS News reports: Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had been hospitalized for three months and had his leg amputated after contracting the coronavirus, has died, his wife, Amanda Kloots, said Sunday. He was 41. “My darling husband passed away this morning,” Kloots said in an Instagram post. Cordero starred in the musical adaptation of the Woody Allen film “Bullets Over …

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