(Updated 5/11/21) What Broadway Shows Are Opening Back Up And When (So Far)

On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo announced that Broadway shows can return to performances with a full capacity as of September 14, 2021. Though we have not heard from the unions, theatre owners, and producers on their specific safety plans they’re putting into place, the following shows have announced their reopening dates (or for a few . . . their Opening Nights!).

 

SIX THE MUSICAL

First Performance: September 17, 2021

Opening Night: October 3, 2021

 

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PHANTOM ON THE OPERA

First Performance: October 22, 2021

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AIN’T TOO PROUD

First Performance: October 16, 2021

Tickets On Sale: May 6, 2021

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DIANA

First Performance: December 1, 2021

Opening Night: December 16, 2021

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL

First Performance: October 21, 2021

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CHICAGO

First Performance: September 14, 2021

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MRS. DOUBTFIRE

First Performance: Oct 21, 2021

Opening Night: December 5, 2021

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COME FROM AWAY

First Performance: September 21, 2021

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COMPANY

First Performance: December 20, 2021

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WICKED

First Performance: September 14, 2021

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THE LION KING

First Performance: September 14, 2021

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HAMILTON

First Performance: September 14, 2021

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Watch this space and my social for updates to this list as more Broadway shows announce their reopening dates.

Tickets Going Back on Sale for Broadway! Shows to open on 9/14!

It’s official! Today, Governor Cuomo gave us the green light to reopen Broadway at 100% beginning September 14th!!!  Tickets for your favorite show may go on sale ANY moment!

Those first performances are going to sell out in a minute (can you imagine being at that first performance?) so get your buy-tickets finger ready!

And make sure you’re following my socials for the announcements when the shows go on sale!

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For more information on this news: click here

Do you own or run a theater? Could this be an opportunity?

If this blog reads like a classified ad, it should.

I believe in what Einstein said . . . “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.”

And well, I see an opportunity . . . for those theaters out there looking to get into the pre-Broadway tryout game.

See, the pipeline is clogged up thanks to Covid. And because of restrictions in some markets, that pipeline could continue to be clogged up.

That could leave a LOT of developing shows with no place to go.

So . . . do you run or own a theater? And do you want to start hosting “pre-Broadway” tryouts?  And do you expect to be up and running at full capacity in the late fall?

Email me and let me play connector so that everyone can benefit!

The new reality TV show about producing . . . that I’m producing!

That’s it.  I’ve had enough of people telling me I should . . .

1 – Produce television

2 – Produce a reality television show about producing a Broadway show.

So, during the pandemic, I started pitching TV networks like crazy.  And wouldn’t you know it, Netflix bought it!

The show follows the days and nights and late nights of three Broadway Producers (yes, I’m one of them) starting as we get Broadway up and running again.  Think a live version of William Goldman’s The Season . . . but about the most important season EVER – the first season back for Broadway after the pandemic!

They won’t let me say any more than this right now but stay tuned, because I’ll spill more soon.  (I’m just glad that today, I can finally leak this!)

If you want to read the official announcement from Netflix, including WHO THE OTHER TWO PRODUCERS ARE, click here.  (Guess first!)

OH, and we still don’t have a title, so if you want to suggest one, click here.

 

Podcast Episode #225: What do the recent Actors Equity Protocols mean for Broadway Producers like me?

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS PODCAST EPISODE:  12 MINUTES

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A lot has happened since I posted this blog about my perspective on the recently announced Actors Equity protocols.

I expected a lot of responses.

What I did not expect was some of the biggest actors in our biz to post a petition asking for an open dialogue with their union about why those protocols appeared so strict.  (See here for more on that).

If you want to hear my perspective on how those protocols will affect Broadway Producers like me and the return of the theater, click here.

And then, tune in to my clubhouse event with Tim Hughes (who started this petition) as well as Sammi Cannold and more!  We’ll be talking all about the return, what’s taking so long, and taking your questions and comments as well.

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