ON THE MARQUEE: One of our super friends and followers sent us photos of majority of the abruptly shutdown Broadway Theatres. When all of Live Theater shutdown, it took a huge effect on the 2019-2020 Broadway season. Some of the shows from this past abruptly cut-short season were already open for almost a year already. In addition, other new shows were just settling into their Theaters for tech, they just started performances, or were scheduled to begin. Many of these shows are scheduled to return in 2021. Let's take a look at some of the newer Broadway shows that has been effected….
The Stephen Sondheim Theatre – Home of Mrs. Doubtfire. It was abruptly shutdown after only 3 previews. It was set to officially open on April 5th, 2020. However THE POPPETS will be EASY PEASY and back before you know it. New start dates TBA,
The Belasco Theatre – Home of Bob Dylan's Girl From The North Country. The smash hit musical just officially opened a week prior before the shutdown. The SLOW TRAIN will be back and the company will MAKE YOU FEEL THEIR LOVE soon TBA,
The Broadhurst Theatre- Home of Alanis Morissette's groundbreaking musical based on her iconic Grammy winning album Jagged Little Pill. They've been open since this past Fall. YOU OUGHTA KNOW that they're going to be raising their middle fingers high to the Coronavirus for taking a huge effect on this community when they return soon TBA,
The Lyceum Theatre – Home of the musical adaption of the acclaimed film Sing Street. The show was scheduled to begin previews on March 26th, 2020 and open on April 19th, 2020. However, it's expecting to go UP again beginning somewhere in the Winter of 2021 or in 2022. Date TBA,
The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre ‐ Home of the Olivier Award winning gender-swap revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company (starring Tony winners Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk). The production was abruptly shutdown after a week and a half of previews. It was set to officially open on March 22nd, 2020. But we know that PHONE RINGS, DOOR CHIMES, and IN COMES COMPANY really soon. We will once again feel the wonder of BEING ALIVE, TBA,
The Al Hirschfeld Theatre – Home of Moulin Rouge The Musical. The SPECTACULAR, SPECTACULAR bohemians have been wowing audiences since last summer. They are expecting to CAN-CAN their hearts out once again TBA,
The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre – Home of the Award winning smash hit Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. The show has been wowing audiences since this past fall. We totally will be ROLLIN' ON THE RIVER, feeling the energy of PROUD MARY, and discovering WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT soon TBA,
The Brooks Atkinson Theatre ‐ Home of the Olivier Award nominated smash hit girl power musical SIX. The Queens completed their Broadway previews and were set to officially open on March 12th, 2020 but was abruptly shutdown the same day. The EX-WIVES will be giving us the HISTO-REMIX once again TBA,
The Longacre Theatre ‐ Home of Diana: A True Musical Story. The production was abruptly shutdown after a week and a half of previews. It was set to officially open on March 31st, 2020. The Royal Family will be back to rule Broadway at a time TBA,
The Neil Simon Theatre ‐ Home of the highly anticipated MJ: the musical. Originally scheduled to begin on July 6th, 2020 and open on August 13th, 2020, THRILLER NIGHTS will have to wait till next year. Previews will now begin March 8th, 2021 and officially open on April 15th, 2021,
The Broadway Theatre – Home of the newly updated and abridged revival of West Side Story. The production has been open since this past Holiday season. The JETS and SHARKS may not MAMBO TONIGHT but are expecting to go out for some trouble again soon TBA,
and the iconic Studio 54 – Home of the upcoming Broadway engagement of the recent Olivier Award winning West End revival of Caroline Or Change (starring Sharon D. Clarke). The production was in its final dress rehearsal. It was scheduled to begin previews on March 13th, 2020 and officially open on April 7th, 2020. It will now begin its run starting in the Spring 2021. New Dates TBA.
Which of the newer shows have you seen before the pandemic?
Which newer shows you had tickets for but were cancelled?
Which newer shows are you excited to see when Broadway returns?