Broadway re-opening dates: Here’s the latest updates on shows’ returns – Asbury Park Press

Posted: May 9, 2021 at 11:14 am

Scroll down for a full list of officially announced re-opening dates.

Curtain up, light the lights.

After being shuttered for well over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway finally has somesolid re-opening dates in view.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on May 5 that tickets would go on sale May 6 for shows starting Sept. 14 at 100 percent capacity.However, that doesn't mean tickets for all shows will be available immediately.

Jeanna de Waal as Princess Diana in 'Diana'(Photo: Evan Zimmerman)

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The Broadway League says anticipated return dates for each Broadway production will be announced in the coming weeks on a show-by-show basis, with producers determining performance schedules and other timelines.

The theaterowners, producersand other League memberswillcontinue to work with the NY State Department of Health and the governor to coordinate the industrys return and the related health and safety protocols required to do so.Weremain cautiously optimistic about Broadways ability to resume performances this falland are happy that fans can start buying tickets again,"saidCharlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, in a statement.


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Not all shows plan to re-open in September. Some will open over the last few months of 2021, while others may not return until 2022.

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In addition to the logistics of getting a show up and running, financial considerations are also at the forefront of planning for productions, particularly for an industry that relies heavily on tourists. Safety protocols for productions and audiences also are yet to be announced.

Prior to the announcement on May 5, the first and only show to reveal officialplans for a re-open was "Diana: The Musical."

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On March 30, the show announced it will begin previews on Dec. 1 at the Longacre Theatre, with an opening night set for Dec. 16.

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A joint announcement for some of Broadway's blockbusters had been anticipated in recent weeks. On Thursday, "Good Morning America" teased a May 11 event "The #Broadway announcement we've all been waiting for, LIVE! Tune in starting at 7am," it tweeted.

The musical "Six" had announced that it would offer pre-sale tickets to those who signed up for early access. On May 5, it announced that the presale would start at 10 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 6, and run through Monday, May 10, at 9:59 a.m. For more information on the pre-sale, Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 10,at 10 a.m. Previews begin Sept. 17 ahead of an Oct. 3 opening night.

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On May 4, producers announced that "Pass Over" would re-open the August Wilson Theatre, which was home to "Mean Girls" at the time of the shutdown, although a specific opening date was not given.

Catch a glimpse of the Broadway production of "SIX," a new musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Asbury Park Press

"Chicago":Sept.14, Ambassador Theatre,

"Six":Previews, Sept.17, Opening Night: Oct. 3, Brooks Atkinson Theatre,

"The Phantom of the Opera": Oct. 22,Majestic Theatre,

"Diana: The Musical:"Previews, Dec. 1,Opening night, Dec. 16,LongacreTheater,


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"Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations":TBA, Imperial Theatre,

"Aladdin": TBA,New AmsterdamTheatre,

"The Book of Mormon":TBA, Eugene O'Neill Theatre,

"Come From Away": TBA,Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre,

"Company": TBA,Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre,

"Dear Evan Hansen": TBA, Music Box Theatre,

"Girl From The North Country": TBA,Belasco Theatre,

"Hadestown": TBA,Walter Kerr Theatre,

"Hamilton": TBA,Richard Rogers Theatre,

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child": TBA,Lyric Theatre,

"Jagged Little Pill": TBA,Broadhurst Theatre,


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"The Lehman Trilogy": TBA,Nederlander Theatre,

"The Lion King":TBA, Minskoff Theatre,

"The Minutes": TBA, theater to be announced,

"Moulin Rouge!":TBA, Al Hirschfeld Theatre,

"Mrs. Doubtfire":TBA, Stephen Sondheim Theatre,

"Tina: The Tina Turner Musical": TBA,Lunt-Fontanne Theatre,

"To Kill A Mockingbird": TBA,Shubert Theatre,

"Wicked": TBA, GershwinTheatre,

"West Side Story":TBA, Broadway Theatre,

"Ain't Supposed to Die A Natural Death": TBA, theater to be announced

"David Byrne's American Utopia":Sept. 17 (previously announced),theater to be announced,

"American Buffalo":TBA, Circle in the Square;

"Between Riverside and Crazy": Fall 2022, Helen Hayes Theatre,

"Birthday Candles": TBA, American Airlines Theatre,

"Caroline, Or Change":TBA, Studio 54,

"Clyde's":Fall 2021, Helen Hayes Theatre;

"Flying Over Sunset":TBA, Lincoln Center Theater,

"How I Learned to Drive,":TBA, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre,

"Lackawanna Blues": TBA, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre,

"MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical": TBA, Neil Simon Theatre,

"The Music Man": TBA,Winter Garden Theatre,

"Pass Over":TBA,August Wilson Theatre,

"Plaza Suite": TBA, Hudson Theatre,

"Skeleton Crew": TBA, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre,

"Sing Street": TBA, theater to be announced,

"Take Me Out": Spring 2022, Helen Hayes Theatre,

"Thoughts of a Colored Man": TBA,Golden Theatre,

"Trouble in Mind":TBA, American Airlines Theatre,

"1776": TBA, American Airlines Theatre,

Some shows that were running at the time of the shutdown announced they will not re-open when Broadway does.


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Ilana Keller is anaward-winning journalist and lifelong New Jersey resident who loves Broadway and really bad puns. She highlights arts advocacyand education, theater fundraisers and morethrough her column,"Sightlines." Reach out onTwitter: @ilanakeller;

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