As March comes to a close, let’s take a look at the latest news and announcements from the theatre world. After a long year, things are beginning to move!
“It’s time to raise the curtain and bring Broadway back”
New York City’s mayor announced a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination site on Broadway for the theatre industry. Bill DeBlasio has promised to “move heaven and earth” to ensure that Broadway theatres are able to reopen safely in the Fall. Check out this heartwarming video from Rob McClure to get you in the Broadway mood…!
Shakespeare In The Park
While we may not be able to get inside theatres just yet, there will still be some New York theatre going on this summer! Public Theater’s Shakespeare In The Park has confirmed that it will be opening from July 5 through August 29, with Merry Wives, a new adaptation of The Merry Wives of Windsor by Jocelyn Bioh.
Over in the UK…
Meanwhile, over in the UK plans are afoot for the West End to reopen this summer. Six is currently scheduled to open at London’s Lyric Theatre May 21 with social distancing (and 50% capacity) in effect for the first month of its run. Also scheduled to reopen their doors this May are Pretty Woman: The Musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Les Misérables: The Staged Concert, and the West End premiere of Back to the Future: The Musical.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella
Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that his new musical, Cinderella, will be opening for previews on June 25 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London. With a book by Oscar-nominated Emerald Fennell and Carrie Hope Fletcher in the title role, the show promises a new twist on the familiar tale.