May 7, 2021: What TheaterMakers Are Talking About This Week
From more Broadway reopening news from Governor Cuomo to National Tours and revivals making their way back to the stage (and screen) to concerns about the country going back to “normal”. . . here’s what TheaterMakers were talking about this week . . .
1 – Andrew Cuomo Says Broadway Shows Will Open at Full Capacity September 14
The Governor of New York announced that Broadway will start selling tickets as soon as May 6th, with a reopening date of September 14th, 2021. Few shows have announced exact opening dates. Diana says it will resume December 1 and the revival of The Music Man expects to begin previews December 20.
Read more: playbill.com
2 – Wicked tour announces return date as first touring production to resume
The musical will have it’s post-pandemic premiere at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas from early August to September. Tickets for the Dallas showing of Wicked will go on sale May 21st.
Read more: broadwaynews.com
3- Applications Now Open For The Prince Fellowship
Applications for the newly renamed Fellowship (in honor of the late great Hal Prince) are open now through June 15. Prospective applicants are asked to join an informational Webinar at 6PM EST on Thursday, May 13.
Read more: broadwayworld.com
4 – The Secret Garden Revival Workshop to Stream in MayWarren Carlyle will direct the musical workshop.The streaming proceeds from ticket sales will go toward the Dramatists Guild Foundation and the Actors Fund. Some cast members for this workshop will include Clifton Duncan as Archibald, Drew Gehling as Neville Craven, Sierra Boggess as Lily, and Amber Iman as Martha.
Read more: theatermania.com
5- As we return to normal, a new plague: stage fright in the theater of daily life
As we begin to leave our homes and return to normal, waves of fear arise. There are still concerns about variants and the number of people who still aren’t fully protected. Despite progress made with vaccinations around the country, concerns are growing.
Read more: latimes.com
Fun on a Friday:
As Broadway’s reopening nears, Six the Musical announced their opening night will happen (again) on September 17th.
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