Broadway

Briefly Noted: Frolicking with ‘Fairycakes’ at Greenwich House Theater

Douglas Carter Beane’s “Fairycakes,” a lighthearted frolic starring Ann Harada, Jackie Hoffman, and Julie Halston among others, offers the audience the experience of what Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” might be like on LSD by adding in characters from children’s stories including Cinderella, Geppetto, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and Sleeping Beauty.
Beane takes great liberties with the original characters (Geppetto and the Prince from “Sleeping Beauty” fall in love, at least for …

Broadway Theaters Extend Vaccination and Mask Mandates Through At Least February

Broadway Theaters Extend Vaccination and Mask Mandates Through At Least February

Broadway theaters will continue to require that all theatergoers are fully vaccinated in order to gain entry, owners and operators of the 41 Broadway houses said Monday.
The action continues a policy first announced at the end of July that required proof of fully vaccinated status via a CDC or WHO vaccination card showing an FDA or WHO approved vaccine as well as a government-issued photo ID. Theatergoers between 12 and 18 …

Theater Review: ‘Six – The Musical’ at Brooks Atkinson Theatre

You’ve probably not heard much about the wives of Henry VI or Henry VII, monarchs who preceded Henry VIII and who had just one wife each.  Henry VIII, on the other hand, is best known for his six marriages and, hence, six wives, something every schoolchild in the United Kingdom and the United States knows about.
Henry VIII’s attempts to annul his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, after she didn’t …

The Genie is Back in the Bottle as ‘Aladdin’ Shuts Down for 2 Weeks Amidst Numerous Covid Cases

The Genie is Back in the Bottle as ‘Aladdin’ Shuts Down for 2 Weeks Amidst Numerous Covid Cases

Just days after reopening, closing, and reopening again, Disney’s “Aladdin” was forced to cancel two weeks of performances Friday after additional breakthrough Covid-19 cases were detected among cast and crew, the show said.
The show had reopened Wednesday for the first time since Broadway had been forced to close on March 11, 2020.
“Although negative PCR testing allowed us to move safely forward with last night’s performance of ‘Aladdin’ at the New …

‘Moulin Rouge’ Sweeps 2021 Tony Awards, ‘The Inheritance’ Wins Best Play

“Moulin Rouge” won best musical, best actor and best actor in a featured role, as well as a host of technical prizes at the 2021 Tony Awards, and ‘The Inheritance’ captured four Tonys, including best play and best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play.
Held for the first time in over two years, the 2021 Tony Awards honored shows that had opened before the start of …

Hit Broadway Musical ‘Come From Away’ to Make Debut on Apple TV+ on Sept. 10

A filmed version of “Come from Away,” the hit Broadway musical starring Jenn Collela, will be available on Apple TV+ starting September 10.
The show tells the story of what happened when the “plane people” arrived in Gander on September 11, 2011 after terrorists used four airplanes to launch attacks against the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and presumably the White House or U.S. Capitol.
U.S. airspace – for the first time …

Broadway, Carnegie Hall, and the Met Opera to Require Audiences to Present Proof of Vaccination and to Wear Masks

Broadway, Carnegie Hall, and the Met Opera to Require Audiences to Present Proof of Vaccination and to Wear Masks

When Broadway theaters reopen, only those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter their portals.
The new policy was announced by theater owners Friday morning.
The policy, which will be in effect at all 41 Broadway houses, will only allow exemptions for children under 12 who currently cannot receive vaccinations.  All theatergoers will be required to don face masks while in the theater.  A similar policy was announced Thursday for …