Major shows on Broadway reopen

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- The highest grossing Broadway philharmonic of each clip returns to the signifier tonight, on with different blockbuster hits arsenic well. Broadway is back!

The Lion King, Hamilton, Wicked and Chicago volition erstwhile again rise the curtain, this clip for crowds that are afloat vaccinated and wearing masks.

Previews volition besides statesman for Lackawanna Blues, with opening nighttime scheduled for September 28.

After 18 months successful the acheronian owed to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great White Way is springing backmost to life.

The Broadway League launched "This is Broadway," a historical inaugural to invited theatre lovers backmost to Times Square pursuing the industry's historical shutdown.

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"This is Broadway" is the effect of unprecedented partnerships betwixt theatre owners, myriad behind-the-scenes professionals, and manufacture competitors to make a unified comeback run that shouts to the satellite "Broadway is BACK!" and celebrates an planetary creation signifier that is quintessentially American.

"It's truly really exciting, the vigor is palpable," Charlotte St. Martin said.

Martin runs the Broadway League which represents an manufacture liable for billions of dollars to the metropolis each year. Because of its uniquely choky spaces and precocious costs to operate, Broadway simply couldn't reopen astatine reduced capacity.

Instead, it waited until it could necessitate vaccines and masks, and an each wide from a platoon of experts that seeing a amusement is safe.

"Broadway volition beryllium present for hundreds of years and it volition proceed to beryllium here. People person to person theater," Martin said.

The archetypal Broadway shows to resume accumulation were Springsteen connected Broadway (which ran done September 4), Pass Over, Hadestown, and Waitress, and much volition re-open successful the adjacent fewer weeks.

Six begins previews connected September 17 with opening nighttime acceptable for October 3, portion American Utopia besides opens September 17.

Come From Away comes backmost connected September 21, Chicken & Biscuits debuts connected September 23, Moulin Rouge and Is This A Room connected September 24, and The Lehman Trilogy connected September 25.
Aladdin is the last amusement reopening this month, acceptable o resume connected September 28.

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Here is simply a database of each the shows reopening this autumn and continuing into 2022:

Chicago

Opening date: Sept. 14, 2021
"Chicago" volition reopen astatine the Ambassador Theatre connected Sept. 14, with regular performances scheduled done February 2022. The musical, acceptable successful 1920s Chicago, follows Velma and Roxie, 2 women who person been enactment successful jailhouse for murder.

Hamilton

Opening date: Sept. 14, 2021
"Hamilton" volition reopen astatine the Richard Rodgers Theatre connected Sept. 14, with regular performances scheduled done June 2022. The philharmonic follows the emergence and autumn of 1 of the United States' astir influential founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.

The Lion King

Opening date: Sept. 14, 2021
"The Lion King'' volition reopen astatine the Minskoff Theatre connected Sept. 14, with regular performances scheduled done August 2022. The philharmonic is simply a signifier adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie and follows the adventures of Simba aft the decease of his father.

Wicked

Opening date: Sept. 14, 2021
"Wicked" volition reopen astatine the Gershwin Theatre connected Sept. 14, with regular performances scheduled done March 2022. The philharmonic tells the communicative of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

American Utopia

Opening date: Sept. 17, 2021
"American Utopia" volition reopen astatine theatre to beryllium announced connected Sept. 17, with regular performances scheduled done January 2022. The thought for the theatrical performance comes from vocalist David Byrne, erstwhile frontman for the Talking Heads.

Come From Away


Opening date: Sept. 21, 2021
"Come From Away" volition reopen astatine the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre connected Sept. 21, with regular performances scheduled done June 2022. The philharmonic is based connected the existent communicative of 7,000 passengers who recovered themselves stranded successful Gander, Newfoundland, aft their planes were diverted.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Opening date: Sept. 24, 2021
"Moulin Rouge! The Musical" volition officially reopen astatine the Al Hirschfeld Theatre connected Sept. 24, though determination volition beryllium a peculiar formal rehearsal connected Sept. 23 to grant front-line workers. The philharmonic is simply a signifier adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 movie by the aforesaid name.

Aladdin

Opening date: Sept. 28, 2021
"Aladdin" volition reopen astatine the New Amsterdam Theatre connected Sept. 28, with regular performances scheduled done August 2022. The philharmonic follows the Disney movie by the aforesaid name, successful which Princess Jasmine wants to acquisition much than emblematic royal life, Jafar plans to instrumentality implicit the throne, and some conscionable Aladdin, who shakes up the presumption quo.

Lackawanna Blues

Opening date: Sept. 28, 2021
"Lackawanna Blues" volition unfastened connected Sept. 28 astatine the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre -- though previews volition commencement connected Sept. 14. The solo play is written, directed, and performed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and is each astir a pistillate named Miss Rachel, who raised him.

Six


Opening date:

Oct. 3, 2021
After having its opening nighttime rescheduled owed to the pandemic, "Six" volition unfastened connected Oct. 3 astatine the Brooks Atkinson Theatre -- though previews volition commencement connected Sept. 17, and regular performances are scheduled done March 2022. The philharmonic follows Henry VIII's six wives and their stories.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Opening date: Oct. 5, 2021
"To Kill a Mockingbird" volition reopen astatine the Shubert Theatre connected Oct. 5, with regular performances scheduled done February 2022. The play is simply a signifier adaptation of the caller by Harper Lee.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Opening date: Oct. 8, 2021
"Tina" volition reopen astatine the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre connected Oct. 8. The philharmonic details the celebrated singer's history, from her aboriginal beingness to her existent presumption arsenic a stone icon.

Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations

Opening date: Oct. 16, 2021
"Ain't Too Proud" volition reopen astatine the Imperial Theatre connected Oct. 16, with regular performances scheduled done July 2022. The philharmonic tells the communicative of Motown radical The Temptations, from their beginnings to the Hall of Fame.

Jagged Little Pill

Opening date: Oct. 21, 2021
"Jagged Little Pill" volition reopen astatine the Broadhurst Theatre connected Oct. 21, with regular performances scheduled done July 2022. The philharmonic is based connected vocalist Alanis Morissette's music.

The Phantom of the Opera

Opening date: Oct. 22, 2021

"The Phantom of the Opera" volition reopen astatine the Majestic Theatre connected Oct. 22, with regular performances scheduled done March 2022. Broadway's longest-running show, the philharmonic is based connected a 1910 fearfulness publication by Gaston Leroux, and is astir a masked fig that haunts the Paris Opera House.

Caroline, oregon Change

Opening date: Oct. 27, 2021
Previews for "Caroline, oregon Change" were initially scheduled for March 2020, but were pushed owed to the pandemic. The philharmonic volition present person its opening nighttime connected Oct. 27 astatine Studio 54, with previews opening connected Oct. 8. It follows a Black maid moving for a Jewish household successful 1963 Louisiana.

Diana

Opening date: Nov. 17, 2021
"Diana" volition unfastened astatine the Longacre Theatre connected Nov. 17, though previews volition commencement connected Nov. 2; regular performances are scheduled done November 2022. The philharmonic follows the precocious Princess of Wales' beingness and legacy.

Trouble successful Mind

Opening date: Nov. 18, 2021
"Trouble successful Mind" volition unfastened for the archetypal clip astatine the American Airlines Theatre connected Nov. 18, though previews volition commencement connected Oct. 29. The play follows Wiletta Mayer, a Black histrion who is continually typecast owed to the colour of her skin, arsenic she gears up for a play that discusses racism successful the U.S.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Opening date: Dec. 5, 2021
"Mrs. Doubtfire" volition unfastened astatine the Stephen Sondheim Theatre connected Dec. 5, though previews volition commencement connected Oct. 21; regular performances are scheduled done May 2022. The philharmonic volition accommodate the 1993 movie for the stage, and travel the aforesaid communicative of an histrion who dresses up arsenic a nanny to enactment successful his children's lives.

Flying Over Sunset

Opening date: Dec. 6, 2021
"Flying Over Sunset" volition unfastened astatine the Vivian Beaumont Theater connected Dec. 6, though previews volition statesman connected Nov. 4. Set successful 1950s Hollywood, the philharmonic follows Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley arsenic they experimentation with LSD.

Dear Evan Hansen

Opening date: Dec. 11, 2021
"Dear Evan Hansen" volition reopen astatine the Music Box Theatre connected Dec. 11, with regular performances scheduled done June 2022. The philharmonic follows the titular character, Evan Hansen, arsenic helium goes done beingness and writes letters to himself on the way.

Company

Opening date: Jan. 9, 2022
"Company" volition unfastened astatine the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre connected Jan. 9 of adjacent year, though previews volition commencement connected Dec. 20; regular performances are scheduled done June 2022. The philharmonic follows Bobbie arsenic she navigates emotion successful New York City.

MJ

Opening date: Feb. 1, 2022
"MJ" volition unfastened astatine the Neil Simon Theatre connected Feb. 1 of adjacent year, though previews volition statesman connected Dec. 6. The philharmonic is based astir Michael Jackson's beingness and volition reintroduce audiences to the King of Pop.

Visit ThisIsBroadway.org to find a broad overview of what's playing connected Broadway.

(Some accusation from Good Morning America)

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