June 26, 2020 at 8:22 am #1203552945
We already have ourselves some announcements regarding the 2021-22 theater season. Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced rescheduled dates for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Noah Haidle’s Birthday Candles starring Debra Messing. It will now take place in the fall of 2021. Meanwhile, RTC will also be presenting the Broadway debut of Alice Childress’s 1955 play, Trouble in Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright in the winter of 2022.
https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/get-tickets/2020-2021-season/season-update-learn-moreJuly 9, 2020 at 5:48 pm #1203579020
The U.K. premiere of My Best Friend’s Wedding has been postponed to September 20, 2021. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/199611/my-best-friends-wedding-musical-postpones-premiere-to-fall-2021/July 14, 2020 at 10:16 am #1203585333
A stage musical adaptation of the 1987 horror comedy film, The Lost Boys (which was directed by the recently deceased Joel Schumacher), written by musician Gerard McMahon is eyeing a Broadway bow in either late 2021 or 2022.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/199633/musical-based-on-the-lost-boys-movie-eyes-a-broadway-bow/July 16, 2020 at 5:29 pm #1203588501
Playwright Horizons has announced its 2021 season lineup. https://www.playbill.com/article/playwrights-horizons-unveils-plans-for-2021-seasonJuly 19, 2020 at 9:59 am #1203592037
During her recent appearance on Stars in the House, Rosie O’Donnell teased that she’ll be doing something on Broadway as soon as the virus is over. She said “I’m not supposed to say what I’m doing but, ‘hello gorgeous,” which just so happens to be referencing a certain musical that she was previously rumored to be appearing in on Broadway.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rosie-ODonnell-Confirms-She-Will-Play-Mrs-Brice-in-FUNNY-GIRL-Revival-20200719July 22, 2020 at 4:51 pm #1203596667
Moulin Rouge! will move its West End premiere date from March 2021 to sometime later that fall. Exact dates have yet to be announced, but the show is still scheduled to play the Piccadilly Theatre. https://www.playbill.com/article/moulin-rouge-musical-sets-new-schedule-for-west-end-premiereJuly 30, 2020 at 7:33 pm #1203617293
I know we don’t usually cover opera on here, but this story is too interesting to not report. The Metropolitan Opera is set to premiere an opera adaptation of the Oscar-winning film The Hours in 2022, with a trio of amazing sopranos to take on the three main characters. Renee Fleming will play Clarissa (originally played by Meryl Streep), Kelli O’Hara will play Laura (originally played by Julianne Moore), and Joyce DiDonato will play Virginia Woolf (originally played by Nicole Kidman). https://www.playbill.com/article/renee-fleming-kelli-ohara-joyce-didonato-attached-to-opera-adaptation-of-the-hoursAugust 3, 2020 at 6:26 pm #1203625290
The producers of the new Broadway musical Sing Street have announced that they’re now planning to bring the show to Broadway sometime between winter 2021 and 2022.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-SING-STREET-Now-Aiming-for-2021-Broadway-Opening-20200803August 18, 2020 at 1:09 pm #1203653053September 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm #1203684979
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane will move its West End debut to next year. Previews are set to begin at the Duke of York’s Theatre on October 23, 2021, with opening night set for November 4. https://www.playbill.com/article/the-ocean-at-the-end-of-the-lane-sets-new-dates-for-west-end-transferSeptember 8, 2020 at 7:33 am #1203692480
The Back to the Future musical will be transferring to London’s West End next year. Performances will begin on May 14th, 2021.
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