March 12, 2020 at 6:04 pm #1203379740
Our local PAC has the Les Mis tour here for a return engagement this week and they have not cancelled yet. Their website says they are monitoring the situation in cooperation with the Broadway League. Since the BL was involved in the discussions precipitating the suspension of performances in NY, I don’t know why our theater continues to put patrons at risk by assembling 2700 people each night during a pandemic.March 14, 2020 at 6:36 am #1203380984
Here’s how all current tours are being impacted by the coronavirus. https://www.playbill.com/article/national-tours-of-broadway-titles-halt-engagements-during-covid-19-pandemicMarch 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm #1203389518March 22, 2020 at 4:14 pm #1203390564
The national tour of Once on This Island has been forced to close early due to the coronavirus.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198867/tony-winning-once-on-this-island-ends-national-tour-early-in-response-to-covid-19/March 23, 2020 at 10:25 am #1203391381
Now, the national tour of Miss Saigon has been forced to close early.
https://twitter.com/MissSaigonUS/status/1242139675713822720March 27, 2020 at 12:20 pm #1203397284
The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is now the latest national tour that was forced to close early due to the current health crisis.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/THE-SPONGEBOB-MUSICAL-Tour-to-Close-Due-to-the-Current-Health-Crisis-20200327April 7, 2020 at 5:23 pm #1203414911
The second national touring company of The Book of Mormon has closed down permanently due to covid-19.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/THE-BOOK-OF-MORMON-National-Tour-Announces-Closing-20200407April 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm #1203430659
Bandstand is the latest national touring production that has officially closed down permanently due to covid-19.
https://twitter.com/BandstandBway/status/1250868348684025857April 25, 2020 at 7:30 am #1203446834
A U.K. tour of Dreamgirls will launch this fall. Nicole Raquel Dennis, who had previously played Alana in the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen, will star as Effie White. Further casting will be announced at a later date. https://www.playbill.com/article/the-voices-nicole-raquel-dennis-to-star-in-uk-tour-of-dreamgirlsApril 29, 2020 at 2:41 pm #1203454025
Another one of Cats‘ nine lives have been killed off as only four months after the movie flopped at the box office, the national tour has now closed down prematurely due to the covid-19 crisis.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/CATS-National-Tour-Announces-Closing-20200429May 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm #1203476582
Due to current events, the Kennedy Center run of the upcoming national tour of To Kill a Mockingbird has been postponed until further notice.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/TO-KILL-A-MOCKINGBIRD-at-The-Kennedy-Center-to-be-Rescheduled-20200511May 11, 2020 at 1:06 pm #1203476588
The upcoming national tour of The Cher Show, which was previously set to launch in Rochester, New York this October, has been postponed until next fall.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/THE-CHER-SHOW-Postpones-National-Tour-Until-Fall-2021-20200511May 15, 2020 at 8:38 pm #1203484337
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is the latest national touring production that has been forced to close early due to the covid-19 crisis.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/SUMMER-THE-DONNA-SUMMER-MUSICAL-Tour-Announces-Closing-20200515?fbclid=IwAR1GlrvH3yX_2mXhi7-ku2aVEmnWMonI85IKsFvh6ikKxvVHXWv2VTwLBO8May 18, 2020 at 10:16 am #1203487972
Received notice from my local performing arts center today that the tour of Ain’t Too Proud, which was scheduled to begin in August and play here in September, has been delayed due to inability to build sets and rehearse because of the coronavirus shutdown.
They did not give a new start date for the tour, but it will now play locally in December 2021.May 18, 2020 at 11:53 am #1203488160
Not only that, but the Durham Performing Arts Center also had to delay the second half of their 2019-20 season until next year. Which included The Band’s Visit, Escape of Margaritaville, My Fair Lady, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Had it not been for the coronavirus, I would be catching the national tour of My Fair Lady tomorrow night, and have a review ready on the 20th of May (as proclaimed, Eliza Doolittle Day).
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