A joyful shock of “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” which opened Wednesday night on Broadway, is that it is considerably more entertaining than its portentous and literary-sounding title would counsel.

What you expect to resemble a guide from a college syllabus basically gets belly laughs and a tear or two. And at 90 minutes, the clearly show is not a second much too long or limited.

Keenan Scott II’s new perform at the Golden Theatre, with refreshing heat, gives us what it promises: the inner musings of a group of New York black men.

These generally pleasant, occasionally combative, always

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NEW YORK – A wide Broadway coalition of theater owners, producers, union leaders, creators and casting directors have hammered out a series of reforms and commitments for the theater industry to ensure equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

The New Deal for Broadway emerged following a summit of industry leaders organized by Black Theatre United earlier this year. It outlines reforms that are short-term — to be implemented prior to Broadway’s reopening this fall — and long-term over the next few years.

“Just as we are all committed to create safe environments free from discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying, we are

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The August Wilson Theatre is electrical prior to “Pass More than,” Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s engage in that opened Sunday evening on Broadway. 

This kind of large spirits are uncommon for a non-musical drama. But there is a helluvalot more buzz below than you’d get in advance of your regular production of “Waiting for Godot,” on which this engage in is partly based mostly.

The occasion vibe is due to the fact “Pass Over” is the initially play to open up on Broadway considering the fact that New York theaters ended up shut down in March 2020. For individuals of us

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In this March 12, 2020, file image, a poster advertising “The Phantom of the Opera” is shown on the shuttered Majestic Theatre in New York. Broadway theatergoers will want to confirm they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be demanded when theaters reopen in the coming months, producers introduced Friday, July 31, 2021.

NEW YORK — Broadway theatergoers will require to show they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be demanded when theaters reopen in the coming months, producers introduced Friday.

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Broadway theatregoers will want to show they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theatres reopen in the coming weeks, producers declared Friday.

Audience customers will have to don face coverings and present proof they are completely vaccinated by vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the Planet Overall health Corporation when they enter the theatres in New York Town, the Broadway League reported in a information release.

“Get vaccinated, and we are going to see you in the slide,” tweeted Broadway and Tv star Jeremy Jordan. Composer Jason Robert Brown also agreed

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Soon after the industry’s longest hiatus in history, some of Broadway’s top rated demonstrates have announced that familiar refrain: The show need to go on.

HamiltonWickedThe Lion King and Canadian musical Arrive From Away stated they will resume performances in the tumble, right after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced public overall health restrictions in the point out would be lifted on Sept. 14. 

Shows will be allowed to reopen at 100 for each cent ability, Cuomo claimed, and tickets are now on sale. 

“This scarce alliance among three of Broadway’s enthusiast favourites sends a message

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The Broadway musical Diana isn’t waiting around for theatres to reopen in New York to offer you its display to a stay viewers — it is heading to Netflix.

In an unconventional stage, the cast and crew will reunite in an vacant theatre to carry out the musical for cameras and set the concluded products on the electronic platform for broadcast next 12 months, right before the display welcomes a stay viewers all over again. 

“We discuss for the total company when we say that we could not be extra psyched to ultimately be in a position to share our

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Good friends and entertainers Clint Holmes, still left, and Earl Turner will be portion of the exciting for this weekend’s Heart & Soul benefit show.

Broadway in the Hood is celebrating its ten-yr anniversary in 2020 and though the COVID-19 pandemic has paused its programming, theatrical productions of all measurements and designs created and operate by at-hazard youth, plainly the exhibit will have to go on. In get to increase a digital summer months camp for its college students, the nonprofit undertaking arts business

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Broadway styles are fuming immediately after CBS announced that a singalong edition of the 1978 movie “Grease” will replace the Tony Awards on the network following month. 1 theater insider even sent us an email with the eye-catching topic line “Grease is the turd!” — introducing, “a rough year for Broadway styles just bought a complete large amount worse.”

The Tonys, which honor the most effective of Broadway at Radio City Music Corridor, continue being indefinitely postponed. And while the movie “Grease” was primarily based on a phase musical of the same title, Broadway stars are revolting on Twitter.

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“Les Miserables” Tony nominee Judy Kuhn was 3 weeks away from becoming suitable for wellbeing insurance policy when rehearsals for her off-Broadway exhibit shut down simply because of the coronavirus.

However, she considers herself just one of the luckier types in New York’s tight theatrical neighborhood — at minimum she has a nest egg and her husband’s professional medical prepare to fall again on.

And other bigger names do way too: “Moulin Rouge’s” Karen Olivo, Kyle Selig of “Mean Girls,” and Adrienne Warren, who channels Tina Turner in “Tina.”

They all figure, somehow, they’ll be capable to temperature the storm

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