Broadway has been dark for 6 months but there’s still daily news, performances and fun coming from the Great Bright Way. Here are some of the top things to know from this month:
1. Broadway show updates
The lights may be dim on Broadway but The Music Man marquee is up
, reminding everyone that things are still happening behind the scenes. Back to the Future
, Sleepless in Seattle
, digital musical Estella Scrouge
and even a rumor about a Hocus Pocus
musical all made the news this month.
2. Famed theater critic Ben Brantley leaves his post at The New York Times
Since 1996, Ben Brantley has been serving up review of Broadway shows and covering Broadway news. Due to the current situation, Brantley has decided to step down from the role effective October 15. He is the longest serving theater critic since Brooks Atkinson.
3. Pulitzer Prize updates qualifications for Drama category
The Pulitzer Board has widened the eligibility requirements
for the Drama category in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shows typically have to premiere to be considered, however this year shows that were planned for production will be considered, as will shows performed outside or in non-traditional ways.
4. Lin Manuel Miranda’s father the subject of an upcoming documentary
The trailer for Siempre, Luis is here
and if you didn’t already love Lin Manuel-Miranda’s dad from his social media presence, it looks like this documentary might get you there.
5. Performances you may have missed
There are so many great virtual performances happening during this extended intermission in the theater industry. Take a look at some you may have missed this month:
Adrienne Warren performs I Miss The Mountains
Constantine Maroulis releases new music video Try
Anthony Ramos releases new single Stop
Alumni from RENT perform Will I?
The cast of HAMILTON gets out the vote