The Book of Mormon” plans to return to Broadway this fall and with potential changes to the show. The musical will resume performances at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Nov. 5. Rewrites by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez will address Black cast member concerns over depiction of the Ugandan villgers and racial stereotypes it may engender.
In conjunction with the NY reopening, the West End production is set to resume Nov. 15th and tour in the UK beginning Oct. 12, with casting announced shortly.
Alice in Neverland is being developed as a musical with Christy Altomare, Heath Saunders and Will Swenson. The Broadway production team includes Jerry Goehring, Jim Kierstead, Mike Evariste, Jamie deRoy and 42nd Club.
Bruce Springsteen on Broadway will require audiences to be vaccinated and accepting only the three approved vaccines.
Blue Man Group will return Off Broadway on Sept. 3 to its original home on Astor Place.
The Bedwetter – the Sarah Silverman/Joshua Harmon/Adam Schlesinger musical, is looking at a 2022 off-Broadway world premiere. It will be part of the Atlantic Theatre’s 2021-22 season that also includes Ngozi Anyanwu’s The Last of the Love Letters; musical Kimberly Akimbo (book/lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire, music Jeanine Tesori) and a world premiere of the play SHHHHH, written & directed by Clare Barron and Sanaz Toossi’s play English, directed by Knud Adams.
York Theatre Company will relocate for the upcoming Fall season to The Theatre at St. Jean’s for its 50th Anniversary celebration and 3 one-night-only concert events plus new musical Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood. www.yorktheatre.org
Beginning June 17th, viewers can stream The Car Man, based on Bizet’s popular opera Carmen, and Matthew Bourne’s innovative Tony and Olivier Award-winning production of Swan Lake, the longest running ballet in London’s West End and Broadway featuring an all-male cast of dancers. on July 15, audiences can experience Matthew Bourne’s invigorating reinterpretations of Cinderella, the timeless love story, and Romeo + Juliet. www.BroadwayHD.com
Holly-Anne Devlin announced the premiere of Speakeasy – Times Square, an immersive supper club experience that combines performances with a drink, dinner, and nightclub experience. Speakeasy will set up a summer residency at Times Square’s Bond 45 and features aerialist, burlesque, and theatrical performers.
The Ludlow Fringe Festival runs June 24 thru July 18 on demand and features Kristin Lundberg’s MUSE, a gothic Victorian romance that ran at NYC’s Theatre for the New City in 2016 now in its UK premiere. www.ludlowfringe.co.uk