Pass Over will now open three weeks earlier than previously announced. The production will open Aug. 22 at the August Wilson Theatre. The Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu play had originally set a Sept. 12 opening date. Producer Matt Ross said the production had scheduled extra time for the preview period due to the evolving nature of the pandemic and the potential for COVID-19 cases. … The production, which is selling tickets through Oct. 10, has not shortened its planned run, Ross said.” www.passoverbroadway.com
The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away will return to Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, featuring De’lon Grant; Joel Hatch; Caesar Samayoa; James Seol; Q. Smith; Pearl Sun; Olivier Award nominee Rachel Tucker; Astrid Van Wieren; Emily Walton; Jim Walton; Sharon Wheatley; Paul Whitty; Josh Breckenridge; John Jellison; Tony LePage; Monette McKay; Happy McPartlin and Julie Reiber. Plus, on Friday, October 8, Petrina Bromley will return as Bonnie & others. Scenic design is by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Tony nom Toni-Leslie James, light design by two time Tony winner Howell Binkley with sound by Gareth Owen. (Photo: Matthew Murphy) www.comefromaway.com
Beanie Feldstein will star in a revival of Funny Girl on Broadway this spring. This is the first Broadway revival of the 1964 musical and it will feature direction by Michael Mayer and a revised book by Harvey Fierstein. Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis and Chocolate Factory Productions are producing the musical, which is slated to run on Broadway in spring 2022. In addition to Mayer and Fierstein, the revival will feature choreography by Ellenore Scott, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel and scenic design by David Zinn.
MTC Mainstage special offer memberships available now for the 2021/2022 season – Music Theatre of Connecticut. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 16. www.musictheatreofct.com
BIRDLAND THEATER will present Eric Comstock – the pianist/singer called “smart, suave and utterly delightful … a dispenser of cabaret caviar” (The New York Times) for his “extraordinary repertoire” (Terry Gross, NPR’s “Fresh Air”) – in his new fall residency for four Saturdays in September: September 4, 11, 18 and 25, at 5:00 PM, with guests award-winning vocalist Barbara Fasano and Sean Smith on bass. There is a $30 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York. www.birdlandjazz.com
New York singer/songwriter Eleri Ward will celebrate the new album A Perfect Little Death from GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS with a special concert at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street, NYC) on Monday, October 4 at 7:00 PM.Tickets, which are $15, are available HERE.The event will coincide with the album’s CD release online and in stores on Friday, October 1. A Perfect Little Death, which is currently available in streaming and digital formats. ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/aperfectlittledeathPR