The Broadway League announced on Tuesday a continuation of the “mask optional policy” through August and until further notice for all Broadway theaters. The statement reads, “Consistent with New York City and State recommendations, audience members are strongly encouraged to wear masks in theaters.”

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will once again take place live and in person on the streets of New York City on September 25 beginning at 10AM ET. The annual event returned in-person last year after taking place online. The day-long, outdoor celebration is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. More details to come.

Mary Beth Peil, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley

Mary Beth Peil, Alma Cuervo, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley and more will join Emmy winner Jim Parsons in Classic Stage Company’s upcoming revival of the musical A Man of No Importance, directed by John Doyle and running October 11-December 4.

Duke Ellington – Billy Strayhorn (Michael Ochs Archives)

The World Premiere of SUGAR HILL The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker, the jazz-steeped reimagining of The Nutcracker based on the genre-defying collaboration of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, will debut at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for the Performing Arts from October 19-30, 2022. The production will follow with a run at New York City Center (131 W 55th St.) from November 15-27, 2022. SUGAR HILL is set to the timeless music of Ellington and Strayhorn and features a libretto by Jessica Swan.

This original production is directed by Emmy Award winner and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominee Joshua Bergasse, with choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi.  The show features a world-renowned creative team of dance superstars, with additional choreography by Caleb Teicher and Jon Boogz, and dance consultation from ten-time Tony Award nominee Graciela Daniele and Kennedy Center Honoree Carmen de Lavallade.