David Byrne’s American Utopia will return to Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre. The show had previously announced plans to return to Hudson Theatre, where it had played a run in fall 2019. Performances for the run at the St. James will begin Sept. 17.
Regional premiere of “Tiny House,” a timely new comedy about downsizing, going green, escaping urban life, and fresh starts, written by Michael Gotch, and directed by Tony-winner Mark Lamos.
The production, streaming on demand June 29 – July 18, opens Westport Country Playhouse‘s all-virtual 2021 season. It was exactly 90 years ago on June 29, 1931, that the Playhouse staged the first production in its history of over 800 plays. In “Tiny House,” fireworks fly when family, friends, and quirky neighbors come together for a Fourth of July barbecue at the off-the-grid, isolated mountain paradise of a young, urban couple.
Memorable scenes from some of Urban Stages’ biggest recent hit plays and musicals performed by original cast members, and sitting down with the creators behind these amazing works! It is all to celebrate the many different stories and voices that amplify Urban Stages and to gear up for a new season. June 24 thru July 28 at 7:30 pm.
See Dogs of Rwanda, A Deal, Langston in Harlem, Honky, Mabel Madness, Bars & Measures, Charmed Life. www.urbanstages.org
Performances for Freestyle Love Supreme, the acclaimed improv sensation created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale, will resume their Broadway engagement October 7, 2021 at the Booth Theatre in a limited engagement ending January 2, 2022. Special spontaneous guests will include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Wayne Brady, Daveed Diggs and others. www.freestylelovesupreme.com
The New York Public Library’s “I’m Still Here” Benefit will celebrate it’s 90th Anniversary honoring Tony Winning directors George C. Wolfe and the late Harold Prince. The Benefit will stream on Broadway on Demand on June 23 at 8 pm. The starry roster now includes Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla Lopez, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace and Christopher Wheeldon. www.StillHereat90.com Donations $19.31 min. to honor the founding year.
Bad News for Audiences Seeking Tix to The Music Man: Scalpers and Resellers Have Hijacked New Musical – So far you can only buy tickets for The Music Man on reseller sites like StubHub or Vivid Seats or SeatGeek. There are none available from December 2020 through July 2022 on Telecharge, the site that sells most seats to most Broadway shows. On Stubhub, a pair of tickets in Row F for January 2, 2022 are going for $8,485.05. That includes a service fee of $1,505. Sounds like there oughta be a law!!!
Richard Kind, Dylan Baker, Becky Ann Baker Set for New Streaming Play Off Broadway – Jeremy O. Harris will present the streaming premiere of Torrey Townsend‘s new dark comedy Off Broadway, June 24-27. The satire will be directed by Robert O’Hara.
Save LAByrinth Theater Company! – Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more are set for this virtual fundraiser on June 22 at 8 pm. Go Fund Me page at: https://gofund.me/e38d4d45 www.labtheater.org
Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond Reopen St. Ann’s Warehouse – The two will headline Only an Octave Apart, a theatrical concert. Zaack Winokur will direct the engagement, running September 21–October 3 at the Dumbo venue.