COVID and Omicron are still necessitating changes on Broadway. Skeleton Crew, Dominique Morriseau's drama presented by Manhattan Theater Club starring Phylicia Rashad, has suspended all performances through Jan. 9 due to breakthrough COVID cases in the company. The opening, originally scheduled for Jan. 19 will be postponed to a later date to be announced.
|Chilina Kennedy and Joaquina Kalukango|
in Paradise Square during its Chicago run.
Credit: Kevin Berne
Paradise Square, the new musical about the owner and multi-racial customers of a tavern in NYC's Five Points neighborhood during the Civil War, has also pushed back its opening dates. The show will now begin previews at the Barrymore Theater on March 15 in advance of an April 3 opening (The original opening was set for March 20).
“During Christmas week, when there were over 560,000 positive daily cases in the US, over 70,000 positive daily cases in NYC and scientists suggested that the virus had yet to peak, we grew deeply concerned for the ongoing safety of our cast, crew and creative team, who were scheduled to begin Broadway rehearsals this month,” commented producer Garth H. Drabinsky. “We hope that a later start date for rehearsals and performances after the current wave is predicted to subside will better protect our company, audience and theatre community.”
Also, Flying Over Sunset will be closing three weeks earlier than its original limited engagement. The musical imagining Cary Grant, Clare Booth Luce and Aldous Huxley taking LSD together running at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont, will end its run on Jan. 16 instead of Feb. 6.
TBA--Skeleton Crew (MTC/Samuel J. Friedman)
Jan. 23--Long Day's Journey Into Night (Audible Theater/Minetta Lane)
Jan. 27--Intimate Apparel (LCT/Mitzi Newhouse)
Jan. 31--Tambo and Bones (Playwrights Horizons)
Feb. 1--MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical (Neil Simon); Prayer for the French Republic (MTC/City Center)
Feb. 3--English (Atlantic Theater Company); Sandblasted (Vineyard)
Feb. 5--The Merchant of Venice (TFANA/Polonksy Shakespeare Center)
Feb. 10--The Music Man (Winter Garden)
April 7--The Minutes (Studio 54)
April 10--Birthday Candles (Roundabout/AA)
April 19--How I Learned to Drive (MTC/Samuel J. Friedman)
May 17--Golden Shield (MTC/City Center)