Broadway poised to announce September return


The Broadway League says it expects shows to officially return in September.

Sources say a formal announcement is set for May 11.

Mayor Bill de Blasio hinted at Broadway’s return during an appearance on MSNBC Thursday in which he said he would like to see the city fully reopen on July 1.

The initial plan is for some of the bigger blockbuster shows like “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Hamilton” to return first, most likely around Labor Day. Another source says the cast of “Moulin Rouge!” was called into a Zoom meeting this week and informed that the show will reopen in mid-September.

This news comes on the heels of Telecharge putting tickets for “Chicago,” “Jagged Little Pill” and “Ain’t Too Proud” on sale for performances for early to mid-September. No official reopening dates have been announced for those shows, but it is possible they will also be making a return sooner rather than later.