Broadway’s second act resumed on September 14, 2021, after their longest hiatus. This reopening is a much-needed boost for everyone’s spirits as well as financial relief for all theater workers.
COVID abruptly forced Broadway performers and crew to turn off their lights during March 2020. But now, the curtains have risen and the lights are shining brightly on Broadway.
In honor of Broadway’s second act, we’re sharing some information on shows to see as well as restaurants in the theater district.
The Broadway & Webster Connection
Before we dive in to the shows and food, we thought it would be fun to let you know about our personal connection to Broadway! We are excited to share that we’ve teamed up with The Rehearsal Club, a legendary safe haven that supports women in the performing arts.
Our partnership with The Rehearsal Club is to offer housing to females in performing arts. Famous alumni of The Rehearsal Club are Carol Burnett, Blythe Danner, Kim Cattrall, and Cynthia Darlow, just to name a few!
You can learn about housing for The Rehearsal Club members in The Webster Apartments here.
We are honored to collaborate with this wonderful group of women, and look forward to welcoming them as our guests in early 2022!
What To See
There are too many to list here, but we’d like to highlight a few. But, you can visit Broadway.com for their complete list of shows, dates, and purchase your tickets online.
- Hamilton is still *the* star attraction at Richard Rogers Theater, so be sure to get tickets as soon as you can! Even if you’ve watched the show on Disney+ during the pandemic, nothing beats seeing it in person. You’ll still be singing ‘I’m Not Throwin’ Away My Shot’ on repeat.
- Wicked has some powerful female vocals (Defying Gravity will give you chills!) and the story of an unlikely friendship. Grab a fellow friend from The Webster Apartments and make it a girl’s night out. You can get your tickets for Gershwin Theater here.
- The Lion King is Disney’s longest-running Broadway show for a reason. Amazing voices and mesmerizing set and costume design. Tickets for the show at Minksoff Theater can be purchased now.
[Source: The Lion King]
Comedies & Dramas
- Chicken and Biscuits, at the Circle in the Square Theater, promises to be a “raucous comedy full of laughter and love”. It’s about a family trying to get along as they come together at their father’s funeral. This new show will be running through January 2, 2022, and you can purchase tickets here.
- Mrs. Doubtfire‘s previews begin in October and opening night is December 5th. If you’re a fan of the early ’90s movie, then seeing this live, on Broadway, will be just as entertaining. Do not wait to get your tickets for a funny and heartwarming performance at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.
- Waitress returns with Sara Bareilles reprising the lead role at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. Reserve your tickets ASAP since Bareilles not only stars but also wrote the score to this movie-turned-musical.
- To Kill A Mockingbird is back on at the Shubert Theater. A powerful adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel. This is a great time to get tickets and see Jeff Bridges reprise his role as Atticus Finch from October through January 2, 2022.
- Is This A Room makes its Broadway debut this month at Lyceum Theatre. Based on a true story, it centers around a 25-year old Reality Winner, a former Air Force Linguist. The focus of the play is Reality’s interrogation by the FBI. You can learn more about the show and get tickets on their page here.
- Tina is about the one and only Tina Turner at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The bio-musical tells the story of Tina’s life while showcasing her impressive music catalog. You will be singing all of Tina’s classics while you order your tickets!
- Diana honors the late Diana, Princess of Whales. The show will open in November 2021 at the Longacre Theater, but tickets are on sale now. Diana celebrates her life and legacy, which still captivates people around the world.
TKTS Is Back!
If you are the spontaneous type, then check out the TKTS booth for discounted show tickets. Same-day tickets can be purchased for up to 50% off at the TKTS booths in Times Square and the new booth at Lincoln Center.
TKTS booths are a great way avoid the added service fees for some shows. But, they’re very popular, so make sure you get on line early and with an open mind for whatever shows and seats are available! You can get more information (like location and payment options) on TKTS’s site.
Where To Eat
The return of Broadway’s second act is also the return of dinner and a show in the heart of the city. Grab a bite to eat before, or a cocktail after. Either way, it’s going to be a great night!
Hurley’s Saloon is a great place to go for an Irish pub menu and a great bar atmosphere. It’s in the very heart of the Theater District, so it’s the perfect place to stop before or after your show.
- Glass House Tavern is also located in the Theater District. It’s known to be a Broadway staple for its delicious cocktails and food. And you can usually find an actor or two in there after the show!
[Source: The Glass House NYC on Instagram]
The Show Must Go On
Broadway’s second act has it all – showstopping performances, fantastic food, but it’s missing you! There are so many shows to choose from and you can view them all here. Don’t hesitate to get your tickets early and reserve a date for dinner and a show.
Please note: before you purchase your tickets, be sure to check the current COVID requirements here, as they may change.