Broadway's reopening gained momentum this week with the governor's announcement that shows could officially reopen at 100 percent capacity on September 14. Multiple musicals have announced reopening night dates and put tickets on sale.
"SIX," the hit British production about the six wives of King Henry VIII, will officially start performances on Sept. 17 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. The musical was originally scheduled to open the night Broadway shut down last March. Tickets are on sale now for fans who have preregistered, and the general on-sale begins Monday, May 10. Visit sixonbroadway.com for more information.
“Chicago” will return to Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre on Sept. 14.
The longest running Broadway musical of all time is also returning to action in the fall. "The Phantom of the Opera" will begin performances again on Oct. 22 at the Majestic Theatre.
Tickets for both shows are on sale right now at telecharge.com.
This weekend, Broadway on Demand is streaming a workshop of a planned revival of the musical "The Secret Garden." The stream is dedicated to Rebecca Luker, who originated the role of Lily. Luker passed away last year from ALS at the age of 59. "The Secret Garden" workshop streams Friday, Saturday and Sunday at livestream.broadwayondemand.com.
Several theaters are offering virtual experiences with at-home kits to enhance the experience. "Someone Else’s House" - part of The Geffen Playhouse's "Stayhouse" series - is a thrilling theatrical experience and harrowing tale accompanied by an at-home haunting kit, sent right to your door. "A House Tour…At Home" is an audio/visual tour of the fictional Porter Family Mansion and those who inhabited it. And "Odd Man Out" is an at-home immersive theatrical multi-sensory box experience with sensorial elements to smell, touch and taste as you journey through the story.