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12th May 2021

Hamilton, Wicked and Lion King set to reopen on Broadway this September

Sarah McKenna Barry

Tickets for several Broadway shows are already on sale.

When Covid-19 hit last year, one of the industries that really felt the brunt of lockdown was the arts.

However, as vaccine roll-outs make progress, things are finally starting to look up for Broadway performers.

Earlier this week, a number of New York City’s top musicals confirmed that they will open again this autumn.

Hamilton, Wicked and The Lion King are among the musicals that plan on reopening in September.

The three shows released a joint press-release announcing their return. The statement served as a symbol of their solidarity for one another after 18 months of theatre closures.

The statement read: “This rare alliance between three of Broadway’s fan-favorites sends a message that Broadway is united in its commitment to ending a devastating period of hardship for the tens of thousands who make their living directly on Broadway shows and the tens of thousands in dependent industries.”

Additionally, Disney’s Aladdin and Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill have announced reopening dates in late September and October.

The producers of MJ, an upcoming Michael Jackson musical, said that their show will open next year.

Other musicals that are set to make a return include The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Come From Away, Tina – the Tina Turner Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – the Life and Times of the Temptations, Mrs Doubtfire, Company, Six and Diana: A True Musical Story.

Tickets for these musicals are already on sale.

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told New York theatres that they could reopen at full capacity from 14 September.

Cuomo said: “Broadway is a a major part of our state’s identity and economy, and we are thrilled that the curtains will rise again.”

The Great White Way celebrated the return of Broadway by lighting up Times Square with signs that read “Broadway is Back”.