The past few months prior to the 2017 Tony Awards have been eventful for the Broadway community. The winners have become hugely popular and new names have been established and developments in new shows made. Let’s talk about the Broadway’s news.
1. NYC & Company offers “Broadway Week” 2-for-1 tickets
New York and Company offers buy-one-get-one tickets to more than twenty Broadway shows for Broadway week. The dates range from September 4th to 17th. See more information here.
2. Stuart Thompson, renowned Broadway producer, dies at 62.
A producer and manager of over 70 Broadway and Westend productions. Thompson passed away on Thursday due to esophageal cancer complications. Broadway marquees will dim their lights in his honor on August 22nd. More information can be found here.
3. Ben Platt sets final Dear Evan Hansen date.
With a brand new Tony under his belt, Platt will say farewell to Evan on November 19th. Ben has starred in The Book of Mormon and Elder Cunningham and in Pitch Perfect (and it’s sequel) as Benji. See more information on Platt’s departure here.
4. Groundhog Day sets Broadway closing date.
Despite the show’s 7 Tony nominations (not including a “Lead actor in a musical” nomination for frontman Andy Karl), Groundhog Day will host it’s last performance on September 17th. See more information here.
5. A Tony-winning actor directed play premieres on Broadway.
August 18th marked the first premiere of Broadway royalty, Christian Borle’s Popcorn Falls, a new play, featuring 2 actors portraying over a dozen characters!
Make sure to keep up with Affinity’s theatre section for more theatre community updates!