Sumary of Reopening of 3 powerhouse Broadway shows signals new dawn:
- One of the recurring debates among theater lovers has been what would signify Broadway’s return after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020.Was it when Bruce Springsteen played his concert show on June 26? Was it the opening of the new play, “Pass Over” on Aug.
- For the producers of three powerhouse shows — “The Lion King,” “Hamilton” and “Wicked” — the answer is Tuesday, when the spiritual anchors of modern Broadway’s success rev their engines again.
- “The Lion King,” “Hamilton” and “Wicked” all staked out Tuesday to reopen together in early May after then-New York Gov.
- “Wicked” composer Stephen Schwartz, “The Lion King” director Julie Taymor and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda are expected to be on hand, visiting each of their theaters to welcome back patrons before each show.
- “It’s such a big step forward,” said Victoria Bailey, executive director of the nonprofit Theatre Development Fund, which runs the booth.
- “To get it open and such a symbol to people that theater is coming back.