New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that capacity restrictions will be lifted on May 19; however, social distancing restrictions will remain in place. He has also announced that New York City…and the state of New York… will be fully open later this summer.

With these announcements, Broadway is preparing to open its doors once again after being dark for nearly a year and a half.

TheTony Award nominated musical story of The Temptations – “Ain’t too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations” has announced that it will return to the Imperial Theatre on October 16, 2021.

“Company” is a gender swapping production will resume with previews on December 20 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with an opening night of January 9, 2022.

With Rob McClure in the title role, “Mrs Doubtfire” will return to Broadway and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 21 with previews. The official opening date for the musical will be December 5.

In one of the earliest returns, the Tony Award nominated musical will return to the Schoenfeld Theatre beginning September 21 with a full eight performances a week schedule for at least the first three months.

Behind “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Chicago” is the second longest running show on Broadway. The award winning musical is currently the first show to open when it returns September 14 at the Ambassador Theatre.

The Roundabout Theatre Company has released the dates for three of its upcoming productions for the 2021-2022 season. The season will begin on October 8 with previews of “Caroline, or Change” at Studio 54. The official opening is on October 27.

“Trouble in Mind” is set for previews on October 29 with an official opening on November 18 at the American Airlines Theatre.

“Haidle’s Birthday Candles” is set for previews on March 18, 2022 with an official opening on April 10.

“Exception to the Rule” will open in Aprill 2022 at the Black Box Theatre and “The Wanderers” will open at the Laura Pels Theatre in July 2022.

In the fall of 2022 the Roundabout Company will present a non-traditional presentation of “1776” featuring female, trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming artists.

Returning productions with tickets on sale now:
“Chicago” – limited dates currently available
“Six” – previews begin September 17
“Come From Away” – shows begin September 21
“Ain’t Too Proud” – October 16
“Mrs. Doubtfire” – October 21
“The Phantom of the Opera” – October 22
“Diana” – December 1

Returning shows – tickets not on sale yet:
“Company” – previews December 20
“The Music Man” – December 20
“The Minutes” – March 2022

Returning shows with no start date:
“American Utopia”
“Jagged Litle Pill”