Monday, December 20, 2021

Cancellations of Shows and Updates Schedules Broadway/Off-Broadway


LAST UPDATES Updated Dec. 30 at 2:30 pm.
AINT TOO PROUD closing permanently Jan. 16. Performances resuming Dec. 28.
Cancelled through Dec. 28
Cancelled Dec. 23 and 26
Cancelled performances for Dec. 22–23.
in a new production by Ruth Stage has announced that the upcoming off-Broadway engagement, scheduled to begin on Jan. 14 at The Theater at St. Clements, has been postponed until Summer, 2022
Cirque du Soleil Twas the Night Before… at Madison Square Garden remainder of run has been cancelled.
Cancelled through Jan. 2
Cancelled Dec. 26
will close from Dec. 20–26, with performances expected to resume Dec. 27.
Cancelled through Dec. 27
HADESTOWN canceled through Dec. 28
performances cancelled through Dec. 26. The show is scheduled to resume performances Dec. 27 at 7 pm.
HARRY POTTER cancelled through Dec. 27
Camille O’Sullivan: Where Are We Now? RUN is CANCELLED
Cancelling performances of The Streets Of New York through Dec. 26
Cancelled run
has closed permanently now, following Covid cancellations.
Cancelled throughvDrc. 26
LION KING cancelled through Dec. 29 matinee.
MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical cancelled through Dec. 28.
MOULIN ROUGE cancelled through Dec. 30 matinee
MRS. DOUBTFIRE cancelled through Dec. 21
CANCELLED through Jan. 1
All shows cancelled.
SIX cancelled through Jan. 1
Due to company members having tested positive for COVID-19, MTC has delayed the beginning of preview performances of the Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW until Monday, Dec. 27. To accommodate this change of schedule, the opening night has been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 pm.
Cancelled Dec. 26
Played final performance on Dec. 22. Covid issues were blamed for shutting down the production.
TINA cancelled through Dec. 26
Due to COVID cases in the company, final two weeks of performances have been cancelled.
New York City Ballet has canceled all remaining performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker through Jan. 2
THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN cancelled through Dec. 20. On Dec. 21, Playwright Keenan Scott stepped in to play one of the roles, script in hand, so the performance would not have to be cancelled because of cast members testing positive for Covid. He is expected to continue through next weekend.
The Public Theater has added new measures aimed to protect its performers, personnel, and audiences against the coronavirus. The Off-Broadway company will expand its policy requiring proof of vaccination to include a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of a show through January 30, 2022.
No performances are affected at this time. Programming at The Public currently includes a variety of cabaret and concert shows at Joe’s Pub. The Under the Radar festival, featuring a number of emerging talents and new works, begins Jan. 12.
Drinks will only be served in the lounges and must be consumed there (not at your seat) in all Shubert theaters.

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Our reviews are professional reviews written without a religious bias. At the end of them, you can find a listing of language, content or theological issues that Christians might want to know about when deciding which shows to see.

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Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists. Her play concept, "From Reel to Real: The Jennifer O'Neill Story" was presented as part of the League of professional Theatre Women's Julia's reading Room Series in New York. Shifting from reviewing to producing, Yarger owns Gracewell Productions, which produced the Table Reading Series at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT. She trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Intensive and other training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run. She was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She wrote reviews of Broadway and Off-Broadway theater (the only ones you can find in the US with an added Christian perspective) at

She is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection (, an award-winning website featuring theater and arts news for the state. She was a contributing editor for She previously served as theater reviewer for the Manchester Journal-Inquirer, Connecticut theater editor for and as Connecticut and New York reviewer for American Theater Web.

She is a Co-Founder of the Connecticut Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women. She is a former vice president and voting member of The Drama Desk.

She is a freelance writer and playwright (member Dramatists Guild of America). She is a member if the The Outer Critics Circle (producer of the annual awards ceremony) and a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, serving as Co-Founder of the Connecticut Chapter. Yarger was a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger also worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and served for nine years as the Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. She lives with her husband in West Granby, CT. They have two adult children.


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Key to Content Notes:

God's name taken in vain -- means God or Jesus is used in dialogue without speaking directly to or about them.

Language -- means some curse words are used. "Minor" usually means the words are not too strong or that it only occurs once or twice throughout the show.

Strong Language -- means some of the more heavy duty curse words are used.

Nudity -- means a man or woman's backside, a man's lower front or a woman's front are revealed.

Scantily clad -- means actors' private areas are technically covered, but I can see a lot of them.

Sexual Language -- means the dialogue contains sexually explicit language but there's no action.

Sexual Activity -- means a man and woman are performing sexual acts.

Adultery -- Means a married man or woman is involved sexually with someone besides their spouse. If this is depicted with sexual acts on stage, the list would include "sexual activity" as well.

Sex Outside of Marriage -- means a man and woman are involved sexually without being married. If this is depicted sexually on stage, the list would include "sexual activity" as well.

Homosexuality -- means this is in the show, but not physically depicted.

Homosexual activity -- means two persons of the same sex are embracing/kissing. If they do more than that, the list would include "sexual activity" as well.

Cross Dresser -- Means someone is dressing as the opposite sex. If they do more than that on stage the listing would include the corresponding "sexual activity" and/or "homosexual activity" as well.

Cross Gender -- A man is playing a female part or a woman is playing a man's part.

Suggestive Dancing -- means dancing contains sexually suggestive moves.

Derogatory (category added Fall 2012) Language or circumstances where women or people of a certain race are referred to or treated in a negative and demeaning manner.

Other content matters such as torture, suicide, or rape will be noted, with details revealed only as necessary in the review itself.

The term "throughout" added to any of the above means it happens many times throughout the show.

Reviewing Policy

I receive free seats to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows made available to all voting members of the Outer Critics Circle. Journalistically, I provide an unbiased review and am under no obligation to make positive statements. Sometimes shows do not make tickets available to reviewers. If these are shows my readers want to know about I will purchase a ticket. If a personal friend is involved in a production, I'll let you know, but it won't influence a review. If I feel there is a conflict, I won't review their portion of the production.

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