With the strike at last over – the news of which took over the entire front page of yesterday’s New York Post, proving just how central theatre is to the lifeblood of this town, and a story also appearing on the front page, just below the masthead, of the New York Times as well – Broadway sprung back into action yesterday. Opening nights have been hastily reconvened, as I mentioned yesterday would have to happen: The Farnsworth Invention will finally open on Monday, August: Osage County on Tuesday, The Seafarer on Thursday, and Is He Dead? on Sunday week. The Homecoming, originally due to have begun previews last Friday but which had a one-off run-through to a free audience who were asked to donate to BC/EFA instead last Sunday, will now begin performances this coming Tuesday, and delay its official opening by three days to now open on December 16. Only Disney’s The Little Mermaid has put back its opening substantially, and although it has resumed previews, will now open on January 10 instead of the original December 6.
The PRs rushed to get the news out that Broadway is back in business, offering photocalls and press interviews at every turn.