When Broadway shut down during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, “ Mean Girls” star, Reneé Rapp, figured she’d take the opportunity to return home in North Carolina and wait it out — thinking it would be only a few weeks. Weeks turned to months and when Broadway showed no sign of reopening soon, the now 21-year-old had to figure out what was next.
There’s theater on Broadway. You just have to adjust your sights. More than a hundred blocks north of Manhattan’s shuttered theater district but on that same famed thoroughfare, an actor recently read his lines from a huge stage.
Samantha Pauly and Brittney Mack, who play two wives of Henry VIII in the musical “Six,” have turned their disappointment at having their musical on hold by doing what they do best — singing for an audience, this one on social media.
Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, known for plays like “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and for musical version of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” died on Tuesday of complications related to the coronavirus, his representative said.
Karen Mok may be currently performing on what she says will be her final concert tour but the Hong Kong-born actress and singer has no plans to retire just yet, setting her sights on bringing Broadway-style musicals to China.