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As Phantom & Six announce reopening dates, plans speed up for Broadway’s return

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It turns out New York is moving even faster, with the state (and its neighbours, New Jersey and Connecticut), according to the New York Times on Monday, “lifting almost all their pandemic restrictions, paving the way for a return to fuller offices and restaurants, a more vibrant nightlife and a richer array of cultural and religious gatherings for the first time in a year”.

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Giving our regards to Broadway 12 months after shutdown

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Tonight is the first anniversary of the last performances that were given on a Broadway stage; a year ago tomorrow, Six was due to open on Broadway, but that afternoon the governor of New York State, the currently beleaguered Andrew Cuomo, announced that public gatherings of more than 500 people would be immediately suspended.

Review: Dead Royal (Oval House)

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Dead Royal intertwines the stories of Wallis Simpson and Diana Spencer, one man plays two women who never quite made it to the throne despite behaving like a petulant old queen and an empty-headed young one. We sent our oldest and youngest, er, Royal Correspondents to see it. JF: I suppose this sent you scurrying to […]

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16 questions to ask about the death of Princess Diana, according to Truth, Lies, Diana

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It’s not often that you’re handed a full dossier with your ticket at a theatre press night, but then Truth, Lies, Diana is no ordinary theatre production. This “factional” drama attracted headlines around the world before rehearsals even began – and continues to do so. Below, I’ve collated some of these cuttings – only ones […]