"Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and also look forward to welcoming audiences again.
The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.
One of the recurring debates among theater lovers has been what would signify Broadway's return after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020. For the producers of three powerhouse shows — "The Lion King," "Hamilton" and "Wicked" — the answer is Tuesday, when the spiritual anchors of modern Broadway's success rev their engines again. "The Lion King," "Hamilton" and "Wicked" all staked out Tuesday to reopen together in early May after then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked Sept. 14 for when Broadway could begin welcoming back audiences at full capacity.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says the cottage industry has grown rapidly since regulations started in 2015, ballooning from 464 registered cottage producers in Minnesota the first year to 5,804 since the start of the pandemic.