Broadway’s The Lion King Launches Virtual Learning Course
The Lion King may be temporarily shuttered on Broadway, but the Tony-winning production is finding creative ways to reach fans and make a difference during abnormal times. Disney Theatrical Productions has launched a virtual learning course surrounding the smash show for millions of kids now learning at home. The... Read more
LA, New York Mayors Give Timeline For Return Of Live Events
Only months ago, New York and Los Angeles were the country’s biggest markets for sports and live events. Now, they are struggling as hot spots for COVID-19, combining for a death toll upwards of 12,000 among over 125,000 cases. As lockdowns remain in place and healthcare workers work to... Read more
Broadway’s Shubert Organization Issues Furloughs Amid Shutdown
The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced a Broadway giant to issue temporary layoffs. The Shubert Organization, which owns 17 Broadway theaters and two Off-Broadway venues, has issued furloughs to a portion of its staff. Some 30 percent of the company’s workforce has been furloughed, Variety reports. Affected employees are... Read more
COVID-19 Brings Early End To The Book Of Mormon National Tour
Producers have pulled the plug on the remaining shows on The Book Of Mormon‘s national tour amid the show’s prolonged hiatus. The Tony-winning smash was set to wrap its North American trek later this summer, but due to ongoing cancellations of events due to COVID-19, previously scheduled shows will... Read more
Broadway Coronavirus Shutdown Extends To June
Broadway will have to keep its doors closed for two more months than originally planned. In March, the Great White Way went quiet when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings of more than 500 people across the state due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Broadway League announced... Read more
Disney On Broadway Special To Stream For COVID-19 Relief Fund
Broadway theaters and Disney parks remain shut down due to coronavirus, however, fans can experience the best of both worlds in a new livestream special. “Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney On Broadway” united Broadway stars from high and low at the New Amsterdam Theatre last November. The one-night-only... Read more
AI System Logs Abundance Of Broadway Ticketing Inquiries
With Broadway theaters presumable shut down for the foreseeable future, would-be patrons are now flooding ticketing platforms with questions regarding the cancellation of shows. Broadw.ai, an artificial intelligence system within the Broadway network, is adjusting accordingly by adapting its software to handle the influx of customer issues. Broadw.ai and... Read more
25th Anniversary Tour Of Broadway’s Rent To Launch In 2021
This winter, RENT is heading out on its 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour for one final season. RENT, which has become a cultural phenomenon, will cross the country with a cast to be announced at a later date. The current touring production of the show, which was scheduled through May... Read more
Broadway Personnel Unite To Aid New York Health Care Workers
The city that never sleeps has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Amid the outbreak and rising death toll numbers, New York City Governor Andrew Cuomo asked volunteers to help create N95 masks and other protective equipment. Although Broadway is shut down, people within... Read more
Broadway League Still Uncertain About Official Reopening Date
Earlier this month, Broadway was forced to shut its doors due to concerns over coronavirus. Now, two weeks later, the Broadway League is still unsure about when the Great White Way will open again. On Thursday, the League President Charlotte St. Martin reportedly sent an email to staff and... Read more