Coronavirus Forces CATS Broadway Tour To Close Early
Broadway has officially closed its doors through June 7, but now, even national Broadway tours are feeling the burn amid the coronavirus pandemic. The national Broadway tour CATS announced this week that its shows will no longer move forward this year. Originally, the show was slated to run through... Read more
Broadway Executives Left Out Of New York’s Reopening Task Force
To reopen the New York economy, Governor Andrew Cuomo has compiled a task force of more than 100 civic, community, academic and business leaders. But leaders from one of the state’s hardest-hit industries were surprisingly left out of the discussions. Broadway, which is facing at least a three-month shutdown,... Read more
Mass Theater Plans Summer Opening on Checkerboard Seating Chart
While numerous events have postponed or outright cancelled entirely for the coming months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one Massachusetts theater operation has a plan to open this summer – albeit in much different style than it is used to. The Barrington Stage Company, based in Pittsfield, has implemented... Read more
Cast Of Broadway’s Sing Street To Hold Virtual Benefit Concert
The cast of Broadway’s Sing Street musical will join forces online for a special benefit concert this month, raising money for The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The show, dubbed Sing Street: Grounded – At Home With The... Read more
Theater Non-Profit Launches Fundraiser Amid Broadway Shutdown
With Broadway currently shutdown until at least June, one of New York’s most prominent fixtures of the Great White Way is struggling to maintain its operations. The Theatre Development Fund, the non-profit organization behind New York’s popular TKTS discount ticket booths, is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign to survive... Read more
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
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