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
Updating List Of Every COVID-19 Cancellation And Postponement
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been detrimental to several facets of life, but perhaps most impactful on the live event industry. As public health authorities urge residents to limit group gatherings to curb the spread of the virus, hundreds of events around the country have been forced to cancel... 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 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
Tony Awards Postponed Amid Broadway Shutdown
The Tony Awards, a longtime pinnacle for Broadway achievement, have been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that shuttered the Great White Way. The show was originally set to take place June 7 at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast live on CBS. Its presenters are now... Read more
Miss Saigon, Once On This Island Cancel Remainder Of National Tours
Touring musical productions Miss Saigon and Once On This Island have called off the remainder of their cross-country treks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The acclaimed shows gave their final performances earlier this month amid escalating travel and public gathering restrictions before producers announced they would not continue... Read more
Theater Productions Bolster Midweek Tickets On Sale
Theatrical productions are a hot commodity at the mid-way point of the week. Wednesday’s offering of tickets on sale is dominated by a variety of touring productions around the world. The day’s pre-sale collection is led by U.S.-based performances. Among them are Dear Evan Hansen in Maryland, Chicago in... Read more
Cirque Du Soleil Temporarily Lays Off 95% Of Staff Following Cancelled Shows
Contemporary circus titan Cirque du Soleil has temporarily laid off nearly its entire staff after shows were halted due to the coronavirus’ widespread impact across the live event industry. Earlier this week, the Montreal-based company announced it was suspending operations of all shows. The affected productions include seven residencies... Read more
Tony Awards In Jeopardy Due To Broadway Shutdown
The Tony Awards could end up being the next major event to be disrupted in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. As Broadway endures an unprecedented shutdown of at least four weeks, the Tony Awards now face uncertainty regarding its eligibility and voting period. These virus-fueled changes have some... Read more
Broadway League In Discussion Over Eight-Week Shutdown
Following orders from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway has closed its doors for a month. Now, the Broadway League is reportedly discussing closing shows for the next eight weeks. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending that organizers postpone or cancel gatherings of 50 or more people... Read more