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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Musicians pen open letter asking for Broadway Cares fundraiser to go on by Caitlin Huston

The musicians involved in a dispute between their union and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS are asking the union to stand down. Broadway Cares had planned to stream the pre-recorded concer…

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Disney on Broadway fundraiser canceled after union dispute by Caitlin Huston

The streaming “Disney on Broadway” fundraiser, scheduled to take place Monday, has been canceled after Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS failed to reach an agreement with the American Fe…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Broadway producers plan for uncertain reopening date by Caitlin Huston

Though Broadway theaters face extended closures, many producers believe their shows will return.  The Broadway League announced Wednesday that theaters would remain closed through June 7, a…

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Gov. Cuomo advises others not to rely on Broadway reopening date by Caitlin Huston

In a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said other live entertainment venues should not use Broadway’s current reopening date as guidance. “I wouldn’t use what Broadway thin…

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‘Beetlejuice’ will not reopen at Winter Garden Theatre, but considers other options by Caitlin Huston

“Beetlejuice,” which was scheduled to end its run at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 6, will not be returning to the theater due to extended closures on Broadway. Broadway theaters wil…

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Broadway theaters extend closure through June 7 by Caitlin Huston

Broadway theaters have extended their shutdown through June 7, the Broadway League announced Wednesday. The new date was set in accordance with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control…

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Drama Desk Awards to move online by Caitlin Huston

The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards will move online this spring. The awards show, which honors Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, will release nominations on April 21 an…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Broadway ticket holders look for refunds while awaiting further closures by Caitlin Huston and Gillian Russo

Though Broadway has not yet shifted its April 13 reopening date, many ticket holders do not expect to return to theaters in the near future.  Theatergoers who held tickets for Broadway perf…

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‘The Book of Mormon’ national tour ends its run by Caitlin Huston

“The Book of Mormon” national tour, which has been running for close to seven years, announced Tuesday that it will end its run due to health and safety concerns around COVID-19. The sec…

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‘How I Learned to Drive’ postponed to 2020-2021 season by Caitlin Huston

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “How I learned to Drive,” which was scheduled to open in April, has been postponed. The theater organization is finalizing plans to open the prod…

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American Theatre Wing creates grants to help Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway artists by Caitlin Huston

The American Theatre Wing has redirected funds from this year’s Obie Awards to launch a grant initiative for Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway artists affected by COVID-19.  The Wing, whi…

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Gov. Cuomo extends closure of non-essential businesses to April 29 by Caitlin Huston

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the closure of non-essential businesses in New York to April 29.  The new date would keep Broadway theaters closed beyond the current reopening date of…

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‘Jagged Little Pill’ producer Eva Price on weathering the Broadway shutdown by Caitlin Huston

“Jagged Little Pill” was gearing up for Tony Awards season when Broadway theaters were ordered to close on March 12.  Producer Eva Price expects the new musical to return to Broadway wh…

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Actors’ Equity calls on federal government for health insurance subsidies by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity is calling on the federal government to provide health insurance subsidies to members of the entertainment community who have lost coverage due to the impact of COVID-19.  …

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Actors’ Equity extends deadline for dues payment by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has extended its dues deadline to July 31, 2020 in light of the economic hardships facing its members. The dues, which amount to $87, are typically billed in May but were ex…

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Ambassador Theatre Group suspends West End performances through May by Caitlin Huston

Ambassador Theatre Group, which owns 10 West End theaters and several regional theaters, has extended its previous guidance and cancelled performances until May 31. “Due to the on-going Co…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Concord Theatricals acquires worldwide licensing rights to ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ by Caitlin Huston

Concord Theatricals announced Thursday that it has acquired the exclusive worldwide licensing rights to “The SpongeBob Musical.” The musical, directed by Tina Landau and featuring a book…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

PRG shifts to making personal protective gear for doctors by Caitlin Huston

Production Resource Group, which typically provides rental lighting and other equipment to theatrical productions and more, will now manufacture face shields for health workers in New York C…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards go digital by Caitlin Huston

The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which honor Off-Broadway productions, has moved its awards show online. The awards show, which was initially planned to take place at NYU Skirball Cent…

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Touring productions wait on the sidelines amid theater shutdowns by Caitlin Huston

As theaters across the country close their doors due to COVID-19, many touring productions are stuck in limbo.  Most national and North American tours of Broadway shows are currently on pau…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

New Yorkers ordered to stay at home through April 15 by Caitlin Huston

On Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo extended his stay-at-home order in New York through “at least” April 15. Under the decision, the non-essential workforce, which would include theater work…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus relief bill could help Broadway’s small businesses by Caitlin Huston

The passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday contains two sections that could bring money back into the Broadway community and to its members.  In the legislation, signed i…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Broadway reopening date remains uncertain, League says by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League said it is working with members on all levels of the government to find relief for the industry, as Broadway’s timeline for returning remains unclear.  In an email sen…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Government stimulus package includes provisions for unemployed Broadway workers by Caitlin Huston

The government’s $2 trillion stimulus package includes provisions that should help unemployed actors and other members of the theater community.  The bill, passed by Senate Wednesday nigh…

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Broadway businesses take a hit after theater shutdown by Caitlin Huston

Broadway businesses are being gutted as revenue streams dry up due to the closure of the theaters.  Employers have been laying off staff members across all sectors of the industry, includin…

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Tonys Awards will be postponed to a later date by Caitlin Huston

The 74th Annual Tony Awards, originally scheduled for June 7, will be postponed and scheduled to a later date, a spokesperson for the awards show said Wednesday. That date and additional inf…

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Roundabout Theatre Company postpones ‘Caroline, or Change’ and more to the fall by Caitlin Huston

Roundabout Theatre Company will move its Broadway productions planned for this season to the fall of 2020. The productions include the revival of “Caroline, or Change,” which was origina…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Playwright Terrence McNally dies at age 81 by Caitlin Huston

Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally died Tuesday at the age of 81 due to complications from COVID-19. McNally, who was a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronic obstructive pulm…

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Actors’ Equity launches $500K fund for members by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has launched an emergency fund for its members with an initial investment of $500,000. The Actors’ Equity Emergency Curtain Up Fund will be administered through the Actors…

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Lincoln Center Theater postpones ‘Flying Over Sunset’ to the fall by Caitlin Huston

Lincoln Center Theater has moved its production of the new musical “Flying Over Sunset” to the fall due to concerns over COVID-19. The Broadway musical, which featured book and direction…

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Broadway producers pledge $1 million match to BC/EFA fund by Caitlin Huston

More than 20 Broadway producers have teamed up to match donations up to $1 million to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS emergency fund.  The producers, who include Jordan Roth, Daryl Ro…

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