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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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Monday, March 23, 2020

Alan Menken working on ‘Hercules’ musical for licensing by Caitlin Huston

Composer Alan Menken is working on a stage adaptation of “Hercules” for licensing purposes, Disney Theatrical confirmed Monday. During his appearance on Rosie O’Donnell’s live-stream…

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Broadway actor Aaron Tveit tests positive for COVID-19 by Caitlin Huston

Aaron Tveit, who stars in the Broadway musical “Moulin Rouge!” said Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’ve been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursd…

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Broadway League and theatrical unions reach deal on payment for tours by Caitlin Huston

A day after reaching a payment deal for workers on Broadway, the theatrical unions and the Broadway League have reached an agreement for employees on tour. For shows with bookings through an…

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Netflix to donate $1 million to the Actors Fund by Caitlin Huston

Netflix will donate $1 million to the Actors Fund as part of a $100 million fund for entertainment workers. The donation, announced Friday by Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, …

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‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ will not open on Broadway after shutdown by Caitlin Huston

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” will not resume performances on Broadway, producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and David Geffen announced early Saturday morning. The production, which…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

All Broadway unions reach payment deal with Broadway League by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League has reached a deal to pay and provide health insurance to all Broadway employees during the currently scheduled suspension of Broadway shows. The agreement was reached be…

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Actors’ Equity, Broadway League reach deal over payment during shutdown by Caitlin Huston

Members of Actors’ Equity, which includes actors and stage managers, has reached a deal with the Broadway League over salary payment during the shutdown. The deal, communicated to select m…

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‘Hangmen’ will not open on Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Martin McDonaugh’s “Hangmen” will not resume performances on Broadway, the play’s producers announced Friday. “Hangmen” played 13 previews at the Golden Theatre and was scheduled…

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How casting directors are coping with the theater shutdown by Caitlin Huston

As theaters on Broadway and elsewhere remain dark, Broadway casting directors are continuing to work in the hopes that the shows will eventually go on.  Bernie Telsey and Tara Rubin, the he…

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Gov. Cuomo orders non-essential workers to stay at home in New York by Caitlin Huston

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he will sign an executive order Friday mandating that all non-essential businesses in New York keep 100% of their workforce at home. The order, which joins measures…

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Jimmy Awards canceled due to coronavirus concerns by Caitlin Huston

The 2020 Jimmy Awards, which was scheduled to take place June 29, have been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19, the Broadway League said Friday. The annual awards show invites high scho…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

League of Professional Theatre Women offers emergency loans to members by Caitlin Huston

The League of Professional Theatre Women is offering its members access to its emergency loan fund as theaters across the country close due to coronavirus. The League will be allocating its …

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

CDC recommends limiting large gatherings for next 8 weeks by Caitlin Huston

The Center for Disease Control issued new guidance Sunday recommending the postponement or cancellation of events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. The guidance, issued to help …

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Theater professionals plan live-streamed performances after theaters shut down by Caitlin Huston and Gillian Russo

In the wake of the Broadway shutdown, theater professionals and actors are seeking other ways to deliver performances to fans. Some took the form of concerts, with Telly Leung and Alice Ripl…

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IATSE joins other Broadway unions in calling for government relief by Caitlin Huston

IATSE, which represents stagehands and other technicians and artisans on Broadway, has joined other Broadway unions in calling for government relief for its workers. The call comes after all…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Musicians’ union, Actors’ Equity call for government relief after Broadway shutdown by Caitlin Huston

After the shutdown of Broadway theaters and bans on large groups due to COVID-19, the musicians’ union and Actors’ Equity have called for government financial relief for members of the a…

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All Broadway theaters to shut down, Cuomo orders by Caitlin Huston

All Broadway theaters will close as of 5 p.m. Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today. The shutdown was ordered by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday, after he banned gatherings of 500 or …

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‘Moulin Rouge!’ cancels Thursday performances by Caitlin Huston

“Moulin Rouge!” has cancelled its matinee and evening performances Thursday. “Performances are currently scheduled to resume tomorrow,” the production said in a tweet Thursday. The n…

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De Blasio to make decision on Broadway shows in next two days by Caitlin Huston

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would be making a decision on whether to shut down Broadway shows or limit the capacity of theaters on Thursday or Friday.  In an interview on CNN Thursday morn…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Broadway League responds to new coronavirus case by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League said Broadway shows would go on as usual after the industry reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus. An individual who worked as an usher at the Booth Theatre an…

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Broadway usher tests positive for coronavirus, officials confirm by Caitlin Huston

A man who recently worked as an usher at the Booth Theatre and at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway has tested positive for coronavirus. The man is currently in quarantine after workin…

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