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The state will allow plays, concerts and other performances to start again April 2 for audiences of up to 100 people indoors, or 200 outdoors.
No shows are playing, and no one knows when they will come back. Here are answers to six questions about a process even more idiosyncratic than usual.
Temperature-taking robots, scanning codes for contact tracing, and generous refund policies are helping shows like “Frozen,” “Come From Away” and “Hamilton” get back onstage.
Companies and venues that put work online are finding big, new and younger audiences — but little revenue.
Amid severe budget cuts and complaints about his leadership, Ethan McSweeny, who had run the American Shakespeare Center since 2018, will not return.
Jujamcyn, which operates five of the 41 Broadway houses, said that when theater returns it will use SeatGeek instead of Ticketmaster.
Organizers of the ceremony have firmed up dates for selecting favorites, but won’t commit to an event until plans for Broadway’s return are set.
It was a Broadway smash with big plans until 25 company members took ill and a shutdown put everybody out of work. Inside a tumultuous year, in the words of those who lived it.
Adapted by Tina Fey from her 2004 film, the musical played 834 performances. A national tour is expected to resume when theaters reopen.
With their field rocked by unprecedented challenges in 2020, these people and groups — some notable, some new — stepped into the breach.
How Jeremy O. Harris has turned his good fortune into grants, commissions and donations to other playwrights, and to libraries in need.
Seasonal stagings often underwrite the usual fare. But even without indoor audiences, the tradition lives on — by mail, by screen, by car and by radio.
The actress may be nearing the end as Melania Trump on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” but she has plenty of other projects and passions to keep her busy.
Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA agreement clears the way for more entertainment during the pandemic winter.
This summer, a woman went to outdoor shows at two beloved theaters in Massachusetts. She and her brother are now helping them to cover their costs and survive this winter.
The lawsuit argues that if bowling alleys, casinos and gyms can open, why can’t performance venues with fewer than 200 seats?
London’s Old Vic has sold 30,000 tickets to three livestreamed shows, with more to come. “There’s a huge appetite out there,” said Warchus, the artistic director.
Scott Rudin, the lead producer, and Lloyd’s of London settled a lawsuit that arose from the production’s decision to shut down a Broadway musical when its star became pregnant.
In a season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, only 18 shows are eligible for awards. The ceremony is expected to take place in December.
A rural locale. Few Covid-19 cases nearby. Performers in a bubble. And a man-eating plant that couldn’t quite chow down on its victims.
Directors of large flexible spaces like the Park Avenue Armory are lobbying for permission to put on indoor shows for socially distanced audiences.
“The Music Man” and other shows will have to plan new opening dates, as a new reality sets in: Many theaters are likely to stay shut through next fall.
Three producers — in New York, Washington and Toronto — aim to offer the show, “Blindness,” for socially distanced, masked audience members.
At issue: Who should represent performers and stage managers when theater is recorded and streamed, one of the few viable options during the pandemic.
She’s been to 39 shows since the 2016 election, and believes Broadway will return. But she doesn’t have the “gumption” to see herself depicted just yet.
The fund that covers thousands of performers will require that they work more weeks per year to qualify.
Amanda Kloots kept the world informed while her husband, a Broadway actor, lost a battle with Covid. After many grueling months, she’s trying to look ahead.
Nicholas Edwards starred in the closely watched “Godspell” production. “Usually the stage is a safe place,” he said, “but it became a place where I was anxious all the time.”