The first applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, offering $16 billion in federal aid, were approved.
Most of the prizes will be announced on the Paramount+ streaming service, followed by a starry concert celebrating Broadway on CBS television.
This Tony Award-winning musical has chosen the earliest reopening date of any thus far: The curtain is to go up on Sept. 2.
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.
In a season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, only 18 shows were eligible for awards. The ceremony is expected to take place in December or January.
International arrivals to New York are down as much as 93 percent, and the people and businesses of the city’s tourism industry are on the brink.
“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.
Throughout most of Western history, plays typically went on hiatus when plagues hit. But could contemporary designers, or perhaps outdoor settings or spaced-out seats, provide novel solutions?
Dr. Anthony Fauci said a vaccine would need to exist for nearly a year before people might feel comfortable returning to theaters unmasked, which he said would likely be mid- to late 2021.
Decision comes after months of uncertainty following a Broadway shutdown that kept many shows from opening.
The city is mired in an economic crisis, and the return of visitors looks distant. That’s devastating news for these three tourist destinations.
With an influenza pandemic and a war on, New York’s health commissioner took an unorthodox stand, declining to shutter public entertainment.
The industry said it would refund tickets through Jan. 3, and hopes that shows would be able to reopen “over a series of rolling dates in early 2021.”
The organization will commission a comprehensive survey to get a handle on diversity onstage, backstage and in production offices.
A New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll found that theatergoers who are hesitant to return worry that the people around them won’t follow the rules.
The show is the first Broadway musical felled by the coronavirus.
Facing restrictions on audience size and concern from actors and audiences about health risks during the coronavirus pandemic, the industry announced that shows will be shuttered through April 12.