Live Tony Award 2020 Nominations Tracker

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.

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‘If No Tourists Come, I Have No Business’: New York’s Tourism Crisis

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.

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Broadway Will Remain Closed at Least Through May

“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.

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Looking to Past Pandemics to Determine the Future of Theater

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?

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Fauci Says It Could Be a Year Before Theater Without Masks Feels Normal

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.

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Tony Awards Ceremony Will Go Ahead, Online

Decision comes after months of uncertainty following a Broadway shutdown that kept many shows from opening.

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65 Million Tourists, Gone From N.Y.C.

The city is mired in an economic crisis, and the return of visitors looks distant. That’s devastating news for these three tourist destinations.

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‘Gotham Refuses to Get Scared’: In 1918, Theaters Stayed Open

With an influenza pandemic and a war on, New York’s health commissioner took an unorthodox stand, declining to shutter public entertainment.

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Broadway Will Remain Closed Through the Rest of the Year

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.”

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Broadway League Pledges Change Amid National Uproar Over Racism

The organization will commission a comprehensive survey to get a handle on diversity onstage, backstage and in production offices.

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Poll Shows One Hurdle to Reopening Broadway: Fear of Jerks

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.

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Disney Closes ‘Frozen’ on Broadway, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic

The show is the first Broadway musical felled by the coronavirus.

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Broadway, Symbol of New York Resilience, Shuts Down Amid Virus Threat

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.

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