The Phantom of the Opera; The Boy from Oz; Oklahoma!; Avenue Q; Wicked; RENT; Wonderful Town; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Hairspray; Chicago; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Little Shop of Horrors; Sweeney Todd; Seascape; Primo; The Producers; Sweet Charity; Brooklyn; Gypsy; Beauty and the Beast; In My Life; Ring of Fire; Lestat; The History Boys; The Drowsy Chaperone; Caroline, or Change; Assassins; Dame Edna; Fiddler on the Roof; Spamalot; Tarzan; All Shook Up; Steel Magnolias; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; The Woman in White; Seascape; Doubt; Mamma Mia; Jersey Boys; A Chorus Line; Mary Poppins; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
Kad said: "Personally, I would rather know that the artists involved in what I am watching have A) consented to being filmed and B) been adequately compensated for having their work recorded and distributed in perpetuity. "
And just who are yout to need that information? Are you that demanding with other aspects of toy consumer life? Before you buy clothes, or electronics, or whatever, do you research that out wasn't manufactured at a sweatshop?<
Kad said: "While I would agree that older people (65+) would not constitute most of Broadway's audience, an average age isn't a particularly good way to see what demographics look like."
While that is true, the average age of an audience member on Broadway is 42 years old. That means the audiences would skew much older, especially when factoring in the younger ages of the audiences for The Lion King and Aladdin.
PutonyourWarPaint said: "Is it too much to ask that while an usher scans your barcode for your ticket, why not have an alternate device to scan your foreheadfor temperature? That may have seemed incredibly invasive if I had post this 8 weeks ago. But we are in a different world now."
1. Ushers and ticket takers are two separate positions in the theater.
2. A hot forehead doesn't necessarily mean you have a fever.
KKeller6 said: "Im not understanding why a lot of these shows won't reopen. Some of them, sure. But shows like Chicago? They're not paying anybody. They have no stars. No worries about important cast who have other obligations. And the shows do have some insurance protection. How much,I don't know. But their bills will be minimal over this time. "
Presumably, their current expenses would be theater rent and any equipment rentals. I assume insurance premiu
Jordan Catalano said: "People also need to take into account new casting, shows rehearsal schedule, tech, replacing front of house etc. let’s just say that on May 1st they announce June is ok to reopen. It’s gonna take a while to get everything ready for most shows."
Why would they replace front of house? Most, if not all, would return. It's not the first time front of house find themselves unemployed for a lengthy period of time.
whatever2 said: "Except that nothing's obvious when the data are grossly incomplete. Since we'll never really know the truth about their testing rate, infection rate, mortality rate, recovery rate,immunity rate,et cetera, using them as a frame of reference is of extremely limited value. Pretty much we only know what the Chinese government wants us to know ... they haven't been reliable thus far; why project into the future based on what they choose to tell us?"<
Follies national theatre full show? Mar 28
2020, 09:51:14 PM
Due to the easiness of downloading from YouTube, the National Theatre is clearly making available its low-profile productions. None of the titles will be turning heads:
One Man, Two Guvnors (Featuring James Corden) Streaming April 2. Available until April 9.
Jane Eyre Streaming April 9. Available until April 16.
Treasure Island Streaming April 16. Available until April 23.
Twelfth Night Streaming April 23. Available until April 30.
Boq101 said: "People have to also realize that if a producer themselves decides to cancel performances they stand to lose more money in whatever insurance they have. They need a mandate from higher up in order to have more protection for those affected."
I think people are a little overly optimistic about insurance coverage. While each policy is different, it won't last indefinitely. Cast, crew, and ushers are being paid for 2 1/2 weeks only. So I imag
WHEN WILL THEY ANNOUNCE Mar 26
2020, 03:57:42 PM
The reality is that Broadway shows were closed only because the governor forced them to close. If they could resume performances tomorrow they would (regardless as to whether or not anything has improved). There is no doubt in my mind that the League is (delusionally) hopeful they can resume on April 12th even though reality sings a different song.
OlBlueEyes said: "I would be cautious when listening to all the predictions of how this pandemic will play out. Although all the precautions we are taking are necessary, we just don't know much. I've read in several places that lab tests have backed the weakening of the spread of the virus in the warmer weather. This is plausible since this virus resembles other cold and flu viruses that are seasonal. No one wants to suggest the slowdown as it might slow down all the efforts
There are questions that need answering in order to determine if a show will reopen and/or survive.
1. What are its expenditures during the closure?
2. Does it have enough money in reserve to cover those expenditures and if they have insurance will it cover it?
3. How much lead time is needed to get the show up and running once the all clear is given? They can't just go in and recommence performances. They have to rehearse, make sure everything works properly, etc. Wi
Islander_fan said: "The impression that I got was that the Broadway League and the city officials decided to close down Broadway for a month and then reasses after a month to see what happens next. Not, that they will automatically reopen after such time had passed."
Neither the mayor nor the Broadway League wanted to shut down performances, despite the fact that an usher was infected (and rumors there were at least two more). The governor's restrictions on
SmoothLover said: "Not to make light of the situation, but the usher must have felt like they were wearing the scartet letter when the story hit the N.Y. Times. I have a friend that works the front of the house at a theatre and he had been dreading going to work two weeks prior to the shut down. He was happy when they shut the theaters even though it will be a financial burden for him."
I actually don't know anyone who works on Broadway who wasn't ha