Broadway Impact

MARY POPPINS and PHANTOM West End Reduce Performance Schedules
by A.A. Cristi - January 5, 2022

The long-running West End production of The Phantom of the Opera and the revival of Disney's Mary Poppins have announced that they will reduce their standard 8 shows per week schedule to 6 shows per week.

Brian Stokes Mitchell on the Path to Recovery For the Theatre Industry
by Stephi Wild - March 20, 2021

Brian Stokes Mitchell recently discussed how he believes that theatre can make a rebound, and when he thinks it will be able to reopen, as well as The Actors Fund, his COVID-19 diagnosis, and more.

Producer Kevin McCollum Discusses the Challenges of Reopening Broadway, and More
by Stephi Wild - March 15, 2021

As Broadway remains shut down due to the ongoing pandemic, producer Kevin McCollum talks about his hopes for the future of the industry.

The Actors Fund Has Distributed Over $19 Million Since Broadway Shut Down
by Stephi Wild - March 13, 2021

This past year since Broadway has been shut down, The Actors Fund has distributed over $19 million in cash assistance to members of the industry.

Social Roundup: SIX, MOULIN ROUGE!, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, and More Commemorate One Year Since Broadway Shut Down
by Stephi Wild - March 12, 2021

Today marks one year since Broadway officially shut down due to the ongoing pandemic. Today, to commemorate the long 365 days, and to look forward to the future ahead, various shows are sharing the hashtag #BroadwayWillBeBack.

Arts Advocates Hopeful for Creation of Cabinet-Level Arts & Culture Agency
by A.A. Cristi - January 7, 2021

Last month, members of the arts community banded together to pen an open letter calling for support of the industry in the wake of the growing health crisis.

Actors' Equity-Approved Theaters & Productions - January 2021
by Stephi Wild - January 9, 2021

Check out the current list of Equity-approved theatres, sorted by state, as well as any upcoming events they may have planned.

New York State Senator Brad Hoylman Calls for 'Detroit-Style' Bailout for Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - January 5, 2021

As rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues around the world, the theatre community is still anxiously awaiting news about a timeline the return of the Broadway- an industry that brings in $14 billion to New York City yearly.

Fauci Believes Theaters Can Reopen By Early Fall 2021 if Vaccinations Are Done 'Correctly'
by Stephi Wild - December 31, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci has given yet another update on when he believes theaters will be able to reopen.

When and How Will Broadway Re-Open? Industry Leaders Look Ahead
by Nicole Rosky - December 30, 2020

As rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines continue around the world, hope is spreading about when Broadway might re-open. A group of Broadway producers and industry veterans weigh in on how and when they predict shows will get up and running again.

Dr. Fauci Has Hope That Theaters and Sporting Events Could Resume Sooner Than Planned
by Stephi Wild - December 28, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently revealed that he has hope for the future of theaters and sporting events. With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out, Dr. Fauci believes that such venues may be able to re-open sooner than initially anticipated.

Actor's Equity Releases a Statement Regarding the Newly Passed COVID-19 Relief Bill
by Stephi Wild - December 22, 2020

Actors' Equity Association has released a statement regarding the newly passed COVID-19 relief bill, which extends COVID unemployment payments and includes the $15 billion “Save Our Stages” provision with help for venue operators. 

How the Coronavirus Relief Agreement Affects the Save Our Stages Act
by Nicole Rosky - December 21, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Congress has reportedly reached an agreement on the forthcoming $900 billion stimulus package, including full funding for the Save Our Stages Act, which will provide approximately $15 billion in relief to independent music and live theater venues.

Congress Passes Stimulus Deal Including Save Our Stages Act
by Stephi Wild - December 20, 2020

The Save Our Stages bill has been passed by Congress. This is part of the $900 billion stimulus deal to aid the American citizens amidst the ongoing health crisis.

Senate Holds Hearing Regarding Relief For the Live Entertainment Industry
by Stephi Wild - December 16, 2020

The senate held a congressional hearing on Tuesday regarding the need for relief for the live entertainment industry.

Sonia Friedman Releases Statement on 'Heart-Breaking' Shutdown News
by Nicole Rosky - December 14, 2020

Sonia Friedman, producer of The Comeback, which just opened for a limited West End run, has just released a statement on the latest shutdown.

Roundup: Fans & Industry Professionals React to Latest London Theatre Shutdown
by Nicole Rosky - December 14, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, theatres in London will shut down once again following Tuesday evening's performances. Theatres across the West End had begun reopening just last week, with Six being the first musical to reopen after being closed since March.

London Theatres Will Shut Down Once More After Tuesday Evening Performances
by Stephi Wild - December 14, 2020

Theatres in London have been told to shut down once again following Tuesday evening's performances.

Actors Equity Releases Statement After New Unemployment Report Reveals Highest Numbers Since September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 10, 2020

Actors’ Equity Association  released a statement following the new unemployment report, which found that over 850,000 Americans have newly applied for unemployment in the last week, the highest it has been since September, and a jump of over 100,000 from the week prior. 

Arts Workers Unite to Pen Letter to Biden/Harris Calling for Cabinet-Level Arts & Culture Agency
by Nicole Rosky - December 8, 2020

As President-Elect Joe Biden continues to make preparations for the start of his administration, members of the arts community have banded together to pen an open letter calling for support of the industry in the wake of the growing health crisis. 

New York Will Receive 170,000 Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine By December 15
by Stephi Wild - December 3, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference on Wednesday that New York expects to receive 170,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by December 15.

VIDEO: When Might Broadway Return? Fauci Thinks We Could 'Approach Normal' by Late Summer
by Nicole Rosky - December 2, 2020

While hope for the release of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to spread, Doctor Anthony Fauci is looking ahead to the impact it can have on New York City, and more specifically, the future of Broadway. 

American Ballet Theatre Cancels 2021 Season at the Metropolitan Opera House
by Stephi Wild - December 1, 2020

American Ballet Theatre announced today the cancellation of its 2021 Season at the  Metropolitan Opera House. The season, originally planned for June and July of 2021, has been  cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and  restrictions on non-essential gatherings. 

Actors' Equity-Approved Theaters & Productions - December 2020
by Stephi Wild - December 5, 2020

Check out the current list of Equity-approved theatres, sorted by state, as well as any upcoming events they may have planned.

Ticketmaster Makes Plans for Post-Vaccine Concert-Going
by Nicole Rosky - November 11, 2020

Reports of Pfizer's vaccine have everyone talking this week, and Ticketmaster is already planning for new phases based on its impending distribution. The company is developing a plan to ensure the safety of concert-goers, which will require fans to verify that they have received the vaccine or that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within the past 1-3 days.

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