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Will Broadway Re-Open with Less Than 8 Shows Per Week? PhotoWill Broadway Re-Open with Less Than 8 Shows Per Week?
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2021

Vaccine rollout continues across the country and the theatre industry is growing antsy for plans about Broadway's return. How will it work? In the Episcopal Actors' Guild's recent panel discussion on the subject, titled Re-Opening Broadway & Beyond, Come From Away General Manger Carl Pasbjerg offered some insight.
NYC Movie Theatre Capacity Will Increase to 33% on April 26 PhotoNYC Movie Theatre Capacity Will Increase to 33% on April 26
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2021

New York City is slowly moving towards a more normal state of being. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that beginning on April 26, maximum movie theater capacity will increase 33%, and museum and zoo capacity to 50% 'with other safety precautions in place.'
Small Business Administration Hopes to Re-Open SVOG Applications This Week PhotoSmall Business Administration Hopes to Re-Open SVOG Applications This Week
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2021

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, The Small Business Administration was forced to halt its opening day for COVID-19 grants for theaters and live venues due to technical difficulties. Now, almost two weeks later, SBA has revealed that they hope to fix the crashed website by the end of this week.
March on Broadway Planned for April 22 PhotoMarch on Broadway Planned for April 22
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2021

A March on Broadway has been planned by Instagram users Nattalyee Randall (@50milerunforjusticeprotest) and Courtney Daniels (@randomblackgirllll) on Thursday, April 22 at 1pm ET.
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS Outdoor Theatre Experience Will Move from Miami Storefronts to  PhotoTHE SEVEN DEADLY SINS Outdoor Theatre Experience Will Move from Miami Storefronts to NYC's Meatpacking District
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2021

Tectonic Theater Project has announced that The Seven Deadly Sins will come to New York City’s Meatpacking District, in partnership with the local Business Improvement District, this summer for a strictly limited engagement with performances beginning Wednesday, June 23 ahead of an official opening night on Monday, June 28.
The Actors Fund Is Helping to Schedule Appointments at the Broadway Vaccination Site PhotoThe Actors Fund Is Helping to Schedule Appointments at the Broadway Vaccination Site
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2021

Starting on Wednesday, April 14, The Actors Fund can help schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments at The Broadway Vaccination Site (ATC Vaccination Times Square, located at 47th Street & 7th Avenue), for members of the performing arts & entertainment community who are working, living or attending school in New York City.
Bryant Park Will Host 25 'Picnic Performances' This Summer from Carnegie Hall, Joe's  PhotoBryant Park Will Host 25 'Picnic Performances' This Summer from Carnegie Hall, Joe's Pub and More
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2021

The arts are coming back to Bryant Park! The beloved midtown space has just announced the 2021 return of Picnic Performances: twenty-five live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse and storied lineup of New York City’s performing arts institutions.
PERFECT CRIME to Reopen as First Show with Equity-Approved Cast in New York PhotoPERFECT CRIME to Reopen as First Show with Equity-Approved Cast in New York
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2021

It has been announced that Actors' Equity Association has approved Perfect Crime to reopen in New York City beginning April 17th. This will be the first show to open with an Equity-approved cast in New York City since the shutdown. 
VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Mayor Bill De Blasio Open Broadway Vaccination Site! PhotoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Mayor Bill De Blasio Open Broadway Vaccination Site!
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2021

Mayor Bill De Blasio was joined today  in Times Square by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who helped announce the launch of the Broadway vaccination site. 'I can't help but have a sense of empty chairs at empty tables. Those in the Broadway community we've lost over the past year... I'm thinking of Terrence McNally, the great Nick Cordero, who is my age and we lost to this terrible virus. And I'm thrilled to be here at the opening of a vaccination for Broadway workers.'
VIDEO: The Broadway Vaccination Site Will Be Up and Running on Monday- Find Out More! PhotoVIDEO: The Broadway Vaccination Site Will Be Up and Running on Monday- Find Out More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 11, 2021

A vaccine pop-up site targeted at getting Broadway theater workers back on stage is set to launch next week at a new site on 47th and 7th (the former location of NFL Experience). Not only will the location help to get the industry back onstage, but it will employ 80-100 Broadway workers who have been laid off  to handle administrative support tasks while clinical nurses give out the shots.
St. Ann's Warehouse to Reopen for Indoor Performances With Concerts by The Bengsons PhotoSt. Ann's Warehouse to Reopen for Indoor Performances With Concerts by The Bengsons
by BWW News Desk - April 8, 2021

St. Ann’s Warehouse, capping a year in which they have activated their flexible Brooklyn waterfront theater by bringing art outdoors, will finally welcome artists and audiences back inside with two socially distanced concert presentations by The Bengsons, produced in partnership with longtime St. Ann’s collaborator piece by piece productions. 
New York State Budget Includes Relief For the Arts Industry With Grants and Tax Credi PhotoNew York State Budget Includes Relief For the Arts Industry With Grants and Tax Credits
by BWW News Desk - April 8, 2021

Yesterday, the New York State budget was finalized, which includes much-needed relief for members of the entertainment industry.
U.S. Small Business Administration Addresses Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Shu PhotoU.S. Small Business Administration Addresses Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
by BWW News Desk - April 7, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released new details about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG).
Listen: Dr. Fauci on When We Can Gather Indoors Without Masks - 'Late Fall or Early W PhotoListen: Dr. Fauci on When We Can Gather Indoors Without Masks - 'Late Fall or Early Winter'
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2021

As the vaccination rollout continues, Dr. Anthony Fauci is giving his latest predictions on when he believes that we'll be able to gather indoors maskless.
Photo Flash: Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic Accelerate David Geffen Hal PhotoPhoto Flash: Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic Accelerate David Geffen Hall Reimagination
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced the acceleration of the comprehensive renovation of David Geffen Hall, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects │ Partners, now scheduled to re-open to the public in Fall 2022, nearly 2 years earlier than previously announced.
Actors Equity Association Releases Detailed List of New COVID Safety Protocols PhotoActors Equity Association Releases Detailed List of New COVID Safety Protocols
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2021

Today, Actors Equity Association is taking major steps to get performers working again. 'Today, I'm pleased to announce Equity is adding safety guidance for fully vaccinated workplaces to the resources for producers available on our website,' writes Executive Director, Mary McColl.
New York Arts and Entertainment Venues Re-Open Today at 33% Capacity PhotoNew York Arts and Entertainment Venues Re-Open Today at 33% Capacity
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2021

Our journey down the road to a fully reopened Broadway continues... slowly. Today, April 2, New York event, arts and entertainment venues holding less than 10,000 people are officially allowed to reopen at 33% capacity.
The State of Broadway: April 2021 PhotoThe State of Broadway: April 2021
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2021

Hope is on the horizon! With the acceleration of vaccine distribution and a new timetable to begin reopening NYC, some of the first re-openings have recently been announced. We've rounded up all of the latest news on the current state of Broadway for April 2021.
Governor Cuomo Announces Vaccine Eligibility for New Yorkers Age 30+ Beginning March  PhotoGovernor Cuomo Announces Vaccine Eligibility for New Yorkers Age 30+ Beginning March 30
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2021

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more New Yorkers will soon be eligible for the state's vaccination program. Starting tomorrow (8am), residents age 30+ will be eligible to schedule vaccine appointments and starting April 6 (8am), residents 16+ will be eligible.
Broadway Shows Holding September Dates for Re-Openings; Could Be Sooner PhotoBroadway Shows Holding September Dates for Re-Openings; Could Be Sooner
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2021

Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin reveals that some shows are 'tentatively holding September dates for reopening or opening,' with a several others planning on October and November.
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer Urges New York to Vaccinate All Performin PhotoNew York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer Urges New York to Vaccinate All Performing Arts Workers
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2021

Today, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker calling on the State to extend vaccine eligibility to all cultural and performing arts workers.
New York State Launches Excelsior Pass App to Prove Vaccination Status at Sporting Ev PhotoNew York State Launches Excelsior Pass App to Prove Vaccination Status at Sporting Events, Live Performances and More
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2021

Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass, individuals will be able to either print out their pass or store it on their smartphones using the Excelsior Pass Wallet app. Each Pass will have a secure QR code, which participating businesses and venues can scan using a companion app to verify proof of COVID-19 negative test results or proof of vaccination. An individual's data is kept secure and confidential at all times.
VIDEO: Watch Telly Leung & André De Shields Speak About the Healing Power of Broadwa PhotoVIDEO: Watch Telly Leung & André De Shields Speak About the Healing Power of Broadway
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2021

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke live from City Hall this morning to announce plans to make vaccinations more accessible to theatre workers. As a part of the announcement, Tony winner and star of Hadestown André De Shields spoke to the need for action.
Which NYC Shows and Venues Are Back? A Full List of Theatre Re-Openings! PhotoWhich NYC Shows and Venues Are Back? A Full List of Theatre Re-Openings!
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2021

Spring is here, vaccines are rolling out, and New York City, slowly but surely, is getting ready for the renaissance of 2021. The lights of Broadway are still dim for now, but we are stepping out of the dark ages nonetheless. Since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began expanding arts re-openings earlier this month, several off-Broadway shows and NYC venues have announced plans to return.
Breaking: NYC Mayor De Blasio Announces Plans for Sites to Vaccinate Theatre Workers; PhotoBreaking: NYC Mayor De Blasio Announces Plans for Sites to Vaccinate Theatre Workers; Plans to Re-Open Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2021

Start spreading the news! New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio spoke live from City Hall this morning to announce plans to start vaccinating theatre workers.

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