The Broadway League has officially accepted what has earlier imply possible: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Broadway theater won’t be able to come back until at least 2021 Initially, it was declared productions would shut down until at least April 13th; then they pushed it back to June 7th; then they said the earliest would be September.
All those tentative superstar dates were acquisitive opinion, because today, Broadway has officially declared that all performances will be abolished through at least the rest of the year.
The Broadway League, the trade group representing theater owners and producers, made the briefing on Monday, saying theatres are now contribution refunds and exchanges for tickets acquire for all act through January 3rd, 2021. The pandemic-begin shutdown has had before wide-ranging effects on the theater industry, closing the Broadway productions of Hangmen, Who’s anxious about Virginia Woolf? And Disney’s Frozen while also calamitous the economics of many Off-Broadway theater communities.
While the outlook of COVID-19 treatment remains ambiguous, in a release, the Broadway League agreed that it analyzes the opportunity for how best to accessible theaters safely in 2021 and said it analyzes options such as “screening and testing, purification and sanitizing way finding inside theatres, backstage protocols, and much more.” “Returning productions are presently projected to proceed performances over a series of hilly dates in initial2021,” the league joined in its statement, noting that tickets will open to go on sale for those dates in the coming weeks.
In an interview with the Times, the league’s president and chief executive, Charlotte St. Martin, said the group is appointed outside researchers to analyze the industry and will make it accessible for the public of color to join the association. Currently, the amount of the productions allay to open at some time in 2021 are written by white authors, with the omission of the Michael Jackson musical MJ and Roundabout’s recently declared Broadway debut of Trouble in Mind.