Thursday, April 2, 2020

NEWS

PRG shifts to making personal protective gear for doctors

Production Resource Group, which typically provides rental lighting and other equipment to theatrical productions and more, will now manufacture face shields for health workers in New York City. PRG Scenic Technologies in New Windsor, New...

Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards go digital

The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which honor Off-Broadway productions, has moved its awards show online. The awards show, which was initially planned to take place at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, will now...

Touring productions wait on the sidelines amid theater shutdowns

As theaters across the country close their doors due to COVID-19, many touring productions are stuck in limbo.  Most national and North American tours of Broadway shows are currently on pause, with cast and crew...

Drama League launches Ghost Light fundraiser for directors

The Drama League, the theatrical organization that provides resources for stage directors, announced Monday the launch of multiple relief efforts for directors affected by theater closures across the country. The initiatives will include the Ghost...

New Yorkers ordered to stay at home through April 15

On Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo extended his stay-at-home order in New York through "at least" April 15. Under the decision, the non-essential workforce, which would include theater workers, in New York must work from...

Coronavirus relief bill could help Broadway’s small businesses

The passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday contains two sections that could bring money back into the Broadway community and to its members.  In the legislation, signed into law by President Donald...

‘Waitress’ will not reopen on West End

The London production of “Waitress” at the Adelphi Theatre will not reopen after the shutdown of theaters on the West End, the show’s producers announced Friday. West End theaters closed on March 16, after the...

Theater seamstresses, actors mobilize to make protective gear for doctors

Broadway tailors and seamstresses have been mobilizing to make masks and gowns for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These seamsters sprang into action after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo asked individuals and businesses to help...

Broadway reopening date remains uncertain, League says

The Broadway League said it is working with members on all levels of the government to find relief for the industry, as Broadway's timeline for returning remains unclear.  In an email sent to staff and...

Government stimulus package includes provisions for unemployed Broadway workers

The government's $2 trillion stimulus package includes provisions that should help unemployed actors and other members of the theater community.  The bill, passed by Senate Wednesday night, extends unemployment benefits to contract workers, freelancers and...