Ticketmaster Makes Plans for Post-Vaccine Concert-Going
by BWW News Desk - 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.
Actors' Equity-Approved Theaters & Productions- November 2020
by Stephi Wild - November 8, 2020
Check out the current list of Equity-approved theatres, sorted by state, as well as any upcoming events they may have planned.
Photo Flash: Matthew Broderick, Joel Grey and More Celebrate the Return of Joe Allen
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2020
Joe Allen Restaurant, the iconic haunt of the Broadway community, has opened its doors once again after 7 months, due to the government mandated shutdown.
Several NYC Theaters Form Coalition to Urge Reopening with Greatly Modified Seating Plans
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2020
Several New York City theatres with the ability to greatly modify and limit their seating plans in accordance with social distancing rules are taking steps to do so.
VIDEO: James Monroe Iglehart on What it Will Take For Broadway to Return
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2020
In the wake of the recent news that the Broadway shutdown has been extended through May 2021, performer James Monroe Iglehart talked to MSNBC to give some inspiring words.
Actors' Equity Releases a Statement On the Extended Broadway Shutdown
by BWW News Desk - October 9, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Broadway League has announced another extension of the Broadway shutdown in New York City, through May 30, 2021.
Breaking: Broadway Shutdown Extends Through May 2021
by BWW News Desk - October 8, 2020
NBC New York reports that The Broadway League will announce tomorrow another extension of the Broadway shutdown in New York City. It is expected that The League will announce a suspension of performances through May 30, 2021, marking another delay before shows will return.
Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre Launches the SEE IT SAFELY Campaign
by BWW News Desk - October 6, 2020
The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) & UK Theatre have launched a new scheme called See It Safely, to support venues as they navigate the challenges of re-opening, and to give audiences the confidence that venues are consistent in their approach and implementation of the latest guidelines.
New Equity-League Health Plan Ups Employment Requirements for Health Coverage
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2020
The Equity League Health Fund has announced a new health plan for Equity members which would require union members to work a higher number of weeks per year in order to qualify for health coverage.
House Democrats Introduce #SaveOurStages in Updated Heroes Act
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2020
Just yesterday, House Democrats submitted an updated version of The Heroes Act, including the Save Our Stages Act, which would provide $10 billion in assistance to entertainment venues across the country.
New York City Council Considers Legislation Expanding Outdoor Performances
by BWW News Desk - September 25, 2020
The New York City Council held an online hearing this week concerning proposed legislation aiming to create further opportunities for performances and similar cultural events in open spaces.
Alliance of Resident Theatres Announces Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2020
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its impact on New York City-based small theatres, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York created the A.R.T./New York Relief Fund for NYC Small Theatres.
Dr. Fauci on the Return of Theatre: 'We [Could] Gradually Approach True Normal as We Get Through 2021'
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2020
As we pass six months since the lights of Broadway last lit up the theatre district, much talk has ensued concerning when theatre might realistically return. Evan Roider, Music Director of the Wicked national tour, has been pondering the same question and he turned to Dr. Anthony Fauci for answers.
Dr. Anthony Fauci Comments On A Return To Theaters & More
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2020
In an Instagram Live interview with actress Jennifer Garner, Dr. Anthony Fauci weighed in on the state of the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the live events industry.
Photo Flash: Artists Gather in Times Square for Be An #ArtsHero Campaign
by BWW News Desk - September 8, 2020
Just yesterday, 100 artists gathered in Times Square to create a moment to demonstrate the vitality of arts workers and the potential for loss of this invaluable resource.
16 College Students Share Their Back to School Experiences
by BWW News Desk - September 8, 2020
We've reached out to 16 of our college student bloggers to see how their colleges and universities are planning to move forward with classes and on campus activities and the impacts it has on performing arts courses and productions.
Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces That NYC Casinos and Malls Can Re-Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - September 3, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this morning in a teleconference that additional steps will soon be made to move New York City back towards a state of normalcy.
UK Government Reduces Distancing Requirement For Performers After New Study
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2020
A new study was conducted regarding the transmission of COVID-19 while singing, which has caused official Government guidance to be adjusted.
Jujamcyn Files Lawsuit Against Insurance Companies For Failing to Cover Losses Due to the Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2020
Jujamcyn Theaters has filed a lawsuit against its insurance companies, Federal Insurance Company and Pacific Indemnity Company, for failing to cover losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UK Performers Take Part in Study Examining Aerosol Spread While Singing
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2020
Twenty-five diverse professional performers recently took part in a study at the University of Bristol whose findings suggest singing produces no more respiratory particles than speaking, depending on volume.
Senator Chuck Schumer Co-Sponsors Save Our Stages Act
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2020
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer today announced at a press conference that he is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation aimed at providing relief to independent live venues, promoters and festivals across the nation.
Cameron Mackintosh Makes 200 UK Theatre Employees Redundant
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2020
Producer Cameron Mackintosh has made approximately 200 UK theatre employees redundant.
Barrington Stage Company and Berkshire Theatre Group Reduce Seating For HARRY CLARKE and GODSPELL Due to Tightened Restrictions
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2020
Barrington Stage Company and Berkshire Theatre Group have both been forced to reduce their seating for their respective productions, Harry Clarke and Godspell, due to new stricter restrictions.
Photo Flash: Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL Takes Bows as First Equity-Approved Musical
by BWW News Desk - August 7, 2020
The first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association has officially begun performances. Berkshire Theatre Group's Godspell is being presented outdoors in an open-air tent adjacent to The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, and is scheduled to run through September 4.
Actors' Equity Association's Kate Shindle on Delay to Pass HEROES Act- '[It] Is an Insult to Every Working Person in America'
by BWW News Desk - August 6, 2020
AFL-CIO AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka led labor leaders in a telephone press conference to discuss the importance of passing the HEROES Act to save the lives and livelihoods of Americaa??s workers.