Actors’ Equity Association and the Broadway League have announced an agreement on safety protocols for “production contract” shows on Broadway as well as sit-down productions across the country. The announcement comes as Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over prepares to begin Broadway performances on Aug. 4, for which it will require proof of audience vaccination, and concerns are rising over the continued spread of the COVID Delta variant.
“This is an important milestone on the path to getting all our members safely back to work,” said Mary McColl, executive director for Actors’ Equity Association, in a statement. “We are grateful to the league for their partnership on these protocols. We all feel this plan is robust, adaptable to changing conditions and in line with the science. Vaccines work, and those who are vaccinated will protect both themselves and those who can’t be at this time.”