BROADWAY NEWS: BROADWAY COMMUNITY APPLAUDS RELIEF PACKAGE, BUT SAYS MORE IS NEEDED

While the theater community celebrates the inclusion of the Save Our Stages provision in the stimulus package, leaders say there is still more to be done to help workers within the industry.

In addition to the Save Our Stages provision, which would give grants of up to $10 million to theater owners and producers, the stimulus package includes an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits, an extension of pandemic unemployment assistance and one-time $600 payments to individuals, all of which could help support the Broadway industry‚Äôs struggling workforce. 

However, Democratic leaders and members of the art community say this stimulus package leaves out needed provisions and does not provide the full scope of relief needed. 

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