Gov. Gavin Newsom and fellow Democrats responded to strong lobbying from small nonprofit theaters to support their reopening.
Under the agreement that will pave the way to reopening the shows, touring company members will be required to be fully vaccinated.
The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city would create a vaccination site for theater workers to try to help Broadway shows reopen by the fall.
The state will allow plays, concerts and other performances to start again April 2 for audiences of up to 100 people indoors, or 200 outdoors.
Months after promising radical changes in how it treats actors and other affiliated artists, the Flea Theater has announced that it would do just that, but not in the way those artists expected.
Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA’s agreement clears the way for more entertainment during the pandemic winter.
At issue: Who should represent performers and stage managers when theater is recorded and streamed, one of the few viable options during the pandemic.
The fund that covers thousands of performers will require that they work more weeks per year to qualify.
The shutdown has touched New York in its heart — and its wallet.
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