After more than a year of uncertainty and some hopeful planning, some theatres’ aspirations for a fall return are crashing into a fresh COVID surge.
With the COVID Delta variant surging, more than 65 arts organizations and venues unite behind safety measures through the end of 2021.
The new agreement between Actors’ Equity and the Broadway League covers both workers and audiences for Broadway shows as well as sit-down productions across the U.S.
Fully vaccinated companies may return to pre-COVID practices, more or less, but audience interaction is still a no-go.
Data from the consulting firm ArtsBridge suggest that parents and students remain concerned but cautiously optimistic about the future of arts education.
The actor and stage manager union has issued new guidelines for fully vaccinated workplaces and will host a vaccine webinar on April 7.
As the newest COVID relief bill nears the finish line in Congress, TCG’s Laurie Baskin offers updates on PPP loans and SVOG.
The governor’s plans allow the return of limited-capacity indoor performances starting in April, including one at a Broadway theatre.
Compared to TRG Arts’ last study, U.S. companies are pushing back plans by an average of almost 4 more months.
Other AudienceView findings: Many theatregoers would pay higher prices to offset lower capacity, though most aren’t ready to go back till June at the earliest.