3 years after shutdown, despite some encouraging signs, most U.S. theatres are struggling to get audiences to commit.
Many theatregoers in the region say they’d be more likely to attend if masks were required.
53 percent of theatregoers are not in favor of ending the mask requirement on April 30, and 77 percent are very negative about eliminating the vaccination requirement.
This month’s production of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ has been postponed to spring, and a Broadway-bound staging of ‘Destiny of Desire’ has been cancelled.
The Broadway stage manager recounts how her company conceived and staged a new concert version of the popular show in the face of COVID cancellations.
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.