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Coronavirus: Lights to stay down on Broadway until next year

Broadway contributes billions of dollars to New York’s economy and supports almost 100,000 jobs

All 41 theatres that make up New York’s performing heartland of Broadway will stay closed until next year.

They have been shut since March when they closed as part of the city’s lockdown in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Now, in what could prove to be a terminal blow for some theatres, not to mention the careers of many who work in the industry, the Broadway league has said the curtain won’t be raised on any productions for the rest of 2020.

Thomas Schumacher, chairman of the board at The Broadway League, said: “The alchemy of 1,000 strangers bonding into a single audience fuelling each performer on stage and behind the scenes will be possible again when Broadway theatres can safely host full houses.

“Every single member of our community is eager to get back to work sharing stories that inspire our audience through the transformative power of a shared live experience.”…

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