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Miami, one of the top tourist destinations in the U.S., has been hit hard by COVID and the travel shutdown. Officials at Miami International Airport say traffic is off by more than half, impacting hotels, restaurants, and hot spots like…
By Jeffrey Brown
Even though most theaters remain closed, a regular lockdown conversation starter begins with “so what have you been watching?” Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times and Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post help Jeffrey Brown sort out the year’s…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of American life, including the performing arts. Actors and dancers are experiencing unemployment rates over 50 percent, and many companies have said they will remain closed for in-person performances for the foreseeable…
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
Although an exact date for various performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through May 30.
By John Yang, Alison Thoet, Maea Lenei Buhre
Seven months into the pandemic, theater companies are still struggling to raise the curtain on live performances. But one regional company in rural Virginia hopes it has found a way for the show to go on -- in a way…
By Alison Thoet, Maea Lenei Buhre
Amid nationwide protests against systemic racism, Jessika D. Williams sees parallels between racism in the play and in real life.
By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history. Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” will be the company’s first presentation by a Black composer.
By Tommy Walters
How will theater weather the pandemic? Especially in its more fearless forms, it will always adapt to reach audiences, said the playwright behind "Slave Play."…
By Jake Coyle, Associated Press
Recent coronavirus spikes have forced release dates to shuffle and chains to postpone reopening to August. Now, movie houses are saying that despite far from ideal circumstances, it's time for new movies. Four months of near zero revenue has brought…
As the Black Lives Matter movement strengthens nationwide, calls are increasing for equity in all sectors of American life -- including on Broadway. An all-star cast of Black theater artists has launched a new effort, Black Theatre United, that aims…
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