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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the empire state building to shut their doors on Thursday, in the midst of the ongoing corona virus is concerned.
Cuomo banned gatherings of 500 people or more in the city, effectively forcing the hand of the best of the best of the producers who said that Broadway would be “open for business” unless otherwise directed by the state government.
Currently the shows are set to resume in the week of the 13th of April, just 10 days before the official cut-off for eligibility for the Tony Awards, which will take place on the 7th of June. Cuomo noted that the concert of 500, it can only be filled to half their capacity.
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On Broadway, it would be theater, attendees were turned away. Laurence Maslon, a medical doctor and a professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, told The Associated Press that the conclusion of all of the Broadway theaters for a month is unheard of.
“Nothing comes close to this time of life,” Maslon says.
FILE – this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo shows a Broadway street in Times Square in New York city.
((AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
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The move comes a day after the Broadway show, the world’s two largest theater chains, it turned out that a part-time usher and a security guard who has worked at two of the theaters in the past few days, tested positive for the COVID-19 and under quarantine.
The pressure is on Broadway, too dark, and has been steadily increasing as the entertainment hubs and panels, including the radio city music Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, the national basketball association (NBA, NHL, CinemaCon, Coachella, and Major League Soccer.
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The actors took to Twitter to share their grief. “My heart is with all of my friends and co-workers,” said Tony Award-nominee Judy Kuhn. “This is a very, very bad for everyone who depends on the theatre for life.”
Kerry Butler, Tony-nominated star of “Beetlejuice,” and said that the formwork is of the correct steps in order to make sure that everyone is safe.”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Girardi had to say goodbye to “Chicago” for a couple of weeks too early for that. The musical was scheduled to end on March 29.
“Well, it’s not the way I would like to say goodbye to Roxie, and my Chicago family, but I don’t have a choice. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone who came out to the shows . I’ll leave new YORK feeling like I’m on a mission, not entirely, but I think this time. Immediately went down,” Girardi wrote on Instagram on Thursday.
The other theatres are far away the best of the best have had their doors closed, including the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in California, which have been canceled or postponed, all the products and programs until March 31. The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle closed its doors, citing the state-imposed cancellation of a public meeting. The 1,600-seat Curran Theater in San Francisco, has decided to scrap appearances on “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!”
Broadway producers have to be careful for now, a wait-and-see ” approach to an industry which has a gross profit of $1.8 billion last year. The Broadway League, a professional organization of the producers, theatre owners, please be advised that players refrain from greeting fans at the stage door.
The league said that it had increased the frequency of the cleaning and sanitizing of all public and backstage areas. The added alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers for public use in the lobby area of each theatre.
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The manufacturers have been unwilling to cancel the show, which had an average paid admission last week that more than $100. The last time they did that was in 2016, when the ban on travel in New York city, and the suspension of public transport due to snow, have forced the theatre owners to cancel the one-day show. Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the darkened Broadway for four days and cost more than $ 8.5 million in lost revenue. The empire state building remained open during the 1918 influenza epidemic.
Broadway, which is very sensitive to the new corona virus as the target audience skews older, and thousands of people were packed into the small seats for each show, and the industry has been dependent on the tourism industry. Of the 14.8 million images are in season 2018-2019, 65% were made by tourists and 46% of Americans outside of New York city, and 19 per cent from other countries.
The actors’ Equity Association, which represents more than 51,000 of the actors and stage managers nationwide, had urged the officers and the producers to take into account the health and economic well-being of the theatre and the employees in their decision making.
The shutters of all the 41, and the empire state building, it will result in chaos in the spring, with a theatrical agenda. A variety of shows, including “Company, “” Caroline, Or Change,” “Diana” ” and “” By. Doubtfire” — was scheduled to open at the time when the theatres were closed.
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Maslon noted that much of the spring, it is the largest of the shows were waiting for it to open, and he saw no reason why the Broadway League not to would be a good fit for her, in order to get a date. “I think that they would have to extend the season,” he said.
Set, you will probably be in the storm any better than the one’s waiting for it to open. “If it’s ‘the Lion King’,’ they’re going to just pick up where they left off. However, for shows such as ‘Diana’, or the ‘Executioner’ or ‘the Company’, which is still in previews and still trying to figure it out, it’s going to be a very, very difficult.”
Last week, the turnout was higher than in the previous week, however many people believe that the Broadway musical would not be able to avoid the consequences of an outbreak for some time, especially when school groups and tourists, decided to give it a skip in New York in large numbers.
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For most people, it is a new corona virus that caused it will only be a very mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some people, particularly the elderly and those with existing health problems, it can lead to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia.
However, the vast majority of the people of the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with a mild illness recover within about a week or two, while those with more severe disease, it may take three to six weeks to recover.
A representative for the Broadway League, do not immediately react to Fox News’ request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report