With Broadway going dark and theatres around the country having to suspend or cancel their seasons amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists and theatre-goers are wondering “what happens next?”. Theatres have pivoted to online streaming of archived shows and live-streamed readings of plays. Some companies have remained open, adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. Creators around the world have persevered and are finding ways to keep the show going. Check this post for links and resources of how theatres and events around the country are creating during this time.
Theatres Producing Through Summer 2020
- Barrington Stage Company – Pittsfield, MA
Barrington Stage Company will resume shows, beginning August 5th using Social Distancing and reduced capacity seating for their mainstage series.
- Legacy Theatre – South Metro Atlanta, Georgia
Legacy Theatre will be performing YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN as a part of “Legacy on the Lawn” to comply with health & safety standards
- Bigfork Summer Playhouse – Bigfork, MT
Bigfork will be presenting their full schedule of summer shows in repertory, beginning July 2nd. Additional cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing and personal safety protocols
- Tibbits Summer Theatre – Coldwater, MI
Tibbits will now offer seven shows starting in July, presented as fully-staged reader’s theatre and concert-style performances with small casts. Seating will reflect social distancing recommendations.
Auditions & Conventions
- Break a Leg Network will keep you up-to-date for the 2020-2021 audition & convention season. View our post HERE.
Broadway Goes Dark – Suspended Seasons & Closures
- Broadway Updates (via www.playbill.com)
- Updates for Regional Theatre Companies’ Seasons and the Digital Content They’re Creating Instead (via www.playbill.com)
- National Tours – Which Productions are Cancelled? (via www.broadwayworld.com)
- How the Entertainment Industry is Dealing with the Coronavirus
- The Broadway League
- Closure Alert – 06/16/2020: Mercury Theatre in Chicago is closing down (via www.chicagotribune.com)
Awards Show Updates
- How Theatre Award Ceremonies Are Handling the Coronavirus Shutdown (via www.playbill.com)
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