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Amid surging COVID-19 cases, Broadway extends lockdown




In a move to put a stop to the spread of coronavirus in the entire world, Broadway has extended its shutdown for another time and offered refunds and used other methods to return the ticket’s price. It is said to remain closed at least till January 2021 following the surge in the number of coronavirus cases. 

Well, confirming the move, Thomas Schumacher, chairman of the board of The Broadway League said, “The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, communal. The alchemy of 1,000 strangers bonding into a single audience fueling each performer on stage and behind the scenes will be possible again when Broadway theatres can safely host full houses. The safety of our cast, crew, orchestra, and audience is our highest priority and we look forward to returning to our stages only when it’s safe to do so.”

Also, the theaters were closed right after the world had started encountering a surge in the number of novel coronavirus’ cases. Perhaps, the lockdown was about to end in June and then in September. 

Meanwhile, many media experts and analysts have told in various interviews that coronavirus has not only made a dent in people’s daily routine but has turned out to be a nightmare for Hollywood as well.

Producer and media consultant Kathryn Arnold while talking to one of the media outlets recently after the pandemic had hit the world, said, “Now with all of the cancellations of festivals and markets, the sales of films are being affected and the promotional viability of the films are being affected. There’s now a question mark of whether it makes sense to release such big and potentially strong revenue-producing films here in the states when those box office dollars can be compromised.”

The safety of everyone including Broadway’s employees counts first on their priority list. 

Richard is a Post-Graduate in Mass Communication who is acquainted with the dos and don’ts of ethical journalism and news writing techniques. He is also a contributor to the World news section at USA Reformer.

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