A National Industry that is facing catastrophic loss for over a year, from Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theaters, to the actors, dancers, singers, musicians, wardrobe, dry cleaners, hair, stage management, front and back of house, theater staff, restaurants, parking garages/lots, along with hundreds of businesses, that all depend on live entertainment tourism.
Broadway’s attendance in the 2018–2019 season topped those of the 10 professional New York and New Jersey sports teams combined, leading to a 14.7 billion dollar influx to the economy, while supporting nearly 100,000 jobs in New York City alone. - The Broadway League
Sadly there is no solid plan in sight as they receive little to no governmental support. Many organizations are working diligently on getting the Arts included into the relief packages with little success.
Our New York City first round of interviews includes actress and singer Krystal Joy Brown who plays Eliza in “Hamilton'' and who played Diana Ross in “Motown”. We also had the opportunity to interview Ron Shetler, the owner of “Shetler Studios'', which has been a creative and community hub for artists across various disciplines, but sadly was forced to close due to the pandemic.
Our other interviewees include singers, dancers, Broadway producers, composers, actors, theatre managers, writers, and many others who agreed to share their stories of how the pandemic has affected their lives.
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