To survive the pandemic, live theater turns to streaming. Unions are on board.

Nov 20, 2020
Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA resolve their dispute, with Actors' Equity representing the virtual broadcasts. The agreement includes restrictions.
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In Mexico, the once-thriving theater industry is in decline

Sep 18, 2020
The vice president of the Mexican Society of Theater Producers said the industry has lost about $1 billion since theaters closed in early March.
People sit outside the closed Hidalgo Theater in Mexico City in March.
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Has the COVID-19 crisis killed live theater in the UK?

Jul 29, 2020
One of Britain’s most successful industries struggles to recover from the pandemic.
The empty London Coliseum theater. After mass closures, the industry fears that full recovery is far off.
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Is social distancing possible on Broadway? A discussion with Eva Price

May 26, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with the Tony-winning producer about the future of the theater.
The Palace Theatre on the opening night of "West Side Story" in 2009.
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After curtains close on stage performances, entertainers take up jobs in grocery stores

Apr 13, 2020
Entertainers from London's West End have found temporary work in supermarkets after theaters closed due to the coronavirus shutdown.
The West End of London on a midweek evening during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Tackling the unpredictable gig work of Broadway

Jan 13, 2020
Stagehand John Hatch has been underemployed for more than eight months.
Hatch and a coworker at the 2017 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. He was then working on CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
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Tonys aren't made of gold, but they might as well be for shows

Jun 7, 2019
Winning a Tony could mean many more months for a play on the Great White Way.
 Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Hamilton' performs onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.
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Play about the Constitution may be Broadway's hottest ticket this season

Feb 12, 2019
Broadway seems to want to seize on the success of global phenomenon hip-hop musical “Hamilton” by having more politically themed shows. This season, Hillary and Bill Clinton are the subjects of one play. But another play is coming off a successful off-Broadway run to grace a marquee on the Great White Way. Its subject? The […]
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Nominees perform the opening number at the 2011 National High School Musical Theater Awards at The Minksoff Theatre in New York City.
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Broadway box office has a record-breaking season

Jan 3, 2018
2017 was a great year for musical producers on Broadway. Buoyed in part by the continued success of “Hamilton,” the Broadway box office claimed a record-breaking $1.6 billion last year. The previous record was $1.12 billion in 2014. Yet, for every action there’s an equal opposite reaction (pardon the “Hamilton” reference). And in this case, in […]