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…
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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…

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Katie Szajkovics and Christoper Huey, two of TodayTix concierges, stand outside the theater and distribute tickets to customers. 
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Playing every role in "Hamilton"

Oct 26, 2017
It's not easy being a swing actor, but the show depends on them, says production supervisor Jason Bassett.
"Hamilton" actor, writer and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda appears with the cast on Aug. 16, opening night at the Hollywood Pantages. 
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How a Salvadoran theater is giving women a second chance at life

Oct 20, 2017
At La Cachada Teatro, 5 single mothers from violent neighborhoods tell their stories.
Wendy Hernández, right, from La Cachada Teatro, with her daughter Gabi in San Salvador.
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