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Although infections have dropped in NY, even the great rooms are not clear about the health protocols to follow

Glenda Jackson in Shakespeare’s classic “King Lear”, 2019

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There will be no shows on Broadway for the remainder of the year, confirmed Monday the Broadway League (TBL), the trade association that regulates theatrical performances in the theatrical mecca of the world, and which also directly influences tourism.

After the historical closing on March 12, on two occasions TBL announced return dates: April 13 and September 7. But Although coronavirus infections have declined, theaters are still unclear about the health protocols to follow, in the case of rooms accustomed to selling up to 500 seats by function to survive at the box office. This, in addition to dozens of employees present on and behind the stage.

As in previous announcements, TBL recalled that those who have purchased tickets for canceled shows will automatically receive an email detailing information about refund or exchange. Advance sales will also be activated for 2021 shows.

“Every member of our community is eager to get back to work sharing stories that inspire our audience through the transformative power of a live shared experience,” said Thomas Schumacher, Chairman of the TBL Board of Directors, in a statement. published on Monday. “The security of our cast, orchestra and audience it is our highest priority and we hope to return to our stages only when it is safe to do so.

TBL â € œis working closely with theatrical unions and experts (â € ¦) inside and outside the industry to explore protocols for all aspects of the reopening. We are focused on identifying and implementing the necessary measures that will allow us to resume presentations safely for the public and Broadway employees, ”said President Charlotte St. Martin.

The unprecedented closure of March 12 responded to the ban on gathering more than 500 people in one place, but eventually it was extended to all public events.

The measure affected 31 productions that were already showing on Broadway and dozens more preparing to open in the spring.

This long pause has also generated the calendar problem, as theaters are booked well in advance and seasonally. At this point, not all suspended productions will raise the curtain again in January, nor will all the actors be available.

The 41 Broadway Circuit Theaters -with rooms of at least 500 seats- added 14.8 million viewers Last season. Generate more than 100 thousand jobs and it has an estimated impact of $ 16 billion dollars on the local economy, in addition to hospitality and gastronomy, said Pix11.

Independent rooms with fewer than 100 seats also impact the local economy with an estimated $ 1.3 billion annually, including 8,400 full-time jobs.

Meanwhile, the 74th Tony Awards gala, considered the theater scars and scheduled for June 7, was suspended this year.

Broadway performances in New York City will be suspended through the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19. Tickets for early 2021 will go on sale in the coming weeks. #BroadwayWillBeBackhttps: //t.co/tBhNtuaYNN pic.twitter.com/GKCXF1umqw

– The Broadway League (@BroadwayLeague) June 29, 2020

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Nick Cordero death: Amanda Kloots took us on a journey of hope for Broadway star

NEW YORK -- Amanda Kloots loves Nick Cordero so much that it was hard for others not to love him as well.

Throughout the three months he was hospitalized with Covid-19 complications, thousands who had never even met the Broadway actor or saw him on stage posted encouraging messages and videos on social media, singing songs he performed as they rallied to support Cordero.

Those same people are now mourning with Kloots after she announced Sunday that her husband had died, more than 90 days after he first entered the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Cordero was 41.

His resilience -- and Kloots' seemingly endless reserve of positivity and faith -- were inspirational to many.

Kloots, in turn, leaned into the love she and Cordero received from followers, asking people to play the song "Got a Lot O' Livin' To Do" by Elvis Presley.

Kloots wrote on Instagram that she had played it for her husband over Facetime and a nurse attending to him said Cordero's blood pressure went down after he heard the song.

That helped kick off weeks of singing and dancing videos from those wanting to show their support for the entertainer who was nominated for a Tony in 2014 for his role in "Bullets Over Broadway."

Cordero had been performing in "Rock of Ages" prior to falling ill and songs from that show became a favorite of those who participated in the #WakeUpNick movement.

His wife shared many of the joyful videos on her Instagram stories, along with memories of her life with Cordero and their now 1-year-old son, Elvis.

Cordero's song "Live Your Life" became a theme among supporters.

When Kloots announced that Cordero had come out of his medical induced coma in May, she did so with a hearty, "We did it!."

Kloots was equally transparent when things weren't going well, writing in a post on June 25 "Is this defeating? Sometimes it is, I won't lie."

"I wish I would walk into his room and he was able to give me a big smile and hold my hand," Kloots wrote. "But instead of feeling defeated, I turn to feeling determined! I give him any and all energy I can."

In announcing her husband's death, Kloots offered her gratitude for the love that flowed from around the world.

"You have no idea how much you lifted my spirits at 3pm everyday as the world sang Nicks song, Live Your Life. We sang it to him today, holding his hands," she wrote. "As I sang the last line to him, 'they'll give you hell but don't you light them kill your light not without a fight. Live your life,' I smiled because he definitely put up a fight. I will love you forever and always my sweet man."

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