This news has been received from:

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City

Members of the Major League Baseball community and cast members of Hadestown, Broadway’s Tony Award winner for Best New Musical, have released a pair of exclusive videos celebrating the start of MLB’s spring training and the eventual return of Broadway.

New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams, Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, former Yankee Nick Swisher, Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star first baseman Josh Bell and his teammate, starting pitcher Steven Brault were joined by Hadestown composer Anaïs Mitchell, Grammy Award winner Reeve Carney, Tony Award winner Andre Dé Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Kay Trinidad and the musical’s band for the project. 

Brault, who has spent portions of the last four seasons in the majors with Pittsburgh, was the inspiration for the project as the southpaw hurler is also an established singer, releasing an album “A Pitch at Broadway,” which featured some of the greatest songs from the top Broadway musicals including Hadestown anthem “Wait for Me.”

Both he and Bell appear in a special version of the song, which helped headline the project:

Broadway was hit with the difficult news on Monday that their doors would remain closed until at least Jan. 3, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Baseball, however, is trying to work its way back to salvage the 2020 season with a 60-game schedule that is set to begin on July 23. Players will begin reporting to their respective clubs on Wednesday with the second edition of spring training beginning at the end of the week. 

For sports fans, the other song Brault and the cast of Hadestown worked on was far more familiar:

“I’ve always loved Broadway and when I heard that my cover of ‘Wait For Me’ had caught Anaïs’ attention, I was floored.” Brault said.

News Source:

Russia Working on Immediate Libya Ceasefire With Turkey - Interfax

Next News:

U.S. Senator calls on college conferences to follow Ivy League in not having football this fall

US coronavirus: Louisiana governor says progress against virus has been wiped out in past three weeks Guess what? Ordering online groceries wont take a week anymore U.S. Senator calls on college conferences to follow Ivy League in not having football this fall

In the wake of the Ivy League announcing Wednesday that fall sports will not be held during the upcoming semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., called on other college sports conferences to do the same.

Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT
  • The 5 game you have to watch in the NBAs restart schedule The 5 game you have to watch in the NBAs restart schedule USA TODAY SPORTS
  • Tipping their caps: paying homage to Negro Leagues on their 100th anniversary Tipping their caps: paying homage to Negro Leagues on their 100th anniversary USA TODAY SPORTS
  • MLB stars are opting out of season and well likely see others follow MLB stars are opting out of season and well likely see others follow USA TODAY SPORTS
1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The fragility of this college football season: "All its going to take is one bad outcome" USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next
  • The fragility of this college football season: "All it's going to take is one bad outcome" USA TODAY SPORTS 2:11
  • The 5 game you have to watch in the NBA's restart schedule USA TODAY SPORTS 1:46
  • Tipping their caps: paying homage to Negro Leagues on their 100th anniversary USA TODAY SPORTS 1:31
  • MLB stars are opting out of season and we'll likely see others follow USA TODAY SPORTS 1:21
  • NFLPA lays out what needs to happen for NFL training camps to start on time USA TODAY SPORTS 2:16
  • Kirk Ferentz details the "emotional" team meeting that occurred Monday once players returned to campus USA TODAY SPORTS 1:37
  • Holly Warlick's time for reflection USA TODAY SPORTS 0:35
  • The state of the NFL: How the league is adjusting to COVID, activism | Weekly Pulse USA TODAY SPORTS 24:00
  • NFLPA not happy with Tom Brady's unsolicited practices: 'Not in the best interest of player safety' USA TODAY SPORTS 2:01
  • Armour on NASCAR's noose incident: 'Things don't happen in a vacuum' USA TODAY SPORTS 1:28
All About Sports
  • NFL on Windows Free

“There's absolutely nothing different between the Ivy League and any division except for the money, to be very blunt,” Blumenthal told USA TODAY Sports. “It's about the money. And if the other schools fail to follow the Ivy League's lead, it will be only because of the money. And, in fact, it will be another misguided act in a long litany of putting school profits ahead of the people who play for them.”

Meanwhile, Chris Hinton, the leader of a newly formed parents group called College Football Parents 24/7, said Wednesday his organization has sent a letter to members of the NCAA’s top policy making group and athletics directors with a list of 22 questions it says its members are regularly asking regarding the conduct of sports amid the pandemic. For example, the first question asks, "Will our conference come up with uniformed requirements for all schools to adhere to regarding COVID."

© Pool, Getty Images U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day.

The group posted the letter on its Twitter feed.

More: Opinion: Ivy League's decision to cancel fall football sure to influence other conferences

Blumenthal, who attended Harvard as an undergraduate and Yale for law school, frequently has been a critic of the NCAA and various aspects of major-college sports. He and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., recently introduced a bill that would make it illegal for schools to obtain liability waivers from athletes regarding COVID-19. The move was in reaction to a number schools asking players to sign documents that are explicitly, or could be interpreted as, liability waivers before allowing them to join voluntary on-campus workouts.

On Wednesday, Blumenthal called those waivers “an implicit recognition of the dangers (of) having those students come back.”

He called the Ivy League’s decision “absolutely right on moral and health grounds.”

He added that the Ivy League and other conferences are “all are dealing with the same health threats and the same age population and the same vulnerabilities when students play football and other sports that either involve contact or close proximity.”

Blumenthal also said he agreed with Senate Commerce Committee colleague Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., who during a hearing last week said the NCAA and its Division I schools should develop a single national strategy regarding testing and other approaches for dealing with a return to sports amid the pandemic.

“I agree completely,” he said. “There has to be a uniform national standard, not a patchwork of differing guidelines and practices. Protecting these young athletes ought to be a priority at this particular moment. You know, Dr. (Anthony) Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) said we're still knee-deep in the pandemic. The only way I'd amend it is that we're neck deep in the pandemic.

"There may be differing infection and death rates across the country. But the vulnerability among college athletes playing team sports is the same everywhere. Let me put it this way: Colleges play football by the same rules. There ought to be no difference in the health care rules that govern whether they can play safely.”

  • New $89 Air Cooler Is Flying Off Shelves In The US Ad Microsoft
  • 23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020 Ad Microsoft
  • 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft
Full screen 1/29 SLIDES © Joe Camporeale, Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price. 2/29 SLIDES © Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports MLB: Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. 3/29 SLIDES © Brad Mills, USA TODAY Sports MLB Washington Nationals pitcher Joe Ross. 4/29 SLIDES © Todd Kirkland, Getty Images MLB: Nick Markakis of the Atlanta Braves. Slideshow continues on the next slide 5/29 SLIDES © Jonathan Dyer, USA TODAY Sports MLB: Atlanta Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez. 6/29 SLIDES © Matt York, AP MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake. 7/29 SLIDES © Michael Reaves, Getty Images MLB: Washington Nationals catcher Welington Castillo. 8/29 SLIDES © Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports MLB: Colorado Rockies center fielder Ian Desmond. 9/29 SLIDES © Jesse Johnson, USA TODAY Sports MLB: free agent pitcher Tyson Ross. Slideshow continues on the next slide 10/29 SLIDES © Vincent Carchietta, USA TODAY Sports New York Liberty guard Asia Durr. 11/29 SLIDES © Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports NBA: Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo 12/29 SLIDES © Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports NBA: Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan. 13/29 SLIDES © Matt Slocum, AP

NBA: Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler.

14/29 SLIDES © Troy Wayrynen, USA TODAY Sports NBA: Portland Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza (R) Slideshow continues on the next slide 15/29 SLIDES © Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports NBA: Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley. 16/29 SLIDES © Nick Wass, AP NBA: Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans. 17/29 SLIDES © Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports NBA: Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein. 18/29 SLIDES © Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports NBA: Houson Rockets forward Thabo Sefolosha. 19/29 SLIDES © Gregory Payan, AP

WNBA: New York Liberty guard Rebecca Allen.

20/29 SLIDES © John Locher, AP WNBA: Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage 21/29 SLIDES © John Locher, AP

WNBA: Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud.

22/29 SLIDES © John Bazemore, AP WNBA: Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes. 23/29 SLIDES © Rick Scuteri, AP WNBA: Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery. 24/29 SLIDES © Ringo H.W. Chiu, AP

WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks forward Chiney Ogwumike (L).

25/29 SLIDES © Patrick Semansky, AP WNBA: Washington Mystics forward LaToya Sanders (R) 26/29 SLIDES © John Locher, AP

WNBA: Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver.

27/29 SLIDES © Darko Vojinovic, AP WNBA: Minnesota Lynx forward Cecilia Zandalasini 28/29 SLIDES © Brad Rempel, USA TODAY Sports WNBA: Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (L). 29/29 SLIDES © Kelvin Kuo, USA TODAY Sports MLS: Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela. 29/29 SLIDES

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: U.S. Senator calls on college conferences to follow Ivy League in not having football this fall

Continue Reading Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours.

Other News

  • Designer glasses boasting Pride flag colours celebrate LGBTQ+ rights
  • Padres infielder Mateo tests positive for coronavirus
  • Yankees savage Aaron Boone is built for 2020 MLB season: Bob Boone
  • I was pushed out of MLB for kneeling
  • Ex-Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell: I was pushed out of MLB for kneeling
  • WWE Rumors: Vince McMahon Reportedly Sees Friday Night SmackDown Star As Pet Project
  • The Nashville Stars could be MLBs next team – and baseballs first Black-owned club
  • Phil Keoghan On The Cast Of Tough As Nails: We Need To Be Celebrating These People
  • Georgia football has more 5-star recruits than anyone over the last 5 years
  • Oprah Winfrey, Lionsgate Team to Bring New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ to TV and Film
  • Several Broadway Tours At Hippodrome Rescheduled Due To COVID-19
  • Friends and family of Brandon Hendricks celebrate his 18th birthday in the Bronx
  • MLB teams to bet in shortened 2020 season
  • So Sweet! Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams Celebrate Engagement Anniversary
  • THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'One Tree Hill' 8 years later
  • Hamilton is still revolutionizing Broadway through accessibility
  • Giants Hunter Pence echoes concerns of baseballs stars: I dont think theres any certainty here
  • Thanks to Hamilton, Live Capture Could Be Broadways Next Act
  • 10 NFL stars next in line to land huge contracts: Deshaun Watson, Dak Prescott on deck