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Broadway Theaters to End Face Mask Mandate at End of Month

Broadway theaters will end a requirement for theater patrons to don face masks when attending performances, adopting what, without a hint of irony, it termed a “mask optional” policy.
The Broadway League, the group that represents theater owners, said that the policy would remain in force until at least July 31, 2022 and said that the group would continue to “monitor the science,” adding that, if necessary, the mask policy would …

‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘Company,’ ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Take Top Honors at 75th Tony Awards

The 75th Tony Awards ceremony took place Sunday evening, returning to Radio City Music Hall in New York City with “A Strange Loop” taking home the prize for best new musical, “Company” for best musical revival, while “The Lehman Trilogy” won for best play.  “Take Me Out,” meanwhile, won the Tony for best revival of a play.
The Tonys covered a Broadway season that included productions that opened between February 20, …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 13: Pfizer Vaccine Is Effective in Young Children, ‘Cinderella,’ a Victim of Theater Shutdowns, Closed

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 13: Pfizer Vaccine Is Effective in Young Children, ‘Cinderella,’ a Victim of Theater Shutdowns, Closed

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 795th day of the pandemic.
The Andrew Lloyd Weber musical “Cinderella” took its final curtain at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London’s West End Sunday evening.
The show was a casualty of the pandemic multiple times, from its twice-delayed opening night to Lord Lloyd Weber’s public promise to open the show in …

Coronavirus Morning News Briefing – June 12: Amazon Employee Sues for Home Office Costs, Cruise Industry Wants Changes to CDC Rules

Coronavirus Morning News Briefing – June 12: Amazon Employee Sues for Home Office Costs, Cruise Industry Wants Changes to CDC Rules

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 794th day of the pandemic.
Companies and most employees have always considered the elimination of the commute along with fuel costs and wear and tear on an automobile to be a fair exchange for the opportunity to work at home.  Personal attire costs also typically drop as do dry-cleaning expenses.
That wasn’t …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 9: China Believes Wind From North Korea is Bringing Covid, U.S. to Reallocate Covid Funds to Vaccines

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 9: China Believes Wind From North Korea is Bringing Covid, U.S. to Reallocate Covid Funds to Vaccines

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 791st day of the pandemic.
It’s an ill wind blaws naebody gude, wrote Sir Walter Scott in Rob Roy in the early 19th century.
Officials in the Chinese border city of Dandong might wish to update this to “it’s an ill wind that blows Covid across the border with North Korea.”
They believe …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 8: Moderna Says New Version of Vaccine Fights Omicron Better, Two New Variants Gain Ground

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 8: Moderna Says New Version of Vaccine Fights Omicron Better, Two New Variants Gain Ground

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 790th day of the pandemic.
There’s a new reason the CDC wants you to wear a mask while traveling, namely for monkeypox.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that travelers should take greater precautions while traveling, including donning a face mask.
The risk of monkeypox is still low but the …

Broadway Theaters to Continue Mask Mandates Through At Least June, Some to Continue to Also Require Vaccine Passports

Broadway Theaters to Continue Mask Mandates Through At Least June, Some to Continue to Also Require Vaccine Passports

Broadway theaters will continue to require that all theatergoers are masked in order to gain entry, owners and operators of the 41 Broadway houses said Friday.
The Broadway League, the group that represents theater owners, said that the policy would remain in force until at least June 30, 2022.
Masks must remain in place, covering the mouth and nose, at all times in the theater, except when briefly drinking a beverage.  Broadway …