Broadway

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 13: Patti Lupone Tells Theatergoers to ‘Get the F— Out’ Over Masks, North Korea Reports First Pandemic Deaths

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 13: Patti Lupone Tells Theatergoers to ‘Get the F— Out’ Over Masks,  North Korea Reports First Pandemic Deaths

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 764th day of the pandemic.
Theater legend Patti Lupone, while taking part in a filmed question-and-answer session with her costars for the Tony-nominated revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” called out a pair of theatergoers, following a performance on Tuesday, when she noticed the two not wearing their masks over their noses.  …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 9: New York Governor Tests Positive, Covid Disqualified Numerous Tony Awards Nominators

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 9: New York Governor Tests Positive, Covid Disqualified Numerous Tony Awards Nominators

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 760th day of the pandemic.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul got an unwanted Mother’s Day present on Sunday, a positive coronavirus test.
The news meant that the governor had to cancel a trip to see her family and week-old granddaughter in Washington, D.C. on the holiday.
“Today I tested positive for Covid-19,” …

Some Broadway Theaters End Proof of Vaccination Requirement, But All Maintain Mask Mandates

Sunday marked the first day since the reopening of Broadway last summer that many theaters will not require theatergoers to present proof of vaccination to attend a show, although all Broadway houses will continue to mandate that they don face masks.
The change came as New York City raised its Covid alert from low to medium, amidst a high number of new cases clustered in Manhattan.
The Broadway League, the group that …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 1: 7-Day Incidence in U.S. Climbs to 58,000, Beijing Bans Restaurant Dining

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 1: 7-Day Incidence in U.S. Climbs to 58,000, Beijing Bans Restaurant Dining

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 752nd day of the pandemic.
While the federal mask mandate in the United States ended rather abruptly last month – some travelers were told mid-flight that they could unmask if desired, an announcement accompanied by much cheering in some cases – it has left responsible individuals wondering when they should don …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 30: New Cases Rise in 47 of 50 States, Airbnb Changes Covid Cancellation Policy

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 30: New Cases Rise in 47 of 50 States, Airbnb Changes Covid Cancellation Policy

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 751st day of the pandemic.
Here we go again.
New coronavirus cases are currently rising in 47 of the 50 states in the United States, as opposed to just in the Northeast, as was the case earlier in April.
The 7-day average of new cases was just 29,196 on the last day of …

‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ ‘Harmony’ Lead 2022 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

The 2022 Outer Critics Circle award nominations were announced Tuesday, although, due to continued pandemic disruptions, there was no formal ceremony at the storied Oak Room in New York City’s Algonquin Hotel this year to mark the pronouncements.
Leading the nominations was “The Lehman Trilogy,” a three-act play by Stefano Massini that follows the lives of three immigrant brothers who founded what becomes a successful investment, their descendants, and the firm’s …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 24: In Beijing, the Situation is ‘Grim,’ Tony Award Nominations Delayed Due to Covid

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 24: In Beijing, the Situation is ‘Grim,’ Tony Award Nominations Delayed Due to Covid

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 745th day of the pandemic.
If you have symptoms similar to a cold or the flu, including a sore throat, nasal congestion, aches and pains, and a cough or fever, it’s possible that it’s SARS-CoV-2.  People start to feel unwell within two to three days following exposure and anyone with these …