Broadway

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 …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 16: Pandemic Progress Stalls, WHO’s Updated Death Toll Could Total 15 Million

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 16: Pandemic Progress Stalls, WHO’s Updated Death Toll Could Total 15 Million

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 767th day of the pandemic.
The progress the United States was seeing in a reduced number of cases since a pandemic high on January 18, 2022 of 1.2 million new daily infections has been stalled for several weeks and case numbers are actually rising, albeit not to the levels seen during …

Broadway Theaters to Continue Mask Mandates Through At Least May, But Some May Not Require Vaccine Passports

Broadway Theaters to Continue Mask Mandates Through At Least May, But Some May Not 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, but some theaters may not require proof of vaccination after the end of April.
The Broadway League, the group that represents theater owners, said that the policy would remain in force until at least May 31, 2022.
The action continues through April a policy first announced …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 11: Is Covid Surging in the U.S., More Infections Reported from D.C. Superspreader

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 11: Is Covid Surging in the U.S., More Infections Reported from D.C. Superspreader

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 762nd day of the pandemic.
The numbers of new coronavirus cases is slowly increasing but the reality could be – or is likely – far worse.  The latest surge comes as testing efforts across the nation are waning.
Testing – and later, viral sequencing – were critical to the country’s response to …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 8: Uptick in Cases Places Broadway Under Siege, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Vaccine Mandate

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 8: Uptick in Cases Places Broadway Under Siege, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Vaccine Mandate

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 759th day of the pandemic.
New Covid cases continue to increase quickly in major cities in the Northeast including New York and Washington, D.C.  The spikes have upended Broadway and off-Broadway, where six shows were forced to press pause this week amidst outbreaks of cases in their respective companies, as well …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 7: Temperatures Are Rising in New York City, A Superspreader Dinner in D.C.

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 7: Temperatures Are Rising in New York City, A Superspreader Dinner in D.C.

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 758th day of the pandemic.
New York City, which has, several times, played the role of canary in the coronavirus pandemic coal mine over the past 26 months, is now seeing a significant increase in new infections.
The city is reporting approximately 1,500 new cases a day and a positivity rate of …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 6: More Broadway Closures Due to Covid, CDC Encourages Certain Groups to Get Secodn Booster

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 6: More Broadway Closures Due to Covid, CDC Encourages Certain Groups to Get Secodn Booster

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 757th day of the pandemic.
It may not be a trend but once again more shows on and off Broadway are pressing pause or temporarily closing due to Covid.
Last week, producers of the Broadway production of  “Macbeth,” which had just begun previews on Tuesday and is slated to open on April …