We Stay Lit
Broadway is still closed, the Tony Awards are still not happening tonight like they were suppose to, and the Broadway League briefly noted today on “CBS News Sunday Morning” that it does not see performances resuming even after Labor Day extended shutdown, not until January 2021 at least.
In the meantime, Broadway has taken its act to livestream, with various fundraisers performed by storied stage performers from home, a chance for young people to perform their talent since schools are shutdown, and previous stage performances going to YouTube and Disney Plus to try and recoup lost revenues.
Though, there are no Tony’s tonight, and no official word on whether this year’s Tony’s will take place later this year or officially cancelled, CBS will amply fill the void with a “Grease Sing-A-Long” on tonight’s “CBS Sunday Night Movies”, which have been occupying every Sunday’s in May with Paramount’s biggest blockbusters in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic.
But there’s one fixture also featured today on “CBS News Sunday Morning” that doesn’t stop performing even as the curtain stays lowered, it’s the space-out house lights, some even standing alone on stage, that keep the life of the theater going, even with actor’s life on pause.