Getting A Hand Up
James Corden, famous for “The Late, Late Show With James Corden, as well as “Carpool Karaoke”, chatted one-on-one with “The Big Ticket” today from Variety and iHeartRadio, saying that streamers like Netflix, DisneyPlus, Hulu, Amazon, and so on, should in their own way support the stages of Broadway and the West End in London, England as all involved in theater are gravely struggling right now since COVID19 forced lockdowns and ultimately stopped the eco-system of the performing arts.
Although James comes to Netflix’s defense saying how they donated $675,000 to a fund set up by Sam Mendes to support stage workers in the U.K., James wants other streamers to follow suit in such efforts to keep the stages on both shores alive.
James says what keeps him up at night is how the COVID19 pandemic has devastated theater in every shape or form, where shows are forced to close for good, or not even open at all, plus all the dance schools now struggling to keep their studios open with no continuous money coming in, concerning James about the generation of new dance talent, which turns into much more than dance in the performing arts, we could miss out on.
Indeed, since the pandemic began, New York’s major dance studios were hit hard by closing their doors without knowing when and how they’ll reopen, but studios such as Broadway Dance Center and Steps On Broadway started finding their way back by going virtual with all their classes.