Regards To 2022????
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that The Metropolitan Opera at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan’s upper west side has cancelled its entire 2020-2021 season until next September due to the COVID19 pandemic, which could mean that Broadway’s near 7 month shutdown so far, due to last until January 3, 2021, could go much longer.
With COVID19 being so unpredictable, and the uncertainty and repercussions post-pandemic, plus a possible second wave, Broadway’s shutdown could last in similar fashion, as executives, producers, theater owners, and financial backers, as well as The Broadway League, could go on and keep Broadway closed until possibly next September, or even 2022 is feared.
Broadway’s only lifeline to keep its audience engaged has been live-streaming, with Disney Plus acquiring the performance video of “Hamilton” with historic results, and other streaming services following similar fashion, as well as livestream recommended by Daniel plus Lauren a day before Broadway shutdown.
In more than a glance, New York City has suffered the most under COVID19, being the first true epicenter of the pandemic, followed by historic amounts of people moving out of New York City since there’s no work, the only thing that saves New York, Broadway, The Met, and the rest of the nation is a vaccine, and a new stable economy.