Theater uses its creativity to defy pandemic and stage shows
Live theater is uniquely tested by the virus, one reason it will be among the last sectors to return to normal. It's not technically live theater, but its soul is theatrical. Play and musical licensor Concord Theatricals says theater companies across the country are looking for flexibility in case of virus restrictions. Launched shortly before the pandemic with 15 podcasts, the theater shutdown initially wiped out its revenue streams, advertising and sponsorship. “It’s not anything that will ever replace live theater, but it’s an extension.
A one-man 'A Christmas Carol' fills theater need in pandemic
FILE - Jefferson Mays arrives at the "I Am the Night" FYC event in Los Angeles on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing? Tickets purchased via the show's website will automatically benefit local community theaters based on the ZIP code the user enters. It was his introduction to the theater, and he and his family would read it every year. “They need help now.”Partner theaters include Actors’ Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Sankofa Collective, South Coast Repertory, Springfield Contemporary Theatre, Theatre Tallahassee, and Vermont Stage.