Nobody – literally nobody – knows when or how Broadway will reopen. But now, a year into a shutdown that began March 12, 2020, the road map to recovery has begun to take shape. The pace and scope of vaccinations continue to accelerate and expand.
With the science evolving and the specifics of government support still pending, major questions remain. But it all seems to point toward the certain, if incremental, rehabilitation of an industry stuck in purgatory for more than a year.
The current best guesses have penciled in a restart date for sometime after Labor Day, more than 18 months after theaters went dark. It’s been a long wait for an industry whose shutdown has left most arts workers stranded without wages or health insurance.
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— sheryl lee ralph (@thesherylralph) March 19, 2021