Broadway shutdown devastating for nearly 100K actors and crew

Broadway shutdown devastating for nearly 100K actors and crew 1

 

CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich speaks to Broadway employees who are out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving a devastating impact on theater production. Meanwhile CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks to Carson Elrod, the co-founder and organizer of Be An #ArtsHero, about the economic and humanitarian toll taken with the entertainment industry shutting down. #CNN #News

51 Comments on "Broadway shutdown devastating for nearly 100K actors and crew"

  1. just like a lot of other industries…wouldn’t want to be working in the tourism industrie also…

    • https://youtu.be/6HLcg9n-WPs Doctors speak out on misinformation surrounding the coronavirus.

    • @Mark Wilson NY has had almost twice as many deaths as the next highest state and you call it “the sniffles”? That’s sick, man.

    • https://youtu.be/6HLcg9n-WPs Doctors speak out on misinformation surrounding the coronavirus..

    • @Heather well it looks like Hunter Biden’s business partner guy in trouble over a bond scheme. And he decided to turn State’s evidence against Hunter Biden. All about the 1.5 billion dollars from China the three and a half million dollars from an oligarch in Russia and I don’t know how much money out of Ukraine he knows it all. He has already given up his password to his Gmail account where the evidence is at.

    • TRUTH: biden is a corrupt politician who received millions of dollars from China, Ukraine and God knows who else while he was VP. His son was part of it and his laptop proves this with all the emails…. his x-rated, drugging photos and videos help to show what kind of people they are….NO GOOD FOR AMERICA….
      whether you watch this video or not….many will…and wake up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwKCn8VYgFw

  2. Damn Bernadette Peters still looks good, I remember her from ‘The Jerk’.

    • Tessmage Tessera | October 17, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

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    • The last farewell | October 17, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      So many great roles. My favorite, Young Frankenstein. Wholeheartedly agree that she’s a treasure.

    • The last farewell | October 17, 2020 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      @Thragon68 What does this have to do with Broadway? GTFO with your off-topic spammy bullsh^t. But, regarding the likely Russian-planted laptop ascribed to Hunter Biden by Trump-affiliated outlets, the NY Post story is completely unconfirmed, written by a “journalist” who happens to be an ex-staffer of Sean Hannity (suprise!), without multi-source corroboration (surprise!), using claims by sources with obvious motives (surprise!) to generate (a totally unsurprising) “October surprise” i.e. Guiliani, Mac Issac, who contradicted himself multiple times during a subsequent interview (Google SoundCloud mac-shop-10-14 for the full-length audio of the interview). THAT is not responsible reporting. THAT is why news organizations that follow LONG ESTABLISHED practices of journalism haven’t published anything. THAT is why you see this ONLY on conspiracy sites and irresponsible sites like the NY Post. THAT is why nobody with a brain cell left would give an ounce of credence to the bile you spew.

    • @The last farewell you’ve been so lied to and conditioned with nonsense that you can’t see the relevance. Shutdowns= economic slow/fail= Trump blaming…. this is about election not a virus

  3. Not to mention the loss of revenue from tourism industry, ie hotels, restaurants, transportation…etc…etc

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    • TRUTH: biden is a corrupt politician who received millions of dollars from China, Ukraine and God knows who else while he was VP. His son was part of it and his laptop proves this with all the emails…. his x-rated, drugging photos and videos help to show what kind of people they are….NO GOOD FOR AMERICA….
      whether you watch this video or not….many will…and wake up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwKCn8VYgFw

    • 2020 political Polls | October 17, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      Corona is a hoax Trump 2020

    • Well done Democrats

  4. Science and technology make our lives easier, but it’s the Arts that make it worthwhile.

    • @Whole Shebang ya wonder what happens when streaming goes down right? We best bring back the old presses, 45s and albums. And Do the younger crowd even know what those are? Does he ride on roads that have traffic signals🤤🤤 rut roh🤤🤤🤤
      😆😆🤣🤣 we’re bad!

    • Jacob W. Newman | October 17, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      ​@THE ANGRY QUAD You’re not more cultured than me because you saw Broadway. It just means you overpay for entertainment.

    • Take away the internet… See what happens then.

    • I Agree

  5. “how is it for you on a personal level?” let me just interrupt you because I do not care anyway.

  6. Cynthia Strahan | October 17, 2020 at 4:16 PM | Reply

    Gosh, He is so hopeful and energetic!!–Love him!–
    (Reporter acted so bored, disinterested, looking down alot, and her facial
    expressions said she didn’t have any hope.)–Ms Peters is fabulous, and compassionate: give hope to all the artists, because it’s so hard and uncertain for everyone right now.

  7. Interviewer wasn’t invested. Serious statements she’d be smiling. Don’t know where she was but it wasn’t in her job.

  8. Cajun Champagne | October 17, 2020 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    With reality being so interesting, who can afford this kind of entertainment?

  9. If this was done originally & the virus handled appropriately then there would have been a short downtime then back to work again. Blame trump

  10. Not much of a loss…

  11. Domestic terrorism is also a deterrent for all public assembly. Do a story on that now too.

  12. Richard Saunders | October 17, 2020 at 6:35 PM | Reply

    Isn’t that why they’ve had The Actors Fund for 150 years or so?

    Start coughing it up!

  13. What the truck?! | October 17, 2020 at 7:29 PM | Reply

    They should find a way to stream their performances online like how pay per view used to be. It could be like the twitch of stage and theater performance! I’d buy a ticket!

  14. Nice, now we know who we should vote. NYC really need to open.

  15. It’s a shame. My last trip to Manhattan several years ago, I somehow scored a 3rd row seat to a Broadway play (Jersey Boys), FABULOUS. I was surrounded by enthusiastic New Yorkers who adore their Broadway plays. I was blown away. Manhattan could not be the same without Broadway. It’s pitiful, but I get it. The more sacrifices we make now, the quicker Covid-19 will cease.

  16. Aww poor actors I feel so bad for them.

  17. America still refuses because of the GOP to accept that people like me, will never go back ‘ever ever ever’ go back to work because entire industries could take 10 years to come back if they do! We are living in a horrible time that the media is only covering the tip of the ice berg as the 10s of millions of people will become homeless very soon!

  18. Well they can thank Donald Trump for this one too..

  19. Maybe they take this opportunity and clean out holly wood.

  20. Not to mention the loss of revenue from tourism industry, ie hotels, restaurants, transportation…etc…etc

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