September 14, 2020

For Broadway actors, a distant stage return rife with unknowns

New York (AFP) – Broadway stars who once lit up New York’s most bankable stages now face a reckoning over the future of the performing arts, in an industry that has bled money since the pandemic began.Like essentially all other cultural institutions, New York’s famed musical theater district shut down as the city became the US epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak in the spring.When the crisis took hold, performer Derrick Davis was set to play Martin Luther King Jr in “I Dream,” to be staged in North Carolina.Suddenly, Davis — who has played major parts in “The Lion King,” and was the first blac…


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