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Brand New Day: New York Governor Announces Plan To Revitalize The Arts

Because you are here, I know there are two things we both want.

For Broadway to reopen and for COVID to go away… and by go away, we are talking evaporate.

Don’t write. Don’t call. Don’t even tell us the time has come. Just go.

Yes, “evaporating COVID” is just a pipedream, but hopefully, in 2021, we can have Broadway back.

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has announced a plan to revitalize the arts during his 2021 State of the State Address. “New York State will launch a public-private partnership that will organize “pop-up” performances and arts events across the state beginning in February.”

The Governor mentioned Chris Rock, Wynton Marsalis, The National Black Theatre, and Ars Nova among the list of artists and arts

Chris Rock in the production of The Motherf***er with the Hat. Photo Credit Joan Marcus 2011

organizations scheduled to participate.

Chris Rock made his Broadway debut in 2011 in the original Broadway production of The Motherf**ker With the Hat and was recently nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television.

Wynton Marsalis is a 9-time Grammy Award Winner and was a producer for After Midnight on Broadway in 2013.

The Governor also announced, “The State will partner with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a Creatives Rebuild initiative,” which will, “put back to work 1,000 artists who have been impacted by the crisis.”

 

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It is worth mentioning, on October 9th 2020, The Broadway League released a statement announcing the continued suspension of all ticket sales for Broadway performances in NYC through May 30, 2021.

However, it feels like everyone is aligned and we are one step closer to bringing the lights back up on Broadway… or maybe not. What do you think?

You can read a complete list of the details on the official website.

Natalyn
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