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First Broadway theater opens its doors since the Covid-19 pandemic began

Nathan Lane, a three-time Tony-winning actor, and Tony-winning choreographer Savion Glover carried out for frontline staff at the Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Saturday afternoon.
Nathan Lane, left, and Savion Glover after their performances Saturday.

Both performers acquired standing ovations and delivered encores to the emotional crowd.

The occasion is the first of 10 deliberate on Broadway over the subsequent 10 weeks, “a pilot program devised to create a working model within which Broadway Theatres can ultimately reopen safely,” NY PopsUp, the organizer, mentioned in a press release.

One attendee mentioned the efficiency had her “smiling so hard” behind her masks.

“I think I was smiling every second, just feeling, being in a room with people again and having a shared human experience was incredible,” Susan Slotoroff mentioned outdoors the theater. “My heart was like beating out of my chest, you could feel the excitement and anticipation and just positive energy in the room.”

New York will be packed with outdoor performances this spring and summer

“Broadway is the heartbeat of New York City,” mentioned Slotoroff, who’s with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit that raises funds for HIV/AIDS-related causes.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced that leisure venues may reopen April 2 with 100 attendees indoors, or 150 if all attending have proof of accomplished vaccination or a current damaging take a look at outcome.

All 41 Broadway theaters have been closed since March 12, 2020, due to the pandemic.

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