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Entertainment and Sports Law Litigation

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Broadway Productions

While the theaters of Broadway remain dark, the New York theater community has been left to grapple with challenging legal issues relating to governmental directives, contracts, insurance coverage, refunds, presenting live and prerecorded content on the Internet, and what health and safety measures will be needed once the theaters can reopen.

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During the first week of March 2020, before concerns over the spread of COVID-19 reached fever pitch, the 30 shows that were then running on Broadway collectively grossed $26.7 million. The lucrative spring theater season had just begun, and 16 new shows were scheduled to open before the end of April in order to be eligible for the 2020 Tony Awards.

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