The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted numerous businesses and industries, and Broadway is also experiencing the squeeze. The Broadway League has extended the production shutdown to May 30th, 2021, leaving Broadway actors and performers without employment. However, one New York-based production is hiring theater workers to help alleviate the burden.
The Broadway shutdown was originally slated to my lifted on January 3rd, but given the rise of COVID-19 in New York City, the league had no choice but to extend the current shutdown to at least June. With at least six more months without Broadway shows, Law & Order: SVU is committed to hire as many Broadway actors as possible. SVU jumpstarted production back in September.
EP Dick Wolf has been a long time supporter of New York-based actors, saying back in 2011:
"If you go to the theatre and you're in New York, and you read the Playbill, and the actor doesn't have a Law & Order credit...
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